I guess like most cat lovers, I like to give my cats treats, and Dreamies have been a fairly regular treat in their various flavours.
Dreamies are little square pockets of crunchy biscuit-type texture. They are fairly small and flat - the front of the packs supposedly shows a picture of the treat broken in half displaying a soft centre, but this looks a bit exaggerated in my opinion, it makes the individual treats look chunkier than they are in reality. The beef flavour treats have a generic meaty aroma to me, not especially pungent.
However, what they look like, or what they smell like to me is irrelevant, my cats do really like Dreamies. They don't go mad for them as much these days, and have been eclipsed by other treats - my cats seem to enjoy treats which are different shapes and flavours, maybe these get a bit boring after a while.
Feeding them individually, they often go down without a crunch at all, just swallowed whole, and I'm not sure what if any pleasure this can give the cats.
The nice thing about these treats is that it's ok to feed up to 20 little treats per day, which does feel as though I am giving them a decent sized portion, and a worthwhile treat.
Dreamies come in plastic pouches with a plastic zip type seal at the top, which is more than adequate to keep them fresh as a 60g packet doesn't last very many days with two cats going at them.
From my point of view, I don't get quite as much pleasure from giving my cats Dreamies any longer, they are more excited by other more varied treats these days (Felix) but they do still eat them greedily when they are dished up and they clearly do hit the spot for them.
I usually pick them up when on offer, for £1, and at that price for the enjoyment my cats get, it's a pound well spent.
My cat Jack has had a tough life. She was discovered wandering around where I used to work, skin and bones and didn't trust people. It took a lot of effort to get her to the lovable kitty that she is today. I do like to treat her and these are her favourite treats. I buy the small packs from B + M, which are 39p each. They are smaller sample packs, and I find that they have enough for a couple of servings of these as a treat for her. Jack seems to know when these are in the cupboard and refuses to eat anything else until they're gone, so the smaller packs also ensure these are an occasional treat rather than her staple diet!
Each treat is a yellow colour and there isn't a strong smell of chicken from these. Inside is a soft chicken paste and a crunchy outside. Each treat is 2 calories for those kitties that are watching their weight, and it's recommended not to feed your cat more than 20 in a day. It is recommended that you have plenty of water available for your cat when feeding them these treats. These treats are suitable for both adults and kittens.
These treats contain Vegetable Protein Extracts, Cereals, Meat and Animal Derivatives (Min 4% Chicken), Oil and Fats, Minerals, Derivatives of Vegetable Origin. The Analytical Constituents are as follows; Protein 34 %, Oils & Fats 20%, Crude Fibre 1%, Inorganic Matter 9.5%, Moisture 74%
These cost around £1 for the 60g packet, which is resealable. Quite often places like Pets at Home and supermarkets have offers of 2 packets for £2. The packets I buy are 39p from B + M Bargains for 30g. Both sizes of packets must be used within 4 weeks of opening.
As I said, my cat loves these and refuses to eat anything else when these are in the cupboard. I have no idea what is so addictive about them as I've never tried them myself, but I know that I have one very happy kitty when she sees the packet. I've yet to meet a cat who doesn't like these, so it's a lovely occasional treat for your pet.
Every week I buy my cat, Myrtle some treats. Shes a gorgeous little thing and my best buddy and I have to admit to over indulging her....but then I think why shouldn't I?!
She loves her treats and I try to find treats that I haven't bought for her before and so for the past year she's had allsorts! One of the brands that appeals to me and is often on offer are Dreamies. I often buy her them in Pets At Home with two bags on offer for £2.00 and buy them as well in with my weekly shop for about a pound a bag from places like Tesco's, Morrison's and Sainsbury's.
I tend to always go for the more exotic flavours of foods and treats so when I spotted these and in the plain chicken flavour they didn't appeal to me however she hadn't tried them before and I felt it was about time she did!
These come in an orange and white coloured plastic style bag that has a handy zipper to the top of it to which you press to keep the treats fresh once opened then on the front of the bag there is a picture of a cartoon style cat and we are clearly told that they are Dreamies and that they are chicken flavoured 'Crunchy outside, soft inside' and that the pack is 60g in weight and is bursting with 30+ servings and then on the back of the bag other information given includes being told a bit about the treats and the composition of them and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly given. I like these bags and love the fact that I can seal them up after using them!
What you get is loads of dry to the touch little puffed up squares which are an orange colour and they smell meaty to me. My Myrtle loves these! They are a great handy size for her to hold and munch on and sound crunchy then to the middle of them there is a little bit of soft white coloured looking filling which of course gives them the soft centre.
You can feed an adult cat up to 20 pieces of these a day, do be aware though that your cat may well beg for more though I do try to give no more than the recommended amount. I have no idea the ingredients are used in these as they are not given but do know that they provide 34% protein plus a few other vitamins and minerals and that they only contain 2 calories per treat!
A great treat for my cat, she seems to really like this chicken flavour and I will happily repurchase these in the future with no issues to doing so at all!
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It is fair to say that Duke and Daisy are a teeny bit spoiled. I had heard so much about Dreamies cat treats I knew that I would have to buy some for them to try. I didn't jump on the bandwagon straight away because we had an awful lot of cat treats in the cupboard but I did decide to buy them some for part of their Christmas presents. Well, I got bored the other evening so decided that the pair of them should have an early present and this is what they ended up with.
Dreamies are a branded cat treat that come in 60g or 110g sized bags. The 60g bags RRP is around £1.49 but they can often be found on offer for about £1 I think I bought ours on a 2 for £2 deal from Pet Supermarket. There are five flavours in the original dreamies range - cheese, chicken, duck, beef and salmon but there is now also a range where two flavours are combined. I bought the chicken and cheese varieties because I know both Duke and Daisy like these flavours.
The treats come in a strong plastic bag with a resealable strip. Our pack of chicken is orange in colour but this changes with each variety. The range is famous for being irresistible to cats.
I shook the bag and neither of them were particularly interested which I thought was strange. I took one out of the bag and gave it to Daisy who gobbled it up quickly so then of course Duke was at my elbow not wanting to miss out. As soon as they had tried these they seemed to be taken by the Dreamies curse, they were desperate for more and when I put the packet away both kept looking at me like they were waiting for more.
There are lots of the treats in each bag and I imagine even with daily feeding this bag would last about a month. Each treat contains just 2 calories so these can also be offered to cats who are dieting.
The treats are crunchy with a soft middle. They do have a nice crunch to them and a sort of cereal texture. Daisy always chews her treats whereas Duke swallows them whole(!) and both ways they seem to be enjoyed so I imagine the coating has a lovely chicken flavour.
I do agree with the advertising of this product that says cats crave the treats. They come running as soon as they see me get the orange bag and neither one will let the other near their treats, they both eat them all up straight away. Usually I prefer to buy treats that are more naturally produced or which give them vitamins or other nutrients but of course everyone is entitled to a treat every now and then.
The bag is quite thick and strong plastic which is brilliant for us as when we are out Duke likes to help himself which often leaves puncture marks in the packaging!
The ingredients used in this treat are Vegetable protein extract, grain, meat & meat by-products (min. 4% chicken), oils & fats, minerals. Of course, grains in a cat food are basically a filler and the meat content used is low but these are fine when given for just a few pieces a day.
I think that the treats represent very good value for money. The cats love the taste and texture of these and they always want more. They seem to go down well with pretty much all cats and they don't smell too strongly. Recommended.
Dreamies are the snack of your cat's dreams - all cats salivate over crispy Dreamies with their tasty creamy filling available in a variety of delicious flavours!