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I feed my cats on a mixture of wet and dry food, and for their dry food, Brekkies is their favourite.
Brekkies are a dried 'complete' cat food, which in theory means that your cat could feed solely on this food, providing that you always have water readily available. Its main claims are - Vitamin A and taurine for good eyesight, Calcium for strong bones, and essential vitamins and minerals to support the cats' immune system. The meat content of the food is small - 2% of each meat, but they do claim no preservatives.
Aside from these, of course, the critical factor is that to my cats they are obviously very tasty indeed. They do smell a bit - of a non-descript meaty smell - but not overpowering or particularly unpleasant to me. They are a variety of shapes, sizes and colours, which I do subscribe to the notion that the variety does add to the eating experience for the cats - they are (and remain) crunchy and you can sense that the cats' teeth are getting a workout.
The biggest issue I have with Brekkies is that I can only find them for sale locally in B&M - never in any of the main supermarkets, and over the last few months, even B&M have only had the Chicken, Duck & Turkey flavour for sale. They cost 99p for the 400g box. I have two bowls of Brekkies available and topped up all the time for my cats, and two cats alongside two pouches of wet food per day each will get through approximately one box per week.
When I can't get to B&M to stock up I will get other dried food for my cats, but for whatever reason, Brekkies remains their favourite.
I tend to feed my cat a mixture of wet and dry food and there are times when she actually turns up her nose at the dried food and prefers instead something she can crunch on. She doesn't seem to have any real preference for any dried food so I tend to buy whatever is on offer or available when I do my usual run in and out of a shop.
This 400g pack of the food cost me £1 from my local shop so not going to break the bank.
It is advertised as being a complete cat food for adult cats and is available in several flavours. The one my cat is crunching on at the moment is salmon tuna and shrimp flavour but I think the others are more or less the same. It claims to contain all of the nutrients a cat needs to stay healthy including Vitamin A for eyesight, and Calcium for healthy bones. Apparently no preservatives are used I the making of the food.
The dried food comes in a box with all of the information and ingredients on the sides of the box and a perforated strip with which to pour the food out of. When opened, the gap is plenty wide enough for the food to come out easily so I am not left tipping and shaking the box.
The food itself is small cat bite size and comes in a range of shapes such as semi circles, and bones. It ranges in colour through the shades of brown and dark creams so if the cat is a fussy one and likes colour, it doesn't all look uniform. It has no real discernible smell which is a plus point as I wouldn't like the kitchen smelling of fish.
My cat likes it so I suppose that's the ony recommendation I can go by as I don't really want to taste the food myself. The pieces are small enough so that she can eat them easily and when she is biting on them they sound nice and crunchy which will help to keep her teeth healthy. She hasn't seemed to notice any difference between the flavours, but rather eats them all with equal relish.
A product I will continue to buy for my cat
Thanks for reading
When it comes to my cat, Myrtle Rose there is nothing I won't buy her it really is as simple as that. She is my pride and joy, my best friend that never ever lets me down and most days she is my sole company, a pleasure for me but I'm pretty sure I'm hard work for her to keep an eye on and to listen to with me banging on lol! I don't know what I'd do without her though!
Her being a housecat for safety reasons over where I live I feel that I do owe her a very brilliant and happy standard of living. I feel sorry for her not going out however we do go and stay at my mums often to which Myrty loves because I do feel safe to watch her in that back garden, well we all go out there and watch her and enjoy watching her try with all her will to catch flies lol.
Food and treat wise, well she used to be incredibly fussy, something that recently I am noticing a change over. As she's getting old she's becoming less fussy, happy to try more foods and treats which is great for me cos I love picking up foods and flavours she has never tried before and we have a whole double cupboard in the kitchen which is just Myrtles space with all her stuff in....and believe me she's got loads!
However the other day I nipped to a local shop and I didn't need much, with money burning a hole in my pocket and hands free to carry stuff home with for a change I decided to pick up a box of these Brekkies in a 400g sized box which were the Beef, Lamb & Turkey Flavour variety.
Well the box this flavour comes in is red and made of cardboard with a lovely photograph of a cat on the front of it and a picture of the food and we are told of course that they are Brekkies 'A Delicious Complete Meal' and the flavour is given as is the size (as I have stated already). Other information on the back and the sides of the box includes being told a bit about the product and shown via diagrams and the written word about how these can help with vision, healthy teeth and bones and so on, the ingredients and composition of the biscuits are given, feeding advice is listed and contact details for Brekkies are given. There is all that information listed in foreign languages too.
Well these of course are a complete dry cat food and they contain no preservatives. They are made from cereals, meat and animal derivatives in the main and are a very good source of protein (As well as a few other things!). The kibbles are small, dry to my touch and sound crunchy and fresh when Myrtle tucks into them. On the photograph of the kibbles on the box they seem to be different shades of browns and reds and different shapes however ours are all dark brown and some of the kibbles are square, horseshoe shaped and half a bone shaped (lol), dainty and small enough for my beauty to manage.
You can give these as a complete meal to your cat, according to the weight of your moggy but my Myrtle will only eat a few of these in a day, maybe one small meal is her lot of these as she is a fan of gravy dinners and Sheba and she must have a big drink of iced water on standby too cos they seem to make her very dry and thirsty after consuming these.
A box like this will last us ages and I am more than happy with them, she must find them tasty cos as I just got the box out to start my review she threw herself over at the mercy of my feet purring and staring lovingly at me.....I've just given her a small amount as treats which she vacummed up fast and no bits were left behind!
I am happy if she is, if they're healthy all the better and these contain generous helpings of Vitamin A (for good eyesight), Calcium to help maintain healthy bones and teeth, are crunchy to help keep her little and young teeth sharp and healthy and they have an array of other vitamins and minerals to help support her immune system and a healthy heart.
My only two quibbles with these is that on the box no age is given so I assume these shouldn't be given to a kitten younger than 6 months old but that is an assumption and also they open and are meant to close via a small flap to the side of the box however I have had to put ours into an airtight cereal container to keep them fresh as I was worried I couldn't reseal the box properly and kept knocking it over and the spillage caused was getting on my nerves....other than those little issues I think these are really great and I'm very impressed by them!
Available from all good supermarkets, pets shops etc and I paid just 99p for our large box!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I, like many other owners, have an extremely fussy cat when it comes to food.
For the majority of the 4 years that I've had her she would only eat one type and brand of dry food, Go Cat Biscuits (she will not touch wet tinned food and doubt she ever will). This is not a major issue as it makes buying pet food simple for me but I would like a bit of variety in her diet.
About a year ago I spotted a box of Brekkies cat biscuits in a local discount store for 89p and I thought at that price I might as well give it a go. My cat absolutely loved it.
At 89p for a small box compared to about £1.35 for a small box of Go Cat (which is also a smaller box) this also means I get a more product for less money so it also saves me a bit of cash too, which these days is essential. I do still alternate with Go Cat because it is a trusted brand for me and this gives a bit of much needed variety for my cat.
The only downside to these biscuits are they are a bit stinky, but then what cat food smells pleasant.
I would recommend trying if you have a fussy cat and as it is much cheaper than the leading brands so if they don't take to it at least you won't have spent too much money.
Frankly, I bought the Mix one at 20kgs to feed the stray cats (have like 12-15), fact is that my 5 ones obviously prefer Brekkies than Acana (which costs me double for 7 kg!!!!) or Profine one (goes like 23 euros for 2.5kg!!!!)....Even I love the smell and I was really shocked with my cats reaction, regarding the fact that they never had any "cheap food" yet....Would be wonderful if I can make some economy alright, but would like to be sure that fits them since are indoor cats. For sure taste and smells 10000% than those expensive ones and my cats adore it!
Brekkies Complete dry cat food.
I have skye and shes a three year old female cat, with a lovely nature and a great sense of liking to try out new products (you only have to shake her box and she comes running. She is half persian and takes a lot of brushing and fusing and has the most georgous blue eyes.
Skye usually sticks manly to her favourite brands, but ocassionally if i see another i think that she might like i usually give it a go, so that she doesnt get fed up. As i very rarely feed her wet food only now and again, i usually buy the complete cat foods.
Its 100 percent complete and balanced food and says that it gives skye all the nutrition and balance of a wet food.
Comes in a choice of flavours in easy to open and pour boxes, each one having a different colour depending on the flavour of the food.
Brekkies has a picture of a tabby cat on the front of the packet and i got mine from Tescos, but i have seen this in other supermarkets.
Shows a bowl of this multi coloured food in a bowl, and it does have some of the pieces shaped like little hoops and skye did enjoy eating this.
I always keep plenty of fresh water available near skyes bowl of food, and think that this is a must have when feeding your cat dry food.
Plus i have increased the size of skyes bowl of water lately, because of the dry weather we are having at the moment, im not complaining as its great when you have the time off work to enjoy it.
Brekkies contains all the various vitamins and minerals that will help to keep your cat healthy.
I purchased the Salmon Trout and Pilchard variety as find that my cat tends to go for the fish makes of food, and never likes the beef flavoured products even in a can of wet food, but she was enjoying it, and i could hear her crunching away and there was no more left in her bowl this morning at breakfast time.
It costs just less than £4.00 for a 12 kg box and comes in a pink coloured box.
I wouldnt give this to skye all the time, as her favourite is another brand, but for a change and seeing that she did eat it, i would occasionally be buying this again. Will try the rabbit chicken and liver next.
Thanks for reading and rating my review. x
Brekkies is a great cat food, it gives your cat all the vitamins and minerals he or she needs.
It is a balanced food with the correct amount of protein, oils, fats and carbs to keep your cat healthy and stop them from becoming obese.
It is basted in meat or fish juices so your cat will love it and it realy does smell quite nice.
According to the box it has a stay fresh formula allowing you to leave a bowl out all day for your cat without it going stale but i cant realy comment on this as my cats are very greedy and eat everything as soon as it goes in the bowl.
One of my cats lucy is a very fussy eater and wont eat any type of meat but loves this food and the biscuits are realy crunchy, no i havent tried them myself but you can hear them snapping as the cat eats them.
This food does contain colourants but dont most foods these days.
I have only ever brought these in 2 flavours
rabbit, chicken and liver which is £3.95 for a 2 kg box and is packaged in a green box.
Salmon, trout and pilchard which is £3.95 for 2 kg in a pink box.
The only down side to brekkies is that when our kittens were born 3 years ago they didnt do a kitten biscuit, i dont know if they do know as they have brought out a lot more variety in there range since then but i was dissapointed to have to use a different brand for the kittens.
There is a new variety of Brekkies on the market. Brekkies Excel Delice It comes in two flavours: Chicken, Quail and Vegetable kibbles with a filling of cooked ham, and Salmon, Tuna and Vegetable kibbles with a shrimp filling.
The kibble itself is varied in shape and colour according to the flavour the vegetable ones being green (surprise!). The others have a pinky red spot in the centre which I believe must be the filling. It is rather reminiscent of KitnKaboodle if you remember that.
It is a complete cat food suitable for all ages and contains all the usual requirements for the well being of cats. It helps to maintain the Ph balance in the urine thus helping to avoid urinary tract problems. It contains Omega oils for skin and coat health. Calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D for teeth and bones and taurine for the eyes. To quote the box: Brekkies excel includes 42 essential nutrients that an adult cat needs. The best possible balance of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals helps to reinforce your cats natural defences and help it to maintain excellent physical condition.
I found this on the shelf at Tesco and thought it would be a good standby over the Christmas holiday just in case everyone (cats that is) ate more than usual! I have to report that the cats enjoyed it. The variety I bought being the only one there was the chicken, quail and vegetable one. In fact, I have had a box beside me while Ive been writing this and one of the cats has been making a very determined effort to eat his way through the top. According to the box, the kibbles are coated with a mild meat sauce to ensure that the cats find them attractive. There doesnt seem to be much smell to this food unlike a lot of others this can be to the advantage of the owner as some tend to be overpowering. As to the taste I did draw the line at sampling this but the cats seem to like it.
The box is rather brighter than the usual with a picture of a woman holding a chinchilla cat against a mainly red background. The general appearance tends to make it stand out from the other boxes because it is darker. The size is 400g at a cost of 89 pence. This size doesnt go very far with six cats except for a snack. I have seen larger sizes but at present, they dont seem to have reached the supermarkets.
Generally speaking this is not a cat food that I would normally buy. For one thing, as I mentioned, it really doesnt go far amongst six cats and for another I find with this that the cats will eat more probably because it is less filling than the premium food that they are used to. As they enjoyed it, I would consider it in an emergency, if I needed some in a hurry or as a standby as at Christmas. For anyone with a single cat it would probably be far more suitable as there is not the same amount of competition or exercise!
Thank you for reading I hope this has been helpful.
Now, let's start the New Year by writing about something delicious! Ummmm, well, allegedly, this is another one I'm going to have to take "my boys" (two big tom cats) word for! Christmas has been and gone and my two kitties were spoilt rotten as far as toys and treats go - I think they had more pressies than me one way and another! So having played endlessly with various catnip toys and fluffy mice and feasted on dried whitebait and other such treats they came to that point that we all come to when you fancy eating something "normal"! Last time I wrote about cat biscuits I think I explained then that I normally opt for Tescos' own Premium Crunchies which are a good price and appreciated by my boys. Once again the cupboard was bare and a trip to my local Alldays shop was necessary to stock up on some kitty munch before my next major supermarket shop. On the previous occasion I bought them the Go-Cat biscuits but this time I opted for Brekkies ones because it was a larger boxful for the same price. I can remember back in the "olden days" when these were called Munchies (and Snickers were Marathon, Starburst were Opal Fruits, Cif was Jif, etc...) so I am always amused when I see those "Munchies" chocolates! Anyway, I digress, back to the matter in hand. Brekkies are produced by Pedigree Masterfoods, known for a lot of pet foods, and are available in four varieties. My local Alldays store only had the Salmon, Trout and Pilchard flavour available so that?s what I got. A 500g box cost 99p, slightly more expensive than most supermarkets and a lot more expensive than my usual brand but I had no choice at that point. The box is a rather sickly salmon pink colour, appropriately enough, and features an adorable tabby and white kitty on the front! Should your own feline friends not favour the fishy flavours (try saying that when you?re drunk!) then the other varieties available are Rabbit, Chic
ken and Liver, Chicken and Turkey or Beef and Lamb - something to suit all pussy palates I imagine. On opening the box I got that usual strong waft of meaty, fishy, cereal cat biscuit smell but this appeals if you are actually a cat. The biscuits are a synthetic looking brown and beige colour in little shapeless blobs and they SOUND very crunchy when my boys are tucking into them! I asked them what their verdict was and the general consensus seems to be that they are very delicious, thank you, but not quite as nice as the Go-Cat ones they had before. So, on to the nutritional bit, like the majority of such products these days Brekkies are fortified with vitamins and minerals and contain protein, oils, fats and carbohydrates all of which contribute to muscle health, a good coat and skin, energy and general health. The main ingredients consist of cereals, fish and meat derivatives, vegetable protein extracts and the usual E numbers for colouring and preservatives. I do not feed this as my boys' main meal, more as a snack or supplement to their usual tinned food but a lot of people do use this as a main food. The main thing is to ensure there is always fresh water (or milk, depending on your cat's tastes!) available for them to drink if they eat a lot of these as this aids digestion and helps avoid potential kidney problems which can result from over-feeding dried food. The overall verdict, from both felines and human, is that these were a good buy - the box is now almost empty with no waste although the price from my local store is a little off-putting for me if I bought them elsewhere at a cheaper price I would have no complaints (and neither would "my boys"!)
At present lm holding Purdy’s box of Brekkies in my hand – purely research you understand! She is purring loudly at my feet – either she thinks lm stealing her precious food or that lm going to feed her! We ere introduced to Brekkies by Purdy’s mum (well her owner – my friend Rachel) Poppy. Whilst crying to be fed, Rachel took out a box of Brekkies – and WOW the cries became even louder and harder! Both Poppy and Skye (Purdy’s sister) gobbled up their Brekkies before heading out side for more feline adventures with out as much as a thank you! I then said ld have to try these out on Purdy as prior to this she had only been on wet cat food. Brekkies is cheap – there’s no doubt about that – for 500 grams it costs around 79 pence and a box lasts approximately 1 to 2 weeks in our household. The Brekkies box is basic – perhaps a reason why buy costs are lower. A simple cardboard box with a tabby rubbing him or her against the Brekkies name which runs vertically along the left-hand side of the box. Differing flavours are recognisable by differing coloured boxes. There's an easy to use flap at the side of the box, which is collapsible for dispensing the food. Brekkies are widely available – all major supermarkets stock them. As do most corner shops – l would note though that they are liable to be more expensive in the latter. So what are Brekkies? According to the box (and l quote) “Brekkies Complete is a complete pet food for adult cats and can be fed on its own or with pouches or tinned food.” Well l would never give Purdy dried food alone- she always has a supply of wet food available to her too. There is always a fresh dish of water and for a special treat now and again some cat milk. What flavours do they come in? Rabbit, chicken & liver – green box Chick
en & Turkey – yellowish box Salmon, trout & pilchard – orange box Also beef & Lamb is available in a blue box but only in the Republic of Ireland. Brekkies provide your pussy with the following: Protein for muscle maintenance and repair Oils & fats for a healthy skin and coat Carbohydrates for energy Vitamins & minerals for all round health Real meat juices – for extra cat appeal Feeding Guide It is recommended that the following meals should be given to your cat dependent on size: * Small Cat (up to 3 kg) 65g per day * Medium Cat (up to 4 kg) 90g per day * Large Cat (up to 5 kg) 110g per day Also note if you do like l do give your cat wet food also then these amounts should be halved. Ingredients Cereals Vegetable Protein Extracts Fish Derivatives Meat and animal derivatives Minerals Oils and fats Yeast It all sounds too delicious doesn’t it!! Other Details Brekkies are made by Waltham and re a registered trademark of Pedigree Masterfoods. You can check out the web site at http://www.waltham.com. There is also a customer care line on 0800 738 800. Purdy’s Personal View Well l have never had any complaints – she always eats them all – her dish is always clear. This must be a good sign – as all cat owners know they can be fussy little buggers when they want to be! At present her favourite is Chicken & Turkey – but this is liable to change! Brekkies get the nutrients my cat needs into her system and it does so without putting a gapping hole into your bank balance – as far as lm concerned that’s good enough for me! Heather
I buy this in tescos for 59p. My cats love it and it comes in different flavours. Although it says a complete balanced meal I give it to them with ordinary cat food. What I do appreciate is it says on the box tescos and the RSPCA work together for responsible pet ownership so you know it is good. One thing though, dont forget to put down a drink of water or milk or even both as they do tend to get thirsty when they eat them. The box is not easy to close afterwards and my cats have got the nack of putting a paw in and shaking the box to get the food out.
Complete dry cat food