25 August 2008

In praise of Pill Pockets!

Today I'm singing the praises of Greenies Pill Pockets!

For weeks now we have been struggling to give Tinsel her Prozac. If you've ever given cats pills, then you know how they very quickly figure out when you're approaching with the pill (or even just THINKING about it) and promptly dive under the bed, just out of reach.

Poor Tinsel hasn't had her Prozac as regularly as she should...until we got a free sample of Pill Pockets. (Visit the Greenies website for samples of treats and Pill Pockets.)
Pill Pockets for cats and dogs are available at pet stores in a variety of flavors.

So what are Pill Pockets, anyway? They're small, pliable treats with a hole in the middle. You just stick the pill inside the hole, then mold the pill pocket with your fingers so that the pill is completely concealed inside. It's rather ingenious, actually.

I know I sound like I'm giving a paid endorsement (I'm not!), but I seriously cannot believe how well Pill Pockets work. Tinsel loves the taste and doesn't even realize that there is medicine inside.
(Shh....don't tell her!)

So consider this a tip from Tinsel and me: If you have to give your kitty medication, give Pill Pockets a try! :-)

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Sarah C. said...

I might need to pick some of those up. It takes a LOT of work to get a pill down the throat of either of my two. Not fun for any of us.

Judy said...

This is so good to know. I have a terrible time when giving pills to my 'boys'. They outsmart me every time. I will have to remember this and if they need pills in the future..I'm gonna try these. Thanks for sharing.

Noelia said...

How clever!

muirwoodsue said...

I don't have any cats, but I just break out laughing when I go to your blog and see your cat staring out from the bottom right hand corner. It's too funny!

Lynn said...

I just love Pill Pockets! Aren't they great! I have the same problem with Lacey!

Linda said...

What a clever idea. I'm glad Tinsel is getting her pills.

Sharon said...

Do they come in chocolate for adults?? I wouldn't mind taking my pills in a chocolate Pill Pocket. lol

Cheri said...

Ingenious! My childhood dog could eat a treat and spit out the pill, whether he saw you put it in there or not. I don't think pill pockets would have fooled him. Luckily for the few times we have to give him pills, he happily accepted it in a spoonful of liver paste/brownsweiger (sp?).

Max the schnauzer happily took his pills shoved into the end of a snausage treat, and Reuben happily took his in a tiny spoonful of peanut butter.

Ya gotta love pets and their silly quirks!

toners said...

What a fabulous idea! Glad they are helping :)