O-M-G are these things a life saver! The Greenies Pill Pockets are down right wonderful!
I have a dog who has to get two pills twice a day for his heart and it was starting to be a struggle. I hated forcing them down his gullet and wrapping them in cheese or lunch meat didn’t always work because sometimes they’d fall out. Peanut butter wasn’t a viable option because of the mess. After mulling it over I gave the ‘make your own’ pill pockets a try but being that they were peanut butter based my dog didn’t like them. I even tried doing a meat based version which didn’t turn out any cleaner than normal peanut butter so I broke down and bought the Greenies Pill Pockets on my last prescription refill run. I will never be without them and they are now on my autoship order from chewy.com. They’re also available on Amazon with Prime!
The ingredient list of the one I use, Chicken flavor, contains the following:
Rehydrated Chicken, Glycerin, Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Wheat Gluten, Dried Corn Syrup, Dried Cultured Skim Milk, Natural Flavors, Sodium Bisulfate, Natural Chicken Bouillon Flavor, Hickory Smoke Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols.
While not overly pretty to look at with Corn Syrup and preserved with Tocopherols (something I’m not 100% sure of how to pronounce) it works for the issue at hand. According to a google search, Tocopherols are actually vitamin E.
“Tocopherol is a naturally occurring chemical element found in a variety of foods. It is commonly called vitamin E in a generic sense, as vitamin E substances are made up of tocopherol and similar elements.” — According to Fitday.com
They also make a grain free version: Roasted Duck & Pea formula
Rehydrated Duck, Glycerin, Ground Peas, Natural Flavors, Pea Protein, Vegetable Oil, Sodium Bisulfate, Water, Dried Cultured Skim Milk, Xanthan Gum, Smoke Flavor, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols.
Peas are used in place of the corn. This is a decent option for those dogs with allergies that make it difficult to give medications in pill form.
The bottom line is I’ll always have these in my canine medicine box because pill giving is no longer a hassle and is instead made the whole ordeal out to be an enjoyable, treat giving experience. The pup is none the wiser that he just got his meds while his and my tail still wags.
What do you use to give your pup pills?