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I always saw these at the vet clinic and thought they were a great idea, but way too expensive.

However, I'm going on the road this weekend with a couple of dogs that are on meds. I've been on the road with them before and giving pills on the run can be a pain.

I had Joie bring some of these home from the clinic. At $10/bag, they're pricey, but they really do make giving pills super easy. Yes, I know I can accomplish the same thing with a piece of bread. But there's also something therapeutic in sticking pills in a "fragrant" piece of play-doh. :) And then pinching it together and molding it so no pill is showing... LOL

Anyway, I'm going to take them on the road this weekend. Often I get hectic airing and remember to give pills once I'm getting ready to run dogs. Having to pull dogs off the truck, give the pill, get my hand all slimy, etc.... Now, I will just hand them their cocktails...

http://www.greenies.com/en_US/products_pill_pockets.asp

ps --- I didn't realize greenies made them til I looked them up...

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Interesting. I've had some smaller dogs where this would have helped. However, I've always found that one of the charms of my labs has been that I give them pills as a treat for doing something (e.g. sit) and they swallow them down happily. No disguise needed. They simply "inhale" treats anyway and never notice the flavor. :)
 

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Kristie, I agree with you 100%. You can actually get them at Petsmart.
They are really handy when traveling, though I put them in a plastic jar rather in the pouch that they come in so that they don't get squashed.
I haven't looked for them up here in Montana but found them easily in California.
 
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dogcommand said:
Kristie, I agree with you 100%. You can actually get them at Petsmart.
They are really handy when traveling, though I put them in a plastic jar rather in the pouch that they come in so that they don't get squashed.
I haven't looked for them up here in Montana but found them easily in California.
Yeah, good idea! they certainly can get squashed. I had mine in the truck, where they got a little "melty" and stuck to my hands. yuck.

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DucterJim said:
Try the canned cheese it works great with my dogs. Cheap and if you have some crackers instant snack for you.
LOL... You talking about the spread stuff?
 

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I can get them wholesale through my Euk/Iams distributor (as well as almost everything at Petsmart).

Don't know how you get food, but if you have it delivered by a distributor, see if you can get them wholesale. The bag of large dog ones is $5.40, or you can buy 12 bags for $65.
 
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msdaisey said:
I can get them wholesale through my Euk/Iams distributor (as well as almost everything at Petsmart).

Don't know how you get food, but if you have it delivered by a distributor, see if you can get them wholesale. The bag of large dog ones is $5.40, or you can buy 12 bags for $65.
I'll get them at cost through my husband, but they retail for $10.... 12 bags for $65 sounds like a good deal. May be less than what the clinic pays at cost...

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They're awesome!! Much better than "squeeze cheese" or peanut butter. Plus you can mangle the crumbs into another for another pill....

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I always keep a small bag of frozen BilJac on hand, I making a small ball of that with the pill makes the dogs very happy.
 

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Cheap 'n nasty supermarket sliced cheddar; monge it up into a paste and the job's done.

I have this routine twice a day for one dog (epilepsy pills) so the Pill Pocket looks pricey....but fine for trips and occasional use.

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Cheese?????? Really???

Search and rescue, and other detector type trainers, frown greatly with the use of cheese, as studies have shown it affects scenting ability.

No cheese for my dogs, just in case, they are right.
 

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I keep beef hotdog in the cooler or travel trailer for giving pill…actually us the same thing at home…pills easily slide into the hot dog and the dogs always eat them.
 

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Kristie Wilder said:
DucterJim said:
Try the canned cheese it works great with my dogs. Cheap and if you have some crackers instant snack for you.
LOL... You talking about the spread stuff?
Yep the stuff in the aerasol cans sticks to anything. My vet suggested it years ago and works well and keeps well without refrigration. Just put a couple of squirts on the med.
 
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DucterJim said:
Kristie Wilder said:
DucterJim said:
Try the canned cheese it works great with my dogs. Cheap and if you have some crackers instant snack for you.
LOL... You talking about the spread stuff?
Yep the stuff in the aerasol cans sticks to anything. My vet suggested it years ago and works well and keeps well without refrigration. Just put a couple of squirts on the med.
Funny! ok, will try next time. Plus that stuff has a shelf life of like 10 years, right??? ;)
 

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I guess my crew are just pigs - all I have to do is put a pill in their food bowl with their regular food and the pill is swallowed in a matter of seconds!!

The canned EZ Cheese is a HUGE favorite here! After training and after each series when competing, everybody gets a squirt of EZ Cheese. :D

EZ Cheese - don't leave home without it regards,

Andy
 
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