Remember back when I posted about these Greenies Pill Pockets? Well, I invested in a bag of the Roasted Duck and Pea Formula, which they call their “Allergy Formula,” so that I can give Lulu some pills at night. I got the capsules, but they also have a tablet size.
The bag was somewhere around $8, which I thought was a little high, but I’m sure you could get them on sale or use a coupon. Certainly not a product you would want to purchase if you give your dog a pill once or twice a day every day all year long. However, these are great for when you need to give your dog some medicine for shortened periods of time.
I opened up the bag and — wooooo, man — let me tell you that these are stinky. In trying to describe the potent smell I have come up with phrases like “peanut butter of pantries past” and “wet cat food with a side of nose plugs.” I think those are accurate. Of course, the smell doesn’t bother my dogs as I had two very interested spectators at my side the minute I cracked open the bag.
In case you’re wondering what they’re made of, here are the ingredients directly from the bag: Duck, glycerin, dried peas, natural flavors, vegetable oil, water, salt, potassium sorbate (to preserve freshness), xanthan gum, citric acid, preserved with mixed tocopherols (a source of Vitamin E). No old peanut butter here!
These are so easy to use. You simply insert the pill(s) into the hole in the treat and then use your fingers to mash the opening together so that the pills don’t fall out. You can fit two small capsules or one large capsule inside each one.
Despite the funky smell, I’d say these are one of the better ways in which I’ve distributed meds to my dogs. Lulu practically swallows the treat whole. I would definitely buy these again.