Greenies Pill Pockets Feline Chicken Flavor Cat Treats
Used to be great...something's changed
I've used these for years and they were amazing. Because they're way too large for the meds my cats get, I used to break them up, stuff the tiny 1/4 pill inside and roll the pieces into balls. However, starting back in about June 2012, I noticed the consistency had changed and that they had a waxy feel. Now when I try to roll pieces up, they will not stick together around the pill. I have tried hard, but they must be breaking apart so that the cats can taste the pills, because one of my cats won't touch them now. For a while, it was impossible to get her hypertension meds in her, which was really not ideal. I've found an alternative, but it hasn't been quite as successful as the Pill Pockets used to be. The other cat hasn't completely given up, but every few days, she'll refuse them too.
I still try, on and off, to get the one cat to eat them, by giving her some pieces without any meds, but she backs away. And trying to roll pieces into balls without meds doesn't work any better than rolling them around a pill. Rather than forming nice round balls, they just stretch into long ropes. 3 other people I know have had the same experience.
Plus, as of expiration dates starting 8/2013, they have had an absolutely awful smell. It used to smell like chicken when I opened a bag. Now I don't know what the smell is, but it can't possibly come from good ingredients.
I don't know if this was some effort by the company to cut corners, or a quality control issue or what. I used to go through 3+ bags of these per month. I'm going to try one more bag, and if it's the same as the others, I probably won't be buying any more.
February 12, 2013
perfect for small dogs too!
i use this to give my little Chihuahua her Phenobarbital. they are the PERFECT size and she loves them!
February 14, 2012
not so good
The pill pockets were unable to convince my rather finicky feline that I was not trying to hide pills disguised in a treat. He enjoyed the treats and spit the pills ....
March 21, 2013
Love them!! Eastiest way to get the kitty to take his meds EVER!!
Its a great product and makes giving a stressed cat his anxiety meds...I don't have to chase him down, add stress to him to get him to take his meds!!
August 12, 2012
My cat looks forward to his pill treat every morninng
He wakes me in the morning and runs for the kitchen
Actually sits and meows for me to get his thyroid pill into the pill pocket. He eats every speck. no more crushing to put on food or trying everything under the sun to get the whole pill down..
We both love this product!!
King and his provider.
July 30, 2012
Best thing since popcorn!!!!
No muss, no stress in giving pills to cats now. They gobble the pill pockets (pills nicely hidden inside) right down. It's a miracle of ingenuity! Thank you, Greenies.
July 25, 2012
Makes your life easier - if your cat will eat them...
I love these - currently use them twice a day to deliver blood pressure meds. I am not a good medicator on my own.
However, be warned that because cats are so individual (read crazy) that these pockets may not be accepted. This is at least the third cat I have tried to medicate in this way, and only the first success.
Nothing at all to do with the product, which is great if they will eat them.
June 19, 2012
Easiest way to give medicine to a cat!
This worked wonders with my cat. I had a pill plunger that worked until my cat caught on after a few days. I switched to these based on the Vet's recommendation. Never had a problem until the pills were gone and the cat still wanted his treat!
March 23, 2012