I was worried about trying to give my cat a pill for the first time. I bought the crazy contraption from the vet and saw videos about harnessing the cat. I was scared to attempt it. A friend told me about the pill pockets. I put the pill in it, put it with his other treats and he ate it up with the rest of them. No drama, all my limbs are intact.
by SusanLand on 05/22/2016
Simply one of the best inventions of our time for pet owners. I have a dog prone to UTIs that require antibiotics. He LOVES to take his medicine now.
by Johnson on 05/03/2016
I have been giving my dog these for years and she loves them they smell like the real deal and conceal the pills perfectly I love exactly how you can mold it so it can close and just conceal the medicine. Sometimes the dog will figure it out but most of the time she will just eat it as is.
by Josh on 04/17/2016
I have two cats-one will eat anything, doesn't need meds. The other is picky and of course he needs meds and won't even eat the Pill Pockets empry. He doesn't like chicken or salmon flavor even in foods. Please make a fish flavor one. Why do dogs get 4 varieties and cats only get 2. Everyone knows dogs will eat ANYTHING, even cat poop.
by Brenna on 03/07/2016
My only problem with these is the fact that I didn't know about them until my dog was almost 15!!!! She licked around the pill for peanut butter. She would eat the cheese and spit out the pill. She would lock her jaw so I couldn't get a pill in her mouth. She would eat every morsel of her meal and leave the pill in the bowl. Even treats didn't work. I thought on a whim I would try them when the vet assistant asked me if I needed some. I was standing in line thinking how am I going to get her to take a pill EVERY night for the rest of her life without a fight???? I said yes. Best decision I made! She has no clue there's pills hidden inside. I even put up to three in one and she still didn't know. When I come in the room with one in my hand, she immediately gets up and wags her tail. I would HIGHLY recommend these to any dog owner!!! I finally won!
by Heather on 03/04/2016
Olie takes a pill to calm him but only my wife can open his mouth and drop it in as he will not take any other way Not the best method, so when I heard about Pill Pockets Salmon I give it a try.Well in a word amazing drop it in, squeeze it shut and he gobbles it up. This has really save our family a lot of stress Thank you
by Jazzy on 03/01/2016
I was struggling so much getting my cat to take her medication - tried hiding it in wet food, she would eat around it and spit the pill out every time. I couldn't believe how incredibly easy it was as soon as someone told me about Pill Pockets! She LOVES them, and immediately comes running now when she hears me take out the bag. My other cat is so jealous, I have to give her an empty one too!
by catmom29 on 01/20/2016
My min. Dachshund was diagnosed with cardiomyopth, which is fatal. She takes a cocktail of 7 plls in the morning and at night, as well as mid-day meds. I crush the pill so it is easier for her to take. At first I was putting it in her food but then she didn't want to eat it. I've tried other things but nothing worked. I take four large pill pockets and flatten them. I add HDR meds and fold them in, until incporated to several small treats. I don't know what's in pillpockets but she eats the without hesitation. Her meds won't cure her but will help prolong her for longer than the 2 months she was given.
by madwen69 on 01/18/2016
I have a large lab and trying to give him his trifexis (which is a big pill) was a challenge - even the large size product I purchased would not hold a whole pill so I had to cut the pill in four and stuff it and cover it with another partial pill and even then he was able to smell the pill so had to cover with refried beans.Would probably work great with small pills, and was still able to get him to get the medicine down - so would still recommend it, just have to be creative.
by GFritz6824 on 12/22/2015
We have a cat who is on medication (probably for the rest of her life) for asthma. She would fight us daily, requiring me to hold her down while my girlfriend would administer the pill. We tried the Pill Pockets and to say that it changed out lives is an understatement. No more fighting, she hears the pill bottle and begs for it now! Thank you, thank you!
by Justin on 10/15/2015
My cats LOVE your pill pockets! It makes giving them pills an absolute pleasure. In fact, sometimes I'll give them an empty pill pocket just because they love them so much. You have made a very hard task very easy. Thank you!
by Rebb on 10/01/2015
My dog would fight to take a Benadryl tablet. After getting a prescription from the vet that was longer I knew I would have to find something else. The moment I tried a pill pocket it was like a miracle!! No fuss! The dog loves them!Â
by Lizzylovesme on 09/18/2015
I have tried giving my finicky feline nearly every treat on the market. I have been searching for something to counteract her hairball issue. Tried Greenies for hairball control and Hooray! She's happily munching away. Thanks Greenies.
by dtm17 on 07/23/2015
I just had shoulder surgery and my dog, Teddy, is on daily meds for his cancer. These pill pockets are the greatest thing go him and I. I don't have to fight with him to take his pills, he even begs for them now. So much easier with my shoulder hurting and unusable. He also loves his Greenies! Tell him time to do your teeth and he beats me to his jar of Greenies
. Thank you so much for both great products!
by PamH on 07/23/2015
I was at my buddy's pad having a beer when his dogs broke the steel security door and was coming at me like I stold somthing jumped into the pool they came after me ya they must of smeld the bag of treets I bought them when they see me I better have a bag of greets or I'm dead they fight over them crazy dogs get these garenteed your dog will like I kind of like them to lat
by Hank on 07/16/2015
Why oh why did you change the formula for Feline Chicken Pill Pockets??? Â
They no longer mold around he pill. Â They crumble into, well, crumbs! Â And my cat can sniff out the pill and leave it behind. Â PLEASE GO BACK TO THE OLD FORMULA!! Â I don't know how else I'm going to get pills into my hyperthyroid cat twice a day.
by Kathy on 07/06/2015
These work well for my dog but there is mold forming on the pill pockets. They cost too much to go bad. :(
Â Do these need to be stored in the refrigerator or where?Â
by katt on 06/29/2015
Our foster dog has to get meds twice a day. I tried everything to hide them - cheese, hot dogs, other dog treats. He always managed to eat the treat and not the pill. Â A friend used Pill Pockets for her cat and recommended them. I use the capsule sized ones and am able to give him all his pills in one bite. Fantastic! (One slight complaint - the peanut butter ones are drier and aren't as easy to pinch closed. We are sticking to the smoke flavor.)
by LisaT on 06/03/2015
I love the idea of these treats, but the quality is very inconsistent. I have had to throw away two of the last 3 three packages I have purchased. ( I use these to hid Glucosamine supplements). The treats were so dried out that they crumbled to dust when I tried to insert the pill. This product is far too expensive to have such poor product quality. Unfortunately, I will be switching brands.
by LookingforOtherOptions on 04/21/2015
Purchased these a couple of years ago and it was a miracle, especially since nothing else worked with my dogs. Â Purchased a couple of weeks ago and the consistency has changed! Â The more I try to close the pouch the more it crumbles apart! Â I'm very disappointed that I will now need to search for a new product somewhere else.
by Christopher on 03/23/2015
My dog Bailey (Beagle) was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. As such, he must take a myriad of pills twice a day. Thank the Lord for Greenies Pill Pockets, he loves them, and I use them every day to give him his medication....he hasn't dropped one (like he used to with meat or peanut butter). I highly recommend these practical treats for the administration of pill type meds.
by DAVE on 03/23/2015
My dog refuses to take his medicine. Â When I have tried to use a pill plunger to stick the pills down his throat, he hacks the pill up. Â If I hide the pill in peanut butter, he licks the peanut butter off and spits the pill out. Â Pill Pockets work great. Â He wolfs the Pill Pocket down without a second thought. Â I can finally follow the vet's orders to give him his medicine.
by Jode on 02/17/2015
One pill pocket is pretty big for a cat. You will need to make 5 little balls out of one pill pocket and placel the pill in one of them. Place all 5 balls in front of Â your cat and your cat will love you even more! She enjoys the chicken flavor a lot!Â
by Lovely on 02/12/2015
My picky eater dog will very willingly take her medicine in the hickory smoke flavor pill pockets. Â These are fabulous and I thank you so much for inventing these to make my life easier!
by Chloedog on 02/11/2015
Only bad thing is that my dog chewed through the bag and ate 8-10 of them!
by Sammy on 01/20/2015
Pill pockets r the only way I can get my 13 year old golden retriever to take her chemo pills. Shes too smart for cheese. She loves these. I recommend these whenever possible!
by AlainaLynn1995 on 12/26/2014
I have had great response for my dog with these, she gets so excited when I am placing the pill inside, she loves them. The only problem I have encountered is the zip closure will come loose from package side, so, I have to use a chip clip to seal the bag.
by Darsea on 12/23/2014
Our older dog is on medication & we've been using the Greenies pill pockets with great success; however, the vet has now put her on a single-protein kangaroo meat diet and we can no longer use ANY form of the Greenies pill pockets. Please consider making a vegetarian version (such as sweet potato) or single-protein specialty pockets made of kangaroo meat.
by phoenixuniverse209 on 11/22/2014
The pill pockets save so much time. My dog thinks they are treats!
by Hastings on 11/09/2014
My cat pills very well, but finally just said no after two years of taking an extremely bitter antibiotic pill, which she takes for her IBD. And for some dumb reason, the Greenies people stopped making the feline duck/pea formula. Yes, cats have allergies, too! So I tried the dog allergy formula, and it worked fine. Nothing crumbly, very pliable, no grain, and my cat, who HATES cat treats, actually ate them. A miracle. So if you need an alternative for your allergic cat, try the dog formula. The only difference is that the dog formula doesn't have Taurine (which my cat already gets from her cat food) and it has smoke flavor, which the cat formula does not have.Â
by Annabelle on 10/09/2014
I have only been using your pill pockets for a couple of months now. At first they were great and made a huge difference in my cat's life. His pills mean the difference between life and death, and I would rather he take them in a positive way, rather than me forcing him to swallow them.
At first, the pill pockets were moist and he loved them. But I have had several occasions now where I have purchased the pill pockets and they are dried out and when he tries to eat them they fall apart and he doesn't like the way they taste.
This isn't the fault of the distributors as I have purchased them from several different places.
What is wrong with your pill pockets? Please fix them!
by Parker on 08/18/2014
I adopted a Miniature Pinscher in June with terrible plaque and bad doggie breath, it is now mid-August and his teeth are white and no more terrible breath. All plaque is gone. Good produce; saved me 500 for a teeth cleaning. Just one a day, both my dogs enjoy them.
by JustChad on 08/16/2014
Please please bring back the duck and pea! Â My cat loved this flavor. Â He's allergic to fish and hates the chicken, pill time has gone back to being a nightmare! Â Everyone I've talked to misses that flavor, and people with cats with food allergies don't have other choices.Â
by Daine on 08/08/2014
With a very picky pug that is 8 years old giving him medication was atrocious. He would spit it out no matter what we tried. Until we were told to try these pill pockets. Â By far the greatest invention ever for dogs. He can't even tell the pill is inside and if by chance he crumbles the treat in pieces and the pill comes out, be a use of the tasty odor that disguises the actual pill, he'll think it's part of the treat, scoop it right up and pill gets taken!Â
I highly recommend this product and am blessed to have found it. Thanks guys! =)
by Sierras on 06/20/2014
Love this product as I have 2 dogs that take meds everyday. But the ziplock package never seals after you open the first time and I end up having to put them in a sandwich baggie.
by wrinklesmom on 06/09/2014
My cat LOVES the salmon flavored pockets. Makes it so easy to give home his pills. Never discontinue this flavor. Just wish there was more in the package so I didn't have to buy more every 3 weeks.
by Jeepgirl on 05/30/2014
My cat takes thyroid pills and for a couple of years he ate these pill pockets right away. Â Now he got tired of them and won't eat them. Â Also they seem like they don't wrap as well or they are a little dry. Â They should change back to how they were before and get a couple more flavors too.
by cybercat on 05/17/2014
Ibought 3 bags and could not close bag they would not inter lock once the bag was opened.I would lie to continue to use this product Â l have been using these for years and wouldlike to Continue.
by auntieem on 05/17/2014
I need to give my cat a pill every day. The pill pockets really work until about halfway or 2/3 through the package of pill pockets. The package does not close well and the pill pockets tend to dry out and then my cat refuses to eat them. Is there any way you could package in smaller amounts so the pill pockets stay fresher longer? Great product otherwise.
by Beth on 05/16/2014
The Greenies Pill Pockets are a great product!!!! I used to have to give pills to my dog the old fashion way -- shoving it down her throat. Now I just put the pill inside the pill pocket and she eats the pill pocket just like any other treat. I love it!
by estonb on 05/07/2014
Pill pockets used to be soft and work like a charm, but now they crumble right out of the package (that has an expiration date months into the future). I have found too many unswallowed pills from crumbling pockets to recommend this product.Â
by Catmom9 on 04/28/2014
My dog is very finicky when it comes to pills and this product confuses even her. She thinks she is getting a special treat (and we use it three times a day!) She has to take two doses of Glucosimide Chondritin and one dose of pain pill. She is 14 years old and I am so glad this helps her feel better.
by grmafluffy on 04/25/2014
If your cat wonâ€™t eat them, try this trick - My cat is not attracted to the flavor of the pill pockets, but because they are soft like play-doh, I crush my catâ€™s favorite hard treats and use the crumbs to coat the pill pocket and trick my cat into thinking he is eating his favorite treat. It works!
This is how you do it: 1) Crush a few of your catâ€™s favorite hard treats (mine likes Whiskaâ€™s Temptations Chicken Flavor treats) and put the crumbs in a small cup; 2) At the same time, cover the pill thoroughly with the pill pocket; 3) Roll the pill pocket containing the pill in the cup with the treat crumbs. You will have to press it a bit, while you are rolling it in there. However you do it, just cover the pill pocket as best as you can; 4) Put it on a little plate and watch your cat smell it and eat it!
I give the treat/pill pocket to him every day around the same time and on the same plate, so now he naturally comes to the kitchen and waits for me while I prepare it.I really hope this helps you out. Itâ€™s made my life much simpler and wanted to share this trick!
by MJinDC on 04/22/2014
My dog loves the Hickory Smoked flavor pill pockets. It makes medication SO easy. We are currently using the capsule size and they are actually too small for the medicine. I would love to see an additional size that is for longer capsules and maybe not as fat at the bottom. Still a great product!
by LJBC on 04/21/2014
I'm not sure what size capsules are supposed to fit in these, but the ones prescribed for my cat didn't fit. The first one I put in with two pill pockets (one on each side, with a couple crumbled as I tried to follow the nonsensical instructions), and she ate it. The second time I crumbled about three just trying to put the capsule in. Regardless she chewed through it, but ateÂ the pill on its own. Now she won't touch them. Bad product.
by Crumbly on 04/19/2014
The duck pill pocket smelled so awful and my dogs would not even eat them. My dogs not picky eaters but they both turned down these god awful things. The pill pocket also broke apart when I put the pill in. Seriously overpriced as well. I could bought steak and put my dogs pills in there at least my dog would have eaten it and probably cheaper too.
by Amanda on 03/30/2014
I've used several packages of salmon flavored pill pockets with great success. Â My cat ate them right up. Half a pocket covered her small pill. Now they just just crumble and don't stick to the pill at all. Â What's the deal?
by KMAF on 03/29/2014
I used to have to shove pills down my dog's throat to get her to take meds. I recently tried pill pockets with her and she actually has not problem taking the pills. Thanks Pill Pockets!
by Bella on 03/27/2014
I began using the Salmon and Chicken flavored pill pockets about a year ago when my mother cat first developed a thyroid condition and I was less than successful at getting pills into her. Â Recently here daughter was plighted with this same dilemma and I've included her in the pill pocket routine. Â A few weeks ago I replenished my supple with both the chicken and salmon flavors, but have found the salmon to be extremely uncooperative. Â The pockets practically crumble in my hands and will not hold the pills at all. Â I don't know if this was just a bad batch, but the chicken flavors seem to be just fine.
I probably will not purchase any more of the salmon pockets.
by Archie on 03/21/2014
I bought an unexpired duck and pea bag of pill pockets and they literally crumble every time I try to mold them around the capsule. Â This makes them useless. Until the quality gets better, I won't buy these again.
by sunnyCA on 03/16/2014
These used to be awesome for giving pills to cats. Â We have used them for both of our cats historically and they made giving pills a breeze. Â Something seems to have changed in the way they are made. Â They are super dry making them impossible to mild around pills.
by DHanton on 03/09/2014
Pill Pockets were over-priced to begin with, but I needed to get my cat to take her meds. She took one sniff and walked away. Would not buy again!
by Judi on 03/08/2014
I used Greenies years ago when my cat first started having allergies. The duck and green pea forumla pill pockets were GREAT! My cat loved them and worked like a charm. My cat was recently prescribed pills again, so I went out hoping to get these again. Sadly I was informed that you no longer make this formula. I was crushed because my cat has allergies and can't have chicken, and that was the ONLY option. Literally everything has chicken in it. I talked to my vet and they said the salmon would probably be ok. They were not AT ALL how they used to be. They were crumbly and didn't hold the pill very well. My cat took one bite and spit it all out pill included. Not sure what changed or why but VERY DISSAPOINTED!
by Sullyre on 03/06/2014
Product STINKS! Used successfully many yrs. Now? crumbly, nearly useless. Cats able to separate medication from pill pocket. Others won't even try. Hate what change in corporate ownership has done to what used to be a great product.
by stargazer0413 on 03/02/2014
the chicken ans salmon pill pockets are horrible they crummble while the cat eats them and the pill drops out and the cat won't eat the pill .You need to go back to the old formula everyone i talk to hates the new pockets
by phil230 on 02/26/2014
I got the pill pockets in peanut butter flavor for my dog who will not eat her heartworm med. She really love the peanut flavor ones. I only wish they made them to fit a bigger pills because my dogs heartworm pill is pretty big and wont fit into just one or two pill pockets I have to use a few .This is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars.
by doggiebegood on 02/23/2014
This was my first time purchasing this product. I purchased the salmon flavor and my cat absolutely loves it. Unfortunately, when I try to insert the medication into the pocket it crumbles into multiple pieces. I googled this problem because I couldn't figure out why the product would not be made to mold around the pill. Mine have the September 2014 expiration date.Â
by Louise on 02/22/2014
Pill pockets are the greatest thing since sliced bread. I'm always careful that I do not run out. The only problem I have had is with the packaging. 4 out of 5 of the last
packages the seal strip has come loose from one side.
by Wayne on 02/18/2014
I had never tried these before but needed to give my cat a pill, so went out and bought them yesterday. I bought the Salmon Flavor. Should have saved my money. My son had a great idea to give the cat one without a pill in it first. The cat would not have anything to do with it. So needless to say, no use of trying one with a pill in it. These were worthless for us and a waste of money.
by Blondie on 02/17/2014
I am finding the pill pockets much drier than is the past. Â The chicken is especially bad. Â Anyone else having the same problem?
by Elena on 02/13/2014
My cat is terrible about taking pills. He can detect it even with it surrounded with the pocket and gets it all soggy and wet and avoids the pill somehow. I have both the chicken and the salmon. Initially seemed like he liked the flavor of the salmon but not for long - it never worked, crumbles and doesn't stick to the pill, I use the chicken which has a better stickiness to it and use it to adhere it to a treat that they like, carefully placing the greenie side away from his discerning nose. This works most of the time. The Salmon flavor has NO stickiness to it though, so half a bag just sits wasted now, since he doesn't like the flavor either. Won't eat a pill pocket alone, must have the other treat to attach it to, even then sometimes he gets it separated and leaves the pill pocket with pill and just eats the treat he likes! So frustrating.
by Kelli on 01/25/2014
I've tried every trick in the book to get my pup to eat hisTrifexis tablet and after several months I finally bought a pack of the chicken pill pockets and he ate his tablet with out any trouble, as if it were a great treat! I highly recommend Pill Pockets, coming from a pet owner with a very picky pill taker.
by Jobeccs on 01/24/2014
I am not sure if the "All Natural" pill pockets replaced the old versions of the pills, but I hope the old ones are still available. My cat did eat a new one tonight, but they are not nearly as convenient because the texture has changed and it is not as easy to mold the pocket. They crumble when I try to mold them around the pill. I ended up using two in order to avoid the crumbling, but this means the pocket is quite big. The old ones were a lot easier to use.Â
by Tanya on 01/21/2014
In the past I have made peanut butter sandwiches about 1" square to hide pills from my dog, which is a hassle. These are much easier and my dog loves the chicken flavor. (It smells good to me, too!) They would also be easier if I ever have to give my smaller dog a pill.
by TexasKate on 01/19/2014
Your homepage shows Pill Pockets for Cats having a 5/5 rating. It's only on the product page that you show the real score of 3.5. That's misleading those who don't clikc into the comments. Yes, in the beginning, with the original recipe, you had an outstanding product. However, the current product falls apart if you try to squeeze it around the pill. My cats, like most, are smart enough to find the pill, spit it out and eat the crumbs of the pill pocket. Please listen to your customers and go back to the original recipe! I'd like to remain loyal but won't with this current formula.
by mgatk on 01/19/2014
Hi there, my dog has to take medications, it worked for awhile, with cheese, or mixing it in his food. Then he got smart, an ate around the pills. Tried, butter, peanut butter too. Then I had to take him in to see the Vet, an I saw this product. Thought I would give it a try. IT WORK"S!!! My dog, enjoy's taking his pills now, Thank you very much!!!!
by Kimberly on 01/17/2014
You name it, I tried it when it came to giving our little Maltese her meds! No matter what we tried she would lick it off or eat around the pill and spit it back out! Peanut butter, bread, cheese, hots dogs, the list goes on! We stumbled on Pill Pockets and it made giving her pills a million times better! Thank you for coming out with such a great product that can trick our smart lil pup into taking pills!
by HaylieMD on 01/16/2014
my dog loved these treats, however he ate around the pill and left it on the floor. I have tried everything and this was my last resort....oh well, a few more dollars wasted on product that didn't work.
by vicki on 01/15/2014
We have been using the Salmon Pill Pockets for our ailing cat for over a year. Â However, every bag we have purchased in the last month have pill pockets that crumble around the pill - making it unusable. Â The texture even feels "off". Â Two different pet stores have said that others have complained as well. Â Please fix this so the really wonderful old pocket returns to the shelves. Â I want to rate you a 5 and continue to recommend the product but I cannot at this time.
by Disappointed on 01/11/2014
Had 3 bags now in which the ziplock seal tears away from the bag. Now I have to empty the Pet Pockets into a baggie to keep them fresh. The chicken flavor keeps crumbling and are too dry to hold a pill.
by Catgirl on 01/09/2014
We've used Greenies pill pockets, both chicken and salmon, for years with no problems. We buy them by the case. This last case has some pouches with the "ALL NATURAL" on them, and they all crumble. Totally useless. PLEASE BRING BACK THE OLD FORMULA!!!
by Catmom on 01/08/2014
I have purchased 2 bags of Chicken flavor pill pockets that were so dry that they crumbled instead of forming around the pill. On top of that, I have had two bags that had the zip lock pull away from the side of the bag and now the bag can no longer be sealed. Â These defects need to be addresses. Â Â
by Catsarecool on 01/08/2014
My cat needs 3-4 pills a day. Worked like a charm for several years, THEN some months ago pockets started crumbling and kitty spits out pill. Â New formula is lousy. Â Waste of money and time. Â Will go back to using dabs of anchovy paste. Â This new formula DOES NOT WORK.
by none on 12/28/2013
Your pill pockets have become pretty useless. They start to crumble as soon as you touch them. I used to be able to mold them around the pill, and now I'm lucky if I can keep my cat's pill (1/4 of a pill) in the pill pocket before the pocket starts to crumble and become useless. I just opened a new package and had to throw the first pocket away as it instantly crumbled. Please change the formulation and please, please indicate on the package when the formulation changes back to the way it was.
by 2cats on 12/21/2013
What did you do to the the old pill pockets? The ones I purchased this week crumble if you look at them wrong. I see a lot of customers are saying very similar things. Please fix this. While you're at it bring back the other flavors!!Â
by Bittles on 12/12/2013
My dog prior to today was stressed in taking medicine.
Now that Pill Pockets has come into our life taking medicine is a breeze in a half. Thank you so much!!!
by Kibbles on 12/09/2013
Something has changed. The pill pocket is too soft and mushy. My cat spends so much time chewing it that he finds the pill and spits it out. So now he has figured out this type of treat will have a pill in it making the treat useless.
by Steph on 11/25/2013
The zip closure of the packaging is consistently defective. The last 5 packages have been defective. The product itself works but is very expensive if the pill pockets can not be kept from drying out and wasting product. Peanut butter will have to be my alternative. Â
by Verified Reviewer on 11/24/2013
I have used greenies for cats for quite a long time but lately they have been dry and fall apart when I try to form them around the pill. I keep them sealed tight and they are crumbling when I open the new bag. What has changed??? I get them from my best all the time.
by zgirl47 on 11/13/2013
I have been using these for years and they really do make my life easier. My 16 yr old mini poodle has to take many meds every day and will easily take his meds with the pill pockets. But the beef was his favorite flavor; the chicken texture makes it difficult to form around the pill; peanut butter is okay. Why was the beef discontinued?
by kay73 on 11/09/2013
I was so excited that I FINALLY found a way to give my dogs pills, and he absolutely loved the Beef pill pockets. Unfortunately they have now "discontinued" the beef flavored pockets, and he will NOT even touch any of the other flavors (especially the smoke flavor). If you still had beef, I could have given you 5 stars. I am begging you...please bring back the BEEF!!!
by Londa on 11/05/2013
We really miss the old flavors! It seems that our clients and in house pets dont like EITHER one of the new flavors. Why was there a change :(
by Bannermanpetcare on 11/04/2013
My cat has kidney failure, thyroid & high blood pressure resulting in 4 tablets a day for the last 2 years. I hated the thought of trying to force feed pills for his and our sake. These have been a life saver, he loves both flavours. My problem is we live in the UK where we seem to have a problem getting them - so I have them shipped over from America - import tax is extortionate ! But still worth every penny. Never had a packet dry out yet like some people complain about.
by KathB on 10/30/2013
My Poms love to take their pills with the beef greenies.
by jubeli on 10/23/2013
You actions without widespread notification to the public and your assumption that a dog's tastes in treats can be flimflamed with cheap imitations made from chicken is sadly very wrong. My golden thinks your other treats are no longer up to his standards and spits them out. Somehow your replacements are deemed by him to be substandard.
by papafox on 10/20/2013
I have tried other brands and they crumble and break. This product does the trick to holding the med in place for my dog to eat it. No mess. Very pleased!
by jdip90 on 10/16/2013
I am really upset to learn that the beef flavor pill pockets have been discontinued. My dogs won't eat the other flavors. I hope this decision will be reconsidered. My dogs love the beef flavor and this was an excellent product but I can't recommend the other flavors.
by Frustrated on 10/15/2013
I seriously could not live without Greenies Pill Pockets. My dog takes anxiety medication every day and we've tried everything to get her to take her pill. She is a master at separating pill from meat or cheese, but she gobbles the Pill Pockets right down because she loves the flavor. Thank you for being the only company to make just what our family needs!
by Thankful Pet Owner on 10/14/2013
My dog could always find a way to eat around cheese and spit out a pill. I would have to put in down his throat and wait until he swallowed. Now I hand him the pill pocket with his daily medicine and he takes it without any problems. Thank you
by maltese mom on 10/13/2013
I have been trying to get my cat to take his medicine. It is such a struggle... he acts like I am a murderous villain. Between his spiting them out and foaming at the mouth- I wasn't even sure if he was getting all his medicine.
I saw the pill pockets when I was looking for a pill pusher gun. I thought... not very likely he'll eat this... because he hasn't been eating anyway, but I'll try it out.
To my relief and surprise he ate it like and treat and was looking for more. giving him his pills has gone from an exhausting and terrible experience to an easy and pleasurable one!
I think if your cat doesnâ€™t like the taste of these, this treat can still help with trying to get your cat to swallow pills. The treat is pilable with the consistency of dough. Pinch off a smaller amount of the treat and create a coating around the pill and throw it into the cats mouth. The coating will prevent him from tasting the bitterness of the pill, so he wonâ€™t foam at the mouth if you donâ€™t get it far enough back in his mouth.
Thank you for a great product!
by Peppy la Purr on 10/12/2013
I have been using this for my cat for months and have been very pleased, but nthe last two packages have been dry and crumbled when trying to wrap a pill in to the pocket. I looked at the date and theexperation date was good. I am so disappointed.
by Maggie on 09/25/2013
Our cat has allergies and we've been treating him for several years. Benedryl is great for him but he hates the taste. The Pill Pockets have been the best way to get him to swallow the pill. They totally surround the pill. He still has to be force fed but he will swallow the pill pocket without much of a struggle.
by Photo on 09/25/2013
I have a Wheaton terrier who has taken pills for her congenital hip dysplasia. After years of cheese, hot dogs and peanut butter she's smart enough to figure out that these "treats" contain medicine...then my sister-in-law suggested the greenies pill pockets (peanut butter flavored) and she sits and begs for her treat now.. The taste must be awesome and even my other dog doesn't want to miss out on the "treat"..kudos to the folks at Greenies!!
by JudyK on 09/20/2013
I love these for dogs that need pills. I just wish you carried Diclofenac, Pred Acetate, and the two other meds my dog needs for his e1. But apparently you don't, or at least not at a better price than Walgreens.
by nwgreg on 09/18/2013
I have always used these pill pockets for my cat but the last bag I got, the pockets just crumble in my hand. I am really upset because my cat loves taking her pills but not anymore!
by Disappointed on 09/15/2013
Simple beef flavor has been discontinued in favor of peanut butter and hickory smoke, neither of which interest my dog. Brilliant. I will never be able to use this product again.
by 12345 on 09/11/2013
I have a mastiff that has to take glucosamine for his hips and we've been using pill pockets for it so he looks forward to taking his meds! My staffy loves them too and we give them to him as treats without any meds in it lol
by Melanie on 09/09/2013
I used these today with such high hopes,both of my cats basically ate off the pocket and left the pill behind:(.
In the end had to go old school anyway and wrap the cats to force the pills down which is what I tried to avoid with this product.
by julie on 09/04/2013
I have been giving my cat these treats for about a year,the pocket type. He comes to me every night for them. He will not take the kind that will clean his teeth. I was wondering if there is a way to get him to take them.
by kitty cat on 08/25/2013
I have two Bengals that both take three pills a day and it was too much of a hassle trying to get them to just take the pill without food. If we did mix food with the pills, they'd pick them out and eat their way around the pill. I decided to buy these but squeeze them let alone put a pill in them. They crumbled and fell apart the minute I spilled a pill in. I won't be buying these ever again.
by Hannah M. on 08/25/2013
I currently have three Aussies at home, two pups and one senior. The senior needs to take regular arthritis medication and her heart worm pill every month. Ever since she was a pup she wouldn't take the HW pill. She always found it in the food I gave her and always avoided drinking her water if I ground it up and put it in. Nothing has changed since then, but now that I have Pill Pockets, she just gobbles them up. She won't spit the pill out, she won't eat around the pill, nothing.
I do recommend these pockets for the elderly dogs that know their way around eating a pill. They're a life saver, literally.
by Aussie Mommy on 08/25/2013
My dog has to take several pills every day, and the only way we have found to be successful is to hide the pills in a pill pocket AND hide the pill pocket in a clump of wet food. She will avoid the pill pocket if she happens to expose it when taking a bite. The chicken flavor are her favorite, but sometimes they are too soft and don't seal off the pill as well. So I often use the Hickory Smoke.I was a little disappointed in my recent order when I found the expiration date was very close. I calculated when I would have used all of it, and it was prior to the expiration date--but just barely. I kept the product but hope this is not an issue when I purchase this product again. I have ordered pill pockets in the past and have never had a close expiration date before. Overall a good product, but I downgraded it one level due to the expiration issue mentioned above.
by musicgeek on 08/22/2013
This used to be a good product, but now the pill pocket crumbles too easily. One bite and it falls apart and the pills fall out. The 'old' formula didn't do that. I am trying to find a new way of giving my cats pills as a result.
by Frustrated Cat Owner on 08/20/2013
My dog gets medication twice a day so pill pockets WHERE the greatest thing ever. For the past 3 or 4 months every package zipper lock is defective. I called the company and they basically said "we know about the problem and are waiting for them to work their way out of inventory". The rep also said you can return the defective packages but there is nothing that can be done for the ones that hardened and I threw away. At this point cheese or peanut butter seem like a better choice.
by Scott L on 08/20/2013
Just got back from the pet store where I bought these after reading great reviews about them online. However, I was still healthily suspicious that they'd really work with my smarter-than-the-average-bear kitty, Rusty, so I also was looking for one of those "pill plungers" for backup, which have apparently fallen out of favor since this product hit the market since I couldn't find any at three pet stores. Rusty normally sniffs and chews every morsel of food thoroughly before he swallows it. Not this time, though -- he WOLFED that pill-filled Greenie in about two seconds and looked up for more! I gave him two more empty ones to seal the deal, although I probably shouldn't have since they seem pretty rich. The pill I gave Rusty was Clavamox, and I did my best to make sure that there was minimal Clavamox "scent" on the outside of the Greenie so that he wouldn't be put off by that. I needn't have worried. Sure wish I had known about these Greenie Pill Pockets a long time ago. Thanks for such a great product!
by DGerlaugh on 08/18/2013
In the last year I have had five out of 12 packages that the zip closure rips out of the package leaving the pouch open to drying. I have to put it in a zip lock bag to save the pill pockets. Severe manufacturing defect that I can not believe they do not stop.
by Mike on 08/15/2013
He hated taking pills before, but now can't wait for his next one!
by Fonzie on 08/09/2013
After 2 years of trying liquid syringes, hiding pills in wet food, forcing a pill down kitty's throat and multiple missed doses, vomiting and fits of rage (human and cat), FINALLY a nice way to administer an antianxiety med to a skittish cat. Simply place tiny pill into hole of treat, pinch closed and lay the treat on the floor. She's happy to enjoy the salmon treat. Life saver!!!! Makes it easy for cat sitters to give meds when we're out of town, too.
by JRJR on 07/31/2013
The original formula Greenies Pill Pockets are amazing! I'm able to stuff two capsule pills in each pocket and my dog still hasn't figured out there are pills inside. Would highly recommend!
by Lyla on 07/23/2013
I care for a small herd of feral cats on Ft Lewis, WA. Many can not be handled when sick. Greenies Pill Pockets have saved the day!! They definitely make treating them possible. Thank you soooooooooooo very much for a great product!!!!! :)
by Ft Lewis Cats on 07/23/2013
Great product that makes giving my dog her meds. She loves them, and I love the ease in now giving her her meds.
by MyDogsMommy on 07/18/2013
My dog has been taking pill pockets for five years. But since the "real chicken" was replaced with "chicken flavor" she won't touch them.
Fortunately, the "real beef" are still available and those she loves.
But why did you remove the real chicken ones?
by jpnae on 07/14/2013
Great idea but doesn't work. My cats smelled them and then licked them then refused to do anything more with them. Waste of money if the cats wont even touch them. We need a flavor that cats actually like.
by FL Jinx on 07/12/2013
Cats are notoriously hard to pill. Greenies makes that task MUCH easier. The only problem we've encountered is that they come in a pack of 45, and when only using one a day, they dry out and become crumbly after we've gone about halfway through the pack.
by HAPPY on 07/03/2013
This is a great product that is well worth the price tag. My cats will eat anything I put in them. Since cats don't completely chew their food, I only cut the pill in half and they must swallow it whole since they never spit the bitter pill out.
by Ally cat on 06/27/2013
Anyone who has ever had to give a cat a pill, KNOWS how wonderful this product is. My cat was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, which means I have to give her a pill twice a day. I'm like...yeah right...like THAT is going to happen. Soooo...while at the vet I happened to see the greenie pill pockets. I thought...what the heck...why not try them. They are an absolute miracle!!!! My cat LOVES them. I no longer have to do the normal hold down and shove the pill down their throat ordeal. I put the pill in the pocket and the cat gobbles it up. AMAZING! Thank you!
by Piggie on 06/24/2013
My dog separates anything she doesn't like and spits it back out. These are great and fool even my picky eater :)
by Nana on 06/20/2013
Our pug had eye removable surgery and had to take 3 different types of pills. Before we bought the P.P. we couldn't disguise the pills in anything that she didn't detect and it was frustrating for both her and us!
So the P.P. are excellent for her (beef flavor) and she was excited to take her medicine all the time.
Our vet had run out of the canine P.P. when we needed a second bag, so I bought the feline P.P. and our dog loves those too!
The pills are small so both P.P. worked great, but I agree that a larger size P.P would be needed for bigger pills.
Great product and I have recommended it to numerous people!!
by Thea T. Pug on 06/04/2013
easiest way I ever had to give my dog his medicine
by pet owner on 05/27/2013
These things are sooooo great. When my vet said I was going to have to give E2 a pill every night my stress level went through the roof, he does not like to be held. When I gave him the first treat and he scarfed it down, I figured I just got lucky. I'm on week two and he is doing great!!! Couldn't do this without "Pill pockets" Thank you sooooo Much!!!!
by rabbit on 05/22/2013
My sheltie loved these and getting that huge antibiotic capsule in her twice a day was a real chore. These pill pockets worked great and I was so excited! Until about day 3 which is when she somehow figured out how to eat it without swallowing the pill. No fooling her after that. I agree wtih a previous reviewer - they could be better if made a tad larger for use with capsules. (Yes, I was using the capsule sized pill pocket.)
by Jilly Bean on 05/22/2013
The instructions on back of pill pocket bag is a joke. It says to squeeze the top half closed. Well, as tiny as the capsule is that I have to give my cat, the pocket doesn't even cover 1/2 of it, not to mention it breaks apart. I've read a lot of reviews of cat owners asking you to "bring back" the old recipe, as well as 2 flavors that were discontinued. We're not asking for much. If there was another company I could find that makes something similar, I would surely buy that brand. I only recommend because it is my last resort to give the medication.
by cat momma on 05/19/2013
My dog hates taking medicine, but with these she actually loves medicine time and asks for a pill pocket even when it's not medicine time! She enjoys the chicken flavored!
by Gracie's Mom on 05/15/2013
Who says you can't train a cat. Mr. Kitters loves to take his pill. In the morn and in the eve. I give 1/2 pocket w/ 1/2 pill. He comes to his mat and sits right down. He did love the duck but we don't see them, now the chicken.
by philene on 05/13/2013
Have a Rhodesian Ridgeback that hates to take medicine. Tried many tricks to disguise his pills, raw hamburger, hotdogs, cheese probably worked the best, although sometimes it took a whole slice. With these little jewels, it is NO problem, he gobbles them down!
by LeeHoney on 05/10/2013
Love how simple and enjoyable for my pet to take her medication! Wish I would have know about these a few years ago.. Finger saver too!! This has truly been answer to mine and my baby's prayers! Thank you all for Greenies, love all products you have.
by Sugarbear on 04/30/2013
I LOVE this product!!!! Thank you so much. I have a rescue cat that will only let me hold him with his face outward and will not let me pilled him like my other cat. I had to give him some medicine yesterday and it worked.
by Allison on 04/18/2013
My dogs find these tasty and do not question the pill inside. However, the size of the 'pocket' is too small for a capsule (even small ones). Also, if you try to mold the Greenie around the pill, it falls apart. These would be perfect, with just a couple changes.
by IberianRider on 04/17/2013
Pill Pockets are far more simple to use than trying to get pills into other treats or human food. My three dogs are particular to the beef flavor Pockets, they make medication time easier than it ever has been.
by FooDog's Mom on 04/10/2013
I have a picky poodle who has discovered her pills in cheese, peanut butter, cream cheese, etc. It was a nightmare to give her medicine. She is so smart and once she sees the pill, FORGET IT! Pill pockets have made my life less stressful and the dog thinks it is "TREAT TIME"! Thank you for making my life easier. All I have to do is say, "Treat!" and she runs to the Pill Pocket cabinet! All flavors are great! (For small pills, I can split in half) :)
by Rene' on 04/08/2013
I have spent many years trying to give my dog(s) medication and it's always a challenge. Finding something to wrap the pill in and even still they find some way to miss the pill. These pill pockets are amazing. Easy to put the pill in and my dog absolutely gobbled them up, pill and all. Highly recommend. Next time my cat needs meds I will be picking up Feline Pill Pockets for sure.
by Jenn on 04/04/2013
My dog has epilepsy. So he needs to take a total of 4 pills a day. When I give him his medicine in these pill pockets. He thinks its treat time.
by Mini doxie on 04/04/2013
My 15 year old lab/aussie cattle dog mix never was too much trouble with pills but I knew he hated the process. He fought me minimally but, given the chance, he'd sneak away once he heard the cupboard opening where I kept the meds. Saw Pill Pockets at the store and WOW! Once he associated the cupboard sound with the Pill Pockets he couldn't get to me fast enough. One warning: The duck flavor has an extremely strong gamey, nasty, oily, dead smell to it that I can't even get into the same room with and my dog treats them like something Andrew Zimmern would eat on Bizarre Foods.
by jjmmjj57 on 03/24/2013
Rocket almost spits out hot dogs when they have his arthritis medicine inside (Previcox). But he almost scampers like a puppy when he sees this bag in my hand, he loves it!
by Keith on 03/22/2013
One of my cats developed a thyroid condition and was prescribed pills twice a day. On the vet's recommendation I bought some pill pockets, thinking it would be a good option since my cats LOVED the regular Greenies. Well, she wouldn't eat them and the pill-giving process became very unpleasant because my cat was becoming so afraid of me she'd hide when I walked into the room. One day I discovered that Greenies was making a soft-centered treat called Smart Bites. I tried them and both cats loved them, so I started cutting one in half and inserting the pill in the soft center. It worked!!! And my cat thought she was getting a treat to boot!
Apparently others haven't had a similar problem with the Pill Pockets since they seem to have pretty good ratings. But it would be a great option for me if the Greenies company would make a soft-centered treat, slightly larger than the Smart Bites, that could be used to administer meds. (The Smart Bites are small, so sometimes the pill will fall out or there won't be enough of the soft center to accommodate the pill.) I just continue cutting biscuits in half until I find one with a large enough center, but it would be nice to have a biscuit specially made for the purpose of accepting a pill. If Greenies Brand would consider doing this, please keep the recipe the same as that in the Smart Bites since my cats love them so much!
by Lfehr128 on 03/20/2013
My dog Max LOVED the pill pockets before the reformulation, and now won't even eat them if there's no pill inside. He's a young 17 and I don't want to struggle with him so he is just not getting the meds he needs right now because i have no way to get him to take them. I am soooo sad that you changed the formula.
by dimez on 03/17/2013
We have two german shepherds that spit meds out of hotdogs, etc. This is the first to give them medicine once and they take it! This product is Amazing!
by Dragonfly on 03/16/2013
It is all most impossible to get my dog to take a pill. We tried disguising them with everything in the house. Our Vet gave us pill pockets and they really work. I highly recommend them.
Why don't they make treat flavored dog food?
by my dog on 03/16/2013
Best thing ever! Thanks for making our lives easier.
by milal4l on 03/12/2013
Whoever invented these pill pockets for dogs taking medicine-deserves the Nobel Peace Prize! Fantastic.
Please continue to keep the price reasonable! We need you.
by gradyjam on 02/27/2013
My dog's disease requires he have prednisone daily. We have a routine where he sits in the same spot on the stairs every morning for his Greenie. I try to rotate the flavors so he's not bored.
I'm not sure what I'd do without pill pockets. Henry sure does appreciate them.
by jodybat on 02/24/2013
I love this product b/c my cat loves this product. She doesn't run from me anymore when it is time for her medicine. My one and only complaint, if it could be counted as one, is that the treat is a bit big for her to handle and I had to break it in half for her to eat. But then it is like having 2 treats for the price of one. I put a pill in each half and she is non the wiser! I highly recommend
by Andre on 02/23/2013
We adopted a puppy who came with a million parasites which he lovingly shared with our other dog. By our 3rd round of meds both dogs would hide when they saw the bottles. Then I found pill pockets. Now when they smell their meds being prepped they come running. Yes they stink, but we all know that is why dogs love them! Thank you for turning a nightmare into treat time!
by littlelulu on 02/17/2013
My cat takes her pill most of the time now. This is a genuis invention. The Duck flavor was my cat's favorite. I would love it if you brought that flavor back!
by Zena's Mom on 02/17/2013
If it weren't for these pill pocket treats, I don't know how I would have given my cat her medicine. Before these, it was a real challenge to make her swallow her pill. Didn't think it would work, but it did! She loves the chicken flavor. Thank you!
by FuzzyLuvs on 02/15/2013
I know that I have said this before but I am begging the company to bring back the original recipe. I have 2 cats & 1 cat has a heart condition & needs these pill pockets. the other has to take medication periodically but she loves them as treats too. Now I have to put them in both of their mouths & make sure they swallow. Please! Bring back the other formula!
by purplecatzlady on 02/11/2013
I was not aware that the Pill Pockets product had changed until reading these reviews last night. I've been using this product for about 3-4 years. My cat takes pills three times every day. She was eating the chicken and salmon ones very well. I purchased a few packs from the vet, then found them at PetSmart for a little less expensive. About a year ago, she started getting finicky with both flavors. I bought the duck formula at PetSmart and she loved it. I had no trouble with her eating this one, so I started buying only the duck. One day when I went to PetSmart to get more, they no longer carried it. The manager told me that he thought it was being discontinued. Since then I've gone back to the chicken and salmon, but my cat sniffs them and will not eat them at all. I would like for Greenies to go back to the original formula or bring back the DUCK. I don't know what they changed, but from reading all the reviews; it sounds like most of the cats don't like them anymore. What went wrong?
by Anna Banana on 02/08/2013
My cat doesn't like any of the new flavors. She now spits them out and won't eat them.
I'm very upset.
by Pheobe on 02/06/2013
My cat takes a liver supplement every day and she will only take it with the "made with real chicken" flavor. Now I notice that the packaging just says "Chicken Flavor". Something has definitely changed because she will not touch the pill pockets made with the new chicken recipe. Please bring back the old real chicken recipe.
by Sad Kitty Owner on 02/06/2013
We have a cat with gastrointestinal issues and allergies. When she flares, we would give her a steroid in the duck pill pockets because chicken is a problem for her. Now we can't get them for her! Boo to Greenies!
by Saddened cat owner on 02/02/2013
Anyone that knows cats knows that they are usually picky eaters. I don't know why you would discontinue something that gets cats to take their medicine! My cat takes two pills a day and will only eat the duck! You sure have a huge variety for dogs!
by Bring.back.duck.flavor on 01/28/2013
My cats LOVED the Salmon flavored pill pockets. They would never give me a bad time. Now I have to force them to take the pills . The pill pockets don't even stick to the pils. I don't have to use a whole pill pocket for some pills so I tear off a bit and wrap the pill in it. But these new pills are awfull. The cats won't even eat them. I have tried Chicken and I get the same response. Bring back the old recipe PLEASE!!! NOW!!
by purplecatzlady on 01/24/2013
I was told by the staff at the animal hospital that pill pockets where very useful. I could not believe how easy the pill went down. The pockets worked great. Now a week later I can't find them anywhere.I can't believe you would discontinue them. My cat will not even take the pills in the salmon or chicken pill pockets.
by dpestes on 01/18/2013
It's too bad that you switched to the new all natural formula because my cat does not even want to smell it, let alone eat it...this was a really useful tool to get her to take a necessary medicine, now we'll have to go back to forcing it down her throat...please consider changing back to the original formula and do away with this new, all natural rehydrated chicken recipe!!
by CatloverNeb on 01/09/2013
I tried Pill Pockets for an anti-anxiety pill for my 16-year-old male cat prior to his first airplane trip. He is not a picky eater and never has been, however when I tried to give him one of the salmon pill pockets as a treat a few days before our trip, he was barely interested. Of course he chewed the treat and didn't seem to like the sticky texture. When I tried it with a pill inside, after the first chew, he broke the pocket, tasted the pill and spit it all out.
Needless to say this product did not make pill time a treat for anyone.
by friendofcats on 01/08/2013
With so many dogs experiencing intolerances and allergies to chicken, it surprises me that there is only one formulation that does not contain it (allergy/pea formula), and is only available in tablet size. Consumers have to be extra careful when reading the ingredients, because the beef and peanut butter formulas contain chicken, which one would not expect. The pockets themselves are a great idea for dogs that will find pills in cheese, wieners and anything else you try and hide them in!
by Georgie on 01/03/2013
We have given our Peke "Max" his daily pills inside Greenies Chicken Pill Pockets for almost 5 years. When it is time for his mornning medication, I call him and tell him it is time to get his meds. He has always come running and swallows his pills immediately. Since the formula of the Pill Pockers has changed he won't touch them. We have been forced to push the pills down his throat. I am glad that the chemical preservative has been taken out of the Pill Pockets but it doesn't do us any good if our dog won't eat them.
by Maxie's Mom on 12/28/2012
My 11 y/o cat loved the duck pill pockets and would easily take her medications daily when placed in the pocket. However since they took away the duck flavor I tried the chicken. She would only eat it some of the time. Now since they have changed the formula she won't even eat an empty pocket. She will just walk away, I end up having to force her to take the medications like there was never an option of the pill pockets. PLEASE bring back the duck and change the formula back to the original. Pill pockets worked fabulously for my cat, it made life so easy. Now I have spent money on pockets she won't even eat.
by Mom of 2 kitties on 12/26/2012
I have tried three times with two different pills and once without the pills. She likes the taste of the covering. The pills are normal size but still do not fit properly. I have to mush and stretch the peanut butter covering with both pills. Yes they are tablets and I got the tablet size not the capsule one. It is really hard to not touch the covering when I have to stretch this. I was able to get my boyfriend to mush it while I was the one who held it and put the pill in. She spit the whole thing out with the covering split in two and the pill exposed.I guess this works more for dog who swallow everything whole.
by Ashley S. on 12/10/2012
My Frenchie is highly allergic to anything that has poultry (chicken, turkey, duck, pheasant, etc.) in it. He is also sensitive to grains; however, he could live with the small amount of grains. It would be nice to have a formula without the poultry. I now have to give him his pills in ground lamb. I would and do recommend for dogs that do not have allergies.
by Ann E on 12/06/2012
Before I heard of Greenies Pill Pockets, I either wrestled trying to get my dog to swallow a pill, or I asked the vet to give her liquid meds, which could get messy and drippy, but were a little easier than a pill. Then I discovered Greenies Pill Pockets, and it was a whole new world. My dog sits in front of me, tail wagging, eagerly awaiting her meds because she loves the Greenies Pill Pockets. They're so easy to use and so quick to administer the meds. It's a treat for both of us!
by justd103 on 12/02/2012
Please bring back the Duck and Pea flavor for cats!!!! Our female Norwegian Forest Cat won't touch anything else. she needs her lasix medication and we've tried all flavors over 3 yrs. Duck and Pea is all she will eat. Loves it! we stocked up and just found out this week that it's no longer available. PLEASE bring it back before it's too late for her!
by abby on 11/28/2012
Rudis liked the pocket the first time around but quickly learned to eat around the pocket. She likes the pocket itself, but the medium to large pills do not fit. Smashing two pockets around one large pill does work, if she doesn't eat around the pocket. Giving occasional empty pockets helps to some extent.
by Rudis on 11/27/2012
Amazing! It used to be a fight throwing pills down my cat's throat with his jaw held open. Now I can just give him a treat he enjoys so much he begs for more of them! He gobbles them up so quickly he doesn't even notice the pill. I love them!
by Pill Pocket Enthusiast on 11/19/2012
I have 3 cats that have a upper respiratory infection and need to give them pills. The vet gave me a sample of pill pockets and I was excited to try them. I tried feeding the product to each of the 3 cats first and only one nibbled at it. I put a pill in another pocket and tried to get the cat to eat it. He nibbled the product and left the pill. I am very disappointed that this product did not solve a real problem of trying to give a cat a pill.
by jerrydeasy on 11/15/2012
Just like the countless reviewers before me I submit my plea to bring back the Duck and Pea flavor. My cat LOVED them and she won't even smell the other flavors. I realize this is totally a #firstworldproblem but I really do miss headache-free pill time. I can't recommend Feline Greenies until you make (or re-make) a product my cat will eat. Thank you.
by Ryan on 11/08/2012
My kitten has always LOVED pill pockets, which is great because she was born with a complicated heart and is on several medications. I noticed that they changed to an "All Natural" formula, which is great, BUT my cat will NOT touch it, and spits it out with I mix it with her food! My kitten is NOT picky, she loves food, and will eat pretty much anything, but these all natural pill pockets. I have wasted money on trying both the Chicken and the Salmon All Natural only to discover it's not as palatable! Can't we have the old one's back? Or at least have the option to purchase that or the All natural????
by purplebug on 11/04/2012
Great product would highly recommend!!! My dogs love them!!
by Dog Lover on 10/25/2012
First off Pill Pockets, when they work, are the best. Highest recommendation. I have a cat that needs multiple pills a day and these are a lifesaver. However, the formula was recently changed and now he won't touch them and turns his nose up at them. Your results may differ, but I wish they had the old formula or maybe more flavors. In concept these are great. But as they are now, not so much.
by FRK1 on 10/23/2012
Our Pom suffers from seizures and has to be on meds 3 times a day for EVER! Trying to wrap them in meat or cheese just got to be intolerable for us (probably not the healthiest for him as we dont give people food to our dogs) and not to mention difficult to pack for a day or two when we would go away or send him to the kennel. Pill pockets have made both our lives so much easier. We break them up and only use what we need to mould around and cover the pill.Our larger dog gets a little piece as well so they think they are treats. Love the new peanut butter option as well!! Thanks for such an awesome product!
by canadianeh on 10/23/2012
On Saturday September 29th, I received a 2-year old cat from a Rescue. He came to me with a condition which required medication in pill form. I had to administer it to him the next day. It was a struggle, as he was new to me and my other cat, and shortly after I gave up trying to put it into his mouth, then getting him to swallow it. I then tried putting the pill into food (butter), but it didn't work. I then went to the pet store and bought a bag of Greenies Salmon Flavoured Pill Pockets, as well as some high quality wet food. I got home and put the pill into the wet food, which he didn't touch. I then gave him a Pill Pocket (without a pill inside of it) shortly after, to get him used to the taste. He liked it, and ate it. The next day I put a pill in a Pill Pocket, then fed it to him. He gobbled it up! I've been doing this with every other pill I've had to administer to him, with no problems whatsoever. He seems to love this stuff! (Note that I only give him one dose of medication at a time, as recommended by the Vet, every other day, in only ONE Pill Pocket. ) I am considering this product nothing short of marvellous, and I HIGHLY recommend it.
by Rampal's Mom on 10/09/2012
We are devastated that you changed the formula. Please, please change it back. Our cat has to have medicine twice a day and we had years of stress-free pilling thanks to the old pill pockets. We just opened our first pack of the new formula and he won't touch them. We are back to force-pilling out cat. I'd pay triple for the old formula - please help us.
by Distraught Cat Piller on 10/06/2012
Why did you change the formula? My cat was happy to gobble up the chicken flavor and suddenly with this newer packet shes not even interested! I can tell myself by handling them that they are not the same or as palatable...please go back to the other formula and also bring back the duck too!
by ChattiCatt on 10/02/2012
A few weeks ago I was disappointed to notice that the duck & pea flavor were suddenly not on the shelf at the pet store. Both of my cats loved them and would take their pills without any problem. Now I am having to "pill" them, because the other flavors are not as well accepted. One cat will eat salmon on occasion, and the other won't touch it. Is there any chance that you will bring the duck flavor back? I bought the canine duck version and they don't like it.
by Frustrated Pill Giver on 09/29/2012
My toy poodle is sick and refuses all food, except pill pockets. She won't eat anything else! I'm hoping that she'll get by for a while on the pill pockets until she regains her interest in real food...
by eurosteve on 09/25/2012
My cat gobbles up his pill pocket so quickly! And he is such a picky eater! I couldn't believe it. Thanks for making such a great pocket so I don't need to forcemy cat to swallow a pill!!!!!
by Sherry on 09/22/2012
I have two English Bulldogs with allergies and have been using the Duck and Pea Pill Pockets for over a year for their allergy medicine. They love them. I am very disappointed that these have been discontinued. Please reconsider and bring them back.
by Bulldog Mom on 09/20/2012
Whew, my cat is an old duffer and ONLY wants Duck flavor. I'm now told you don't carry it any longer? Now what do I do about giving him his meds? Does not like the new formula with the salmon and chicken.
by Mike on 09/20/2012
I have a cat that is epileptic, which I need to give him 1/2 a pill twice a day. I went to the pet store and they advised me about pill pockets. I had bought all the flavors (including duck), which he absolutely loved. Well after years of this, for some reason, he has grown very fond of the duck. I did notice the ingredients in the cat and dog are exactly the same, so I have been using the dog pill pockets, only cutting them down so he can eat them. Now I am stuck, the duck is the only one he will eat. When is the duck going to be available again??? Signed: Desperate for duck
by Desperate for duck on 09/19/2012
Our cat used to devour these things. She literally couldn't wait to take her medicine. Unfortunately, the formulation has been tweaked (evidenced by the ingredients listed on the bag) and now she won't touch them. This is not simply a matter of switching flavors, as we've always bought the salmon ones.
by Brad on 09/17/2012
About one year ago, our 10 year old cat starting taking medicine 2x day. Everyone knows how fussy cats are! We tried everything & then we were told about Pill Pockets. We purchased the chicken flavor, & for 5 weeks she took her pill faithfully - then she stopped. She'd chew the pocket until she discovered the pill, then she'd spit it out. Then she quit altogether. No pocket, no pill. Our Vet recommended the Duck flavored Pill Pocket - - voila! - - worked like a charm - to the point she'd be following us around when she knew it was time, screaming, meowing...Just recently while at the Vet I remembered she was low on the Pockets and I was VERY disappointed to learn this flavor has been discontinued!
Back to the drawing board for this cat owner :/
by tobys mum on 09/16/2012
We've bought chicken pill pockets for several years now. The new product formulation is not liked by our cat. Since he takes several pills twice a day, this is a problem. He loved the old formulation. I now have 6 unusable packages.
by Inky on 09/16/2012