“ Brand: Pets at Home / Type: Dog Toy / Treat „
*Introduction* Pets at Home Donut Dog Treat is a treat that I bought for Poppy and Coco each last week. They often get treats but occasionally I will buy them something bigger like rawhide bone. This time, I was looking on the shelves whilst in Pets at Home and saw Pets at Home Donut Dog Treat. Into the basket two of these went... *About the Product* Pets at Home Donut Dog Treat is made from rawhide is a great way to treat your dog. The chewy treat will help keep your dog's teeth and gums healthy. *Price and Availability* Pets at Home Donut Dog Treat can be purchased for £3.99. Initially I considered this product to be a little bit on the expensive side but as it is not a product that I buy on a regular basis and when I witnessed how long the product lasted, I soon changed my mind set to thinking that it was actually very good value for money. You can buy this donut dog treat solely from Pets at Home as it is one of their own brand products. If you do not have a store that is located close to you but you would like to buy this product then you can also purchase it online at www.petsathome.com. *My Opinion* The Packaging: I hate unnecessary packaging, except perhaps with perfume. But with products for your pets, especially when it is cardboard that you only have to discard in your recycling when you get home. Pets at Home Donut Dog Treat just has a very small green plastic label wrapped around a part of the donut and it informs you of a few important pieces of information and of course contains a barcode but as far as packaging is concerned that is it. I say congratulation to Pets at Home for continuing their 'let's not waste money of packaging' philosophy! This means that when it comes to giving the donut to your dog, you can easily cut this away and it's ready to go. Appearance: Pets at Home Donut Dog Treat is rawhide that is rolled and shaped like a donut (as you may well have guessed by the name of the product). The colour of this is light and a little cream in colour, however not quite. The texture of this donut dog treat is coarse and hard but I would guess that this is the reason that it is beneficial for your dog's teeth and also why is takes a long time for them to chew the donut to nothing. Always ensure that your dogs always have plenty of fresh drinking water accessible as I can imagine that it is quite dry. There is just one size of the Pets at Home Donut Dog Treat so I can only presume that this is suitable for all sizes. The dimension of this product is 16cm in both height and width and 3cm in depth. Smell: There is very little to no smell with this product. If you've read any of my other reviews on dog treats, you'll know that this pleases me hugely as I don't like those dog products that have a strong and often unpleasant smell. I find it very off-putting, especially those that are quite difficult to get off your hands despite washing them over and over again. But like I said, there is a very slight smell and it isn't in the slightest disagreeable. Allowance: There is no specific allowance given for this product but I think it is obvious to say that it should be a maximum of 1 per week as they are quite big in size. I tend only to give them this type of treat occasionally rather than on a regular basis, maybe once a month. Flavours: As far as I am aware, this donut dog treat is only available in its natural flavour but I have no doubt in my mind that it is simply a matter of time until various other flavours like chicken and beef are on the shelves alongside it soon. Are There Any Negatives? There is only one negative that I can think of. And this is that is can create a little bit of a mess on the carpet. To avoid this scenario, I recommend that you perhaps give it to them to eat in the kitchen or a room that has wooden floor or even in the garden. And I definitely suggest keeping them well clear bedrooms and duvets. I am speaking from experience... How long does the knotted bone chew last? Pets at Home Donut Dog Treat tends to last my dogs well over a few hours, in fact, it sometimes lasts over a day depending on their mood and how long they spend chewing away at it. For Poppy and Coco, once they have the treat, they don't tend to stop gnawing away at it until it has disappeared. It is certainly longer lasting than most of the other dog treats that I have given them in the past. *Would I Recommend This Product?* Yes, I would absolutely recommend Pets at Home Donut Dog Treat for your dog. Poppy and Coco are your typical Labradors and will eat any treats that are given to them but this donut certainly seemed very popular and it also kept them quiet for quite some time. I recommend this product also if you are looking for a treat that is beneficial to their dental health by preventing the build up of tartar. *Overall* Pets at Home Donut Dog Treat was definitely a popular choice with my two black Labradors and it will certainly be a treat that I will buy them again in the future. It keeps them both quiet for a very long time and keeps your dogs teeth and gums healthy whilst doing so. It isn't the cheapest treat you can buy, but I don't mind paying that little bit extra when you feel like you're getting good value for your money.