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The easiest way to get your canine to swallow a pill is to hide it in her food. If for some reason, you can't do this, then you'll have to place it in her mouth. Start by sitting on the floor in front of your pooch. If your dog is small, you can place her on your lap. Gently open her mouth and place the pill as far back on her tongue as you can. Close her mouth by holding her muzzle, tilt up her chin, and stroke her throat to help her swallow. You can also try blowing lightly on her nose to get her to take a breath and swallow the pill.