Pet Lovers, Unite!
Come Together, and tell me all you know about Greenies. The Pill Pockets, specifically.
They seem to be a wonder product, to Hubby and me.
If you know us, you know Sammy.
Sammy our Wonder Cat.
I have blogged about his “digestive problems” – much to your delight, I am sure 🙂
And, the time that he got sick and had to go to the hospital
and how he takes his medicine daily in the pill pockets – does even know he’s being administered to – he thinks it’s Treat Time!
and how we discovered the NYC holistic pet store Whiskers
and how their homemade food has turned Sammy into a (not so) lean, mean fighting machine!
How we weigh him daily – and now he almost needs to do on a diet!
And, how we LOVE the Greenies Pill Pockets.
Until yesterday, when Gal Pal Ellen sent this link where people are posting their complaints about the Greenies products. According to these comments, the dog treats, pet pill pockets, and other products made by Greenies are making their pets VERY ill, and people are claiming that the products should be recalled and taken off the market.
After a bit more research, I found this article where Dr. Ernie Ward speaks highly of the products. I just emailed the doctor asking him for the low-down on the cat pill pockets specifically. I realize that he is a spokesperson FOR Greenies. I am eagerly awaiting his reply.
So, faithful readers and pet lovers – do any of you have experience with Greenies Pill Pockets? Should we continue using them on our beloved Sammy?
Please share your experiences or knowledge…
We’re in a “need-to-know” situation here.
P.S. Dr. Ward replied:
I recommend Greenies Pill Pockets and have not had any problems in my patients. I have found it makes administering medications less stressful, especially in my older and severely debilitated patients. I have no hesitation using them in me veterinary practice. The vast majority of veterinarians use and recommend them.
I hope that helps and wish you good luck treating your cat.