My dog is a pill

All of our pets have their own unique personalities. And Cici, my polka dot princess, is certainly a dog with her own particular quirks. She makes me laugh every day with her antics. I call her a bug and a pill too because she likes to bug me for stuff, attention, treats, and is VERY persistent about what she wants. And she often surprises me. I had given up on her EVER being a dog that will play fetch. She just does not do that. She may go to the toy and play with it herself but will not bring it back to me. NEVER. Until the other day. Suddenly, we were playing with one of her toys and she spontaneously, on her own, brought it back to me to throw for her again, THREE times. Amazing, I wonder if she will ever do that again.

Am very happy that Cici is well again. It was kind of a scary time for us with her leg, thinking that she had to have expensive surgery on her knee. But thankfully, through the Conservative Movement restriction protocol (even though we did it all wrong and not restricting enough) for 3-4 months, her leg is just fine now, no more hopping or limping or pain. Free to chase the birdies at the park every morning again.

While I was keeping her restricted I was also giving her a few different types of supplements, suggested to me by the vets and Dr. Harvey. Alfalfa, Vitamin C, and Manganese. Also, a couple of different joint aids. Every day, I had to give her capsules. And it was challenging to say the least.

Recently, McChewy’s sent us a bag of  treats to try out… GREENIES® PILL POCKETS®

Cici really enjoyed these treats, GREENIES® PILL POCKETS®, made in two flavors, beef or chicken and two sizes, small or large. There is also an allergy formula with duck and peas. They are called Pill Pockets so that you can sneak medicine into them while giving your pet a yummy treat. I usually use hot dogs but these are a healthier alternative and more effective. Cici scarfed them up. The treats hide the taste and smell of medicine so your pet will just want more treats and take their medicine. Sneaky. I love it.

Anything that makes giving pets the medicine that they need easier, is a good thing as far as I am concerned. Even with the supplements in hot dogs, I found sometimes Cici would spit out the capsule and I had to hold her mouth open to get it down. Not fun. She was not happy and neither was I.

The GREENIES® PILL POCKETS® also help with quicker absorption of the medication. Formulated by vets. And they even have treats for kitty cats, too.


GREENIES® PILL POCKETS® Canine Treats with real Chicken:

Chicken, glycerin, wheat flour, vegetable oil, dried corn syrup, wheat gluten, corn flour, natural flavors, lecithin, brewers dried yeast, preserved with potassium sorbate, salt, methylcellulose, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), preserved with mixed tocopherols, vitamin E supplement.

There is a whole line of Green products, dental chews, treats and chews for senior dogs and more, so check them out.

What better way to order these treats from but McChewy’s online… they offer discounts, free shipping and 120 brands of your favorite dog and cat products. AND speedy service. I recently ordered dog food from another company and boy did I learn my lesson. NEVER again. It took two whole weeks. Am ordering through McChewy’s next time. And will receive my order faster at home. Love it.


Filed under allergies, cats, dog treats, dogs, drugs for dogs, four paws up, green, keep pets safe, pet care, product review, Uncategorized

2 responses to “My dog is a pill

  1. We’ve used pill pockets for years. Great way to get your dog to take pills and much easier than trying to put it in cheese!

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