Get your dog to easily take their medication with these no back homemade pill pocket meatballs that your dog will love!
Oh. My. Dog! Have you ever tried to give your dog it’s medication only to have it spit it out?
Have you tried lunch meat or cheese to hide the pill? They’ll eat the luncheon meat or cheese and spit out the pill. 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.
Dogs love these easy no bake meatballs with only 3 simple ingredients: water, peanut butter and rolled oats, these meatball pill pockets make an easy and delicious way to get your dogs to take their pills.
While these meatballs are no bake, you can easily fry your meatballs.
Ingredients you need for the Meatball Pill Pockets
This simple recipe calls for 3 ingredients: Water, Peanut Butter and Rolled Oats! That’s it.
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.
The water binds the peanut butter and oats, helping you to form a meatball.
Now, let’s talk about peanut butter and oats.
Which Peanut Butter is Safe for Dogs
Most dogs love peanut butter and it’s awesome for them!
We can use it in pill pocket treats, biscuits, and even to take their minds off getting their nails trimmed or a bath!
Peanut butter is safe for dogs as long as it’s fed in moderation and is a dog safe peanut butter.
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 supplies them with lots of Vitamin B, Vitamin E and niacin.
Here are 2 excellent Dog Safe Peanut Butters
Poochie Pawnut Butter
- Contains no sugar or xylitol
- No salt, preservatives or hydrogenated oils
- Includes added flaxseed for extra Omega-3's for your dog
Green Coast All Natural Pawnut Butter
- No added salt, sugar or oils.
- No Xylitol
- Made with Peanuts and Flaxseed
Tips for Making Pill Pockets for your Dogs
Oats for the Meatballs
When first making your pill pockets use a blender or food processor to make the oats into a flour consistency. Even a Nutribullet works great!
Once you've mixed the water, peanut butter and ground the rolled oats stir until mixed.
If the consistency is too watery you can easily add more rolled oats. These don't need to be ground. A little bit of chunky oats gives the homemade pill pockets something to bind to when mixing and shaping into balls.
Making the Meatballs
Did you know there's such a thing as a Meatball Scoop Ball Maker? Basically, it's a smaller ice cream scooper. These Meatball Scoop Ball Makers work great, giving you the same size and consistency with your meatballs.
Want to make extra meatballs and store them? By using a Meatball Shape and Store Container you can easily store up to 2 lbs of meatballs and never run out.
Let's get to the Homemade Pill Pocket Recipe
- 1 Tablespoon Water
- 1 Tablespoon Dog Safe Peanut Butter
- 3 Tablespoons Rolled Oats, floured
- Place oats into a blender, food processor Nutribullet to make into a flour consistency.
- Mix the water, peanut butter and oats all together.
- Shape into balls using a meatball ball scooper.
- Use a meat thermometer or any pointy object to make a hole for your dogs medication.
- Store in an airtight container in your refrigerator.
- Push a pill into the hole and feed it to your dog.
1. If the consistency is too liquidy simply add more oats to the mixture. The oats do not need to be made into a flour consistency.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g
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I hope your dog enjoys these Homemade Pill Pocket Meatballs
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