This may seem a shameless product advertisement, but I don’t benefit, so I proudly sing its praises from the roof tops!
I have to give Benji a pill morning and night, possibly for the rest of his life. He cannot live without them at this point. If I had to battle this 22lb cat twice a day to pill him indefinitely, it probably just wouldn’t happen.
So my brilliant cousin, Cylly, told me awhile back about Pill Pockets when she had to do frequent pilling. It’s a nummy treat with a hole in it. You put the pill in the hole, squish the opening closed and the cat gobbles it up. I think Benji pretty much eats them whole. It is funny cause I rattle his pill bottle and he comes running. Then while I prepare his “treat” he stretches up my leg in anticipation (sometimes sharpening his claws-Ouch!) I think only once in about the approximately 100 times I have given him one did he have a look on his face like he got a bitter flavor–I quickly followed up with a spoon of wet food to help that all slide right down. These have literally been a life saver.
I buy them from the vet because it is convenient, so I’m not sure but imagine you can get them at pet store chains. They cost me about $7 for a package of 45. There is a cat version and a dog version. I’ve seen the cat ones in two flavors: chicken and salmon. Benji recommends both!