“ Brand: Pedigree / Food Type: Dog Food „
My review is from the Pedigree Better by nature range and it is for a dog chew with Lean minced beef, carrot and spinach.
My puppy dog is chewing EVERYTHING at the moment and I am going through a number of different chewy dog sticks hoping to find one that will last for longer than a quick chew and swallow and it's done.
I saw this one on the shelf The Pedigree Better by Nature chew with Lean Beef, Spinach and Carrots for £1.95 and upon having a good squeeze of the packet it did feel much harder to me than others on the shelf. It's about 20cm long and about 5cm in Diameter an weighs 170g. It has been slightly shaped to give it a "bone" look. Although it is from the better by nature range, to be honest it's durability I'm looking for in a dog chew especially if it's going to cost me a couple of quid. However I suppose it is quite nice to know that this chew has no artificial colourings or flavourings yet I am fairly confident that my puppy doesn't really care about all that - he ate half an onion the other day when it fell on the floor whilst I was cooking!
The Claim and the suitability
Pedigree are a well known and trusted brand of dog food and snack producers. This chew claims that it is a "better way to treat your dog". They advise that fresh water should always be available and that the dogs diet needs to be adjusted accordingly as each chew provides 30% of the daily energy that a 35kg dog needs. For medium dogs (cocker spaniel) they could have up to 2 chews a week and for larger dogs (labrador etc) up to 3 chews per week.
These chews are not suitable for dogs under 8kg or puppies under the age of 9 months. Now for the grim bit -
Cereals, Vegetables Min 4% carrots, min 4% spinach, meat and animal derivatives Min 4% lean beef, derivatives of vegetable origin, various sugars, minerals.
What my dog thought
The moment I opened the packet Wilson Dog was interested. He liked the smell and happily took the chew from me. He merrily trotted off to his little corner and began to chew. I thought I would time the chomping for the process of actually writing this review. Precisely 10 mins later - the job was done - he was sniffing around for his next chewy prey.
What I thought
Well that was a bargain - not. It didn't last and it was expensive. I think I'll stick to hide chews and real bones as they seem to have a lot more gravitas. I want something that will go the chewing distance and for my teething pup - this just didn't tick the boxes. Sure he liked it - but then - he likes anything: Grapes, ROcket Salad, Wine Gums, TV remote controls, Shoes, Socks, Plastic bottles, stuffed toys - I could go on.