My Shiba doesn like taking his Heartgard/pills! What do I do?
Most dogs enjoy the taste of Heartgard and it can be used as a reward for doing simple tricks. If this doesn’t work with your Shiba, however, Heartgard can be broken up and mixed into a small amount of food as long as you make sure your dog eats all of the food. Another thing you can try, which I use to get my Shibas to take pills, is to take a slice of cheese and microwave it enough so that it’s mushy and moldable but not melted and form a cheese ball around the Heartgard or pill. Once it has cooled, you can feed it to your dog as a treat.