I've been using this product for about 3-4 years

This review is fromGREENIES Pill Pockets for Cats Chicken Formula 1.6 oz (45 count).
Anyone who has ever tried to give a cat pills will know it is NOT a fun experience. They wiggle and squirm just right, then if you do manage to get it in there, it always seems to come back out. This was the case in our house for sure. This past fall we found our cat with a large tumor in his face and essentially the only cure (outside of surgery) was steroids. A regular regimen of pills for this fur-face was not going to be fun for anyone. Somewhere in searching my husband found the Greenies Pill Pockets for Cats and hoped they would help.

A Pill Pocket you say? Yes this is a cat treat, with a hole in the middle. The treat is softer and moldable so you can squish the medicine into the treat and close it up some. His little steroid pill fits in there just right. Greenies Pill Pockets seem to have decent ingredients, similar to any other treat we might give. There are two flavors available - Chicken and Salmon.

The Greenies treat seems to mask the pill much better than using cheese or bread as we previously would have done. For the first few months our Furball gobbled down his medicine filled treats with minimal issues. After a while though we had to change up the treats being used as he wouldn’t eat the treat anymore. My guess to this is that the other treats were much tastier and he preferred those - and knew there wasn’t medicine in the as well.

Overall I love the idea of the Greenies Pill Pockets. From our experience I believe they are probably best used for medicine that is short lived instead of a long term item. It seemed our cat got used to it and figured out the medicine was in it so he wouldn’t take it anymore.
I was not aware that the Pill Pockets product had changed until reading these reviews last night
As this all occurred before regular hours for my local vet, I tried looking up a prognosis online. I quickly found all of these reviews, which confirmed my suspicion that the pill pocket had made him sick. The only reason I thought it was safe to give to him in the first place, was because I saw my vet give an empty pocket to one of my cats on a recent visit. And, it was a pill pocket for dogs no less! As mentioned, I am very fortunate that my baby boy is okay. However, I believe Greenies can avoid a lot of these issues, if they would simply put an extra warning label on the package: only use when administering medication. Please exercise caution when using this product. As for me, I will be returning the leftovers, and will not be using it again in the future. Consumer beware! Top 196 Complaints and Reviews about Greenies - Consumer AffairsRead reviews and complaints about Greenies, regarding cat food options, ..First I would like to point out that I have never tried the pill pockets or any cat treats.
Anyone who has ever tried to give a cat pills will know it is NOT a fun experience. They wiggle and squirm just right, then if you do manage to get it in there, it always seems to come back out. This was the case in our house for sure. This past fall we found our cat with a large tumor in his face and essentially the only cure (outside of surgery) was steroids. A regular regimen of pills for this fur-face was not going to be fun for anyone. Somewhere in searching my husband found the Greenies Pill Pockets for Cats and hoped they would help.

A Pill Pocket you say? Yes this is a cat treat, with a hole in the middle. The treat is softer and moldable so you can squish the medicine into the treat and close it up some. His little steroid pill fits in there just right. Greenies Pill Pockets seem to have decent ingredients, similar to any other treat we might give. There are two flavors available - Chicken and Salmon.

The Greenies treat seems to mask the pill much better than using cheese or bread as we previously would have done. For the first few months our Furball gobbled down his medicine filled treats with minimal issues. After a while though we had to change up the treats being used as he wouldn’t eat the treat anymore. My guess to this is that the other treats were much tastier and he preferred those - and knew there wasn’t medicine in the as well.

Overall I love the idea of the Greenies Pill Pockets. From our experience I believe they are probably best used for medicine that is short lived instead of a long term item. It seemed our cat got used to it and figured out the medicine was in it so he wouldn’t take it anymore.