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Up until recently I hadn't heard of Dreamies till my mates cat Maizie was happily eating through loads of them as I sat drinking tea in her flat. Myrtle, my kitten never eats treats, never has done so I had a couple of these off my mae to try her with to which Myrtle sniffed them and walked away and I just expected it and gave them back to my mate. However today Myrtle was outside my flat on the balcony as I was talking to the same mate whos kiten Maizie was chasing these around by our feet in delight, my mate threw Mytle one and Myrtle ended up begging for more to which she got more which then sent me running to Tescos to get more for her. I was delighted as I have never seen Myrtle eat let alone beg for treats of any kind before this and at £1.30 a bag of 60gs of them I bought every flavour I could lay my hands on. The Packaging: Like I have said these ones I got came in a plastic pouch that reseals to the top of it in the 60g size though you can buy a smaller and a larger bag. On the front of it there is a picture of a cat on there and we are told what they are and who they by then on the back of the puch ingredients are given as is storge advice, feeding advice and so on as well as contact details for the manufacturer. The Treats: Small and square and light brown in colour these are meant to be crunchy on the outside and softer on the inside. They are a great small size for my kitten to pick up and play with and when she bites into them they sound really crunchy and according to the information given on the pouch they only contain 2 calories per treat which is great and not too unhealthy and you can give up to 20 of these to a kitten/cat a day. They are made up of cereal and meat, in this case salmon though they don't smell fishy to me and Myrtle absolutely loves these and I am convinced that at the moment out of all the Dreamies she has tried so far that they are her favourite, I give her a few and she begs me for more! I am delighted that she likes these, I think they are a high quality product I can trust, value for money for the amount you get for the pennies they cost but above all Myrt really does appreciate them and I won't hesitate in buying these weekly from now on as a treat for her! Available in all good supermarkets and pet shops and so on. This review is posted on Ciao under this same username.
Recently I treated myself to a little persian cross called Henry. I have never had cats before always dogs. The reason I bought Henry is because myself and my best mate of 19 years have fallen out, I just hope we be talking again soon. My mate has a cat... my poor little poodle was missing my mate and her cat so I saw Henry advertised on line and bought him home for my Daisy. The two of them have fallen in love and are best mates on their own terms of course! The packaging~ Comes in a blue pouch with the dreamies logo clearly seen. There is a picture of a cat sleeping hence the title name lol! The information given tells me that this is a 60 gram packet of treats, they are salmon flavoured. It says shake the pouch your cat will come running that is true he does! These can be fed as a treat any time it is recommended that only eight are fed in a day. These are suitable for both cats and kittens.they must be used after four weeks of opening to keep the freshness of the product. See best before date at the back of the pack. Always make sure clean drinking water is always available for your pet. Mars pet care make these treats there advice number is: 0800738899 or they are on the web www.mars.co.uk Verdict~ Henry seems to like these they are the first treats I ever bought him. As soon as I pick the packet up he comes running. They smell of cooked salmon, they are little orange squares small enogh to fit into a kittens small mouth. i am really impressed with them as they are low calorie too only two calories per treat that is amazing...this is great if you are trying to watch your kitties weight. Available from all good pet shops and super markets costing around £1.20 a pack.
I have a six year old fussy tom cat, who turns his nose up at most things I try and introduce to the feeding bowl. When I first seen the advert for these treats I knew that he probably would not go near them, however on visiting my local supermarket I happened to notice that they were on a buy one get one free offer so they ended up in my basket thinking it was worth a try. Dreamies are a range of scrumptious, complimentary treats for cats and kittens. Made from tasty little crunchy pillows, that have been filled with delicious wholesome chicken, cheese, beef, salmon or duck to suit your cat's preferences. I returned home to find him sprawled out in the sun, as soon as I got the Dreamies from the bag he suddenly ran in and appeared in front of me awaiting his treat! Pouring a handful into his bowl, I was amazed at how fast he scoffed the lot! These really are the treats cats crave! Since then I have purchased a pack of Dreamies nearly every week - or whenever they run out - which is pretty quick! I have tried the cheese which he was not too keen on so chicken and salmon seems to be the cats meow of treats in our house! What I love about Dreamies is that there are only 2 calories per treat meaning your cat can still enjoy the tastiness of his favourite morsel but without the worry of getting unhealthy. A pack contains 60g of vegetable protein extracts, cereals, meat and animal derivatives, oil, fats and minerals. Ideal as an appetising reward, a tasty treat or just a snack for the greedy guts! Your feline really will be dreaming about his Dreamies! Available at all good supermarkets, pet shops, Wilkinsons, £1 shops, eBay and Amazon. Retailing from £1 - £1.50 depending on where you choose to purchase.
My old cat has loved any of the flavoured treats in the "Dreamies" range that she had tried before, so I decided to take full advantage of an offer running in Tesco recently, and stock up on some of the brightly-coloured packages of treats, available in a range of flavours. The normal price for the 60g pouches is generally £1.25 - £1.40, depending on where you shop. In my local Tesco supermarket however, I noticed that the price had been dropped to only £1 so I bought a few different packages for my girl to take advantage of the discounted price. Her favourite from the selection so far has been the "Dreamies Cat Treats With Scrumptious Salmon" which are presented in a bright blue-coloured pouch. The packaging overall has a very attractive look to it, and is very eye-catching, thanks to the bold font and blue colouring used to highlight the Product name. There is an illustration of a cartoon cat lying on his back and looking up at the image of the treats in a 'think bubble' above his head, which makes for a perfect image to accompany the "Dreamies" brand name... Indeed, it does appear that this particular feline enjoys dreaming about these treats! In the case of my own feline, this opinion doesn't seem to be too different, and I have come to find that the Dreamies Scrumptious Salmon Cat Treats are a fairly popular choice with my old girl. She will be offered a selection of treats and biscuits each day mainly as she is really quite old (approximately 19..!!) and has a variety of health problems as a result of her old age, one of which is renal failure. This condition can often cause cats to feel quite nauseous and so it is quite common for their appetite to diminish quite significantly, and this is definitely the case with my own cat. I find that giving her small amounts of food - or little handfuls of treats here and there - can significantly pique her interest in the rest of her offered food. The Scrumptious Salmon Dreamies Cat Treats have proven to be a very popular choice with my girl and I can't say that I have noticed her refusing them on any of the occasions they have been offered to her. It is true to say that the Treats look to be quite generic in their appearance, or certainly they look to be very similar to other cat treat products that I buy regularly. Being slightly square in appearance, they are a dark brown/dark orange colour and are very hard in their consistency. I am helpfully informed on the front of the packaging (by way of a little diagram) that the Dreamies Treats are made up of two parts. There is the "Crunchy Outside" which is obviously the outer coating of the treats which appears to be filled with the "Soft Inside." The centre of the treats is a different colour according to the diagram, but the consistency looks to be the same, or at least similar. I found one of the treats was 'halved' in the bag when I was feeding them to my girl, and I can confirm that the centre of the Dreamies Treats is indeed a much paler colour from the outer 'shell'. I couldn't tell what the consistency was like as there appeared to be only a very small amount of the centre filling inside the treat and I wasn't particularly keen to sample one of the treats myself to find out... for obvious reasons! In the case of my own cat, I'm not sure that she is particularly aware of the soft centre contained within the Dreamies Treats and quite frankly, I'm not sure that she particularly cares, judging by the way the treats are always eagerly gobbled up and heartily crunched. It is usually the case that my girl can be seen eagerly sniffing around my outstretched palm looking for the next Dreamies Treat whilst she has not yet finished crunching and swallowing the existing one, and that is really evidence enough to me that the Dreamies Treats are very tasty and quite delicious! I can see from the reverse of the packaging that you can feed your cat up to 20 Dreamies Treats a day, although I must confess that I usually only give my girl about five a day as she has a whole host of other treats and foods to be tempted with. There is also a printed reminder that fresh drinking water should always be available to your cat. I can also see from the reverse of the package that the Dreamies Treats contain cereals, meat and animal derivatives (including 4% salmon) and oils and fats amongst other things. There is some information here too about "Analytical Constituents" and "Additives" but I don't tend to think all of these details are particularly relevant and the information looks to be somewhat similar to other brands of cat treats and biscuits that I buy on a regular basis. There are 2 calories in every "Dreamies Scrumptious Salmon Flavour Treat" which I believe is also on a par with other cat treats that I have bought for my old girl in the past. It is true to say that I am not particularly convinced of any high 'nutritional gain' supplied by the Dreamies Treats, and certainly I have noticed no difference to my girl's overall health or anything since she has been taking them. That said however, I like the fact that these treats are probably doing her oral health some good, as a diet consisting solely of wet or canned food is not always the best choice to maintain good oral health in cats. I also like the fact that the treats are tempting enough to provide a little snack for my girl on a daily basis - and thus, help to contribute to my constant quest to keep her weight from dropping any more than it has already, as a result of her old age and health conditions. I believe that there are actually five assorted flavours of the Dreamies Cat Treats to choose from such as the Scrumptious Salmon flavour that I am reviewing here, as well as a Beef flavour and a Duck flavour, both of which I think would make an equally popular snack item for my girl. I think it is worth noting too that there is a sort of 'zip seal' within the top of the sides of the pouch, so the bag can be allowed a sort of hygienic and almost 'air tight' seal, which obviously helps to keep the crunchy treats fresh and perhaps prevent them from going soft. I have to confess that my girl gobbles up the Dreamies Treats so often - and so quickly - that we never really have a bag left open for any considerable amount of time, so our treats don't really have much chance to go soft over time anyway! I think it is a good packaging design however, and it certainly is useful for keeping the treats WITHIN the bag, instead of them escaping all over the kitchen cupboard, which is what often happens with other treats and biscuits. I took the opportunity to stock up on some of the bags of Dreamies Treats as they were discounted in Tesco recently, but I do think they are a good quality cat treat and are therefore worth their usual retail price. Based on their apparent popularity, I can only award them top marks on behalf of my girl!
We have a cat (Champ) who loves his little treats. We give him food that we eat as a family now and again but the vet recommended to give her something crunch if at all possible as this will help with her teeth as she has a nasty build up of tartar. She has also lost a couple of lower teeth but we are not sure how, we think it is due to fighting with other cats in the neighborhood. Her remaining teeth are quite yellow so we thought these might help with his dental hygiene. They are called DREAMIES. We laughed when we read the name as it seems a mad name for a cat treat / food. The picture on the front is of a cat lying down on his back with a very full tummy and gazing up at the sky dreaming about eating more cat treats! The treats themslves are square shaped brown cubes which are quite hard and crunchy. They are stored in a 60g plastic pouch and the ones he likes to eat mostly are the salmon flavoured ones, though these do come in a wide range of tastes and flavours to choose from. When you shake the plastic packet they make a great noise, and Champ comes running into the kitchen from wherever she has been hiding. We give her a small handful and she bolts them down her neck before the dog has time to wake up and reaslise what is going on. The packet is easy to open and you just tear it across the top. It is not resealable but they tend to stay fresh anyway in my personal opinion. Champ really loves these treats and they are also nutritious and have vitamins and minerals specific to the cat's needs so we know that we are doing her and her teeth some good. Definitely recommended by us. Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead
I have a 4 month old kitten which I was given when he was 10 weeks old. I've had most pets you can think of which we have rescued throughout the years but this was my first cat. I wanted a treat for his first time and saw these in a shop which recommended that they could be given to kittens. A 60gr bag costs around £1.50 but is often on special offer for £1 or can be found in cheaper shops occasionally like B&M's for around 89p. They are described as crunchy pillows filled with creamy Salmon which I must admit, sounds appealing. I decided to buy these knowing that cats love fish and the creamy texture would be great for a young kitten as well as the crunchy exterior being a good way to keep my kittens teeth clean and healthy. My kitten loves these treats and will always hoover them up immediately. They also are a favourite of my dogs, if she can sniff out any that may have rolled away. I was impressed that my kitten ate them without complaint. The treat contains the following ingredients; Vegetable Protein Extracts ,Cereals, Oil and Fats, Meat and Animal Derivatives, Minerals, Fish and Fish Derivatives (min. 4% Salmon). Additives per kg:,Antioxidants, Colourants. Nutritional Additives; Vitamin A: 528 IU, Vitamin B1: 15 mg, Vitamin B2: 7 mg, Vitamin B6: 6 mg, Vitamin D3: 583IU, Vitamin E: 88 mg, Cupric Sulphate pentahydrate: 23 mg, Manganous Sulphate monohydrate: 41 mg, Potassium iodide: 2 mg, Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate: 184 mg, Technological additives; Pentasodium Triphosphate: 1745 mg I was extremely surprised at the low quantity of fish but also the extremly high levels of additives. I do get worried that the ingredients are making my kitten too hyper but it would be pretty difficult to prove. Although my kitten does love this product I am going to hunt out one with no additives such as Whiskas Temptations but better still, one with a high good quality meat content.
Dreamies... There is something about the name isn't it? When I first saw them in store I was really attracted to the packaging and of course the name. They are a bit expensive (from £1.53 on Amazon and £1.49 on zooplus.co.uk) but this is a cat treat so it lasts for a while. The packaging bag is re-sealable so the treats will remain fresh. There are 100s of treats inside and you can feed your cat up to 20 a day (which reassured me that unlike other treats where you can only fed your cat like 2 per day, these probably have much less chemicals (again probably). ----------- Basic product infromation ------------------ weight....60g ingredients...vegetable protein extract, grains, meat and animal by-products (min. 4% salmon), oil and fat, minerals, vegetable by-products. ----------- Experience --------------- Here goes; I now have two very picky cats, one rather old one and one rather young. What happened when I gave them Dreamies? -Old cat: Purring. It did not came from the heart that is for sure, the old one only purrs from the joy of it's stomach nowadays (and usually only to a small selection of food - cheese and fish being on top of the lists) so this is clearly the sign he approves. -Young cat: Young cat also showed his appreciation with purring and becoming all sweet and cuddly - and evil (in the cutest way possible). I gave him a few treats since it was obvious he really liked them and after that stored the treats in the basket where I keep all other cat threats and food bags and left the room. Upon my return a few moments later I found my cat eating Dreamies from a bag that was violently ripped apart. I was a bit shocked because such a thing never happened before. Basically the cat went into the basket, found the Dreamies, drag the bag out, ripped it apart with its teeth and claws and served him self a meal of Dreamies. After I removed them the cat was sniffing around to locate the bag, even went through the basket (ignoring all other food bags) and was annoyed when he did not find it. Obviously I now keep the Dreamies in a safe place. Whenever I show them and open the bag the old one comes purring a rubbing against my feet and the young one looks a bit anxious and hyperactive. I think the behaviour of the young cat clearly demonstrated that these treats really are delicious and something a cat just might be dreaming about. I was sticking with salmon for quite some times but am planing to buy other tastes in near future, hope they have the same effect but until now all I can say is go and buy your cat a Dreamies salmon treat - and keep it in a safe place.
As you know we have a gorgeous cat called Mew who is so cute that it is very easy to spoil him although we do take care to make sure his diet is healthy! One of his favourite treats is Dreamies which are made by Mars Petfoods - surely not the same people who make the sweets? No, it can't be, can it? He is currently working his way through a packet of the salmon flavoured ones so I thought I would tell you about them. Price A packet weighing 60g costs around £1.40 so it isn't too bad as far as treats are concerned as a packet lasts a while. The Dreamies are only tiny and there are about 200 in a packet. The Packets The Dreamies come in four different flavours which each come in a different coloured packet. Beef comes in a deep pink packet, salmon comes in a blue packet, cheese (what? This is cat food!) comes in a yellow packet and chicken which comes in an orange packet. On the front of each packet there is a cartoon cat lying on his back with a dream bubble showing that he is dreaming about his favourite snack. The Dreamie, if that is indeed the singular of this treat, is shown in the bubble split in two so that you can see the 'crunchy outside' and 'soft inside'. On the back of the packet there is a list of ingredients, a freephone number for any problems or concerns and details of how to use the treats. So how do you use them then? The Dreamies are sealed in 60g packets and to get at the treats all you have to do is rip across the top of the packet. This is then resealable with one of those plastic strips where you push the sides together so that they fit into one another making an airtight seal. The notes on the back of the pack suggest that you should not give your cat any more than 20 of these per day. I usually give Mew about 10 at a time as they are only tiny. It also reminds you to make sure that your cat has an available supply of fresh drinking water at all times. Does Mew like them? Like them? He loves them! As soon as I put them on the floor in his room I can hear the crunch as he bites through the crunchy outer shell of the Dreamies to get at the salmon flavoured filling inside. When he has finished eating them there is always much licking of lips too! The packet is such that it can be shaken to make a rattling, rustling noise and this will bring Mew running every time. It's useful if he is outside at bedtime and I am trying to encourage him to come in; equally if he is in the house during the day and I want him to go out so that I can go shopping a quick shake of the Dreamies packet and he comes running. I then put a few of the Dreamies on the floor of his room and he is one happy cat crunching away on them! He loves the salmon and the beef flavours - we haven't tried the chicken yet and cheese? What's that all about? I can't imagine that Mew would want to eat cheese although I suppose until I have offered him some I'm not going to know for sure. Mew is rather strange so maybe it is exactly what he would like! In Conclusion Mew is happy so I'm happy! Incidentally I had got the packet next to me as I wrote this review and Mew soon spotted them so he came and sat on my lap and looked cute so that I would give him a few. He ate them from the palm of my hand and then licked my hand to get the last bit of taste so I guess that's a 'paws up' then!