The kitties around here are what you might call picky. At the same time, the majority of them are big fans of poultry goods. So, I thought trying these treats out in the chicken flavor might be promising.
My oldest kitty is Evan, and he will be turning 6 this year. As his momma, that number seems a bit scary. Evan is also hind limb paralyzed, and already takes joint supplements in the form of powder sprinkled onto his food. I can't deny that my boy will very likely end up with early onset arthritis due to his altered method of ambulation, and so prepping him for future medication administration might not be a bad idea. That's why Evan was the resident kitty I primarily wanted to use as my guinea pig for the Feline GreeniesⓇ Pill PocketsⓇ.
Evan was certainly intrigued by the treats. He even gave them a good lick.
Guess what, though? Evan wouldn't eat them. Given that he's typically one of the primary treat fiends in the house, that made me lose some hope for these treats.
Evan wasn't the only one who tested them out, though.
The other mancat in the house, Toby, is another treat fanatic. He also, however, refused to eat the pill pockets.
I also tried these out on the kittens, Tonks and Winky. In general, these two girls are also primary treat eaters around here. That especially goes for Winky.
Though I didn't get a photo of Winky testing out the treats, the above photo of Tonks ended up with same result as a photo of Winky would have. And that is, neither kitten ate the treats. The kitties around here were being especially and unusually critical of the Feline GreeniesⓇ Pill PocketsⓇ.
Little lady Thimble is not a treat eater, which she solidified when she barely gave these treats a passing glance. My girl Eddy is also not a treat eater, but guess what happened when I went out on a limb and offered her one? She ate it! My girl Eddy ate treats for perhaps the first time in her life, and the treats were ones that not even the resident treat fanatics will eat. Honestly, not even pup Astrid would eat these, but Eddy sure did. That sort of blows my mind, but also kind of excites me. I finally have a treat to give Eddy, and one that literally no one else in the house will steal from her. I don't have photographic evidence of Eddy's enjoyment of the treats, because I had put my camera away before deciding to try them out on her on a whim.
Given all of the above, I don't really know how we'd rate the Feline GreeniesⓇ Pill PocketsⓇ. The truth of the matter is that the only furbaby in the house who will eat them is Eddy. But, since she generally loathes treats, that also seems like even the slightest bit of a good sign. Another positive aspect of this is that Eddy is what I might call my wild child. She's the one who draws blood when I often fail in my attempts to put her in any of the carriers I own. She is a momma's girl, but on her terms. She is not always all that keen on being handled, so having pill pockets that she'll eat gives me hope for any future pills she might need to take.
(Disclaimer: As members of the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program, we received Feline GreeniesⓇ Pill PocketsⓇ treats in chicken in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are our own. We only review products that we believe will be of interest to our readers, and we never recommend a product that we do not believe in.)
We hope all of you friends of ours have a tasty Tuesday! We also hope you all stay warm and cozy! The next couple of days are going to remain in the negatives here where we live, with wind chills reaching exceedingly dangerous lows. Our hearts, purrs, and prayers are with all of those who do not know a warm home. We wish safety and comfort for all.
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If you do notice your furbaby's paw pads are dry, cracking, or bleeding, or if they are displaying any discomfort when walking, consider options for treating and combating paw pad dryness and discomfort. There are pet paw salves on the market that are intended to combat dryness and to protect paws pads that often go outdoors. In some cases, petroleum jelly might be deemed safe to wipe onto the paw pads before they head outdoors, but this is sometimes a debated option. More importantly, when it comes to the health, safety, and comfort of your furbaby and their paws, it is of course always recommended to discuss the matter with a veterinarian. A veterinarian can check for any damage to the paws, and can also best recommend treatment for or prevention of dryness, cracking, and other injury to the paw pads. So, do be observant of the state of your kitty or pup's paws, and seek veterinary care if you have any concerns.