So how do you get your dogs to take their medication without a fight? Homemade Easy Pill Pocket Meatballs is the answer.
Homemade Pill Pocket Meatball Recipe for Dogs
Maybe it's feeding time and you're in a hurry, but your dog needs to take its pills? Or you have a picky dog. How do you get them down without a fight?
A dog will often refuse to take its medication unless it is in a treat or mixed with food, so what is an owner to do to avoid having to wrestle with their dogs?
Pill pocket meatballs are here to help you! Have you ever tried to give your dog its medication, only to have it spit it out? Oh.my.dog!
Have you tried lunch meat or cheese to hide the pill? Only to find, they will eat the luncheon meat or cheese and spit out the pill. Plus, if the pills a tablet, now you’re picking up a wet soggy and often sticky pill.
With these easy to make and healthy meatballs, your dog will take their pills like a champ.
Using only 3 simple ingredients: water, peanut butter and oats, these meatballs, pill pockets make an easy and delicious way to get your dogs to take their pills.
Ingredients for Meatball Pill Pockets
Because this recipe only calls for 3 ingredients: Water, Peanut Butter and Oats! You can easily whip this recipe up in about 5 minutes for your dog.
Stuff the pill inside and your dog will take the pill, spitting nothing out. No more messy pill cleanup needed!
When using peanut butter, you’ll want to make sure it’s a dog safe peanut butter.
Which Peanut Butter is Safe for Dogs?
Most dogs love peanut butter and it’s awesome for them! It’s also used for a lot of dog treats.
Always check your peanut butter jars to make sure it’s safe for dogs. As long as it’s fed in moderation and is a dog safe peanut butter, you can use peanut butter in dog treats.
You’ll want to read labels to find a peanut butter that contains peanuts only. Any peanut butter that doesn’t contain xylitol or chocolate is fine for your dog.
Peanut butter is an excellent source of protein and healthy fats for your dog. It provides them with lots of Vitamin B, Vitamin E and niacin.
Favorite Dog Safe Peanut Butter
Poochie Pawnut Butter
- Contains no xylitol, sugar, preservatives or hydrogenated oils.
- Added flaxseed for extra Omega 3's.
- Made in the USA
Tips and Tricks for Making Pill Pockets
Oats for the Meatballs
I love using the Red Mill Quick Oats for most dog treats. Red Mill Oats are USDA Certified Organic, vegan and vegetarian. Plus, they are 100% whole grain.
To begin this pill pocket recipe, you'll start by turning the oats into a flour-like consistency. Using a food processor or NutriBullet easily blends the oats.
Once you've mixed the water, peanut butter and ground oats, simply stir until mixed.
Hint: If you feel the consistency is too watery, you can easily add more oats. These oats don't need to be ground, you can add them whole for some extra texture.
Forming the Meatballs
Using your hands or a meatball scoop ball maker form your meatballs into small balls. Have you heard of a meatball scooper? Basically it's a small ice cream scooper, but you get the same size and consistency with your meatballs.
Need a place to store your meatballs? Use a Meatball Shape and Store Container. You can easily store up to 2 pounds of meatballs.
Free Pill Pocket Meatballs for Dogs Recipe
Your dog will easily take it's medication with these pill pockets for dogs.
- 1 T Water
- 1 T Natural peanut butter
- 3 T oats
- Put quick oats into blender or food processor to make into a flour consistency.
- Mix water, peanut butter, and oats together.
- Shape into balls.
- Use a meat thermometer to create a hole.
- Store in airtight container in the fridge.
- Push a pill into the hole and shape around the pill.
Hint: If too watery add more oats. No need to blend them.
I hope these pill pocket meatballs will help with giving your dogs their medication. Enjoy!
Please be sure to share your dog's love of these meatballs with us. We love to hear from you.
Pill pocket meatballs can also be fed as a treat. Form regular meatballs or stick a dog biscuit into the meatball, and you'll have a couple of variations to our meatballs.