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Giving a Dog a Pill

Having a sick puppy or dog can be stressful, but giving a dog a pill can really prove to be difficult. In this segment of The Happy Pet, Dr. Philip Padrid explains how to safely give your dog a pill. Start by opening the dog's mouth, keep your finger between the dog's lip and teeth, quickly insert the pill into the dog's mouth, and then hold the mouth shut until the dog starts licking. You can also try giving a dog a pill coated in cream cheese or peanut butter if you are more comfortable with that method.