Every year for Christmas we always do our cats a Christmas Stocking which we fill with various treats and things that they like to eat and drink. Our older cat Daisy has a bit of a delicate tummy and can only eat certain treats, however our younger cat Layla can eat anything, in her stocking she had a bag of Thomas Cat Treats Salmon, these were a brand we had never tried on Layla before but when it comes to treats she normally likes anything so we were sure she would like these.
The Thomas Cat Treats Salmon come in a bright red bag made from a plastic type material, it has the name Thomas Cat Treats written in large red and white writing towards the top of the bag, the flavour of the treats is written just beneath this. The rest of the bag is taken up with a picture of a black and white cat, there is a window in the bag allowing you to see the treats inside, this is positioned so it looks like the cat is holding the treats. On the back of the packaging is all of the product information including ingredients and nutritional information, this is all clearly set out and easy to follow.
The Thomas Cat Treats Salmon look just like regular crunchies, they are a dark brown colour and in small fish shapes. The treats are crispy and are salmon flavoured, they are designed for adult cats, it does not state that they are suitable for kittens so personally I would avoid giving these to them. Thomas Cat Treats are a complimentary food designed to be given along side your cats regular food. The packaging describes these treats as irresistible, I wasn't sure when I first saw them as they really didn't look any different to regular crunchies and they also smelt the same, they had a mild fishy smell which wasn't too bad, it was not strong and overpowering at all.
There is no strict rule when it comes to when to give your cat Thomas Cat Treats, that really is down to personal preference, you can give these to you cat as and when you feel they deserve a treat, or in our case when Layla thinks she deserves a treat.
The feeding guide does state that a fresh bowl of water should also be available at all times. We would give Layla a few of these treats at a time, each fish shape is quite small so I would say you would probably need to give more treats that other slightly larger treats, however you do get more of these in a bag with them being smaller.
Price and Availability
We purchased our bag of Thomas Cat Treats Salmon from our local Pets at Home, the 100g bag cost 79p, personally I felt this was good value for money and within keeping of other similar products. If Layla liked them they would be worth the money.
Layla's finished her bag of Thomas Cat Treats Salmon a while ago but I have to say she loved them, although they looked and smelt like regular crunchies she couldn't get enough of them and would sit in the kitchen near where they were kept waiting for them. We only gave these treats to Layla in case they upset Daisy's tummy (she stuck to her regular treats) but Layla was very pleased with them. Although you need to give a few more treats at a time due to the size of them they bag still lasts a reasonable amount of time as you get a lot in each bag.
These treats in my opinion are very reasonably priced and worth the money. I would recommend these treats to anyone, they are ideal to give your cat as a treat along side their regular food. I would definitely purchase these again in the future.
When it comes to my cat Myrtle who is now just over 4 months old she really is ruined. She is my best mate and the love of my life all rolled into one and a real gorgeous little character who I adore.
When it comes to food I buy her the best which is why I think now she is a real fussy eater to my dismay. Trying to get her interested in treats is hard at the best of times so if she likes anything then it must be good cos she really does turn her nose up at a lot of things which means I'm constantly buying treats and giving them away to people!
These I bought in Asda and if I remember rightly I paid about 85p for them which I thought wasn't a bad price at all for a rather large bag!
These come in a red and white coloured plastic bag and heres my first complaint. The bag isn't resealable which means they topple out all over the place. Lucky for me though I bought some clips meant for food bags and the likes and I pop one of those on when I tried to entice her with them. On the front of the bag we are told that they are Thomas Cat Treats 'With Salmon' (other flavours such as beef and chicken were available but I thought she'd like the fish flavoured ones as she loves a bowl of fresh fish lol) and there is a cartoon picture of a cat on there an a see though section you can see the biscuits through. On the back of the bag other information listed includes feeding advice and nutritional content, the size is given which is 100g and contact details for the manufacturer are given. As I touched on previously I am not keen on the bag at all to be honest and its rather cheap looking but informative as it needs to be to be fair to it.
In appearance each one is small and fish shaped and a light brown in colour. They smell ok to me just a bit kind of meaty to really and hard to the touch and unmessy for me to handle and there is really is loads of biscuits in a bag. We are told to give no more than 10 pieces of these a day and they are cereal based with fish derivatives in them.
I was so hoping Myrtle would like these so when I gave her one the first time I thought she would wolf it down but no. She flicked it in the air and ran off as fast as she could away from it. When I tried to tempt her back she was having none of it so I snapped the biscuit in half into two small segments but still no. Thinking ok I know she's fussy I offered one to my friends cat Maizie. Maizie ran off and left it as well. Seeing that our cats didn't like them I gave them to another friend who owns two cats who are are much older than ours. Yes they ate them and we could hear the crunch though they didn't seem over enthused like they do over say Dreamies but they ate a couple and ended up with the bag and I was glad to see the back of the things lol.
All in all I don't think any of us are are over impressed by these at all and they are not something I will be buying again and I can hear Myrtle sighing with relief now as I tell her and type it lol.
Available in all good supermarkets and pet shops.
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Thomas cat treats are a popular brand of cat biscuit that have been around for ages. I used to give them to my cat when I was a kid, and now my kids give them to our cat, Pipsy (pictured).
We bought a 100g bag from our local garden centre for 85p, although they are a bit cheaper in Supermarkets and Wilkinsons, where they are about 65p. They come in a red plastic bag, similar to a crip packet, with a picture of a cat on the front and a transparent panel which enables you to see the treats inside.
You get loads of biscuits in a bag, and if you give your cat a few of these every day as a treat, they will last for months and months. The biscuits are quite small, and a reddish brown colour. They are a biy grainy to the touch, and are shaped similar to a holly leaf, but with rounded edges. When you open a bag, you get quite a strong smell waft out at you. It is strong and meaty, but not unpleasant. In fact it makes you want to eat one! The smell gets on your fingers when you get them out of the bag.
Our cat really likes these, and my daughter keeps them in her room to give them to the cat in the hope that she will learn some tricks! You can play games with the cat, like hiding a treat and seeing if she can find it, or putting it in your closed fist and getting her to sniff it out. She jumps up is you hold a treat just above her head.
The treats could also be used as a crunchy topping for moist catfood, to add variety to the cat's diet and also to clean and strengthen the teeth. Because the treats swell on contact with water, fresh drinking water should always be available when your cat eats these. Store in a cool, dry place, preferably not in the original bag, which can tear easily, spilling its contents!
The product contains the following vitamins:
Vitamin A 6000 IU/kg
Vitamin D3 800 IU/kg
Vitamin E 70 mg/kg
Copper as copper sulphate 10mg/kg
The product analysis is as follows:
The product is made by Masterfoods, which is the same company that makes Mars bars! The treats are a complimentary food, rather than a complete catfood, and should be used as such.
My mummy always gives me treats. I'm a very greedy cat, and don't mind admitting this to you. I can't get enough of the Thomas Cat treats though - they are most definitely one of my favourites!
Let me introduce myself to you. My name is Jigsaw, and that's my picture at the top of the page there. Nobody really knows my real age, although the vet thinks I was about eleven when I came to live with my new mummy, and that was over seven years ago, so I'm no spring kitten!
Because of my age, I have had to have two operations to try and fix up my teeth. I have had a lot of teeth removed, and this means that I can struggle with certain foods at times and in particular different brands of treats.
That's why I like the Thomas cat treats. They are a big enough size so that my mummy can half one in two bits for me and I can manage to eat it that way. Otherwise when eating them I would have a bit of a struggle, although it is not impossible!
The taste is delicious which is why I like to shout at my mummy if I see her going anywhere NEAR the cupboard where my treats are stored. Sometimes she is just going in the cupboard for something else, but my goodness if I see her reaching for that door handle I just like to let her know that I am there - in case she has forgotten - should she wish to give me a treat. Sometimes I DO get a treat this way, but not often.
I don't think daddy likes the smell of these treats but oh it just makes my mouth water! They are very strong-smelling which I think is great. Daddy often makes a tutting noise when I am sitting on his lap and he is feeding me these treats. And I think the smell MUST be the reason that daddy decided to start keeping these biscuits in a glass jar with a screw-top lid.
Or maybe it was to stop me stealing them? Ha! I remember the day that mummy had accidentally left the cupboard door open and I had managed to scoop a LOT of the biscuits out of the bag with my paw and scoff them in one sitting! That was a great day! Well, until mummy and daddy noticed the almost empty bag when they came home. - Then I was sent to bed without any supper.
That was around the same time that I noticed daddy keeping the treats in a glass jar. Foiled again!
My mummy says that I can have these treats or the other ones that she buys, but I prefer the Thomas ones. She says it is good that these are my first choice because they are much cheaper and only cost her around 70 pence (whatever those are) for the red-coloured bag, which is 100g in weight. The bag has a picture of a cat like me on the front. .
I let mummy know that these are my first choice because I sometimes curl up beside her on the sofa and purr real loudly when she decides to give me a couple. I don't do that if the treats aren't up to scratch.
She buys the Thomas treats in the same place that she buys my tins of food. I've never been there, but it sounds like a great place as mummy gets me lots of things there like chicken pieces and tinned fish, and of course these treats. It's a place called a 'Soup Market' and it sounds great!
These are my first choice biscuits, and I would award them five stars.
Just thinking that it would be a real shame if that glass jar 'fell' from the worktop and got broken....? :-D
If Polly - that's the little black & white fur ball lying next to me on the couch and occupying far more space than I do - would write this review it would be something like " Give me more, now, I'm addicted, MOORREEE".
Well, luckily I'm writing this and Polly can indulge in her biggest hobby and sleep some more.
The treats come in a small, red plastic bag with the image of a cat and a small transparent 'window' so you can see the actual treats.
The pack is not resealable which makes it a bit more difficult to store but luckily the treats don't have an unpleasant smell. Still, they don't stay fresh for so long as others in a resealable pack would do.
All important information can be found on the back of the bag; including the ingredients list and the nutrition analysis. The treats consist to 30% of protein, 7% oil, 7% ash and 3% fibre. They also contain vitamin A, D3, E and Copper.
The Thomas Cat Treats come in 2 different flavours:
The treats don't smell strongly of any of the flavours, in fact I couldn't tell you what is what just by the smell. I hate it when you have a fishy smell all over the room just after opening a pack of cat food.
Look & Taste
The Chicken treats are reddish/brown and are around half a square inch wide. They are crunchy and I actually thought that they might be a bit too though for my cat. But it seems to be fine; just make sure that your cat always has access to water after eating the treats.
My first fear when I saw these brightly colored squares was that they would colour my carpet but they are ok. Well, there are always some small crumps and I wouldn't recommend you to but these on any white textiles or leather but it's not too bad and the crups don't stain..
Obviously I cannot really comment on the taste (and no, I'm not going to taste them just to write a good review :-) ) but seeing how addicted my cat is to them they seem to taste great.
We don't want her to get too fat and spoiled so one pack of 100g lasted for over two weeks. Every evening after playing she gets a few treats. It's not supposed to be real cat food, it's just a snack from time to time.
Price & Value
100g cat treats for 84 pence is so far the cheapest product I found. I wasn't sure about getting them as they just seem to be too cheap but Polly loves them. I guess what makes them so cheap is the low-key packing which is not resealable.
I normally get them from our local pet store but I'm sure you can also find them at a normal supermarket.
For me it is 7 out of 10!
I first bought these as a treat for my oldest cat about 8 years ago and she absolutely loved them. However, not many places where I live actually sells them so they can be rather hard to come across.
I then bought them for my younger two cats as well and only one of them likes them so I suppose each cat has it's own preference, although he never has been too keen on dry biscuit food.
The treats come in a red bag with either yellow or pink writing underneath the "Thomas" logo, depending on whether you buy chicken (yellow) or seafood (pink).
They smell quite nice and look as though they would be nice for the cats to eat, although they are perhaps a little hard for very young or very old cats to eat as it may damage their teeth.
I think these dried biscuit treats from Thomas are well worth buying if your cat likes to eat dried food and likes these sorts of flavours as the bags are quite big and you get a lot of dried food for only about 50p.
*What are Thomas Cat Treats?*
These are small biscuit treats for cats, made by Thomas, a maker of cat foods and cat litter. The brand has been around for many years..
*The product itself*
I purchased the seafood flavoured treats for my cat, they are small brown fish shaped biscuits which look and feel very hard and crunchy. They smell rather meaty and appertising, although my cat disagreed. They are also available in a chicken flavour.
These treats come in a rather boring looking red plastic packet with the Thomas logo and a picture of a cartoon cat. There is also a section of clear plastic so you can see the treats inside.
*Price & Availabilty*
These treats are available from most supermarkets although I have never seen them in a pet shop..which is rather strange. They are very cheap at just 35p for a 100g packet, which is around 100 treats.
*What my cat thinks*
I brought these treats for my cat Jet as a way of rewarding him if he came when I called him from the neighbouring gardens or street outside. He wouldn't even taste one, he had one sniff and walked away. I left a couple in his bowl for later but he still didn't eat them, I even mixed some in with tinned cat food but he ate every last bit of food and left these treats! He's had other cat treats before and have loved them so I don't know what it was about these ones that he hated so much he didn't even want to taste them..must be something about the smell! At just 35p I wasn't too bothered and gave them to my next door neighbour for her cat.
*Pro's & Con's*
+ Cheap, thats about it.
- My cat doesn't like them
- Bad packaging, you open it and the whole packet tears open and all the treats fly everywhere!
- Only two flavours available
- Make your hands smell after handling
I remember first buying these treats for my cat Chloe a few days after I brought her home from the animal shelter, she was 7 years old when I adopted her and she is now 21 so I've been buying these treats for the past 14 years
The treats come in a rather plain looking red and white plastic sachet, with the Thomas logo, 'Cat Treats' and the flavour across the front. There is also a clear bit of plastic so you can see the treats in the bag. Two flavours are available, chicken and seafood although I've only ever brought the seafood flavour for Chloe. The treats themselfs are small fish shaped biscuits, they seem extremely crunchy. Chloe only has about 5 teeth left now and they were getting a bit of a struggle for her to eat, so I now moisten them with a drop of warm water before giving them to her and they are then alot easier to eat. I imagine the crunchy and hard texture would help clean teeth if fed to a younger cat who had a mouth full of teeth! Chloe gets four to five treats each day, which I feed to her by hand although they could be mixed in with your cats canned food to add a bit of crunch. The treats do make your hands smell a bit after handling so make sure you wash them or you will have your cat licking your fingers for the next half hour!
These treats don't state wheather or not they are suitable for kittens but they are only biscuits so they should be fine. The only downside is that the packet, once opened, is not resealable so you have to transfer the treats to another container to prevent them from going stale. The treats are very cheap at 36p for a 100g packet and you get about about a fortnights supply if you feed 4-5 a day. The Thomas brand has been around for years so they must be doing something right and my cat has been enjoying them everyday for 14 years..they can't be bad!
Chicken / seafood flavour