“ Brand: Tesco / Food Type: Cat Food „
We have two cats in our house and they both get their fair share of treats. My oldest cat usually manages to nab the most treats as he is the quickest, whilst poor little Ted, although he does his best., tends to get left out. This means that in order to share out treats fairly, between the two of them, I have to put one of them in the kitchen and other in the living room to ensure that the oldest one is not nicking off with more than his fair share. Perhaps their favourite current treats at the moment are those made by Tesco and these come in packs of ten meaty sticks. Tesco make a variety of different flavours of these meaty sticks and both of my cats seem to favour the chicken and liver variety. They really cannot get enough of them and as soon as they hear the rustle of the foil pack they make a bee-line for the kitchen and start to wrap themselves around my ankles.
These sticks cost £1.29 for a pack of ten and though this might seem like a lot to pay for only ten sticks, they are actually a lot cheaper than the branded variety. As they are 'treats' I try to use them sparingly but often I cannot resist giving them two or more each as they seem to be addicted to them. They really do wolf them down at top speed and the oldest cat will growl at me if I try to remove one from him if he's managed to take more than his fair share.
The sticks themselves smell slightly meaty but not too much - they are not as strong smelling as a can of cat food and this is a good job as I have to handle the sticks with my bare hands, and I would hate to have them smell like meaty cat food. They look and feel like most large straight shaped twiglets and they are soft enough for both of my cats to be able to chew down on them without any bother at all and they are demolished in next to no time.
The sticks are enriched with both minerals and vitamins and are a healthy way to treat my cats. They do cost a lot if you buy them very often and I really know I must try to stop giving them too many at once.
They are Tesco's own brand and I would really recommend these to anyone who owns cats and who wants to give them a nice treat which is good for them and which won't break the bank (so long as you remember they are treats, and not regular food.
Tesco Cat Sticks Treats Chicken and Liver
Recently Tesco had a 3 for 2 offer on cat treats and as our ancient cat is getting thinner and thinner despite me buying her special food which the healthy fat cats are not allowed. I chose three different packs of these sticks, some catnip drops and other bits so ended up with 9 for 6 which made me very popular with my felines. I was quite pleased to find these on offer as they are normally £1.29 per pack of ten.
All of my cats LOVE these but I do restrict them to one each per day at the most. One of mine will actually jump up and beg when she sees these coming out of the drawer. In fact she tries, and often succeeds, in opening the cupboard door below the drawer in the kitchen where I have put these.
Each stick comes individually wrapped in tear off foil and all ten are sold as one pack with perforated division between the sticks. Each of the 10 sticks weigh 50g so in the pack in total you get 500gof meaty sticks. Once you open the individual strip pack you find a thin flexible brown softish stick. It must have some sort of coating on the outside as it doesn't really smell strong to me but it drives the cats mad.
The thing I like about these is that they have indentations along them and I can break them into small pieces so that the cats can share them. I break them up and hand them out to the three cats separately so that they don't fight over them. After breaking three sticks up and sharing them out I can't smell any meaty smell on my fingers at all which is a bonus for me. Naturally I do still wash my hands after this exercise even though there is no smell or mess obvious on the hands.
I like the fact that the sticks are individually packed and easy to separate and unwrap. The cats can obviously smell how exciting they are through the packing because initially I had them on the shelf on the kitchen side but when large fat cat brought me the entire pack into the room next door where I was sitting I thought I better store them somewhere where she couldn't help herself.
On the front of the pack is a photo of a very happy looking cat with some of the meaty sticks. These are a Tesco 'Luxury' Collection item although I can't say that the branding impressed the cats as I am sure they worked on smell alone . The pack also informs the human what flavour they are and that there are 10 of them in a pack. Information for the human includes the fact that they are vitamin enriched and contain added Taurine as well as other nutritional benefits.
I was not aware of taurine so had to investigate what this was and why it was there. It is a natural acid produced by the human body but, it can be manufactured as well. Apparently Taurine is need by all mammals but unlike most animals, cats cannot naturally make their taurine and if they don't have enough of this acid in their diets, they can suffer from severe health conditions.
It is nice to know that they are not only a treat for the cats that they go wild for but that they are actually a food supplement as well giving nutrients that cats need and might be missing in their diets.
I will continue to buy these for my cats as the ancient one needs all the help nutritionally that she can get as she looks rather skeletal now and needs lots of TLC. The other two just have them as a treat as they love them and I like to see them perform for their treats.
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I absolutely adore my kitten Myrtle Rose and feel she is the best thing that ever happened to me so of course I spoil her the very best I can!
She loves her treats, in fact she begs me for some when she thinks that she deserves them (which is quite often lol) so although I do buy Dreamies and Felix Goody bags and the likes from all the well known brands I do buy the odd shops own treats for her to see if she likes them and these I bought on offer for three packs of cat stick treats for the price of two which I thought was superb value.
You get 10 sticks in one big black, long pack and each stick can be ripped off the main of the packaging so you can separate them and keep them individually. On the front of the packaging there is a photograph of a cat and some of the meaty sticks and we are clearly told that these are Tesco 'Luxury' Collection and what flavour they are and that there are 10 of them in a pack, that they are vitamin enriched and contain added Taurine then on the back of the packaging the ingredients and nutritional information is given as well as feeding advice, we are told that the 10 sticks weigh 50g in total, there is plenty of information given in foreign languages as well and contact details for Tesco are clearly given. Nice, informative packaging it is.
The Meaty Sticks:
Brown in colour, dry on the outside but easy to break into pieces should you want to these are long and rather thin and cylinder in shape. I have to say Myrtle loves these and I struggle to keep her eating just the one of these occasionally. She eats one whole in a matter of seconds and they don't make a mess at all by flaking or crumbling which gets the thumbs up from me. I can't tell you what they taste like of course and neither can Myrtle sadly but recently I bought her some similar ones by a brand called Claude in the poultry variety and I noticed that she ate that but far slower than this and didn't beg for seconds as she does with these.
If Myrtle likes them that's good enough for me as they offer her good taste obviously but are purse friendly to me so we're both happy!
Only available in Tesco stores costing £1.29 for a pack of ten of them however do keep your eyes peeled for these on some kind of offer!
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Our cat is spoilt rotten, she gets so many treats apart from her basic dried and wet cat foods. One of her most favourites (though not the cheapest) at the moment is Tesco own brand Cat Sticks. These come in a variety of different flavours and she really likes the salmon variety though perhaps her favourite is the chicken and liver ones - they disappear so fast!!
For a pack of ten sticks you will pay £1.20 which isn't to bad as she only eats perhaps one per day. You can either give the stick to the cat whole or you can snap it into bits - Champ prefers to eat hers whole and it goes in her mouth and down her gullet like a swordeater swallowing his sword. I am sure it does not hit the sides - it just seems to go down whole!
They are quite soft but good for the teeth as it means she has to actually chew them and also has a slight massaging effect on her gums into the bargain. They smell fresh and quite pleasantly meaty and are about 7cm in length and very thin - they look a bit kike long Twiglets without the knobbly bits - that is the best way I can describe them to be honest.
They are good value for money and full of nutritious value for the cat and recommended my us!
I have personally tried the more expensive brands of cat sticks such as Whiskas but Champ actually seems to much prefer these ones from tesco and that is fine by me as it saves me money.
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My Cat is a little fussy when it come to treats. He will turn his nose up at Whiskas stick treats!! So you can imagine I was surprised when we tried Tesco Cat Sticks and he loves them.
They come in a pack of 10 but are individual wrapped in easy opening foil.
The cost is £1.19 for 10 and come in 3 different flavours Chicken & Liver, Salmon & Trout and Turkey & Lamb. After tickling his taste buds with all 3 he decided that Chicken & Liver is his favourite.
With them being individually wrapped they keep for a long time and sustain their smell. There is a meaty smell to them which drives my cat wild.
I don't even have to fully unwrap them. They each have an easy tear nick in the top, so I remove the end, poke the 6 inch cat stick out and my cat helps him self.
They are a soft treat so no benefit to the teeth and in my case devoured in less than a minuet.
The stick ingredients are Meat and Animal Derivatives with some additives, so I would be wary that these are just a treat.
**My Opinion (Well and my Cats)
They are a convenient treat that my cat likes. They are a little expensive at 12p each but he does enjoy them.
I would recommend anyone to try these with there cat because if my fussy moggy loves them I'm sure others will.
As you will see from a previous review I usually buy my 3 cats Whiskers Temptations Treats, however when at my local Tesco I noticed that they had their own range of various cat treats in, curious as to whether they would be any good or as popular with my girls I decided to try some. I chose the Tesco Cat Stick Treats as they are totally different to their usual treats, and I have to say so far they have been a total success.
You get 10 sticks in a pack of Tesco Cat Sticks, they are individually wrapped in foil, joined together with perforated lines between each one. On the front of the packet is a picture of a cat and 3 of the Cat Sticks. Written on the front of the pack are the words Tesco 10 Cat Stick Treats, underneath is the flavour, I chose Chicken and Liver (this was the only flavour available) It also says "a complementary pet food for cats". The packaging is mainly black and white in colour. The back of the packaging is all white in colour and contains various information about the Cat Sticks such as the ingredients, typical analysis and feeding guide. It also has the weight of the packet which is 50g.
Meat & Animal Derivatives (minimum 4% chicken, minimum 4% liver
OK so that means nothing to me really, I'm sure they are not full of the best quality ingredients as some foods but after all they are a cats alternative to junk food.
The Cat Sticks are very easy to remove from the packaging you simply tear down the perforated edge and then tear off the end of the individual foil packet to remove the stick. When I first removed the stick from the treat the first thing I noticed was the smell it is very strong, they almost have the smell of Marmite. The sticks have little lines along them meaning you can easily break the sticks up and give your cat a little bit of the stick at a time (or eat the entire thing in one go like my 3 did) The sticks are quite soft so they are very easy for cats to eat, they would be suitable to cats of all ages, even older cats who's teeth aren't what they use to be could easily manage these treats.
Were They A Success?
In a word yes my 3 girls absolutely loved them especially Poppy and Layla who ate half the stick down in one go and wanted the second half. Daisy was a little unsure to start with she looked at it like she didn't know what to do with it, but once she realised it was food the stick disappeared quickly. I think in the future I will just have to get a little bit of the stick out at a time otherwise they will not last very long. Poppy and Layla even purred as they ate them which was extremely cute!!!!! So yes the Tesco Cat Sticks were a total success.
The Tesco Cat Sticks are a real bargain, you get 10 sticks for just 99p, and as you can break the sticks up they last even long (well in theory) So personally I think 99p is a excellent price.
Overall I have been very impressed with Tesco Cat Sticks, all of my cats love them and cannot get enough. I will defiantly continue to buy these treats as they are something different I can give my cats, after all they are fussy little things and do get board quickly so anything to keep their interest has to be good.
So there I am wandering around Tesco doing my shopping when I get to the cat food aisle - must get some chewy sticks for Mew - he does love a chewy stick as a treat. What's this? Where are the Webbox chewy sticks? Oh no, Tesco don't sell them any longer. Never mind there is an own brand version I am sure that will be just as good. Mew isn't a particularly fussy cat where food is concerned.
The chewy sticks that I purchased are Tesco Ten Cat Stick Treats Chicken and Liver. The treats cost just 99p for 10 sticks so the price is good then!
The sticks come in individual foil wraps all joined together by perforations making a flat, ten stick wide pack. The pack then has a picture of a contented cat together with some of the chewy sticks on the front.
Looking at the back of the packet I find that the ingredients are meat and animal derivatives with at least 4% chicken and 4% liver, yeast, various sugars, minerals, antioxidants and the whole thing is preserved with EC additives. Well that's all very vague isn't it?
Anyway enough about how the packaging looks and how much they cost - what we really want to know is what does Mew think of them? That will be the real test!
To serve the sticks all you have to do is to tear along the perforations to remove one of the individually wrapped sticks. You then have to tear open the wrapping where you will find a meaty smelling stick and I must admit that the smell is a bit strong for me. The stick has ridges along it so it is easily broken into pieces for Mew to eat. The stick itself is fairly soft in consistency.
So I opened the packet, broke up the stick and put it on the floor for Mew. He looked at it and sniffed it and then looked at me as if to say - this isn't what I usually have! He did eventually eat the stick but he obviously wasn't very impressed. When I put the Webbox sticks down for him they barely touch the floor before they are eaten!
Luckily Asda still stock all the various varieties of the Webbox sticks and they cost 90p for six sticks so they are 15p per stick as opposed to 9p per stick for the Tesco ones. Still, if they are the ones that Mew likes best, I will make a special journey to Asda when his treat drawer needs restocking. Yes, I am that daft!
I have to look after him; after all he IS famous now! His photograph - the one I have as my picture here on Dooyoo - got accepted for the RNLI Cats Calendar for 2011 and he is the cat for February! I am now telling everyone who looks at the calendar on our stall that the handsome cat on the February page is our cat! LOL!
Tesco Cat Sticks are a staple in my house. They're soft sticks about 6" long and come individually wrapped, which is just as well as they have an incredibly strong smell. This drives my cat wild with delight but is less impressive for those among us not so keen on mushy meat perfume. The foil they are wrapped in keeps them fresh for a long time- the best before date on my current pack is over a year away. But if your cat is anything like mine they won't last long enough for you to worry about that anyway!
A pack of 10 costs 99p, more expensive than dry treats but much cheaper than the Whiskas branded equivalent. They come in two flavours, Chicken & Liver or Salmon & Trout, and either goes down equally well here.
The first time my cat had these a visitor brought them to the house and he was very suspicious at first, but give them a chance- now he's so obsessed with them that if I so much as venture to pick up something with a similar wrapper, even a chocolate bar, he immediately jumps for it. He meows louder for these than any other treat which is a fairly reliable measure for judging how much he likes them.
One thing to be careful of though is keeping hold of the stick inside the wrapper. If you're not careful enough to apply an iron grip on the thing he'll whip the whole stick out in one go and be off to eat it in a corner somewhere. It's important to store them out of reach as well as I realised after coming home to find my cat had spent a lazy evening longingly chewing the corners of the packaging. But overall, these are a great and fun way to treat your cat.