Product Type: Dreamies cat food
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Delectable Duck? A yes please from Mew!
Dreamies Cat Treats with Duck
Member Name: SusanLesley
Dreamies Cat Treats with Duck
Date: 26/07/12, updated on 26/07/12 (86 review reads)
Advantages: Inexpensive, Mew loves them
Disadvantages: None for us
Over the years Mew has tried various treats but his absolute favourite is Dreamies! We only have to say the word and he looks as cute as he possibly can - rolling over, paws in the air etc - so that he gets the Dreamies.
Last year a friend of ours was given a box full of packets of Dreamies together with a pile of money off vouchers from someone at work so he shared them with us and Mew is still happily working his way through them. Since there were a lot of packets of various flavours Mew got to try them all.
His absolute favourite is Delectable Duck and I swear he reacts differently when I tell him that this is the flavour he is getting! He really does seem to know and I am sure the purrs are louder!
A packet weighing 60g costs around £1.36 at most supermarkets but there are often special offers to be found. At the moment Sainsbury's, Asda and Tesco all have them on offer at £1 per packet so, if you cat is a fan, it is well worth stocking up when the offers are on. The Dreamies themselves are quite small and there are about 200 in a packet so a packet will last a while.
The Dreamies come in five different flavours which each come in a different coloured packet.
The beef ones come in a deep pink packet, the salmon ones come in a blue packet, the cheese ones come in a yellow packet, the chicken ones come in an orange packet and delectable duck comes in a lilac packet.
There are also a few larger packets which contain a mixture of two different flavours - we currently have a couple of packets of chicken and duck in the drawer.
The front of the packet shows a cartoon cat lying on his back with a dream bubble showing one of the Dreamies split in two so that you can see the 'crunchy outside' and 'soft inside'. At the top of the cloud there is a little duck! I wonder if Mew actually has dreams about Dreamies.
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?
When you buy the Dreamies they are sealed in the packet and to open it you have to do tear the piece off the top of the packet. There is then one of those plastic strips where you push the sides together so that they fit into one another making an airtight seal so you have to prise this open to get at the Dreamies. At this point Mew is giving me his undivided attention!
There are notes on the back of the packet which suggest that you should not give your cat any more than 20 Dreamies per day. I usually give Mew about 10 at a time as they are only tiny - he gets ones lot at breakfast time and some more for his supper as he settles down for the night.
The notes on the packet also remind you to make sure that your cat has an available supply of fresh drinking water at all times.
And Mew's Opinion?
Well as I said earlier he thinks they are great! Fair play he is always up for treats but these really do seem to be his favourite.
They never stay on the floor for very long when Mew is about - I can soon here the crunch of teeth on Dreamies followed by a fussy cat round my legs licking his lips to show his approval!
He has now tried all the different flavours including cheese which I was unsure about (cats eating cheese?) and he loves them all but duck is always the one he reacts to the best so I have to assume it is his favourite!
I can't write a review about Dreamies without mentioning the advert currently on TV. A man tells his wife to watch what he is about to do and he then shakes the pack of Dreamies, which makes a rattling noise, to attract the cat. The next thing you see is the cat bursting through the wall because he is so eager to get to the Dreamies!
Whilst this is clearly fiction I can see where it comes from - that is exactly the reaction we get from Mew! He can't get at them fast enough although running through the wall might not be such a good idea in our cottage as it is over 100 years old and has walls on 3 foot thick stone!
I can't recommend these enough as far as Mew is concerned. He really is a happy cat when he gets his Dreamies. When I give him a brush he always has a couple of Dreamies afterwards and, if I forget, he sits on his table looking first at the drawer where they are kept and then at me as if to say - have you forgotten something mom?
Summary: Mew's favourite treat!
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