Rated 5 out of 5 by KittyCatMommy Might work, Might not!
Cats can be so finicky, when it comes to treats and ESPECIALLY when it comes to taking pills! We had to put one of our kitties on Prozac for inappropriate elimination issues, and when we started her on it, I was using a pill gun. It worked fine, but I would rather not stress her out further by using that every day if I don't have to. Enter the pill pockets! She successfully took her pill every day with the pill pockets for about a month and a half. Sadly it didn't last and she caught on. There is nothing wrong with the treats, she will still eat & enjoys the treats, but she manages to eat around the pill and spits it out. Curses!!! I still use a tiny bit of the pocket to wrap around the pill, insert it into pill gun, and get the pill down. It helps prevent her tasting the actual pill, thus she doesn't drool. I will use the remaining treats for that purpose and then I'll move back to cream cheese coating the treats. :)
August 10, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tina Great Product
My cat love' s the taste. It's his treat after he takes his pill.
September 16, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gigi love the concept
these treats are mostly helpful in giving my pet her medication, but they tend to dry up and not hold the pills, even tho they are in a resealable bag.
Other flavors would be nice as well.
September 17, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Terri My cat loves them
I love them. I wish they were a little less sqishie
September 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SFW91 Fabulous!
Farley, my chunk of cat, needs medication 2x/day. These little morsels make the doses something he looks forward to, eating before he dives into his food. They are convenient and easily stored.
September 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by EinsteinMom Quick, Easy, Reasonably Priced
As usual Chewy delivered pill pockets for my cat faster than I could make it to the door. They were 30% lower than those purchased elsewhere.
September 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MernaJ Makes giving my dogs meds easy
Pups love the taste n don't mind taking their meds. Also the pill pockets I purchase on chewy.com are always moist making them easier to hide the meds but eveytime I buy them at local store they are so dry they crumple to pieces.
August 30, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by AmmyRose Helps my asthmatic kitty get his meds
Last year one of my boys was diagnosed with asthma. He's currently taking steroids (prednisolone) and if not for this would still be having about 1 or 2 attacks a day. I read that attacks can damage the lungs and increase frequency of attacks. The steroid pills are small, hard and white -- not at all appealing to a cat. I found out about pill pockets having worked at a pet store and have to say that Chewy's price is unbeatable as even in stores you will likely pay double the online price for this little packet.
This has also proven a nice product for medicating my little colony of kitties that live outside our house. Even Capstar pills fit in the pill-pockets, I find. I can also easily deworm using them rather than hoping one cat will just eat the dose that is on his/her food!
I detracted one star purely because the ingredients of this product are frankly horrible and the RRP is just as unappealing! I feel like diabetic cat (or dogs with the dog variety) owners should take these ingredients into consideration, since the 'pockets' contain "Dried Corn Syrup" among other things, aka: fillers. That said, one pill-pocket a day (or 2 days if I can manage his attacks) is better than one asthma attack a day. They are also moist, which is more than can be said for most 'treats'.
Another thing I'd like to suggest. I stop using a packet once it has been open for a few weeks. The product becomes even more moist over time so I just open a new packet.
Until I can get him onto inhalers we are thankful for products like these and can only hope they bring out a grain-free, more healthy one as I would happily pay more for better ingredients!
August 22, 2016