DIY Pill Pockets for Your Pet
We have an old, chauvinistic dog that has developed food allergies this year. He has absolutely refused to take his antibiotics with the stubbornness of Archie Bunker…. Until we discovered Pill Pockets- they are soft, hollow, flavored “treats” to put your pet’s medication in. But at $10 for a quantity of 30, the ol’ fart is going to break the bank. So it was time to get creative and figure a way around this.The treats reminded me of something vaguely familiar…play dough!
Enter: a modified homemade play dough recipe!
It works great! Here’s what you need and how to do it:
¾ c. flour
3 tbsp any kind of steak seasoning
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 TB. Cream of Tartar
1 cup water
1 TB. oil
Mix dry ingredients in small sauce pan, add liquid ingredients and heat over medium -high burner. Keep stirring without stopping or it will burn; dough will start to form a ball and keep stirring until it is no longer wet and sticky. Turn off burner and dump the ball of dough on to a sheet of wax paper to cool. When it is cool enough to handle, start pulling off pieces and rolling into little balls- make them big enough to hide your pet’s pill in. Store in a zip top baggie in the fridge.