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Any tricks to giving pills?

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Charlee is on several medications right now. One for his skin mites, which is liquid given with a syringe, no problem. He got a dose of Pyrantel, which does something to him that if we feed him anything but dog food, he throws up. I have an antibiotic for his ears which is capsule form and I can't get him to take it. It says to be taken with food, but I think all of these medications is affecting his appetite and he doesn't want to eat. I tried giving it to him with a scrambled egg, but he ate around it and threw up the egg anyway. For a day or so it was working to put the capsule in a piece of cheese. Now he chews up the cheese and spits out the pill. He tried chewing the pill today and it broke apart and the powder came out on the carpet so it was a wasted dose. He doesn't eat treats, pill pockets or peanut butter some I'm at a loss as to what to do. Any suggestions?
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Thanks for all of the suggestions, but I'm still having issues. I have one weird Beagle. He won't eat treats, anything he doesn't recognize he pushes it around with his nose like he's trying to bury it. The cheese was working for a bit but now it's like he knows. I put the pill in a hot dog but that didn't work. Last night he did wolf down a piece of roast beef so that pill went down easy but I don't have roast beef available twice a day. He's finally starting to eat his food so I'll try popping the pill in his food. Only 7 more days to go and he's done. I'm having flashbacks from when my son was a toddler and trying to give him medicine. LOL!
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