Perhaps you could use peanut butter, one made with no sugar; or a little peanut butter on the pillpocket
I know my little girl loves peanut butter and that's what I use if I am out of hotdogs or pill pockets
Toddy was on Denamarin for a while, as was Snifter. Both have issues with pills, especially Snifter.
Although they say you should not ideally cut or crush Denamarin, if it will not go down otherwise then you may have no choice. Our specialist knew I was crushing it and then putting the crushed tablet in an empty capsule case so he could not taste any of the drug. In fact this is what I have to do with most tablets.
The coating on Denamarin is, I believe, designed so that the drug does not start getting released until it gets further along in the digestive system. The capsule case helps in this aim.
As Toddy had pancreatitis at the time I could not hide the capsules in high fat treats, but what I did do was buy light Philadelphia cheese. I would dip the capsule into the cheese so it was very lightly coated and feed it to him as if it were a treat. Because the Denamarin tabs are so big he ended up having about 5 capsules for each dose, but he seemed OK with it. I finished up with a bit of fish or chicken just to make sure all the capsules had gone down.
I have tried those pill dispensers with no success - the pugs just hid the pill in a fold inside their mouth and spat it out later.
Thats a good idea and Im going to have to look into that, as of now the vet just pretty much said whatever it takes, crushing, cutting, or even sprinkling on his food will have to do. But as you know its way more efective to be givin whole. I thought about going to a compound pharmacy and getting them coated with beef flavor.... Thank you all for the replies I appreciate it
My pug loved eating...Lol...so I would wrap each pill in some canned dog food and give one..while she was eating it I would let her sniff the next and she'd eat it and so forth til I set her food dish down and she ate her meal. Worked 99% of the time. Good luck