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Title: Greenies Pill Pockets
Post by: JustMe on March 08, 2011, 11:06:27 AM
Has anyone used these lately?  Any problems. Bought some of the cat ones for pilling, and forgot they had wheat gluten.  Haven't used wheat gluten in almost 4 years.   :-X

Title: Re: Greenies Pill Pockets
Post by: Sofia on March 08, 2011, 11:12:40 AM
Use these daily and am swarmed by the others who want a treat. 45 pieces only last three days with these little monsters!  Praying for no problems.  Please, if we can have one sigh of relief somewhere.

Title: Re: Greenies Pill Pockets
Post by: Fizzy1 on March 08, 2011, 11:39:17 AM
We used these for Scooby, so that's not very recently.  I really had no choice because she was on so many pills :-\  AFIK, she had no problems due to the gluten.  She gladly ate them which made my life so much easier then it could have been.

Fizzy wouldn't touch them.

Title: Re: Greenies Pill Pockets
Post by: Mandycat on March 08, 2011, 01:37:02 PM
I just used these for Mandy's Baytril.  She does not like them.  I was successful getting her to take them for 2 days before she refused - pill or no pill!  I had tried to use them previously when she had her bladder surgery - same result, but it took 4 whole days for her to refuse!  Fortunately, they have a money back guarantee (printed on the bottom of the package), so I just took them back for a refund in both cases.   :-\  I have heard that most people are very successful with them, though, and that their cats just love them!  I think they are just fine for their purpose if your cat likes them.

There is also a product called Flavr-Doh to use for pilling cats or dogs.  The problem is that you can only get it at a vet office or on-line, so, unless you think of buying it to have on hand or your vet carries it (my doesn't), you can't just go to a store and get it.  When I was unsuccessful with the Pill Pockets, I looked up the Flavr-Doh to see what was in it.  It is just Flour, Oil, and Chicken.  So, I tried to make my own by mixing flour, vegetable oil, and baby food chicken meat to make a consistency like play-dough, which is what this product is like.  Mandy would eat it alone, but after twice with pills, she rejected that too.   :P  Her nose is just too good and she isn't fooled too long by pills in any kind of food.   :D    

Title: Re: Greenies Pill Pockets
Post by: JustMe on March 08, 2011, 05:08:45 PM
Thanks for your responses.  Davey wouldn't touch the Greenies.  I tried them on a healthy cat first and he went bonkers for them.   :P

I ended up transferring the clindamycin into a smaller capsule and using the pill popper. You're right, MandyCat.  Clindamycin tastes nasty.  I also had to give Davey his Petinic (iron supplement)...then I followed them with a water chaser.