Product Type: Bakers dog food
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Bakers Meaty Twists
Member Name: FourPaws
Bakers Meaty Twists
Date: 02/09/07, updated on 21/05/10 (82 review reads)
Advantages: Long lasting, good price, not messy.
Disadvantages: Mystery ingredients!!!
*What are Meaty Twists?*
These are long lasting chew treats for dogs which are made by the Bakers brand, which is part of the Purina company which also produces Go-Cat, Felix, Bonio and Winalot.
*The product itself*
Meaty Twists are very hard chew treats which consist of a hard white coloured shell filled with a brown meaty center. They look like a 'Pedigree Jumbone' which has been held at each end and twisted in different directions, the smell isn't too bad although they don't smell very appertising to me!
These treats come in a blue and red plastic packet which has a picture of the product, the Bakers mascot and the product name. On the back is a guideline telling you how many treats your dog should have in a week. The packet also says they are low in fat so will make a tasty treat for dogs that could do with loosing a few pounds.
*Price & Availabilty*
These treats can be brought from most larger supermarkets and pet stores. I buy these for my dogs from Pets At Home, where they are often on a 3 for 2 deal. There are two sizes available- 'Jumbo' suitable for large to giant dogs which are sold in packs of 1 for £1.49 and normal sized which are suitable for small to medium dogs which are sold in twin packs, priced again at £1.49.
*What my dogs think*
I brought the twin pack of these treats for my two dogs Ruby and Benson. They normally have Pedigree Jumbones but I thought these would make a nice change. Benson is a bernese Mountain Dog so is very big, but this treat lasted him a long while, they seem to be alot harder and chewier than Jumbones. The packet says that these chews are not suitable for senior dogs, which I found a bit odd, however I still gave one to Ruby who is 12 years old as it would be unfair for Benson to have a treat and not her! She ate it with no problems whatsoever!, I suppose they would be unsuitable for very old dogs though who don't have very many teeth, as they are hard to chew!
*Pro's & Con's*
+ Resonable price
+ Low in fat
+ Keeps dogs entertained for a while
+ Chewing action helps clean teeth and exercise jaws
+ No mess, although I wouldn't let your dog eat them on very light coloured carpets as they may stain
- Not suitable for dogs under 5kg in weight
- Not suitable for puppies under 9mths old, or very old dogs
- The ingredients list says there is a minimum of 15% meat in the chew (which is good because most treats contain just 4%) but it doesn't say which kind of meat it is.. wheather it is beef, lamb, chicken, something else? So they may not be suitable for dogs with allergies as you don't know excatly whats in them
Summary: Great tasting (according to the dogs!) and long lasting