Product Type: Bakers dog food
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Bakers Maxi Chew
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Bakers Maxi Chew
Advantages: Keeps the dogs entertained & they enjoy them
Disadvantages: The smell and the fact they dye the dogs fur pink.
My dogs are very fussy when it come to finding the perfect treat for them as they wont eat hard chews which are great for their teeth and gums, I think this is down to them both being lazy and they can't be bothered to chew on them for hours.
I have tried many moist chews such as denti stix, but these are devoured within seconds and don't even get chewed on so as for the teeth cleaning and better breath benefits of these chews, well ass I can say is they are non existent.
I needed a moist chew that would be interesting and big enough so the dogs would sit and chew their way through it, I found this ideal a few Christmases ago when my dogs nanny bought her a Bakers Maxi Chew as part of her stocking.
THE MAXI CHEW
At first I was sceptical as this seemed like a hard chew that the dog usually turned her nose up at, it is very hard to touch but in fact it is a meaty moist treat that the dog now enjoys and it takes her at least ten minutes to eat it instead of the usual ten seconds.
The chew is roughly 7-8 inches long and 2 inches thick, it is round with a twisted detail to it. When I first give these to the dogs they struggle to manoeuvre around the house within as it is rather heavy at 300grams a chew, but once they get settled down they soon chew their way through it without difficulty.
When you first open the chew you are hit with an intense meaty smell, that can only be described as a pepperami smell that truly awful but the dogs seem to love it as they both come running, which can be daunting as they are very big dogs and I am such a little person.
These chews have been really good as both dogs love them, they certainly get the dogs chewing and not gulping the treat down but they certainly don't do anything for their breath, so I will be sticking to tooth paste and tooth brush for that aspect of things.
The other down side is that these contain a lot of red colouring, which with white dogs does not mix to well as it stains their paws where they hold the chew between them while eating it and obviously there mouth areas as well.
PRICE / AVAILABILITY
These Maxi chews cost £1.43 from Tesco, for a 300 gram chew designed for large dogs.
You can also buy these for small and mediums dogs and range from 120-300 grams each,
They are basically the same treat but much smaller in width. These cost anything from £1.19 - £1.43 each and can also be purchased for many supermarkets and pet shops.
These are packaged in a heavy duty plastic wrapped that keeps the chews wet and moist, the packaging is ideal as it keep the smell and freshness in.
The only benefit with these it the fact that the dogs really like to chew down on them, but they smell horrid and they make the dogs smell meaty so I limit them to only one chew once a fortnight as a treat.
I am so glad I found these treats, but that is all they really are a treat. They are one of the only things I have found on the market that makes the dogs sit and take time over eating them.
So if any of you fellow dooyooers have any ideas what else I could try, so they don't swallow treat whole I am willing to try anything.
Recommend if you want to spoil your dog, but beware of the awful small and the mess these create as the dogs get covered in red sticky goo.
Summary: Great for a treat every now and then, but not daily or weekly.
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