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Greenies allergy formula pill pockets

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Blackberry

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Purred: Tue Oct 18, '11 6:24pm PST 
Hi all. Has anyone heard of the new Greenies Allergy Formula Roasted Duck & Pea formula pill pockets? They seem to be grain free. Has anyone tried them? I've never used regular pill pockets before because of the wheat flour, but I'm considering looking for these.

Also, do pill pockets really work? If a cat bites on them, don't they feel the hard pill and then just spit them back out, or do they kind of swallow them whole? Seems a bit iffy to me.

Thanks,
Blackberry's mom
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Lacey

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Purred: Tue Oct 18, '11 6:30pm PST 
yes we use them. they're GREAT! Mom keeps them in the fridge so they aren't so goopy and chewy.
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Lacey

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Purred: Tue Oct 18, '11 6:31pm PST 
I forgot to mention they pretty much sell them everywhere, Petco, Petsmart, etc. way to go
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Blackberry

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Purred: Wed Oct 19, '11 4:18am PST 
Thanks Lacey, I've got to try and find some after work.

Purrs,
Blackberry's mom
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Jack

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Purred: Wed Oct 19, '11 5:17am PST 
Hello!

Momma is a Pet Nutrition Specialist for Nutro, the company that makes Greenies. The duck and pea formula of the pill pockets is specifically designed for those of us that have sensitive systems. They're a limited ingredient based formula, and quite tasty if I do say so myself. I've used pill pockets before when mom had to give me antibiotics. I couldn't taste the pill at all! I used to come sit down in front of mom and meow for my treat when she brought the bag out! (Kiki did too!) I would recommend that your mom give you one or two without the pill inside to show you how yummy they are. Also, when momma puts the pill in, make sure the hand that puts the pill in isn't the one that closes the end. We cats have a great sense of smell, and may not take the treat if we can smell the medicine.

Momma couldn't imagine having to shove a pill down my throat! Pill Pockets are awesome and get two paws up from our house.
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Blackberry

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Purred: Wed Oct 19, '11 10:30am PST 
Hey Jack, thanks for the tips!
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Sneakers, I- miss you

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Purred: Wed Oct 19, '11 11:08am PST 
I use those because at least one of my cats has allergies so we can't use the regular kind. Actually most of my cats won't eat treats including the Pill Pockets but my vet recommended using them anyway even though I have to "pill" them mostly. I found it really helps because even though they won't eat it on their own, covering the pill makes it not taste bad and keeps it from getting stuck in their mouth.
Sneakers however will eat the pill pockets. Unfortunately she has gotten smart and realized there is a pill inside so she will try to lick and chew them until the pill falls out so she can eat around it. confused
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Blackberry

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Purred: Thu Oct 20, '11 4:14am PST 
Hi again. Last night I picked up 2 packages of the Roasted Duck allergy pill pockets and, I lucked out and Blackberry eats them, even with the pill inside!big grin

I'm basically doing what Jack suggested. The pills are bigger than the pockets, but I put one in and mush the treat around it so that it can't be seen (kind of a play-dough type consistency). I give Blackberry an empty treat (then Chaucer comes running up for onelaugh out loud ), then I give him the treat/pill, then I give him a 3rd treat just to make sure that he's swallowing everything. Woo hoo!

Thanks everyone for their help and I hope that maybe this thread helps someone else too!

Purrs,
Blackberry's mom
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Merlin - An Angel- Forever

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Purred: Thu Oct 20, '11 9:14am PST 
I know lots of cats are going grain-free but one or two grain containing Pill Pockets or general treat isn't going to do any harm unless you do have a grain allergy. That's my opinion smile

You can use the dog Pill Pockets as well. The ingredients are the same and you get more treats in the bag. The dog treats are bigger but you don't need the entire treat. Just break the treat apart and smush enough around the pill to completely coat it. Dr. Lisa of Catinfo.org recommends this. Dr. Lisa's web site has other tips on how to safely give pills.
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The Thompson- Zoo

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Purred: Thu Oct 20, '11 9:36am PST 
I haven't ever been able to get ANY of my cats to eat any of the pill pockets. I wish they would as it would make pilling so much easier.
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