Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Pill Pocket Ideas????

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Prenton Cheshire
    Posts
    4,716
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Pill Pocket Ideas????

    Hi

    Or rather what do you wrap your tablet in so your Cavalier will take it easily before you begin a wrestling match .My reason for asking for suggestions is once again I have been
    reading about MVD and I suddenly thought "cheese and salt ".Daisy now has 6 gabapentin ,3 cimetidene and one omeprazole daily which means we use 7 pieces of cheese to wrap
    them in during the day ( or 3/4 of a sqr of one of those flat cheese things ) and as i am trying to cut out any excess sodium I wondered what others use ,I did buy a pack of pill
    pockets ages ago but they seemed huge so I don't fancy giving her a load of them daily so what do you think ?

    Thanks

    Bri
    Brian M

    Poppy the Tri, Daisy the Blen, Rosie the Ruby and Lily the B & T

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    24,011
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    15

    Default

    I use a small bit of margarine or butter spread but have used meat paste, peanut butter, soft cheese. Agree, don't think I'd wrap in cheese 7 times a day -- lots of fat and calories in cheese. Most often I just put Leo's pills in his regular food in the morning.
    Karlin
    Cavaliers: Jaspar Leo Lily Tansy Libby (foster) Mindy (foster)
    In memory: Lucy
    Cavalier SM Infosite:www.smcavaliers.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Prenton Cheshire
    Posts
    4,716
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Hi Karlin

    Meat paste seems good to try .I have tried putting tablets in their food before Poppy is fine as every meal is her last ever meal so its all gone in a blink same with Lily ,Rosie is more methodical and tends to find any
    non food items and Daisy just finishes her breakfast just as its teatime she is dead slow and stop but I think she plays the game I have something and you our Pops have nothing ,Another of the inter Cavalier games
    they play with each other and the last thing she eats is her strawberry which she keeps back as last till I open the crate then she grabs it tightly in her teeth and then on purpose runs past Pops growling and grumbling
    away and saying won again as she goes past ,the horror .
    Brian M

    Poppy the Tri, Daisy the Blen, Rosie the Ruby and Lily the B & T

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    1,447
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Hi Brian, I use to use these for Sydney. He got 11 different pills in the morning and again at night. The pill pockets are really soft. You can smash them flat then wrap the pill in them. I was able to use 1 large pill pocket for his pills, so he only got 2 pill pockets a day.
    Joyce - Proudly owned & loved by

    BellaMia (Aug. 30, 2012) My Beautiful Ruby Milo (Jan. 20, 2014) My Handsome Tri
    Sydney (
    April 16, 2000~April 4, 2012) Always and Forever In My Heart

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    482
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I use peanut butter, the dogs don't seem to notice the pill.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Chicago area
    Posts
    1,758
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I use the cat pill pockets. They're much smaller than the ones for dogs and guess what - my dogs can't tell that they're for cats!!
    Bev
    Oliver (blenheim, born 3/2001), Riley (black & tan, born 8/2002,), Madison (ruby, born 9/2003), and Oz (tri-color, born 7/2007)

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    44
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    They have pill pockets for capsules and also for tablets. the ones for tablets are much smaller and then i break them in half when giving one pill alone. u might also try mashed banana or all natural unsalted peanut butter??

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    634
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    We use a cube of cheese!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Chicago area
    Posts
    1,758
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    The cat pill pockets are even smaller than the dog tablet size.
    Bev
    Oliver (blenheim, born 3/2001), Riley (black & tan, born 8/2002,), Madison (ruby, born 9/2003), and Oz (tri-color, born 7/2007)

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    victoria bc
    Posts
    661
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I have a 16 year old cat on thyroid medication. I was getting so frustrated because he lovessss pill pockets but they are pricy
    Someone on another board suggested a certain kinda cheese that I never buy. So I tried a tiny piece of cheese singles. One square will last me a week. Just enough to cover the pill.he loved it. It's become his routine now. When I forget he reminds me.

    Also I'm sure most are aware. But you can also buy pet medication at Costco for so much cheaper!!
    Oliver and Max and Meeko man, i will meet you at the Rainbow bridge. I love you all. Miss you more then you'll ever know.
    wait for me...
    Chelsea

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •