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Debra B.
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Rating: 5

Pilling a cat--oh, the joy!

posted 5 years ago

I consider myself pretty adept at pilling a cat, at least my own. However, once I got foster kittens, I soon learned that I am no match for a wiggly, little fighter with claws and sharp, pin point baby teeth. I have administered these pill pockets two ways: I have pried open the mouth of the cat and popped it as far back into the mouth as possible. I try to hold the chin up and stroke the throat to assist the cat in swallowing and prevent them from spitting the pill out. I have also just placed the pocket with the pill in it right in front of the cat for him to take into his mouth on his own. Then I follow up the medicated pill pocket with an empty pill pocket so that the cat will swallow several more times and it has a more treat-like.

Some cat pills are halved or quartered to get the correct doseage for administration, and this gives them jagged edges that can scrape a cat's throat, so I really like having a soft, cushiony and tasty coating of the pill pocket around the pill to give to a cat. Also, most cat medication doesn't have the smooth, enteric coating to aid in slipping down the throat. Some pills have a terrible taste and the cat gets all frothy in the mouth and distressed when trying to give him a "naked" pill.

There is much less stress on the pill giver and the pill taker with this product. I won't adminster a pill any other way.

Pros: Finally, a non-messy way to disguise a pill for a cat

Cons: May not be big enough if you have a large-sized pill

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Kali H.
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Rating: 5

How can this not have been rated??

posted 6 years ago

There's been a long running joke that dogs will eat anything coated with bacon, peanut butter or - well, just about anything, while the cat will fight tooth and nail to not take one teensy weensy itty bitty pill. I have cats like that! I tried pill guns, compounding pills to liquids (with many different flavors) coating with butter, crushing them to a powder and mixing them in the wet food...well, you get the idea.

Many scratches and multiple refills later, I tried the pill pockets. Now, it isn't fool proof and there are those kits who will be foxier than anticipated, but for the most part, I've had alot of success pilling my cats with the pill pockets. It's malleable enough that you can literally put the pill in the center and smush the pill pocket around it. For the feline who loves treats, this little pill pocket is a GOD SEND! I've seen two flavors: Chicken and Salmon. I LOVE THESE THINGS!!

Pros: Excellent way to hide pills & palatable

Cons: Some cats wise up quicker than others....

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Danelle W.
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Rating: 5

Possible miracle solution to giving a difficult cat a pill

posted 5 years ago

Anyone who has ever tried to give a pill to a Cat knows it’s a nightmare and can be a serious threat to both the Cat and its well-meaning owner – assuming you can even catch the Cat. I found that Pill Pockets is a fabulously easy solution if the Cat has a reasonably healthy appetite. Chances are you can effortlessly pill the cat by merely putting it into a Pill Pocket and then pressing down on the open end so the pill is enclosed. The Cat gobbles down the Pill Pocket, unknowingly swallowing the pill.

Though the Pill Pockets comes in both Salmon and Chicken flavors and both are very apparently very tasty according to the cats I’ve tried it with, I favor the Chicken in order to avoid fish products which could help to promote Urinary Tract Infections, particularly in Male Cats..

Pros: Effortless and Effective Way to Pill a difficult Cat

Cons: May not work if the Cat is finicky or has low interest in food

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Saskia M.
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Rating: 5

Easier for the cat and for me

posted 5 years ago

My cats definitely do not fall for pills hidden in peanut butter, so these have turned out to be a big help. The thing I like about the Greenies pill pockets is that it has a soft texture, so after placing a pill into it you can "pinch" it closed and nothing of the pill is exposed.

Pros: easy to use

Cons: -

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Zephyr47
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Rating: 5

So much easier to give my cats pills

posted 5 years ago

These have made it so much easier to give our cats pills. It's also been great for our barn cats when we need to medicate. They aren't too picky anyway, but I don't have to worry about catching them and trying to hang onto them and medicate. great product!

Pros: can hide pills in them and cats eat them up

Cons: none

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