We get so many people that write ask – telling us how much they love our “tricks” to getting our Labs to do what we want. So, here is another one that works for us.
Every morning the Lab Brats are given a Proin 50 pill to help with bladder problems (caused by spaying sometimes). The problem is that Cheyenne will eagerly take the beef smelling pill but Dakota knows better – she knows it is medicine.
Our trick is simple. Every week when we go to the grocery store, we buy the no-frills processed sliced cheese for the dogs. A pack of 16 slices lasts 32 days for the 2 dogs.
We simply divide the slice into 4 pieces and wrap a pill up in a quarter of the original slice. Of course, with Dakota being so smart and all, we have to make sure to wrap it entirely in the cheese or she will find some way to get the cheese and spit out the pill. (Kind of like those people that can tie a cherry stem in their mouth)
The great thing is that they look forward to it and Dakota even drools all over the floor as she waits for me to wrap her pill in the cheese. Just call out “Who wants medicine?” in our house and the dogs come flying. No need for me to put my hand into the vortex formally known as Dakota’s huge throat. Just a nice and pleasant way to give our Labradors their medication and they love it!