Thank Dawgness for Pill Pockets

pill pocketsSome of you may remember that I have an aversion to pills. Of any kind. I HATE my monthly Trifexis pill. That’s a strong word, but it’s not strong enough in my book. I HATE IT.

So I’m having a little procedure tomorrow – say a prayer for me please – and I need to take some antibiotics before hand. I’m having my teeth cleaned. And NOT looking forward to it. I’ll be away from home all day, nothing to eat after 10 PM tonight (what could be worse?), no peeps. Geez.

Anyroo, when the peep picked up these pills, She said, “Hey, these pills look like human pills. How am I supposed to give these to Stuart????”

“Well, peanut butter works well.”

“Nope. That won’t work.”

“Really? How about cheese?”


“A little piece of chicken?”

“Nope. Y’all don’t believe me, but Stuart won’t eat any of those things. Especially with a pill hidden inside. He’s not stupid. It takes me all day to get a Trifexis in him. And even then, I have to cut it into four little pieces and smother each one in cottage cheese or stuff it into his Lean Treats all smushed up and he STILL manages to spit the pill parts out. And now you want me to give him not one, but TWO of these antibiotics every day? I’m off to try some pill pockets.”

“Oh, we sell those here.” And home She came with pills and pill pockets.

(Everybody at the dogtor’s office just stared at Her. Never heard of a dog not eating pills in cheese and peanut butter.)

It’s now day four and I’m having NO trouble taking pills. Whew. Thank dawgness for pill pockets. I even took my Trifexis on Saturday with one. I can’t recommend them highly enough. Truly. I can’t.

Repeat after me: I Love Pill Pockets.

What You Learned Today:

  • I’m taking antibiotics for my teeth cleaning procedure tomorrow.
  • I love me some pill pockets. Did I say that already?
  • The peeps are worried about me for tomorrow.
  • But hey, I won’t know what’s going on.
  • I’ll sure be mad at Them for it though. You mark my words.
  • They’ll pay for this little experience…..

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Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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45 Responses to Thank Dawgness for Pill Pockets

  1. Thomas Dachshund says:

    Wonderful invention! Good luck Stuart!

  2. Oh Stuart your teefies will feel so GOOD after they’re cleaned and those greenie pill pockets make taking ANY pill easy-peasy don’t they? Good luck dude….I think when you get those teef all shiny-white you’ll have all the girlies in the neighborhood wanting you to flash that smile!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  3. Glittermoon says:

    Stuart you are so brave – I know you will be fine and your teeth will flash in the sun. Just like those Hollywood dogs! Cool about the pill pockets. My mama will want to remember that. Though I’ll eat anything – even pills. See you ’round the ‘hood. xox – Emma P.

  4. Deeply imoressed with pill pockets – will have to remember them for recalcitrant passengers! Hope your pearly whites gleam 😉

  5. ScottieMom says:

    Pill pockets helped us through lots of Scottie health issues last year. Both Heather and Mr. K gobbled them up. Gore everything goes well for you, Stuart. Enjoy those Greenies!

  6. I remember, not even cheese worked. Mom’s Fox Terrier did the same :o) Maybe that’s a special Terrier-trick?

  7. Jazzi says:

    Well….that is sure nifty!! I take him inside a rolled up slice of ham.

    Jazzi and Addi

  8. Kyla says:

    The pill pockets didn’t even work for me. This month She put my heartworm pill in something yummy and 15 minutes later I spit out the pill and all the good stuff was gone. I have special dispensation from the Pope, er that’s me, I mean Dr Cohen to break my low fat diet for my monthly heartworm chewie that I love so much. It’s down me in literally a second.

  9. Kuruk says:

    We hope your procedure goes smoothly! xxxx Woooooowoooooooooo, Ku

  10. Misaki says:

    What a great idea. I don’t think we have those here, mummy has to crush up my worming pill and mix it with something yummy.
    I hope your teeth cleaning goes well xx

  11. I happily eat pills in cheese. I’m glad you found something that works for you, and good luck with your procedure!

  12. We’ll be thinking of you, Stuart! Your smile is going to sparkle even brighter ☺

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  13. Donna Berberich says:

    Hope your teeth cleaning goes well,Stuart. You have such a wonderful smile. Jessie takes his heartworm pill in cheddar cheese and he likes the Greenies Dental Stix. They clean your teeth and freshen your breath (not sayin’ you have stinky breath) but I recall once you barked about eating kitty bon-bons. YUK!!!! Hope all goes well for you!!!

    Love, Your Friends
    Donna and Jessie…..ROOOO!

  14. PigLove says:

    Oh Stuart, I’m so sorry little guy. The dentist huh? At least you will having the brightest most happening smile this side of the south! Can’t wait to see pictures of that great smile! XOXO – Bacon

  15. I thought they were were pretty yummy for awhile – until I figured out their were pills in them – then I refused to eat them anymore 🙂

  16. Ranger says:

    Maybe you’ll get some ice cream after you teeth cleaning. Dat’s what I’d want.

  17. Daisy says:

    We love cheese. Good luck at the dentists.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy


    Shelby and Sid do not like peanut butter of cottage cheese. I tried pill pockets and they ate the pocket and left the pill. It is a struggle every month. Glad that it worked for you.

  19. fozziemum says:

    I am amzed that you haven’t fallen for the cheese or peanut butter trick hahaahah smart cookie indeed! hugs Fozziemum and I am sure all will go well sweet one xxx

  20. Edgar says:

    Good luck Stu, we’ll keep our paws crossed over here!

    Your pal, Edgar and his mum

  21. Piper MacT says:

    Doesn’t liverwurst work either? Of course I’m such a glutton that Dad just tosses the pill in with my regular food, and down it goes without even touching the sides. Good luck at the dentist Stuart.
    Piper MacT

  22. Daisy says:

    Aww, Stuart, just think of all the *love* you will get after! Clean teeth and lots of love – sounds good to me!

  23. gentlestitches says:

    You are a very smart dog to notice the pills. Good luck with the procedure. Jack the Jack Russell had this very same procedure 2 years ago and has been happy and healthy ever since. 🙂

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