Getting your dog to take pills can be tough since they’re often not so tasty, and while pill pockets help, the store-bought treats designed for such a purpose can get expensive fast. Make these three-ingredient pill pockets to cut down on costs and make medicating your dog easier.
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Besides saving you money, making your own pill pockets allows you to customise the flavour and size. You need only three ingredients: Peanut butter, flour and milk or water. You can swap out the peanut butter for something your dog loves, like ground meat or cheese. If your dog has a sensitive stomach, check with your vet before whipping up these pill pockets.
Use a 2:1:1 ratio of ingredients (flour, peanut butter, milk or water) and mix them together in a bowl. Scoop out a small amount using a spoon, roll it into a ball and use your finger or the end of a spoon to create an indentation for the pill. When you put the pill in, make sure it is covered by the mixture. You can make a batch of these and store them in the fridge for up to a week (if you use peanut butter) or in the freezer for up to three months.
PB Pill Pockets [The Canine Chef Cookbook]