Pup won't eat their pill? Make these DIY Pill Pockets using two ingredients. Use these as treats as well since they have minimal ingredients.
If you own a dog ,  you have most likely have or will have to give them some kind of medicine at point or another. Sometimes they eat it, sometimes they don’t. Sometimes you can hide it in their food, and sometimes even that doesn’t work.  Sometimes you are chasing them around the house only to have open their mouths and drop the pill down their gullets.  Getting your dog to eat a pill could take A LOT of work!   I’ve used commercially made pill pocket in the past to trick my pooch, but those scare me for several reasons. The ingredients in them are a bit questionable. What kind of synthetic chemicals or gelatinous material am I giving to Dexter dog?!?! Also, Dexter is on a restricted unprocessed food diet. (check out The Honest Kitchen diet I feed Dexter HERE!) So giving him something with all of those weird ingredients, is not something I’m comfortable with. I decided to make these DIY Pill Pockets using two ingredients. I also use these as treats since they have minimal ingredients and Dexter loves them so much.  Thanks to my great friend Jess for sharing this amazing recipe with me! Now, I can share it with the world and all the furbabies out there….

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Here’s what you need:

(Arrowroot flour is derived from the root of the arrowroot plant native to the tropics.  It is a starch-like powder used in numerous cooking applications as an emulsifier and thickener. It is safe for dogs to consume.)

Here’s what you do:

  1. Add the arrowroot flour to the peanut butter in a bowl. Mix together until you get a non-sticky dough.
  2. Once your dough is formed, roll a small amount into a small ball- about the size of a small marble.   Make sure you use  is needed to accommodate the pill or medicine you need to give.pill
  3. Make an indent into the ball the size of the pill.
  4. Use your fingers to pinch the excess dough around the pill to enclose it.
  5. If handling the dough makes it sticky or soft, dust with more flour.
  6. Store these in an airtight container inside the refrigerator, They should last about a week or so in the fridge.


Pup won't eat their pill? Make these DIY Pill Pockets using two ingredients. Use these as treats as well since they have minimal ingredients.

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5 Comments on DIY Pill Pockets {for dogs}

  1. Our old dog used to be a pro at fishing the pill out of whatever we gave him. I wish I had this trick back then!

  2. We have (thankfully) not had to give our dog medication much, but I’m sure inevitably he’ll reach an age where this tip will come in handy! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  3. What a clever way to deliver medicine to your pet. I am going to share this tip with my pet owning friends. Thanks for sharing this ingenious solution at the Healthy Happy Green & Natural Party. I’m Pinning and sharing this!

  4. Very smart and a great treat for your pet. I’m sure this makes it much easier to give pills, we haven’t yet (thankfully) had to give our dog pills, but glad to have this resource in case. Pinning!

  5. My pet-owning friends will flip over this clever solution. Thank you for sharing DIY Pill Pockets {for dogs} at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m Pinning and sharing!