If you’ve ever had to give a pill to your dog or cat, you know it can be quite a tricky endeavor. Over the years, I’ve hidden pills inside little pieces of cheese, bananas, and even a spoonful of peanut butter, and while those tricks work, they’re not always convenient.
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Nike takes medicine every day for her allergies, and while Greenies pill pockets work just fine, they can get a bit pricey when used every day. So when I found this recipe for DIY pill pockets for pets, I was pretty excited and couldn’t wait to try it.
This is a super simple recipe that takes just a few minutes to prepare, and it’s made with ingredients I trust. In fact, it’s highly likely you’ve already got these ingredients in your kitchen.
Making these little pill pockets is fun and easy. While I don’t have little kids at my house, I can totally see this as a great activity to do with them.
There’s no use of the stove or oven, no cutting with sharp knives. In fact, the only tool you need for this recipe is a pencil. Yes, a pencil!
So yes, they’re full of wholesome ingredients and they’re easy to make, but how do these little DIY pill pockets taste, you might wonder.
Well, if my dogs are any indication, I’d say they’re pretty dang delicious. Both Nike and Georgie love these little pill pockets, and no one complains when it’s time to take their medicine. To this dog mom, that’s a win-win!
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- 1 T Crunchy Peanut Butter
- 1 T Coconut Oil
- 2 T Flour + some for reserve
- Mix all ingredients together well.
- Roll into 1 inch balls and place on wax paper.
- Place about 1 to 2 T of flour on the wax paper and roll each ball in the flour.
- Take the end of a pencil and push a small hole in the center of each ball (not all the way through, only about 1/2 way).
- Place on a small tray and into the freezer for about an hour so they retain their form.
- You can then place them in a baggie and keep them in the fridge or freezer until you're ready to use.
- Make sure you let them thaw a little before you give to your pet, otherwise they will crack (10 min from the fridge, 20-30 min from the freezer).
Does your pet take medication on a regular basis?
If so, these DIY pill pockets might be just what you’re looking for to make medicine time just a little bit simpler and more delicious.