the pill pocket game

Ever since his last vet visit, Otto has been asked to consume a pill or two every day.

The medicine actually seems to be working. Feeding him the medicine, not so much. 

Hence, I was pretty excited when I heard about so called pill pockets. You put the medicine into the pill pocket, close it, present it to your cat and boom – he/she will think it’s a treat. 

Here is how that worked for Otto. 

Step one.

I present Otto with three treats, one of which is a magic pill pocket.

Step two. 

Otto devours two of the three treats. Of course, he identifies and ignores the one treat I actually needed him to eat. 

Needless to be said, he is not amused and questions whether he’ll be ever able to trust me again. 

How do you feed medicine to your pets?