Product Type: Whiskas cat food
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A Pointless Product
Member Name: wigglylittleworm
Advantages: The cat likes them
Disadvantages: biscuits so tiny the cat swallows them whole
I'm always spoiling my little moggie Shadow and the whiskas range of treats are amongst his favourites. Last week Whiskas Crunch appeared on the shelf in Asda and as it was probably the only treat in the range I had not tried I decided to buy it. It is in the same pot shaped like a cats head as the rest of the whiskas treats only the 100g pot is probably around twice the size as the other treats. It cost me £1.24 for the pot.
Whiskas crunch are cat biscuits which are to be given along with wet food. The idea is that you sprinkle them on top of the wet food and the cat gets a change of texture, dry biscuits are also good for the cats teeth as the crunching helps to clean the plaque off them. I was really surprised when I opened the pot at how small these crunchies are, I would estimate that they are around half the size of standard Whiskas crunchies. The crunchies themselves are shaped like tiny cats heads and there are three different coloured biscuits inside the pack, I'm assuming that each one is chicken, turkey or duck as that is the flavours in the pack. They smell slightly weaker than normal Whiskas crunchies too but still have that distinctive meaty smell.
I poured some of the crunchies onto Shadows food and he was really happy, he loves his whiskas crunchies anyway so I was not surprised that he liked the taste. The problem is that the crunchies are so tiny that he simply laps them up with his tongue and swallows them whole so there is no crunching going on at all. I've tried to give them to him on their own and it is exactly the same, he picks them up with his tongue and throws them straight down his throat. This means that he is getting none of the benefits that crunching dry food has for cats teeth as they don't even touch his teeth.
Although the cat enjoyed the Whiskas crunch it is not a product I will be buying again. They are really expensive compred to normal Whiskas biscuits, I can buy a box four times the size for the same price and as they are so small I dont think he is benefiting at all from them. He is a pretty greedy cat anyway so maybe if your cat eats slower they might actually crunch the biscuits and not swallow them whole but I would rather buy standard Whiskas biscuits or dentabits for him instead.
Summary: I'd rather buy standard Whiskas biscuits