“ Brand: Wilkinson / Animals Equipment Type: Dog Equipment „
I was in Wilkinsons when I came across this pack of Wilkinson's 10 Hide Twists. The twists are rawhide chew sticks, much like the chew bones, frisbees, boots and so on which you can purchase for your dogs to have a good chew on. Our German Shepherd is no stranger to rawhide and he loves it so I picked up a pack to stick in the cupboard for treat time. They cost 45p per pack which I thought was pretty good. These rawhide chews are Wilkinson's own brand so these particular ones can only be purchased there but there are many different and similar rawhide products which you can buy from other pet shops.
The rawhide twists come simply packaged in a plastic bag which you can see through. There is a sticker on the front which states what they are and the ingredients in them. There is a picture at the top of a Golden Retriever on a blue background. The rest of the sticker is yellow in colour.
These rawhide sticks are made from 100% rawhide so are completely natural and like all rawhide they are great for your dog's dental health by helping to keep teeth and gums healthy.
The rawhide chews you get in this pack are about 4in in length and not particularly wide. They look like a twisted and gnarled stick. They are a golden brown in colour which is the usual colour for rawhide chews. Rawhide chews tend to be very tough and impossible to break. Only a dog's teeth can gnaw through rawhide I think! I have tried to break one and have failed each and everytime. It is quite frustrating actually!
Ben loves rawhide chews and he gets very excited when he sees me or my husband getting one out the cupboard. He happily bounces around ready and waiting to get one.
These chews are not particularly big and Ben makes fast work with them and usually demolishes them in 20 minutes. As with all rawhide chews, he goes through the process of making the rock hard rawhide soft and squidgy by chewing it. It is the dog's saliva which breaks the rawhide down and allows your dog to eventually chew it up and eat it.
These rawhide sticks are the same as all the others and whilst being chewed down, the rawhide does turn white and sticky and goes everywhere!
I think these Wilkinson's twists are really great value for money - 45p for 10 is just fabulous. I only allow Ben to have rawhide once a week so effectively these last me 10 weeks which is great.
One thing I should add is that as with any rawhide product I recommend total supervision of your dog whilst they are chewing on them as they can pose a choking risk. It is probably quite rare but it can happen. And as these ones are slightly smaller I think it is better to be sage than sorry. I can honestly say Ben is never left alone with rawhide and if we're going out and he is not I always make sure there is no rawhide hanging about for him to chew on whilst we are out, just in case.
A great product and great value for money. Highly recommended.
I had always been big fan of raw hide treats with my previous dog and after seeing these for 45p for a pack of ten thought i would get them to try with my new dog, they are great for taking care of there teeth as they are very hard so require a lot of chewing before going soft and the chewing action reduces build ups on your dogs teeth keeping there teeth and gums healthier.
They are made from raw hide only so have no sugars, sweetners, minerals or vitamins added to them to attract your dog but nearly all dogs will love these anyway as dogs love to chew, they are thin round pieces in a twisted shape, the shape of the twist will also aid in removing more buildups off your dogs teeth than a flat chew
My old dog was quite a lazy eater with his treats and one of these used to last him a good few hours and due to there being no nasty additives and the cheap price they were ideal unfortunately our new dog is very gready with food it is as if he thinks you are going to take it off him if it isnt gone streight away so when given one of these he chewed it slightly then swallowed it which cant be any good for him so i wouldnt recomend these for large breeds as they could easily swallow them whole
These are healthy for your dog and great value for money
We buy wilkos hide chews in packs of 10 for our dog, they cost us 45p a pack and are great value for money.
Each chew is made out of natural raw hide which is basically dried animal skin. There is no nasty addetives in these to make them taste nice or look nice they are a natural product which can be fed to your dog as a treat when ever you like.
My dog being big gets through the pedigree chews in a minute as they are so soft but these being hard means that he has to perservere with chewing them untill they soften so last him a long time compared to other treats he has.
They are mess free as there is no colour in them to get all over your carpets and dont break into little bits like other chews do.
They are very cheap in price too so i dont have to restrict the amount my dog can have due to cost and all that chewing is good for his teeth aswell.
They are suitable for any size dog and wilkos also sell other raw hide treats in different sizes
*What are Wilkinsons Hide Twists?*
These are completely natural chew treats for dogs of all ages, they are produced by Wilkinsons- the popular store which sells a wide variety of products for home, garden, pets and much more.
*The product itself*
These rawhide chews are about 4inches long and light cream in colour with a 'twisted stick' shape, rawhide is a completely natural product made from dried animal skin and isn't filled with colours and additives like many of the dog treats available today. These rawhides chews are very tough and impossible to break in half by hand.
Wilko Hide Twists come in a small clear plastic packet with just sticker on the front stating the product name, feeding guide and a picture of a dog. As the packet is made from clear plastic you can easily see the product inside. The packet is hard to open by hand so you will need to snip off a corner with scissors to get the treats out, however you won't need to transfer them to another container as rawhide won't go soft or harden.
*Price & Availability*
Rawhide is sold under many different brands and available in all pet shops, however this one being Wilkinsons own make is obviously only available from Wilkinsons! These chews are available in packets of 10 costing 45p or 50 for £1.99.
*What my dogs think*
Rawhide may be the cheapest treat I feed to my dogs, but its most deffinatly one of their favourites, a small stick lasts even Benson my Burnese Montain Dog well over 30mins so its really good value for money too, as some of these so called 'long lasting' dog chews can cost over £1 for one and only last 5 or 10 mins. Rawhide is very hard, but as the dog chew on it, their saliva softens it and enables to dogs to chew off pieces to swallow. Rawhide is suitable for dogs off all ages- some people choose not to feed it to young puppies but Benson has had it from when he was 8 weeks old with no problems, and my other dog Ruby who is nearly 13 still manages to chew it despite her having some teeth missing. I feed rawhide to my dogs once a week, so a 10 stick packet costing 45p lasts me 5 weeks.. what a bargain!
*Pro's & Con's
+ Extremely cheap
+ My dogs lay down and hold it between their paws to have a good chew at all, which means they get alot more enjoyment from it compared to other treats that are wolfed down in moments
+ Natural product
+ Helps keep teeth in good condition
+ Lots of other shapes available- such as shoes, 'cigars', balls, rings, bones and flat sticks
+ Suitable for dogs of all ages, breeds and sizes
+ Clean to feed
- There can be some safety issues with rawhide such as large dogs swallowing the smaller sticks whole or chewing of large piecese and choking, or pieces of rawhide causes blokages in the stomach, for these reasons some owners completely avoid feeding rawhide to their dogs. However every dog I have ever owned has been fed rawhide and I've never had any problems what so ever, but you should always supervise dogs when they are chewing rawhide just to be on the safe side.
- Sticky floors! As the dogs chew them they become soft and sticky, so don't feed on carpets.
Dogs chewing hide / pack of 10.