Homemade DIY Pill Pockets for Cats

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Does your cat take pills? Are you thinking about disguising the pill? If yes, these recipes of DIY pill pockets for cats are just for you.

Let’s agree that cats are not going to swallow that pill as we humans do.

We know that such situations can be intimidating. But each problem has a solution.

We have assembled the cushiest DIY pill pockets for cats ideas for pet owners who are seeking all sorts of solutions from the universe on how to make their cats swallow medicinal pills.

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Having a cat who is giving you a hard time by filtering out the medicine from whatever food item you’re using to fool them! Then be extra smart with our DIY pill pockets for cats’ ideas, which your cats can hardly resist.

almond pocket pill pockets for cats

Almond Pocket Pill Pockets for Cats

Probably, almonds are safe for your cats to consume in a moderate amount, and you can easily make this DIY as every person must be having these two ingredients at their home! While these are perfect for cats, you can also give them to your dogs or senior pet.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Treat
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Cat
Calories 12 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 cup Almond Butter Raw
  • 1 tbs Almond Flour

Instructions
 

  • Take a bowl in which you can easily mix.
  • Add almond butter raw with almond flour, stir them until you pass the runny base stage.
  • Make balls out of this mixture and that's it!
  • Now, use a straw to draw hole into balls and add a pill in it. It's ready to be digested by your cats.
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Coconut Pocket

You will need coconut flour for this yummy and super easy pocket pill recipe. While the ingredients are safe for cats if taken in moderate amounts, you can also use them as a tasty treat for your cats. We are sure that they will eat coconut balls happily.

coconut pill pocket

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 coconut Flour
  • 2tbs raw organic coconut oil

Directions:

  1. Mix coconut Flour and 2tbs raw organic coconut oil in a small bowl, until it gets solid.
  2. Make small balls of this base, you can customize the size as per your cats’ medicine size.
  3. You are good to go after stuffing the pill inside these coconuts balls.

Peanut Butter Pill Pockets for Cats

We understand that peanut butter is popular for its calorie contains

But, Will it be safe for cats to digest? Yes, they will be because you won’t be feeding your cat these DIY pill pockets for cats, like dinner or lunch.

This means one or two balls per day is all you need.

peanut butter pill pocket

That indicates a moderate level of consumption, especially when mixed with other ingredients.

While mixing the peanut butter, make sure it doesn’t contain any amount of sugar, xylitol in form of sugar is very harmful to cats, it has no nutrition value for cats.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp Flour
  • 1tsp Milk
  • 1tsp Peanut Butter

Directions:

  1. Mix milk and Flour in a bowl, stir it properly until you get a firm texture.
  2. After you get a firm base, add peanut butter, mix!
  3. Now, this might take a few moments, but you have to keep mixing until It’s less runny and less sticky.
  4. Keep the dough in fridge for 20 minutes maximum.
  5. Roll and make small balls of it, place these balls on a sheet of paper.
  6. With the help of straw, make a small hole in each peanut butter ball.
  7. Add the pill in it.

Canned Pumpkin

To have pumpkins in an adequate amount is not just good for cats with constipation, but can be an absolute medium to swallow down the pill. Canned pumpkin is more suitable for cats, so we would suggest you use it rather than raw pumpkin.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp Canned Pumpkin
  • 1 tsp Unflavored Gelatin Powder
  • Optional: Finely Grated Parmesan Cheese

Directions:

  1. Mix the canned pumpkin and gelatin powder in a bowl.
  2. Keep this mixture into fridge for 15-20 minutes, this will help you to roll up easily.
  3. Roll- roll and make small balls of it, place these balls into the baking sheet.
  4. Make use of a straw, to make a small hole in each balls.
  5. Keep them in an airtight container in a refrigerator, make sure you don’t freeze them too much!

Note: if you have an extra smart cat who still refuses to eat it, you can try adding finely grated Parmesan cheese to these balls, they are completely fine for cats to digest as they have less lactose.

Fancy Tuna Feast Pill Pocket for Cats

Tuna is the easiest way to attract your cat’s attention, even if you will add the medicine, your smart cat won’t mind swallowing it down. This recipe includes egg, so that the tuna stays put, or else it would just collapse down, and your cat will know how cleverly you were trying to scam her into having medicines.

fancy tuna feast

Ingredients:

  • 120g whole wheat flour
  • 150g tuna (1 can), drained
  • 1 egg

Directions:

  1. Take a blender or a mixture, mix all three of the ingredients into it, don’t stop till 2 minutes, but make sure you don’t make a runny paste of it.
  2. Roll- roll and make small balls of it, place these balls into the baking sheet.
  3. Bake them in preheat oven at 175C — 350 F for 15 minutes.
  4. After cooling it down you can, add the daily medication to it, and hide the pill, good to go!

Oats Pill Pocket

Before preparing this pill pocket, we would like to state a fact for you, did you know that oats are safe for cats to eat only when they are mixed with water. Rest, if you will mix it with milk then she might face stomach issues as many cats are lactose intolerant.

oats pill pocket

Note: so don’t consider feeding your cat oats in any other form just because you see it here. We had customized it in such a way for your cat that it won’t create any trouble.

Ingredients:

  • 2/4 cup Rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbs turmeric powder
  • One tbsp. Unflavored gelatin powder.
  • One tbsp. Of all-natural, pet-safe bone broth (strictly without garlic or onions)

Directions:

  1. Blend the 2/4 cup rolled oats until you get a powder like consistency. You can use a blender or food processor.
  2. Take a large bowl in which you can mix comfortably, add pumpkin, yogurt, and turmeric powder one by one to it.
  3. Mix it well and let’s hop onto preparing the next step.
  4. Take a tiny bowl and add unflavored gelatin powder with all-natural, pet-safe bone broth.
  5. Now add this tiny bowl in the large bowl, mix them up and refrigerate it for 30-35 minutes.
  6. The base is ready, all you need to do is just show your creativity and mold them into shapes your cat would prefer to consume, for example you can mold them into small balls.
  7. Press a pill into them, and you’re good to go!

Conclusion

Just like human babies or even some adults hate eating a medicinal pill, cats are no different in that case, you can’t even make them understand that they are very necessary. Cats can easily detect the pill inside a poorly presented food item.

You need to be extra smart with them, these DIY pill pockets for cats recipes are very easy and take almost no other fancy ingredient which you will have to buy differently! And that’s the best part about homemade pill pockets DIY! If your cat has an allergy to any ingredient, it’s best to seek veterinary advice before feeding them.

References

  1. DIY Pet Pill Pockets – Rodney Habib
  2. Pilling Cats and Dogs – Cat Info
  3. How to Give a Cat a Pill – American Association of Pet Parents

1 thought on “Homemade DIY Pill Pockets for Cats”

  1. 5 stars
    Must say, these DIY pill pockets recipes are tempting, and easy to cook. I have tried coconut one, and my kitty really loved the flavor. DIY pill pockets has also made it easy for me to feed her pills on time.

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