Rated 5 out of 5 by kittles A lifesaver!
My dog has to take a very large pill each day for elevated liver enzymes. I could not for the life of me get her to swallow the pill, and putting my hand deep in her mouth is not a good idea when your dog is 90 lbs with jaws of steel. The pill fit *perfectly* in this contraption and I was able to push it through her teeth and get it far enough back in her throat that she easily swallowed the pill-- all on the first try! It's easy enough that I think even the occasional petsitter can do it. I am beyond happy. For smaller pills I don't think this device would work as well because the tip wouldn't grab them, but a pill masking paste seems to work just fine for those small pills anyways.
March 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Terry Hint for feeding cat with this pill gun
I've used this product successfully many times with several cats. Trick is slide a small amount of wet food through tube down to tip, then stick the pill into the tip. My cats won't go near pill pockets; they are too smart and, for most pills (especially small, cat size) this works great. As to harnessing the cat, I'm thin and young enough to straddle them from behind, just enough so they won't get away (but be gentle so not to injure), then lift their head eye, pry their mouth open from behind with left and aim with right (if you are right handed). Hope this helps.
February 27, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Clementine I think the one I got was flawed.
I have this exact same pill gun that I bought at a local store but I often misplace it so I thought having a spare on hand would be a good idea. Just had to open the one I bought from Chewy a couple of days ago and found that the opening is too loose to hold my cat's Azodyl capsule which is small but not tiny and the other one (that I've misplaced) holds it perfectly. The one I bought from Chewy drops it right out even when it's completely enclosed within the tube. I've noticed that some other reviewers have mentioned the same problem so I guess I'll try and buy another one locally if I can't find the one I misplaced. I would steer clear of this product here unless you are giving a very large pill to a dog or larger animal. Personally I was disappointed in the quality of this product.
September 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BobbyBchewy This product WORKS!
Easy to use and it makes giving Gracie her required Meds simple.
January 9, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by CindyK Bigger isn't always better...
I wish this product was offered in a smaller size. This would work well for a larger pill, but half a Benadryl just falls right out before I can get it remotely near my cat's mouth. Solution? Wrap tiny pill in half of a Greenie's Pill Pocket and then stuff the whole thing down pill dispenser. It's not perfect, but it works.
December 19, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by mkline Better for a dog not a cat.
I think this is a little too large for a cat's mouth, especially if you have a smaller cat. It really shouldn't be advertised that it accommodates both dogs and cats.
December 27, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by tabby It does the job, but it's too big for cats
I was hoping I can get Buster Pet Piller that can load some water inside. But Chewy doesn't carry it. I ordered some canned food so I decided to give this pill gun a try.
This Four Paws piller is big. It doesn't hold small pills well, sometime pills drop before I give them to my cat, and I have to look for escaped pill all over the floor, then catch the escaped cat. Also it is a little hard to hold and shoot in my hand (should I blame my smaller hands?).
I thought the size is more like designed for huge 4 legs, like a horse? LOL.
Anyway, I manage to give pills with it for my cat, this thing works better than pill pocket. But I do wish chewy can carry more choices, when I have a chance I may try Buster piller to see if it is better....
April 29, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by lovemycat too loose to use
I got exact the same one from other places which works great. But for some reason, this one I purchased from Chewy, the opening of the tip is too big to hold the pill. The handle is also very loose, which makes it very difficult to eject the pill on the other end. Wish I could return this and get a refund.
August 4, 2015