Friday, September 28, 2018

D.I.Y. Chicken Heart Pill Poppers for Pets

   One of the biggest problems most pet parents have is giving pills to their dog. No matter how hard I try to disguise a pill in the Bayou Boys' food, they will devour their meal and all that will be left in the bowl is their pill! It never ceases to amaze me that they can avoid a tiny little pill in their food but they always do. I don't like having to push a pill down their throat. It makes me feel bad and they hate it. Not long ago I found a perfect and inexpensive solution. We were already adding it to their dinner and using it for healthy snacks. What is this awesome protein-packed treat?  Chicken hearts!
D.I.Y. Chicken Pill Poppers for Pets
 Our local grocery store sells packages of fresh chicken hearts for $1.49 per pound. That is much less expensive than ready-made pill treats.
 Rinse and boil the chicken hearts for 15 minutes. Keep a close eye on them because the fat will foam and can boil over causing a huge mess. I use a spoon to lift the fat foam off and put it in a paper towel lined bowl.
 The chicken heart has an ascending aorta that is perfect for inserting and hiding a pill.
Simply push the pill into the heart’s aorta or vein opening. Your pet will be none the wiser and think they are just receiving an awesome tasty treat. Plus, it is 100% all-natural!
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  1. that is a super clever idea... and that chicken hearts are so tasty, we would even eat them without pills LOL

  2. What a brilliant idea and a SuperYummy one!

  3. Very cool idea but our food snob detects pills even in the middle of a big ball of liver and will suck the good stuff off and spit out the pill. This would work well for dogs who are not so picky. Bailie and I just eat them with our food without noticing.

  4. Wow, what a great idea! While we use Greenies pill pockets, I always worry about what is in those, and much prefer something more natural! It's actually a pretty good idea just for a snack too!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  5. Should we ever have to start pilling the cats again, I'll mention this to The Hubby! Chucky got four or five different pills twice a day when he was still with us, and that pill paste was useful but I like the organic, natural hearts better!

  6. That is a great tip, and a tasty one too. Mom used chicken hearts often for Phantom to get him to take his pills. They seem like they might be a lot healthier too than the other pill pockets.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  7. For necessity is the mother of invention here. Madi also was an expert at finding her meds. Luckily 3 of the meds she rec'd were in powder form and tasteless. The cerenia and pepcid had to be crushed. They were given at night and I always opened a fresh can of the stinkiest fancy feast.
    The chicken hearts are perfect for dogs...probably would have been a tad to big. Maybe I could have halved them. I will store this in my memory bank.
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. Very clever. I have good luck with melting cheese.

  9. I don't think I could handle that, I am easily repulsed.Good idea though.

  10. What a clever idea, I can’t believe I haven’t heard of this little truck before, probably because I hate hearts. We kept the goose hearts this past week they are huge you could put many pills in them.


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