“ Manufacturer: James Wellbeloved / Type: Dog Food „
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I had heard of this brand before and knew it as a 'premium' brand as the products seemed expensive to me as they catered for pets with allergies and intollerances. I first tried these treats when my local pet food suppliers had these bags on offer for £1 as they were close to the use by date. Normally at £2.99 a bag I snapped a bag up for this bargain, now I wish I'd bought them all as my Chalkie (Chihuahua / Yorkie) and Petterdale really like them.
Cracker Jacks are bone shaped treats that do not contain any wheat, gluten, pork, or beef and do not have any artificial flavours. My two like them as they are big enough for them to have a few bites each so they like the crunch of the biscuits as apposed to gobbling them all up in one go! I also think that as they are crunchy then they are probably good for their little teeth.
These are available from all good pet shops, we have a pets at home locally and these cost £2.99 for 225g, they are more expensive than other treats but you get what you pay for, personally I wouldn't pay full price for these as my dogs can eat almost all treats without it upsetting their stomachs but I would buy if my dogs had allergies.
I would always buy these treats at £1 a bag but cannot justify at the normal price of £2.99, however, it is good to know that there are companies out there catering for dogs with allergies and intollerances.
We are the very proud owners of a Cocker Spaniel and as he is a puppy we have been training him and one method of training is to reward him we were using various puppy treats but discovered that these did not react well with our puppy.
What are they?
Cracker Jacks are bone shaped treats that do not contain any wheat, gluten, pork, or beef and do not have any artificial flavours.
Cost and Stockists?
These are available from all good petshops we have a pets at home locally and these cost £2.99 for 225g they are more expensive than other treats however they do last well and also are very good for the dog you can also buy these from zooplus www.zooplus.co.uk.
I recomend theses as unlike other treats these do not cause problems with our dogs stomach and as a responsible dog owner this is important! My Dog seems to like these treats and gets excited at a glimpse of the packet! Although initially these seem expensive as they are large treats half is plenty as a tool in training. I find a bag will last approx about 3 weeks.
My Puppy loves these and they do not cause upset stomach as they work in harmony with the food and for me the peace of mind that my dog is getting the best is well worth it.
In these harsh financial times I am always looking for cheap and cheerful treats for my dogs. Both mine will eat anything, the most disgusting things they find in the field and they are gone. So I do wonder why we spend so much money on expensive dog treats. Obviously if you have a fussy eater then choice of treats is very important. Luckily I dont have that problem.
I do like to spoil my dogs though and they do get the occassional bought treat instead of their apple or carrott!
I bought these as they were on offer, for a 225g bag they normally cost £1.99 of which I feel is very expensive. I picked them up for £1 a bag but this too I felt was quite a lot.
The bag is a foil type plastic and so it does keep the smell inside, they are quite meaty in smell. The biscuits are shaped in little bones which is quite sweet, not that the dogs care!
The biscuits went down well with the dogs, this is not an indicator of a good biscuit as like I said they will eat anything. They were not follwoing me round for me or paying lots of interest like they do with tripe sticks so they were not that interested in the smell. But to them it was food so they weren't complaining.
The biscuits themselves I found a little sticky if you held onto them. they left a bit of greasy residue behind which was unpleasent. I would not recommnd takeing these out in your pocket on a walk as they make your coat smell and also get sticky and greasy in there. These are best kept in the packet at home!
As for the different flavours, they all look and smell the same so not sure it really matters!
From all the treats out there I would not necessarily go for these. A large box or "Shapes" can be bought for £1.00 which are much better value and easiser to handle, not leaving a sticky mess behind.
As my dogs dont go crazy ovr these biscuits I would not bothe with them unless they really were on a very good offer and too good to miss!
James Wellbeloved is a popular dog food, one of the more expensive brands around. It has a range of wet and dry food as well as treats. I have a large Lab x Lurcher who is hyper, needs a lot of attention and found their range of snacks were quite large, around 2 inches long, so would entertain her and fill her up at the same time. They also do a smaller version for smaller dogs which is perfect for our little Yorkshier terror!
What are james Wellbeloved 'crackerjacks'?
Crackerjacks are a range of dog treats that set themselves apart and above all other rivals. They are hyper-allergenic as they dont include many of the main ingredients which cause illnesses within pets such as no beef, pork, additives and artificial flavouring and colourings. Your dog will love the range of tasty snacks and you will be able to relax knowing your dog is cared for by these healthy snacks. This parcticular packet are also cereal free, so perfect for any pooches who have sensitive stomachs or allergies to cereals.
Most vets and pet shops sell a 225g bag for £2.54. I recently bought mine from Pets at Home online who had a one day special of buy one get one free on James Wellbeloved so I got my bag at aprox £1.25 per bag!
These come in foil bags which are resealable. I liked this as they are easy to store standing up, due to their design, the foil keeps them fresh and the resealable fastening means it is easy to get the product out.
Moisture <10%, Protein 15%, Oils and Fats 15%, Fibre 4%, Ash 4%.
Each treat is bone shaped and brown in colour. It is roughly 2" long, 1 " wide and 0.5cm thick. They smell very meaty, being vegetarian I couldn't say if it was Lamb I could smell, but as soon as I opened the pack both my dogs ran over and began sniffing around, desperate to get hold of the tasty treats they could smell.
Taste test on my 1 year old Lab x Lurcher and my 10 year old Yorky (very picky)
I called my dogs over and got them to sit, like I would with my other treats or whilst training. I presented the bone in front of each dog so they could smell the treat and decide if they would eat it. Both seemed very excited and were wriggling about, desperate to get their treat.
Milly the lab/lurcher is a typical greedy Labrador who eats most things in the blink of an eye. She seemed to go crazy just at the smell of the treats. She even tried to snatch it from my hand! I put it straight into her Kong and she played with it for around 40 minutes until she finally dislodged it. Due to the size and thickness of the treat, she had to crunch it up a lot before swallowing which I was pleased with as she often swallows things whole. Her tailed wagged so much it nearly flew away! Very impressed.
Toby the very picky Yorkshire Terrier, tried to get his head into the treat bag, the smell too drove him wild. He ran off with his treat but I could hear him munching away behind the sofa. I think he would need to minijacks which are smaller for his mouth. he came back sniffing and looking for another treat. Very impressed!
I had heard of James Wellbeloved before trying this product but the price had put me off. When these came up on offer I jumped at the chance of buying them as I had heard only positive things about this brand. I liked how the treats were hyper-allergenic and cereal free as some treats had made both my dogs loose when they went to the toilet, so I felt reassured that these treats would do more good than the other treats had. These treats passed my dogs taste tests with flying colours. They smelt appealing, were crunchy enough so my Lab didn't swallow them whole and didn't give her a bad stomach. They come in a resealable foil bag so they stay fresh. I like how large the treats are as they will fit in my Kong but can also be broken easily to be used for dog training. I think even at full price they are worth it because of the attention to detail given when making the product so it is both kind to your dog, tasty and healthy.