Rated 5 out of 5 by Erica929 Very helpful!
I have two senior cats so unfortunately I have to play vet twice per day. One of my cats is pretty easy to pill but it's still annoying to stick pills down his throat twice a day. But,with the pill pockets I don't have to because he LOVES them! He hears me open the bag and he comes running. I just squish his pills inside the pill pocket and he gobbles it up like a treat. My other guy isn't so easy. So pilling him is a bit of a nightmare. He won't eat these on his own but he doesn't mind them either. So at least he doesn't run away from me anymore when it's time for his meds. And, as a bonus, these slide down his throat easier than a dry pill. I only use half at a time though because he isn't eating it on his own.
June 19, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rebecca Makes my life easier
I'm only writing this because I was disappointed that the pill pockets arrived all smushed up and wanted Chewy to know that. Thank you.
July 11, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Catmomma Not so slick
I have two cats who are quick to figure things out and I struggle with giving them their meds so I put their pills in the treat out of their sight. Well, they ate the treat but left the meds behind, they ate around the pill every time I tried. Anyway I still gave it three stars because after leaving and coming back home I found they had managed to find the bag, ripped it open, and ate most of the treats so I figure they really enjoyed them.
July 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catlovermom Excellent Price
This was the best price that I found for the pill pockets and the cats love them. They are typically overpriced at your local animal store.
June 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by EEE3 Here's my tips/techniques
My boy Charlie needs 1/4 of a pill daily -- his "crazy cat" medicine. Obviously 1/4 of a small pill doesn't require the entire pocket. In fact, if you close the entire pocket around that small of a pill, Charlie is likely to chew and bite the pocket into several pieces -- increasing the odds the pill becomes exposed to his tongue or falls away.
So I break the pill pocket (salmon is tastier in Charlie's opinion and much softer/moister so easier to mold) into 2-3 small pieces. I mold one piece completely around the 1/4 pill. This way he won't taste it and no sharp edges are exposed to his throat. With such a small piece and that the pill surprise is the first treat I offer him, he practically swallows it whole. I then give him the rest of the pocket pieces that didn't carry the pill. That encourages him to continue swallowing and keep pushing the important pill/piece down his esophagus.
We do this as close to the same time every day -- when I arrive home from work -- so that he has positive anticipation. He's even drooled on me if I took "too long" to get the pieces ready for him.
I also give the other cats treats at the same time and frequently slip pieces of a pocket to them to create and maintain a "treat" association for the others. As they age, medication may become a necessity and I'm establishing the training now.
June 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CollieMom Worth a try!
We have an old kitty whose sense of smell and taste is diminished and who requires daily medication. She was surprisingly agile and mouthy for an old kitty when it came time to manually give her a pill. I narrowly missed getting bit multiple times. I thought something fishy, like a salmon flavored pill pocket, would be stinky enough for her to smell and want to eat. I was right! Her medication is small, so I wrap it in half a kitty-sized pill pocket. BTW, I have used pill pockets for dogs, too. They are less expensive, but don't come salmon flavored.
June 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alibi What could be a nightmare is now pure pleasure.
Our 14 year old cat (Mr. Grits) needs to be given anti nausea pills every other day. Grits absolutely inhales these pill pockets. He loves them! It could not be easier to give him a pill then it is with these wonderful pill pockets.
May 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by tulip This is the cat's meow!
At first my cat wouldn't touch these with a 10 foot pole, so I gave him a couple without the pill in it and a few days later, he gobbled the Greenie and the pill right up. No more fighting!
May 22, 2016