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Street Team: Pill Pockets

I've never heard of a single person complain about how much their pups love medicine. Lucky for me, North's never needed to take a pill, but I wonder if I could trick him with the traditional pill-in-peanut-butter trick. He may love the PB, but he's still one smart cookie. When wren shared this great product with our street team, I couldn't wait to pass it along to all of you.

To find out what a pill pocket is – and see her review –


A couple of years ago her pooch Myko was on pain pills after a surgery, and it was such a nightmare! As she tried putting them in all different types of food, after a few times, he'd catch on and she'd have to switch it up. In the end, she resorted to placing the pill in the back of his throat, holding his mouth closed until he swallowed – poor thing!

Flash forward to now – this time around when her Italian Greyhound needed to swallow a pill twice a day, she started putting them in these Pill Pockets ($7.99) . . . turning the meds into a treat for her pup! The pungent chicken and beef flavors (likely) have a strong flavor to mask the pill, and he hasn't caught on yet to this tasty treat in disguise!

Do you want to join PetSugar's street team? I'd love to hear firsthand about your favorite products because I can't possibly buy them all – simply write a blog like this one and let me know what gets four paws up in your household and why you love it.

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insanitypepper insanitypepper 9 years
My dog will eat anything. My cat, on the other hand, starts to foam at the mouth as soon as he hears a pill bottle rattle. Do they make something similar for cats?
tglynn tglynn 9 years
OH! We tried these and they work so well!
koozl19 koozl19 9 years
These Pill Pockets are great! I use the large size to give my Great Dane his medicine when my hubby is out of town. Hubby can do the pills at the back of the throat thing, but I can't reliably so these 'treats' are a godsend!
AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
Neat idea, but it only takes a little practive to get your dog to take pills. get the tip of your finger damp so the pill sticks to it, open the dogs mouth with the other hand and get the pill way in the back on the throat with your finger. Hold the mouth shut and give a quick blow on the dogs nose. They instinctively swallow when air is blown there. It works every single time, even with otherwise impossible dogs.
ehadams ehadams 9 years
My dog is super picky and doesn't even like the pill pockets. She is also super smart and finds the pill even in her favorite foods. The only thing she will take pills in is ICE CREAM! :dog:
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I use the pill pockets for kitties when i have to give them pills, they love them! ha ha if they only knew.
rushka313 rushka313 9 years
The fact that they have a Cocker Spaniel on the packaging is sooo telling. I call my Cocker Spaniel the "Amazing Kreskin" when it comes to pills. She has found sooo many clever ways to not take her pills. Including licking all the peanut butter off the pill and spitting it back out, eating the cheese around the pill, or just a downright refusal to swallow it. I will definitely be looking into these clever treats!
t-and-co t-and-co 9 years
We have to give Bailey seditives when we travel, and we've found that hiding it in food makes them less effective...It's almost like the peanut butter coats it and it doesn't get absorbed. Weird, I know. So we've just been stuggling with him by putting it in the back of his mouth and holding his mouth shut. I might have to try these though...That can be quite a scene in the middle of a crowded airport. :)
CJaneTyp CJaneTyp 9 years
I gave my old dog meds for years and tried all sorts of methods. After trial and error for 14 years I now simply open my dogs mouth and drop the pill in the back of his throat, hold his mouth shut for a few seconds while he swallows. It takes 10 seconds and is a done deal, rather than fishing mushy disintegrating pills out of cream cheese or peanut butter.
lawchick lawchick 9 years
I give our dog his arthritis pill in PB every day. It is a pain and messy, but it works.
ALSW ALSW 9 years
This is a brilliant idea! Our dog had to take arthritis medication and the only way we could do it was to hide it in cheese. And he figured that out pretty quickly...
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