I made yummy dog treats for pills
I think I've found a great substitute for "Pill Pockets"
It is very similar to pate a choux (cream puff dough) without the eggs.
1 small jar of strained baby food, 'chicken' meat,
then add enough water to make 8 oz
1 stick of butter
a few pinches of sugar or dribble of honey
look up how to make cream puff dough for the method, but basics are:
bring to a boil in sauce pan
1 cup of PEA flour like: http://www.bobsredmill.com/green_pea-...
Dump all the flour at one time and stir. cook and stir for about 3-5 minutes until mixture forms a ball and looks somewhat smooth.
Remove from heat, when cool enough to handle, I used a small mellon baller to scoop up bits of the dough and rolled into small balls between my palms.
Quick freeze Individually and then store them in zip lock freezer bags.
I put up to a weeks worth in the fridge (14 balls, 2 pills a day) and when I need to give my dog his pills, remove 1 cold one, let it warm up for just a few minutes and push the pill into the playdough like treat. I just smash it around in my hand to enclose the pill.
The dog loves them.
Next time I make them I'll add just 1 egg to make a smoother, less crumbly texture.
Aside from the PB method mentioned, I use either a brown 'n' serve sausage slit lengthwise and insert a pill or a slice of american or swiss cheese, Fold a piece of the cheese over the pill and press the edges together to hold it in. I call it a "pilled cheese sandwich".
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My pup got wise to the "cheese sandwich", hot dogs, and even rolled lunchmeat a long time ago. She'd eat the cheese...and spit the pill/capsule out. Cooked sweet potatoes cut into small bites works great. Both my dogs get some in their food daily. Tricks them everytime. Healthier too!
Yeah, that is why I needed to make something that would work too. Plus, I think he has an allergy to some of the wheat produces/wheat proteins. The pill pockets that I was using have green pea flour (the allery type) so that is what I was going for. Mine also likes sweet potatoes, and canned pumpkin, but I don't alway have them on hand.
I used to put a pill in a small nob of butter or margarine and toss it to him.... down it went. We called it crunchy butter. I preferred butter to peanut butter because I didn't want it to stick and, perhaps give him a chance to lick off the peanut butter and spit out the pill.
I have to give one of my dogs 4 pills, 2x daily. Sounds like you go to a lot of trouble. For the "coated" pills...I just give them a dab of peanut butter. For the capsules and tablets...I either put them in a thin slice of banana...or a small piece of sweet potato. She loves them both ways!!!