These are good, but the fish-based protein doesn't exactly help the 'cat breath' issue. One of my cats actually doesn't like seafood, and he'll give me such a look when I buy these treats. So even if I have a coupon for this specific flavor, I have to get the chicken or the Cookout kind so he won't feel left out.
These do work, but not quite as advertised. My cats see the Pill Pockets bag come out, realize I'm about to give one of them a pill, and they come running. It's usually easier to just do the classic "flick down throat, hold mouth shut and blow in face," maneuver to manually pill the cat (I've been a shelter volunteer and have some skill,) then quickly offer the Pill Pocket as a 'consolation for the indignity' treat than it is to put the pill in the pocket and hope Kitty isn't going to eat the Greenie bit and spit out the pill -because some of them WILL do that! Cats are sneaky things and they can and will avoid taking a pill if you try and trick them, but an instant apology for doing it the other way goes over quite nicely.
That, and you don't feel as bad giving a Pill Pocket to each of the other three who didn't need a pill at all. It's a sort of bribe to make sure your entire pride of porch-panthers appears at pill-giving time, if everyone gets a treat.
They're not the worst choice, by any means. Obviously, their customer service processes can be byzantine, their policies unnecessarily complicated and the router/modem combos they have for rent sometimes wholly incapable of delivering the speeds they promise, but provided you're sharp enough to buy your own equipment and stay calm while you're negotiating with the nice representative in their call center, it's still possible to get decent Internet service from America's least-liked entertainment monopoly.
This is what my vet recommended after my oldest cat had some trouble with hairballs. It's a mild, gentle chicken suitable for a cat in recovery, but it's still decadent enough to feel like a special treat. The pouches aren't as easy to open and dump into a dish as the cans are, but I've found that just slitting three of the sides lets you open it and serve to the cat directly without getting a dish dirty or risking Kitty cutting his tongue on a can's edge, so this is still a convenient choice.
My cats really like this one. Gravy is a big deal to them, especially little Elphaba, and these Friskies have about 20% more than usual. They like the Tasty Treasures with the cheese, too, but the gravy kind is always a special treat. I'd recommend this particularly for senior cats and older kittens. You definitely want to serve a good plaque-fighting treat afterward, though, and don't forget to brush your cats' teeth weekly!
My husband and I just got a 2010 Toyota Prius (secondhand, private-party,) fairly recently, but we're very happy with it. Sure, it's not the most exciting vehicle ever, nor was it meant to be, but it's got ample cargo space, gets fifty miles per gallon or better and it has just enough nifty little special features that we feel happy and well-cared-for when we take a trip in it together.
We do all our own car repair, you see, and before we bought this Prius, we bought an old 2001 Prius as a project to learn more about hybrid cars. (My husband is an industrial/safety engineer, son of an electrical/automotice engineer, and the man will not own a car he does not know how to fix. It's like living with a mad scientist.) We not only swapped out the 'big battery,' but rebuilt the entire transmission, then gave the resulting awesome little four-door to my kid sister as a present. I have to say, Prii are some of the easiest cars I've ever had the fun of fixing. Our 2010 came with some weird quirks, at least for those used to working on 90s-early-oughts cars, but once we bought the special wrench for the oil filter cartridge and a supply of filters n' gaskets, it was the quickest, cleanest oil change ever. (And Amazon will happily sell you everything you need.) You do have to be aware of the few high-voltage points on the car, obviously, but the hybrid powertrain and the tight tolerances mean that this is an uncommonly clean model of car to work on. We didn't come out of the transmission job so filthy we needed to strip out of every stitch we had on and shower with Fast Orange and Dawn dish detergent like some cars, and that oil change was so easy I didn't even need my usual coveralls.
For the home mechanic who doesn't mind getting on the computer, the Prius may truly be the perfect car. The Prius owner forums have special codes for the Torque OBD II reader app, so you can diagnose absolutely everything the car might ever have wrong with just a five-buck app, your phone and a twenty-buck OBD II Bluetooth dongle from O'Reilly's or Amazon, the manuals are easy to get ahold of and there are lots of tasteful aftermarket parts to make your own Prius extra special without it looking like a refugee from the bosozoku scene or something a teenage boy owns. It even has a charming little upper glovebox shaped just right for a bottle of champagne, so that when you surprise your husband with the sleek, efficient Prius his engineery heart has always wanted, you can toast it as soon as you get back home.
It even fits the baby's fancy Chicco NextFit car seat of ultimate awesomeness!
I have a 2006 Odyssey that I just adore! It's been a reliable, faithful friend since I bought it (secondhand, private-party,) and it's gotten my husband and I through life stages from newlywed to young homeowners to new parents with style and surprisingly good MPGs. We even weathered a crisis by building a little camper kit (before our child was born,) and living out of the minivan for a brief time to save money. It's been there for us for years, has never broken down and it has the lowest maintenance costs of any car we've ever owned. We even take it camping and use it like a mini-RV sometimes. The features are so wonderful, too. It has everything, from fold-flat seats in the way-back so you can haul cargo home from a big Home Depot run or a thrift store find, to these neat little built-in sunshades that keep the sunlight out of the baby's face. I'd recommend a Honda vehicle to anyone. We loved our CR-X, we loved our Civic, and our Odyssey is the best minivan ever made.
Ends flea infestations overnight! I've used this for my Mainecoon mix rescues for years and never see a flea! It's just the thing for protecting 'bigger' cats, especially those who have 'semi-outside' access via their custom catio.
This is my favorite for summer and early fall, where you have jeans on every day and want something that can go from blue jeans and t-shirts to your best theater clothes with just a last-minute buff or a sparkly topcoat. It also doesn't stain like some blues do, which is a major plus!