Easy Homemade Pill Pockets for Dogs Recipe
These homemade pill pockets for dogs couldn't be easier!
With just 3 natural ingredients (that you probably already have), you'll whip up a big batch for just pennies -
and your dog will love them, too!
Around dinner time last night, I fed my pup Max von Schnoodle his homemade food, and gave him his twice-daily medication - hidden (as usual) in a pill pocket for dogs.
He's an older guy now, and at about 10.5 years old a little pain reliever goes a long way towards his quality of life! (This is also the reason I invented the PocoPet Dog Carrier sling for him...)
So every evening I wrap his capsule in a pill pocket and give it to him as a treat. Usually it's the simplest thing in the world...
Except last night I pulled a pill pocket out of the bag and it crumbled in my hand! All the rest of them in the bag were dry and crumbly, too, despite having carefully sealed the bag.
This put me in a tough spot. Max needed his pill... but it was 8pm and the last thing I wanted to do was run out to a pet store, only to spend $8 on yet another bag of pre-made pill pockets. Those things add up!
So I did what any other crafty/frugal dog owner would do: I made my own DIY pill pockets. And you know what?
Homemade dog pill pockets are quick and easy - and only require 3 ingredients you probably already have on hand. Plus they are incredibly inexpensive to make!
Homemade Dog Pill Pocket Recipe
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup smooth natural peanut butter (containing no salt, no oil, no sugar)
- 1/2 cup flour (any kind)
1. In a small bowl, combine all 3 ingredients and mix well.
2. Line a baking sheet with a piece of waxed paper.
3. Using a measuring spoon (see below), scoop balls of dough onto the baking sheet:
- For small dogs, use a 1/4 teaspoon (makes approximately 60 pill pockets)
- For medium to large dogs, use a 1/2 teaspoon (makes approximately 30 pill pockets)
- Freeze extras for later use
Congratulations - you just made your first batch of healthy homemade pill pockets!