Milk-Bone Pill Pouches vs. Greenies Pill Pockets | Is There A Difference?

Milk-Bone Pill Pouches vs. Greenies Pill Pockets | Is There A Difference?

Milk-Bone Pill Pouches are a new addition to the Milk-Bone family, and their similarities to Greenies Pill Pockets may have pet parents wondering: Is there a difference?

The quick answer is yes, there is a difference between the two brands.

But what is the difference? Let’s compare and contrast the products.

The Similarities

Same Function

Milk-Bone Pill Pouches and Greenies Pill Pockets are both used for disguising pet medications as treats to make pill time less stressful and more delicious.

Variety Of Flavors

Both brands come in a variety of flavors. Milk-Bone Pill Pouches come in chicken and hickory smoked bacon flavors. Greenies Pill Pockets come in chicken, hickory smoke, and peanut butter flavors.

First Ingredient

The first ingredient in each product is a form of chicken. The first ingredient in Greenies Pill Pockets is rehydrated chicken, and the first ingredient in Milk-Bone Pill Pouches is chicken.

Made In The USA

Not much else needs to be said about this point!

The Differences

Size

Greenies Pill Pockets come in two sizes — one for capsules and one for tablets — whereas Milk-Bone Pill Pouches are one-size-fits-most.

Calorie Count

The different sizes mean different calorie counts.

Milk-Bone Pill Pouches Chicken have 19kcal/piece, and Milk-Bone Pill Pouches Hickory Smoked Bacon have 18kcal/piece.

All flavors of Greenies Pill Pockets Capsules have 23kcal/piece, and all flavors of Greenies Pill Pockets Tablets have 9kcal/piece.

Nutritional Values

Different sizes also mean different crude fat, crude fiber, crude protein, and moisture content.

Both flavors of Milk-Bone Pill Pouches have a minimum of 7% crude fat, a maximum of 1.50% crude fiber, a minimum of 15% crude protein, and a maximum of 30% moisture.

The Greenies Pill Pockets — both for capsules and tablets — in the hickory smoke and chicken flavors have a minimum of 10% crude fat, a maximum of 1% crude fiber, a minimum of 11% crude protein, and a maximum of 31% moisture.

The Greenies Pill Pockets — both for capsules and tablets — in the peanut butter flavor have a minimum of 10% crude fat, a maximum of 1% crude fiber, a minimum of 12% crude protein, and a maximum of 31% moisture.

Bag Size

Milk-Bone Pill Pouches are currently available in 6oz packages.

Greenies Pill Pockets are currently available in 3.2oz, 7.9oz, and 15.8oz packages.

Price

Milk-Bone Pill Pouches are available through Target and retail for $3.99/bag.

Greenies Pill Pockets are available at a variety of stores and websites — e.g. Petsmart, Petco, and 1-800-PetMeds — and retail for $12.99/7.9oz bag.

Now that you know the similarities and differences of each brand, you can now make an educated decision on what will be best for your pet.

Let me know in the comments which brand you’ll be choosing, and share this with your family and friends!

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