powered pills that ur supposed to put in food, i wonder if u can do that 4 water?

y dog snowflake keeps throwing up and i give her these pills that have powder in them that u put in food, but i want to know if u can put it in water so she can keep it down instaed of putting the powder in food and make her throw up...any suggestions?

Asked by Member 1000320 on Aug 21st 2010 in Pet Food
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It may taste bad in water and if she doesn't drink it all she won't get all the medicine.

Giving a dog a pill with out anything:

Open her mouth, quickly get the pill as far back as possible.

Close her mouth and gently hold closed.
Stroke her throat in a downward motion to encourage her to swallow.

What medication is she taking?
Is it possible the medication is causing the vomiting, or was she vomiting before?

Pepper answered on 8/21/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer


Don't put the pill in the water. That could be dangerous because if she won't drink the water with the medication, than she could easily become dehydrated and sick. The pills are made for swallowing whole rather than broken up before the dog takes them.

Try wrapping the pill in a small piece of cheese. This works almost every time and it will be a great treat for Snowflake. Since she has been vomitting lately, however, you may want to reconsider this. Maybe try what the above poster said and put the pill far back in her mouth and encourage swallowing. I have never tried this myself, but it does seem like a good idea.

I hope Snowflake feels better soon! I would talk to the vet if you notice that she is vomitting from the medication.

Buckeye answered on 8/21/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer

Meryl Lake

Don't put that into water.

1. The powder may not 100% dissovled in the water.

2. He may not drink all the water.

Hope Snowflake get well soon.

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Meryl Lake answered on 8/21/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer