Giving Your Pet Medication Just Got Easier

Pill Pockets for cats Giving medication to your pet is sometimes worse than getting your child to swallow that disgusting spoonful of cough medicine. They refuse to take the medication willingly and in most cases, pet owners must resort to holding their pet down and slipping a capsule into their mouths and hope they don’t just take it into another room and spit it out.

I got my cat spayed about a year ago and while still at the vet office the next morning, she had ripped all of her stitches out and within a few days of bringing her home, she had an infection from the stitches and the vet having to restitch her. In addition to the normal medication I had to give her, I also had to give her an antibiotic for the infection. Now, I have an unnatural love for my cat, I treat her as well as people treat their children and seeing her in any kind of pain or discomfort at all had me welling up with tears, so giving her the two medications twice a day was agony for me–and she didn’t like it much, either.

I recently found a great item that makes giving pets medication easier than ever–Pill Pockets. Staying true to hiding capsules in food, Pill Pockets, made by Greenies, are treats for pets that you can easily put a pill in and feed to your pet. They are made for cats as well as for dogs and would most definitely be an asset for any person having trouble with giving their pets medication.

22 thoughts on “Giving Your Pet Medication Just Got Easier”

  1. First!! I always wanted to say that! This is great. you really have no idea. I watch my girlfriends cat from time to time and i have a heck of a time trying to get her to eat her medication. Even if i put it in the food she still won’t eat it. I’ll take a look at this and maybe give it a try. Thanks for the info.

  2. Thanks for sharing this. For sure, it’s definitely helpful. When I went to the vet, that’s what she did, hid the deworming pills in some chewable treats and the dogs ate them with no complications. ^_^

  3. My otherwise loving dog is vicious when it comes to taking pills. Disguising them in food doesn’t work – he caught on to that years ago. Pill Pockets are the only thing that works.

  4. We’ve given up trying to give our cat pills. This is about the fourth cat between the two of us and he’s a small bear. Even two of us working together cannot get a pill in him. It’s so bad we’d rather just pay the vet, we’ll give this a shot, hopefully he’ll actually eat it.

  5. When my dog gets sick and its time to give her some medicine, I hide the pills in some food like bread or within a piece of meat and then put it in her mouth, yup in her mouth, if I put the food in her plate she seems to lick the food and leave the pill 🙂

    but when I put it in her mouth myself she does not want to spit out the food and just swallows it 🙂

  6. I heard of these before but didnt know the make or much about thm at all. My labradoodle just plain refuses to take any kind of medication, hopefully now i can try these instead. thanks for the post!

  7. I met Dr Marty Becker recently (he’s the vet who promoted pill pockets on Good Morning America). As far as can tell, Dr Becker’s promotion is quit genuine. I haven’t tried them but most sources suggest that they work really well. Dogs are unbelievably skilled at detecting pills! Amazing!!! If only they could detect all the lose change I’ve dropped over the years.

  8. For the first three weeks that I gave my cat Tiger the medication in the pill pockets she took it happily, but now when I open up the pills she runs and won’t even take with the pill pockets. I have been scratched and hissed at just for her to spit the pill back out. I am wits end with her. She needs to take this medication two times a day because she has epilepsy and she is only two years old. Are there any other solutions or flavors besides chicken or seafood? Please help.

  9. Your pet will love Pill Pockets but one thing is very important….Don’t let the medication that may get on your fingers touch the outside of the Pill Pocket. If you always use a clean hand to handle the Pill Pocket and the other the medication your pet will not catch on. Just like human medicine, pet medicine has a bad taste and that can transfer from your fingers to the Pill Pocket resulting in the pet refusing both.

  10. I used to have a pet rabbit who always refuse when it comes to medicine. She will turned away or run away whenever we feed her medicine. However, it is still important for us to feed her the medicine in order to keep her healthy back, so we sort of have forced it on her.

  11. I really appreciate this post! Thanks for the great ideas shared i learn a lot from it. I love to use “Natural Products” proven and safe in our health. I will come back often.

    Thanks,
    Norte Vita

  12. There is a new pet wormer that is ‘chewable’ called plerion which are flavoured and dogs dont spit them out or refuse to eat. Before this product it was either drops or a drontal worming tablet that i had to put in ham in order for the dog to take it an eat. I’d recommend these when wanting to worm your dog and when you have a dog that doesn’t want to take a tablet.

  13. Great article. Anything that can get your pet to take it’s medication is a great help. I have found the tablet wrapped in a slice of ham works great for dogs cats on the other hand a different kettle of fish, they are far more alert to tricks like this.

    The Dogteacher

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