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I try to feed my cats as healthily as possible as they both would eat for ever if I let them and then end up overweight and with health problems. I therefore rarely give them treats but have occasional bags of treats in the house for special occasions. The cat treats that I normally buy are these Dreamies brand.
They come in a variety of different flavours including chicken, tuna and cheese and the version that I normally buy is the chicken flavour. This is because it does not smell too bad and both of my cats really like it.
The treats are quite small in size and you are only meant to give your cat a few at a time. They come in bags of 60 grams and I normally find that a bag can last me about a month if I only give my cats a treat occasionally. They are meant to be crunchy on the inside with a soft filling on the inside. However I doubt very much that my cats ever notice the soft filling as they just gulp the whole treat down in one go in about a second and do not even chew them.
My cats love these treats but I am aware that they are high in calories and are not suitable to be eaten that regularly. Having said that one of cats who goes round to other people's houses and is given food (or steals it) has come home a few times carrying a whole unopened packet of Dreamies that she has got from somewhere and devoured the whole bag in one go before I could get it off her. I do worry that maybe there is something addictive in them but maybe my cats are just greedy!
My cat absolutely loves these! I am sure that as soon as my husband or I buy these and bring Dreamies into the house. As soon a we have Dreamies in to the house the cat is alert and on the case trying to get them as quickly as possible.
When we have Dreamies our cat Ruby tries her best to not eat any of her normal food and just tries to hold out for Dreamies. We have to be pretty strong willed against the cat, perhaps this is practice for having children and not letting them have sweets all the time!
Our cat given the chance will literally gauge on them until she makes herself sick! Gross I know but true! I don't know how Dreamies have done it but they have made an utterly addictive cat treat.l we have tried other cat treats but our cat generally shows no real interest in them, and sometimes doesn't even eat them!
Dreamies are available in loads of different flavours including cheese, duck and chicken. Our cat Ruby seems to absolutely love all of the flavours is equal measure. They cost about £1 a packet and larger packet are available at just less than £2. I have seen Dreamies for sake inn every supermarket and also in loads of little corner shops.
I recommend that if you love your cat you give them this little treat now and then. Everyone I know that has a cat knows about Dreamies and all of their cats seem to love them as much as mine does.
When it comes to my the love of my life and my wonderful companion Myrtle Rose there is nothing that I won't go out of my way to buy her. I love being able to offer her treats and good food cos she deserves it putting up with me that's for sure!
When I was recently in Wilkinson's having a look for her weekly stash of treats I came across Dreamies Turkey Flavour which I have never seen before and bought them cos it reminded me of Christmas which we are vastly approaching of course and they were on offer with any two packets of Dreamies for just two pound which I thought I was a great purchase and I know how much my beauty loves Dreamies so I simply couldn't help myself!
This pack is plastic and dark green and white mainly in colour and on the front of the pack there is cartoon picture of a cat shown along with little pictures of different coloured Christmas trees and baubles and things and we are clearly told that they are 'Tantalising Turkey' Dreamies 'The treats cats crave' and that they are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside that the bag is bursting with up to 30 servings and is 60g in weight then on the back of the pack other information listed includes feeding advice being given and the composition of the treats is listed and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly stated. The bag once opened has a press zip style of opening and closing to it so that you can keep the treats fresh and secure which I do appreciate.
What you get in a bag is lots and lots of dark brown dried squared which are all slightly puffed like mini pillows. You can give your cat up to 20 pieces of these of day, though I do have to watch my Myrty cos she would easily eat alot more of these in one sitting if I let her lol. To me they have a slightly meaty aroma to them and she simply goes mad for these!
They sound crunchy when she eats them, they certainly are easy for her to handle due to the dainty size of them and she makes no mess chomping on these thankfully. Made from cereals though a minimal amount of actual meat (just 4% turkey) these are a treat but even giving her a few of these a day doesn't mean that she gained weight thankfully.
She loves them and at about a pound a pack (if on offer otherwise more like £1.30 a pack) I find them to be a brand that I trust but that more importantly my beautiful cat loves them. They don't seem to upset her tummy and like I say we have had no weight gain even giving her a few of these a day so we both are happy with that!
Available in all good supermarkets and pet stores etc and this flavour is available in other sized packs too!
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My 3 year old Ragamuffin loved to eat dreamies ,however i noticed that every time she ate them .she was very sick. I did think it was maybe a coincidence ,and wasnt sure if the sickness was as a result of dreamies .This evening i gave her just 2 dreamies ,within 5 mins she was violently sick ,fell backwards and had fainted, as you can imagine this was extremely distressing for myself and my cat . she is now sleeping .I have thrown the 2 packets i had in the bin .i wouldnt ever recommend DREAMIES again !I will be telling anyone who has dreamies to not feed them to there cat .
I'm reviewing our Dreamies Cat Treats in Chicken Flavour.
My 60g bag cost £1 in Poundland, but they are often available in supermarkets for that price too.
Guilt. Plain and simple. Our Freddy-cat is placid and relatively easy going which has made looking after her an easy task. We feed her, treat her for fleas and worms every few months , feed her and play with her when she indicates she is up for some fun. She never gives us problems and unlike Kizzy-dog she is NOT prone to the blues at all.
So one day, on picking up treats for Kizzy-dog, it dawned on me that we never buy treats for Freddy ! I was mortified to think we just hadn't considered it necessary.Forgive me, this is my first experience of cat ownership (or being owned by a cat)
I think because treats were used to teach Kizzy tricks and encourage her to obey commands they just seemed a doggy thing.
So, feeling guilty, I put some treats for Freddy in the basket.
***WHAT THEY ARE***
They are little pillows that are crunchy on the outside but have a soft chicken flavoured interior.
They come in various flavours and the colour of the bag tends to mirror the way crisps are marketed....so, just like chicken flavoured crisps these chicken flavoured treats are in a golden brown (roast chicken) coloured pack.
The pack has a little nick at each side about 2cms from the top for an easy start to tearing the pack open, rather than needing to use scissors. Once opened this way there is a plastic resealable strip just below the torn off top that can be used to keep the treats fresh once opened.
***USING and MY OPINION***
Freddy loves these. So much so that I restrict myself in buying them or she'd be a roly-poly cat.
She recognises the bag atop the fridge easily in that intelligent way cats and dogs learn these things. So if we lift the blue bag (dog treats) Freddy wanders off and has no interest. However, if I lift the golden bag of HER treats her eyes widen and she waits patiently for the treats.
We thought of using them to teach her tricks, but she is so bright anyway and knows what you want from her that it seemed pointless, so they literally are a treat she gets every few days just for pleasure.
The only time we use them for bribing is occasionally to get her indoors at night. Open the back door and shake the pack under the porch light and WHOOSH , she appears like magic.
Sometimes Freddy plays with these batting them around on the floor with her paws before finally pouncing on them and eating, and we tend to feed them to her about three or four at a time . Any more would be too much like a meal I think and disrupt her eating habits.
Handling them is no big deal because while they smell slightly it isn't a nasty smell. Just like crisps really and rather pleasant as cat items go. Having said that the salmon ones probably smell fishy , but we've not used them for precisely that reason.
They are available in various flavours. I've noted chicken, beef, salmon and duck, but there may be other flavours too. We've stuck with the chicken ones.There are indicators on the pack denoting content....for example, a chicken on the chicken pack and a fish on the salmon pack making them easily recognisable at a glance even for toddlers 'helping' you shop.
I had considered the duck ones for a change, but Holly was horrified . I forgot, we take her and Conal up to the local Dam to feed the ducks and swans sometimes.....so the idea of Freddy eating ' the wee duckies' did not sit well with her at all. She's never met a living chicken yet, so they are safe enough for us to buy.
I must say I like the fact that these are crunchy on the outside as it gives Freddy's teeth a bit of a gentle work out, but yet they aren't hard enough to cause her problems. She looks like she's chewing gum while eating them....really cute and funny.
Even if you have a fussy cat I'm sure one of the varieties will suit their taste and in my opinion they are a decent price at around £1 for a resealable 60g bag.
All in all I think these are good value and I have no hesitation in recommending them and awarding them 5 stars for value, flavour, variety and well thought out packaging.
Thank you for reading ~~~myloh.
After reading a few reviews and laughing I have had to leave a review myself. Our old cat Kit Kat bless her she is 15 years old and eats these things by the bucket load. She sits every morning waiting for the next handful to come her way and then spends the next half an hour with a spaced out look in her eyes. I can't feed one of my other cats them Dexter as he well goes mad. He has always been known to be a bit naughty but if I feed him these then it sends him completely round the twist.
Honestly I would say give them to your cat and try them but be ware, they don't chew them and they are likely to make your cat go completely nuts but it's worth it in some cases, as the actions are very funny. I'm lucky as they don't upset any of my cats in the fact they make them sick. We just have to ensure we have a good supply otherwise it's death to the owners.
As far as i am concerned my cats are my babies and they deserve the best. Dreamies are the best in their little opinions so who am i to argue?
Come on guys you know your cats are worth it :-)
Dreamies come in the usual wide variety of meaty and fishy flavours, and all appear to be equally delicious as far as the cats are concerned - Let's just say I haven't had any complaints or "no thanks" from the girls! I buy Dreamies when they are on offer for £1 a packet. The packet tells you to feed up to 20 a day, and that the pack contains over 30 servings. So for two cats, one packet costing £1 lasting two weeks I think is a pretty good deal.
They come in a fairly strong foil-type pouch, which widens out at the bottom, supposedly for the packet to stand up, but in my experience the packets are not sturdily shaped enough for that to happen. You need to be careful when you are placing them in the cupboard if you are going to get them to stay upright. Not that this should be a problem, however, because once you cut across the top of the pouch to open it, the pouch has a resealable 'track' which you pinch together. This isn't the easiest to fasten, however, especially when under siege from two large treat-frantic cats. I usually give the girls their treats down at their level, but I have to drop the last one from a standing position or I wouldn't be allowed the time to get it safely fastened back up!
The other main "treat of choice" that I buy is Whiskas Temptations. From my point of view, Dreamies aren't my favourite, I prefer a more secure and easier storage style of the Temptations tub than these pouches. I did make the terrible error once of dropping the packet when I had finished dishing them out, and they spilt everywhere - it wasn't even the cats' birthday.
Whether the cats prefer Dreamies over Temptations its hard to say, I don't think that they are particularly brand-loyal or conscious! These treats are quite small, less than 5mm x 5mm each, the packet shows a treat broken open, revealing a different texture filling. However, I think this is largely wasted on my two - I would say that only about one in three gets a "crunch" from the cat's teeth, more often than not they seem to be swallowed whole, whatever that magic filling is, it's not enough to delay my cats a nano-millisecond in their manic devouring of their Dreamies. Obviously the pieces themselves taste good, and they do have a pretty strong smell (thinking particularly of the beef ones I have on the go at the moment).
I had seen the Dreamies advert where the cat blasts through the wall before I had my cats, and probably like most catless people thought it was a bit ridiculous. But I can definitely say that since buying them for my two new cats it's reasonable enough to have some lingering fear for the safety of your house brickwork. You can't quite achieve a really satisfying and loud "come-home" rattle with the packet but giving it a shake at the back door does tend to have a pretty high success rate when I want them back at night.
My cats would happily live on Dreamies, and luckily for them I find them really good value to keep in stock. It's so rewarding to give them a treat which you can see them loving so much.
I bought these as they where on offer in Asda. As soon as I gave one to my cat I noticed a problem, cats are fussy eaters, my cat especially, she ate them like she'd been starved and I have never seen that before. She was literally swallowing them whole. After I put the bag away she would sit outside the cupboard where we keep all the cat food and meow and scratch, she has never done this before. She always sits on my knee when I watch tv and I could hear her stomach growling and making strange noises and then she kept making movements as if she was going to be sick, I figured she was just burping if cats can burp? Later on in the night she was being a lot more active that usual, she loves to chase imaginary things around the house but never normally jumps on things, she was on tables, behind the tv and trying to get up the curtains! Now this really isn't normal for my cat. Finally when I came downstairs in the morning there where about 3 piles of cat sick on the floor, I could only put it down to the dreamies as she hasn't been outside much the day before because she doesn't like snow. I looked at the ingredients and was shocked, cats are carnivores, we shouldn't even feed them cat biscuits, they can't digest cereals properly and it can make them ill, and also the amount of unnessecary additives must be the reason why she was acting so bat crazy!
Definately not purchasing again!
So I am the crazy cat lady and I have four cats. Two are about 14years old and then I have 2 year old and a 1year old (sounds like I'm talking about children...!) and we often have difficulty in finding treats that they all like, the older pair can be extremely fussy sometimes. We like to mix it up with treats and go from whiskas to felix and stores own meaty stick treats and this is mostly to keep them entertained with different treats and because we'll pick up whatever is on offer at the shop at the time. However we nearly always have Dreamies stocked up as they seem to be all the cats favourites.
We decided to try Dreamies after seeing the advert on tv with the cat running through the wall to get them as it was funny plus I really liked the colourful packaging, I think the cats actually recognise this too as I can pick them up very carefully making no noise and they are at my feet waiting to be given some just by seeing them! They have never run through a wall to get them though fortunately, but if they are in another room with a door shut and they hear the bag rustle they instantly start meowing and scratching at the door because they want them! They absolutely love these treats and they seem more excited and satisfied with them than other treats, they are especially great for when the cats are outside and we need to bribe them to come inside by shaking the treats too.
The bag seems to last quite a while considering we have four cats to feed them to, we tend to give one of the older cats a smaller amount as she doesn't eat as much as the other three. We give them a few of the treats each time, often putting some into a little ball for the younger two to play with because without this they eat the treats so fast, they're usually all gone by the time I've put the bag back in the cat cupboard. We give them treats about every other day, quite often everyday (they are ridiculously spoilt kitties!) although we still tend to mix it up with a few different treats in between so they don't get bored but even if used everyday a bag will last forever!
Each bag is about £1-£2 depending if it's on offer but even at full price they are great money for value as they last for ages and I bet even longer if you only have the one cat and our cats (and many of my friends cats) LOVE them and as long as the cats are happy we're happy! :)
Our cat is our little Princess and we like to spoil her rotten. We have tried lots of different treat brands in the 18 months since she came in to our lives and Dreamies is one brand that has consistently been one that she has loved. The phrase 'treats cats crave' definitely springs to mind and our cat goes nuts whenever we shake a bag of these. There are four flavours available in Sainsburys: cheese, chicken, salmon and duck. The usual price for a 60g packet is around £1.36 but I always stock up on these when they are on offer for just £1.00 and sometimes even less.
These treats come provided in a plastic bag which has a sealed band that keeps them fresh and stored in place even when my cat tries to get to them. The packaging is strong and my cat has not managed to get her way in to one of these yet, which is more than can be said of a Whiskas Temptations tub! Each packet is a different colour which relates to the flavour of them, ie yellow for cheese, blue for salmon etc.
These treats are small treats that are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside (apparently) but obviously I cannot vouch for that. Each treat contains 2 calories which makes me feel reassured that my cat is not being fattened up by these. There are around 250 treats in this bag and we usually feed her 2 treats, sometimes more, a couple of times a day. The amount of treats that she gets and the amount of times per day does depend on her behaviour though and if she has been very naughty and damaged something (as she often does at the moment) she may not get any treats for a few days.
Our cat absolutely loves these treats. When we shake the bag she comes running in all excited and that is not always something that she does with other treats. She will run after these treats in her desperation to get to them and she will be so excited that sometimes she will fling them around the room and end up running after them!
Our cat has tried every flavour of these now and duck appears to be her least favourite and cheese her favourite but she always gobbles them up anyway, just at varying rates! As our little princess loves these then I am sure that we will continue to buy these again in the future, whatever she likes makes us feel happy and everyone loves a little treat here and there don't they!
So you've all seen the dreamies advert, right? Where the man shakes the packet of treats and the cat literally breaks through the wall to get to him. Yeah - that's my cat. I suspect if we didn't live in an old house with thick walls our cat would have ruined our house by now. Every time I shake the packet he's miraculously by my side meowing pitifully or squeaking at me to hurry up and feed him.
Dreamies come in a whole host of flavours: Cheese, Beef, Chicken, Salmon, Duck and Turkey. They also sell mix bags with two flavours in the one bag. My local pet shop sells Dreamies treats for £1.50 for 60g, though they are also widely available in supermarkets. The packaging is resealable which is great for keeping the treats fresh.
My cat's favourite flavours of these are Cheese and Beef. We cannot feed him the Salmon unfortunately, as he has an allergy to fish! The treats are small and square in shape. They are crunchy on the outside with a soft, creamy filling. The package recommends an upper limit of 20 treats per day, which is fine as I feed my cat a small handful of about 10-15 every other day (or when he needs to be lured into his carry box or out of a particular hiding place - they are very handy as bribes!) They contain only 2 calories per treat.
These last quite a long time, about 5 weeks in my case, and I've found because of the seal on the packet that they are still crunchy right down to the bottom. Nothing worse for a cat than soggy treats, right? I'm hoping that the crunchy outer shell with help his oral health, because I've tried kitty toothpaste but he's just not having it - even if it is meat flavoured. My cat does head straight to the water fountain after eating Dreamies treats so they must be quite dry.
My cat's enthusiasm when I bring these treats out is a testament to how much he enjoys them. I'd definitely recommend these as a tasty, affordable treat for cats.
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 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.
Recently, adding a packet of these to my weekly shop has become as essential as milk and bread. None of my three cats are particularly fussy eaters and I think I'm yet to buy a treat they don't like. Dreamies, however, are definitely their favourite!
I buy these from Tesco, a 60g bag costing £1.25. They come in a variety of flavours such as cheese, chicken, duck, salmon, turkey and beef. These are also available in 'mix' bags - two flavours in the same pack. Mix bags can be bought in chicken/duck, salmon/cheese and beef/cheese flavours. Bigger 110g packs are also sold in Tesco for £2 which saves a bit of money. I've only ever seen salmon and chicken flavours available in the bigger packs though.
The packets are very bright and vibrant coming in a range of colours depending on the flavour. It's hard to miss these eye catching packets on the shelves! The packet is resealable to ensure the treats stay fresh and is easily opened without spilling the contents everywhere.
The treats are a small rectangular shape making it easy for cats to eat one of these in one go. They're brown in colour with a soft centre and crunchy coating. They don't have a particularly overbearing cat food scent which is nice - the smell of the food is by far my least favourite thing about being a cat owner! Saying that, my cats noses can clearly detect the smell of these as I only have to open the packet and all three of them come running into the kitchen from wherever else in the house they are.
The packet suggests not feeding cats more than 20 of these per day, whilst I have never counted I'm pretty sure my cats get more than this recommended amount. They just cannot get enough of these! I've tried them with all flavours and, while all of them have been winners, cheese appears to be all three of their favourites. I do have to separate my cats whilst eating these, if they're too close together they'll just start fighting to each other's share!
I was highly skeptical of these treats when I first heard about them - I thought from their advert they would just be an overpriced cat biscuit, but I saw them on offer on the Asda site (£1 for a pack) and thought I'd give them a go. Usually they seem to be priced at around £1.50, dependent on where you see them sold.
They come in a clever resealable pack - the top tears open like a cat food pouch, but underneath this top bit is a plastic push-together air-tight seal, which means that these will keep fresh for a long time. I closed the seal before tearing them open to make sure I didn't rip down past it. The pouch we got was chicken, since our cat likes meat, but similar to many cat biscuits I would assume that all the pouches contain virtually identical ingredients, and just a "minimum amount" of the cited flavour. Each biscuit is 2 calories each, so for a little treat these don't seem bad at all.
The first thing I noticed was - no horrible smell! Cat food in general is pretty whiffy, and not very pleasant, but these smell fairly mild to me which is very acceptable. The cat seems to think they smell great though. The biscuits themselves are a lot smaller than I'd guessed from the TV advert, but this is great as we just have a wee kitten! You also get a lot of them in the bag, so I imagine this will last us quite a while.
Each biscuit is a hard, crunchy shell, with a small amount of a soft substance inside it. The crunchyness is good for the cats teeth. We were dubious about whether our cat would enjoy them since he prefers wet food, and up until now hasn't touched any cat "treats", but he took to them straight away He wolfs right up whatever we give him, and angles for more if he thinks he'll get away with it! The last one I gave him, he could obviously smell where my hand had been in the bag and spent a good while licking off all the taste he could get. I would say that this is the only downside - they clearly leave a slight dusty residue when you pick them up, which means you'll need to wash your hands afterwards.
Our kitty really does seem to enjoy them, which is the whole point, so we've finally found an affordable treat that we can use as a reward. We've only tried the chicken flavour so far, but now we intend to try out the other flavours in the range too.
My cat has to be one of the fussiest eaters I've ever met, eating only tuna and the occasional bowl of biscuit munchies, like all of us though, he does however like the odd treat! My house is pretty much ruled by the animals, so much of our time is taken up by the hounds that the poor cat often gets left out, I try therefore to make sure that whenever I buy the dogs a bone, Lieka also gets a little something. Dreamies are high up in on the preferred list.
Dreamies come in a variety of flavours and coloured bags, the ones I have currently are cheese and are in a bright yellow pouch, there is a comical cat on the front, as on all the variety of pouches who looks very full and contented. The 60 gram pouch stipulates that it is bursting with 30 servings. The kibbles are basically a soft inside of cheese flavouring covered in a crunchy coating, a proper serving consists of apprx 8 kibbles. However, my cat would probably disagree as he can pretty much finish off a packet in about four or five servings ... I'm not sure this is actualy particularly good for him, but a life of tuna cannot be very exciting so I just let him be.
The pouch emphasises the need to make sure the cat has plenty of water and the need to store in a cool dry place, as the pouch is resealable this can be easily done!
It says on the pouch to shake and see your cat come running. If he won't come in on an eve I do this and lot and behold he does come from wherever he has been, intact before now on more than one occasion the neighbours cat comes running too!
All in all a cat treat that is obviously loved by my moggie, and well worth the small price of £1 from most petshops and supermarkets
A tasty snack for cats.