“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Treats „
For a long time my 9 month old kitten was very fussy and I couldn't get anywhere my giving her any treats even Dreamies! It was actually a mate on the landing of my old flats sat outside of hers giving her kitten Maizie a couple of Dreamies and teasing mine with them that got her interested and she ate almost the whole bag of Maizies treats which led to me first off buying Dreamies and then Felix then Whiskers and now after a lot of success with all of those in a variety of flavours I am trying out the cheaper branded treats on her to see what she thinks and to see if I can save a few pennies along the way (meaning more for her lol). These I bought in Tesco and we got them in the Chicken & Cheese flavour and I bought them because she seems to really enjoy the Dreamies cheese treats that I get for her and I thought these may taste similar though be rather cheaper than those. The come in a a yellow plastic pouch that has a sort of resealable zip idea to the top of it and on the front there is a see-through plastic section so you can see the treats through it and there is a photograph of a cat on there too and we are told that they are indeed Tesco Combino Treats With Chicken & Cheese 'Soft Centered Pillows' and that they are vitamin enriched and include added taurine and then on the back of the pouch other information listed includes the ingredients, nutritional information and feeding advice is given, the size is stated which is 65g and lots of information is also listed in foreign languages along with contact details for Tesco (the manufacturer of the product of course). Nice enough packaging this is, robust and informative enough for me and I do like the fact that it is easy to open and reseal so they don't flop out all over the place and they do stay fresh for my little princess! The Treats: Small and oblong, they look a little bit puffed up but not majorly so. They are a light brown in colour and look hard and I have to admit that Myrtle absolutely loves these weird cereal smelling with a hint of cheese aroma treats and I have to hold her back from really scoffing the lot! These are of course made from cereal, meat and fish including derivatives and a few other bits and pieces to. We are not told how many to give our cat or even the age these are suitable to give them from but my Myrtle will eat a few of these as a little treat in one sitting. They sound crunchy as she nibbles away on them, no bits flake anywhere (meaning less mess for mummy to clean up thank you very much!) and she seems to really like them which is the main thing! I am really pleased with these, I do vaguely remember way back trying her on some of these and her hating them so maybe her tastes have changed somewhat recently cos she sure does appreciate them now and will come running when I rattle the bag these come in! Costing just 82p for a large, cram packed full bag, these to her (I think) are just as good as a bag of Dreamies which usually set me back around 50p more and at the moment you can get these in Tesco and on offer with any three kitten/cat treats for the price of 2 as well! Bonus..... and I admit to taking Tesco up on that offer as we don't half get through some treats at our our house! Only available in Tesco stores.
As some of you know I have a kitten called Henry Albert. He is now eight months old and lived with my poodle Daisy and I. Henry loves his treats and is spoilt rotten just like our Daisy. The packaging~ Please note I am reviewing Tesco Combino cat treats! Comes in a green plastic bag that is resealable and there is a picture of a cat on the front. These treats are the fish selection variety they contain salmon shrimp and trout. They contain the usual vitamins that are essestional in any kitten/cats diet. It is always best to store the treats in a air tight container to keep them fresh. Verdict~ To me they smell like fish cakes from the local chippie. The treats are tiny squares and are brown. He loves these. I thought his favourites where amies however I got that one wrong! Make sure drinking water is always available. No instructions are given to the amount to give your pets, however I usually give him about ten a day, not to many though as he is a indoor cat and will get fat lol. I bought this whilst doing some grocery shopping in my local Tesco Store costing me 85p.
My 2 cats actually received a couple of bags of these treats in their Christmas stockings, my mum always does stockings for us all including them, I had never bought these before as I tend to stick to Whiskas Temptations so I did wonder how these Tesco own brand would go down as my girls are fussy little things like most cats. Tesco Combino Treats with chicken and cheese are sold in a yellow plastic pack which has a re-sealable top, the front shows a picture of a cat and a large black paw print containing the writing. There is a clear window on the front of the pack allowing you to see the treats inside. The packet also informs the customer that these are vitamin enriched. The back of the packet gives a long list of ingredients for those interested but its very tiny writing and not that easy to read. Once opened the treats should be used within 14 days, no problem in our house! If left unopened they have a shelf life of approximately a year. When I opened the packet I gave the light brown treats a quick sniff and they smell strongly of cheese, surprisingly pleasant for a this type of product. They are described on the packet as "soft centred pillows" and this is a very good description, they look very much like Whiskas Temptations and smell very similar too. Well I needn't have worried about Daisy and Layla liking these they absolutely love them and cant get enough. The look like the Whiskas Temptations treats and smell like them too. I have a china treat pot from Pets At Home ( previous Christmas present) and as soon as I take the lid off it they appear, I swear they can hear me remove the lid from 100 yards! Of course these Combinos are treats, the equivalent of sweeties for children, and should only be given in moderation and I'm sure my girls have too many, I do have to curb the treats sometimes as they tend to make Daisy, my 7 year old girl, a bit on the loose side, but Layla has no problems with them at all. If you buy your little fur buckets treats then I would definitely recommend buying these, you get a lot of treats for your money at just 82p for a 65g bag they are better value than the Whiskas Temptations which cost £1.29 for 60g, and if your cats are anything like my 2 then they will love them. Combinos are available in 3 flavours, Chicken and Cheese, Mixed Meat and Mixed Fish so there should be something for the fussiest feline.