To remedy this, we give her Proin. While I'd love to ween her down even further, our sweet-spot seems to be 1 pill a day (at night with dinner). When we started giving her this pill, we would put it in a glob of peanut butter. After several months, this stopped working. We moved to cheese which worked for about a year, until she would eat the cheese and spit out the pill. Then, we tried pepperoni. This lasted the longest, but it too eventually stopped working.
Over the past year, we landed on Greenies Pill Pockets. I never thought I would waste my money on these, but what a difference they've made! For several weeks after the pepperoni stopped working, it was a constant battle trying to get the pill down Tess's throat. These changed that completely. Tess actually gets excited when she hears the pill bottle opening, instead of slinking away. We use the Duck & Pea variety which are super stinky (read: super yummy for pooches).
While they are a bit pricey, the stress they have relieved (on both parties!) is totally worth it. We've also found that they are cheaper at our vet. Does anyone else use Pill Pockets for medications? Has anyone tried the homemade pill pocket recipe? I'm thinking if I add some fish oil they will be stinky enough for Tess's liking!