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I bribe my guy.
I have never had a golden who just nommed down pills. Wrap in lunchmeat, slather with peanut butter, pinch bread around them... whatever. Doesn't work. They slurp around the pill until they've cleaned it off and then they walk off and spit it somewhere they think I won't look - like under the kitchen table. >.<
So what I do is line up the treats for Jacks to see. The faster he swallows the pill, the faster he gets the treats afterwards.
I chopped the trifexis pill into 3 or 4 pieces and stuffed each one to the back of his tongue, told him swallow, gave him treat - repeated till all pieces were gone.
ETA - That Trifexis pill is HUGE and smells like mold. I don't blame these dogs for not wanting to nom them.