Pill Pockets are the best invention for getting dogs to willingly take pills or capsules. I think they are wonderful and easy. I just put the medication inside the pocket press it to close the opening, and the dogs gobble the pill pocket and medication up. There was a problem with one medication--must have tasted nasty and the dog did not want to take the pill pocket. After slathering some cream cheese over the pill pocket, now they don't notice the nasty tasting medication.
One of my pooches takes medication and pill pockets has helped with making the process easier. My pooch typically LOVES peanut butter but he doesn't seem to like this particular flavor as much as other pill pockets. The texture is at times a bit stiff. But I don't want him to get bored of the other flavor so I will keep in the rotation.
We tried this on two dogs. One gobbled it up, but the other was not too impressed and preferred real peanut butter instead. Since most dogs like peanut butter and these are not as messy as the real thing they are definitely worth a try.
I have a very small capsule that I give my Yorkie every day. The "pill" size Greenies are a bit too small, and even these capsule size are bigger than I need. So I just slice these in half, and place the capsule into one half (save the other for next pill) and press the slides together just enough to hold the pill. Then I place that upside down top of his wet food - and voila - he eats the whole thing, no problem. I have tried both chicken and peanut butter and he loves them both.
I thought my dogs would love these peanut butter flavored pockets, but some of them turned their noses up (they prefer the chicken or beef flavored ones). For my more cooperative dogs, however, these are as helpful as other pill pockets in administering meds (and making sure the pills actually get swallowed!).
Since I got these the first time from my vet, I have never had a problem giving my dog any of her pill meds. She loves these things, even as just a treat! She looks forward to "pill-taking time" any time I need to give her one. I absolutely love these & so does my dog. Best value for the money. Lowest price ever on-line!
I use them for my cats, who take medication and herbal remedies daily and get tired of the same flavors all the time, so I try to rotate different ones. These are supposed to be for dogs, & my cats don't really like the other dog flavors, but all of my cats love these peanut butter pill pockets!
These peanut butter pill pockets make giving medications to my dogs simple and easy. I've used the beef flavor prior to this with success. I consider the peanut butter pockets even better because they are a little softer to work with. And, of course, my 2 lab-mixes LOVE the flavor. :)