Product Type: Bakers dog accessories
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Should Be Bakers Chew'n'Chew
Bakers Play 'n' Chew
Member Name: ld75454
Bakers Play 'n' Chew
Advantages: Great concept, dogs enjoy it
Disadvantages: Not great ingredients, concept fails, messy, smelly
I am always on the search for different treats for my two gorgeous black Labradors, Poppy and Coco. Whilst in Pets at Home a few weeks ago I spotted a unique looking treat in Bakers Play'n'Chew. I loved the concept behind it but was a little doubtful about whether or not it would work so decided to buy one each for my pooches to try it out.
*About the Product*
Bakers Play N Chew Dog Treat 110gm is the delicious chew treat with a fun shape that can be used for games.
Full of flavour and full of fun, Bakers Play N Chew Dog Treat will get your dogs tail wagging! Play fetch, tug-of-war, or just let your dog chew on the fun shape; there are so many ways to have fun with your dog and with Bakers Play N Chew Dog Treat they can enjoy that doggylicious Bakers taste at the same time.
*Price and Availability*
Bakers Play'n'Chew Dog Treat can be purchased for £1.59. This is very expensive for just one dog treat that only keeps them occupied for 2 minutes. I certainly do not think that this price is value for money. Perhaps if you can find it a part of an offer it might be more appealing.
You can buy Bakers Play'n'Chew from a number of different shops as many stock Bakers products. You will find them in supermarkets like Tesco and Asda as well as pet specific stores like Pets at Home and Jolleyes. Alternatively, you can also buy them online if you prefer to buy via the internet at www.petsupermarket.co.uk.
The packaging: As with most Bakers products, Bakers Play'n'Chew has the recognisable bright blue packaging. It is packaged in a thick, airtight plastic packet which allows the treat to be kept moist and fresh. On the front of this packaging is a picture of the product on the front. On the reverse of the packaging of this packet, you can see a list of ingredients as well as a feeding chart and any other important pieces of information Bakers wish to inform you of.
Flavours: As far as I am aware, Bakers Play'n'Chew is only available in one flavour and I'm not actually sure exactly what this flavour is although the smell suggests something meaty. I would guess that given time, various other flavours will be released, should this be a big seller for Bakers.
Appearance: Bakers Play'n'Chew is about 3 inches in circumference, half an inch deep and a very unique shape. This dog treat has three bone shaped throngs which stick out in different directions. I think it is shaped this way so that when you throw it, it goes further, but even this doesn't help my throwing. It is a dark reddy brown colour and it actually looks pretty cool in appearance. The texture of these treats is smooth and chewy but it does break up a little when your dog bites into it.
Smell: The smell of this product is that same awful smell that Bakers have with its Maxi Chew product. The instant that you have opened the packaging of this treat, you are able to smell this very strong and meaty scent. Unfortunately I hate this smell but Poppy and Coco seem to love it. You can expect to have to wash your hands thoroughly after giving your dog this treat, especially if you don't wish to have a horrible and lingering smell on your fingers.
Allowance: On the reserve of the plastic packaging, there is a guide to the number of chews that your dog can have per day. They can be fed as a treat at any time during the day but ensure that you manage this well and adapt your dog's main meal.
Adult Weight 7kg: 1 piece per day
Adult Weight 15kg: 2 pieces per day
Adult Weight 30kg: 4 pieces per day
Poppy and Coco both fall under the last weight and there is absolutely no chance that you would find me giving them 4 of these treats per day. In fact, it is unlikely that I would give them this per week or fortnight. I definitely think that 1 is plenty as the ingredients aren't particularly beneficial for dogs.
What is in them? Cereals, sugars, oils and fats, minerals, vegetables, meat and animal derivatives, derivatives of vegetable origin. With antioxidants, coloured with and preserved with EC additives.
Bakers Play'n'Chew Dog Treat had the same reaction from Poppy and Coco. I threw it for them but it didn't go too far, probably because I'm not the best thrower in the world. They caught it. Then they rapidly devoured it. Neither of my black Labradors had any interest whatsoever in playing fetch over and over again with it, they simply wanted to gobble it down immediately.
As with some of the other Bakers treats that I have given Poppy and Coco in the past, Bakers Play'n'Chew is very messy. I certainly advise you to stick to giving this treat to your dogs whilst you are outside or in a room with a surface that is easy to clean. Definitely not in a living room which has a very light carpet and is prone to staining. Can you tell I'm still annoyed with myself for having let this happen?
How long does the Bakers Play'n'Chew last? This dog treat really did not last long at all, especially considering it's fairly large size. I think it was whole for a maximum of 5 seconds after they caught it and it had disappeared within a minute or two. It is longer lasting that a Pedigree Markie but certainly is not the long lasting dog treat that I thought it might be.
*Would I Recommend This Product?*
I think that Bakers Play'n'Chew is a great concept and I love the idea of the treat enabling you to be interactive with your dog before giving it but as they fetch it once and then eat it the result isn't quite as good as the notion. This in addition to the price, smell and the quality of the ingredients let it down significantly and I'm not sure that I would recommend this product for this reason.
If you are someone that wants to try out different treats for your dog then perhaps you'll want to try this out but to be honest, I don't think it is as good as it appears to be.
The theory behind this product is actually a good one. Have some time to play with your dog before you praise and treat them. However, unfortunately, it isn't quite pulled off with this chew. Poppy and Coco fetched this treat and then immediately guzzled it down making a huge mess whilst doing so. These fun shaped, awfully meaty smelling treats are highly priced and low in good quality ingredients which is exactly why I am not all that impressed with the product. It is safe to say I won't be buying Bakers Play'n'Chew again.
Summary: A dog treat for your pooches