“ Brand: Pet Qwerks, Inc. „
I find this review a little harder to write because I am not sure how much benefit to give the product or just how silly our dog is!
We have a male Cocker Spaniel called Alfie, my mates westie adored these she uploaded loads of videos of him jumping around trying to eat them that I thought they would be great fun and bought Alf some off Ebay last Christmas.
These really are just a version of the bubbles we all remember playing with as Children but flavoured and safe for dogs, most dogs adore chasing them and chomping at the flavoured bubbles. They come in a tube that looks like something more out of a chemist set than a dog toy, inside is a wand that you either drag through the air or blow through to create the bubbles. I can't remember what flavours I bought Alf but he was not bothered by any.
So back to Christmas day last year! I was so excited to try these out as our dog is so cute when playing, I opened these and although they were a little sticky I blew them around the room. Rather than chase after them he just stood and watched them land, no excitement, no jumping around, in fact he looked as if I was boring him!
I tried again and did get him to sniff at them and lick one but he got no more excited than that, we tried them outside where they went further but he paid less interest to them outside than inside.
We ended up just binning them after one leaked in his toy box.
They were not expensive at all however and if your lucky enough to have a dog that has an ounce of sense how to play with them then they are most certainly worth the value. This is where my issue over scoring comes because they are good but our dog just did not get them at all!
I paid about £2.00 for each of them on Ebay.
I'd read a review of DOGGY INCREDIBUBBLES on dooyoo not so long ago and thought they sounded fantastic! My boys would love these - and so woulld I!
The great product - OOOOOOOO
I ordered some of Amazon - they were £4.38 (reduced from £5.99) - and came in a cool tube, a bit like a test tube but with a little clip like a pen so that you could pop them in your top pocket. The tube was blue but the bubble mixture was clear. The mix was very very thick so it helped to take it out gently and tap it on the side of the tube so that you didn't waste any by having too much on the wand. The wand had an "8" shaped tip so that you got double bubbles for each blow. The pack advises that you use your hand to wave the wand but I prefer to blow as it's easier to direct them. The bubbles land on lawn or carpet without popping right away. They are non-toxic and said to be peach flavoured.
The ungrateful boys - OOOOOOOO
Bearing in mind that my hounds chase everything (insects, thistle fairies, dandelions, grass clippings, each other's hair during a brush) I thought the bubbles would be perfect. I was so excited when they arrived I nearly got in trouble for blowing them round the office (they didn't burst by themselves so I had to go around popping them individually!).
I rushed home, lined the boys up, told them they were in for a treat - and blew. Thousands of shiny bubbles bobbed in the air and landed un-popped on the grass.
And the three dogs looked at me.
I had another go. No response.
I even showed them what to do and bit some myself (they may be non-toxic but they most definitely do not taste of peach). The bubbles weren't just ignored but I got the pricked up ears and tilted head treatment - until a big juicy daddy long legs flew past and they chased after it.
The warning - OOOOOOOO
Once again, I lined them up and said if they weren't good boys and played with their new toy I would send it away to a good dog somewhere who would be grateful.
Calling all good dogs - OOOOOOOOOO
If you have a dog/cat whatever who would like to play with these lovely bubbles please message me and I'll post them to you.
I don't do empty threats.
To finish - OOOOOOOOO
I'll not deduct any stars because of my ungrateful mutts. Great idea, product does exactly what the pack says. My boys just don't.
Thanks for reading: boys - thanks for nothing!
~ Doggy Incredi-Bubbles ~
Our family pet is a rather boisterous three year old Jack Russell. He can't sit still for one moment, so I'm often on the look-out for toys that offer a certain amount of fun without being easily destroyed. My daughter and I were browsing the pet aisle in Wilkinson's looking for something that wasn't a ball, rope or chew toy - something a little out of the ordinary, to keep Jack (original eh?) amused. This review discusses our thoughts about the Doggy Incredi-Bubbles from Pet Qwerks Inc.
The bubbles come in a test tube format, and are presented on a cardboard backing, overlaid with an acetate covering through which the product is shown in a 3D setting. The acetate is shaped to form 'bubbles' and it was this that initially attracted my daughter's attention. Finding that this small tube was £1.99, I was initially put off by the high price compared to similar products aimed at children, but seeing that these are specially aimed at pets, and being flavoured, I picked one up as I thought the peach flavour would appeal to my pooch.
The product has a small screw top lid, to which the wand is secured underneath. The wand doesn't reach quite to the bottom of the solution so while I haven't quite got to the bottom of our first bottle yet, I can see that some of the product could be wasted. The section where the bubble is produced is diamond shaped and wider than the neck of the test tube, the wand is extremely flexible though and enters and withdraws from the bottle really easily.
The bubbles when blown are sort of plasticised so they last a long time without popping, that's if your dog leaves them alone that long, that is. Jack goes wild when he sees these, he absolutely loves them. I can't confirm that they are peach flavoured, I'm not going to try them to find out, but they aren't peach scented if that counts for anything. These bubbles can last for a good few minutes if they get carried on the breeze and can even land on fur, floor and furnishings without bursting.
The only problem is that when they do eventually burst, a small film of white substance, presumably the plastic inclusion in the mixture is left behind. It simply gets brushed away and hasn't caused any trouble wherever it's landed, so it should be fine in your home too. This plastic film causes a gunky mess around the lid after time, where the bubble mixture drips down the side of the bottle. It doesn't cause a problem, and might even be due to my daughter playing with Jack with these, and not being as careful as she could be in the fun and excitement.
On our first tube there is a clip on the side of the bottle, supposedly to keep them upright in a pocket, but this is as much use as a chocolate teapot and is more there for decorative reasons in my opinion. It's neither use nor ornament and a complete waste of time and plastic, so it's good to see that on my latest purchase they've updated the positioning of the clip. It's attached to the lid now, but it still seems a little pointless to me.
Jack loves these bubbles, the happiness you can see in his eyes, and the speed of his wagging tail cannot prove otherwise. He barks and chases and snaps at these bubbles for all he is worth. We only play with these bubbles for a few minutes at a time, as although he loves them and probably would play for hours, I don't want him to get fed up and bored with them. Also, with the price being quite a bit higher than other bubble mixtures available and for a lesser quantity, makes me not want to use them too often. I'm not sure that I want my pooch ingesting too much of this product too often either; a five minute bubble blowing session once or twice a week, is more than enough in my eyes.
After seeing Jack having so much fun with these bubbles I can't help but recommend them. I haven't had a cat for years, but I can't see why a cat shouldn't have fun with them too. I award the Doggy Incredi-Bubbles five stars and both mine and Jack's full recommendation. Woof. x