October 24, 2004

The Treat That's Also A Pill

The makers of Heartgard have it right -- not only is it important medicine (an anti-heartworm medication) that we have to give to Scout once a month, it's also a 'real-beef chewable' cube that Scout regards as a delicious taste treat.

Most medicine is an ordeal for both man and Beagle -- you shove the pill as far as you can down the mouth of the squirming, gagging dog, then hold the snout tightly closed until you're reasonably sure swallowing has occurred (and if it turns out you're wrong, you repeat the process with a soggy, spit-up pill that you've fished out of the carpet). But for Heartgard, Scout gladly comes out of hiding, scarfing up the 'treat' from your open hand.

Why can't all dog medications be this easy?

Posted by Kevin at October 24, 2004 12:44 AM