Pill Pockets, from S&M Nutec, are made with real beef and are a nutritious supplement to a dog's regular diet. You put a pill in the opening, then press the ends together. They make medicating your dog much easier and more pleasant for the dog.
Our testers were Luna Bell (1year old), Lady (2 years old) and Ike (2.5 years old), all Jack Russe Terriers from Slidell, LA.
They love them. Each Pill Pocket is soft and molds around the pill, so it won’t fall out. The dogs have never spit another pill out. Pill Pockets come in 3 sizes. It is the easiest , quickest, and cleanest way to get pills in your dog, and the manufacturer says that unlike using table scraps, Pill Pockets do not promote begging.
Luna has allergies and takes Benadryl Daily. She has a Pill Pocket first thing every morning when we get up. Even during Hurricane Katrina we packed her pill pockets and she didn’t miss a dose. Ike usually can’t be fooled by much, but he even falls for the pill pockets. He doesn’t need medicine every day, but cries to have his pill pocket treat when Luna gets hers. I just give him an empty one. They come in a bag that can be resealed and one bag has about a month's worth of treats for us. I sometimes get the large size and break them into pieces to make them last longer. They cost about six dollars a bag, depending where you get them.
I felt it was so cruel to shove pills down my dogs throat , only to have them spit it out soon after. It was upsetting to my dogs and stressed me out.
It also is quicker and much cleaner than using a fattening treat to bury it in. Lady has weight issues and should not eat extra fattening human treats. No mess—NO stress. My dogs love it and cry for it as a treat. They still have not caught on that it has a pill in it. Thank God for Pill Pockets!
– Kelly Stein