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I buy these regularly for my two pet dogs as they thoroughly enjoy eating them as a treat. I actually wasn't sure prior to buying them for the first time that they would like them because of the fact they are dry biscuits but in fact they seem to enjoy both the flavour and the texture. They particularly seem to like the fact that these biscuits have an extra crunchy consistency!
I always purchase these in a small 400g box although I believe you can get these in larger packs if you need them. The 400g sized box is the one sold most often in the stores I visit and it also lasts until y next big shopping trip so it is fine for me.
The box has a perforated corner which you can press in and then tear back to make a dispensing hole. The cardboard can be tucked back under to keep the bones fresh too. The package is well designed and suits the impression I have of the brand, Pedigree. There is lots of product information printed on the box including the benefits of the products to your dogs. This includes the fact that the bones contain omega 3, known to be good for the heart, as well as a host of vitamins and minerals including calcium for strong bones and teeth.
The bones are around a couple of inches long and are coated in a glossy brown substance. They are dry but a warning that even a little bit of moisture can make these sticky. They are not ideal for carrying around in a pocket if it starts to rain outside. They can even turn sticky if your hands are warm! They are best given straight from the box!
My dogs relish these bones. I have a smaller terrier and a large springer spaniel and I often snap a bone in two and give just half to my smaller dog. The bones can be snapped in half without creating any mess. My dogs seem to love the smell, texture and taste of the bones. They do smell very meaty and rich and when they bite down on them they make an incredible crunching sound. I would say that medium to large dogs would be able to cope with these bones but for much smaller dogs with little jaws they might be a bit too crunchy and hard.
However, they make the perfect reward for my own dogs and I will continue to buy them as long as my dogs enjoy them! You can purchase these from many stores including major supermarkets, pet stores like Pets At Home and general stores like Wilkinsons. They cost me around £1.70 up to £2 a box which I believe is a reasonable price.
Pedigree gravy bones are another biscuit that we buy for Alf.
Pedigree gravy bones are a small bone shaped biscuit that is a brown colour like gravy and has a bit of a shine to them.
The ones we buy from the supermarket come in a cardboard box that is the pedigree yellow colour, the box reminds me of a small box of cereal. On the front is the brand name, an image of a dog and a scattering of the bones.
The bones themselves are small compared to many dog biscuits and nice and light, I am not sure why they are called gravy biscuits other than the colour there does not appear to be any link. They are actually meat flavoured!
The biscuits are very crunchy, while small Alf does have to really crunch through one of these to get through it. They are hard to break as well, we often break his treats up so they go further and I have often broken bigger biscuits than these but the one time I tried to break one of these it was not budging.
Of all the biscuits we buy for Alf these are one of the best value in my opinion, there are loads in the box and the box is not expensive. They can last us over a month of use which is really good value for one box of treats.
There are 400g of biscuits in the box that we buy that costs around £1.55 but they do larger bags that are 1.5kg and cost around £5.00.
Ingredients for the bones are :-
Cereals, Meat and Animal Derivatives, Minerals, Derivatives of Vegetable Origin, Seeds, Oils and Fats, Herbs
They are free from artificial colours and preservatives.
Would I recommend these? Yes I would, they are a very light biscuit that is a nice small size so not going to be too much for your pet. Alf enjoys them, I have never seen him leave one for more than a few seconds without crunching on it.
I always keep a box of gravy bones in the house for my dog as a snack. They aren’t a treat in the same way a meaty stick is but he enjoys them and they are economical in that you get a box full to the brim of gravy bones and I can give him a few whenever he looks at me demanding a snack and the box lasts for ages.
The gravy bones are just biscuits which have a gravy flavoured coating on them. They are dark brown in colour and very crunchy. In fact the crunchiness is the only thing about them that I don’t like only because when my dog crunches them he makes a mess with biscuit crumbs everywhere so I have learnt not to give him them on the couch on the bed.
I like the fact that they contain added vitamins and minerals such as omega 3 and calcium so are actually good for him.
Unlike with a meaty treat these aren’t something that he would beg for and is more just a snack in between his meals more than a treat. With a meaty treat he devours it in seconds but with these sometimes he will eat them straight away and sometimes he will just sniff and leave them but I always know he will go back to them later and finish them off.
He enjoys them and I like giving him them because I just feel as though they are a healthier alternative to some other dog snacks out there. A box that weighs 400 grams costs about 1.50 and inside that box there are loads of gravy bones so the box will last for ages and they retain their crunch even when the box has been opened.
Pedigree Gravy Bones are dog treats which I have been feeding my dog for years. They are crunchy biscuits with a meaty gravy coating.
The Gravy bones are brown coloured and very smooth. I would almost describe them as shiny! I like the fact they aren't crumbly or powdery as this allows me to put them in my pocket. They are shaped like little bones and smell quite meaty. The packaging states that the Gravy Bones contain 'vitamins, calcium and omega 3' and contain 'no artificial colours or flavours' (maintaining healthy teeth, bones and natural defences) which is good to know. I'm not a scientist so I can't dissect the Gravy Bones and confirm this but what I can confirm is that my dog has always got on well with them, we haven't experienced any bad side effects - no itchy outbursts or dodgy stomachs!
Ingredients include cereals, minerals, meat and animal derivatives, vegetable origin derivatives, oils and fats. The nutritional information is as follows: protein 11%, oil 7%, ash 16%, fibre 0.7%. I don't really know what this means (!) but I don't see anything particularly bad in the ingredients...
My dog absolutely loves these little treats and will do anything to get his paws on one. I find they're very good for bribing... I mean TRAINING your dog. My devil dog will turn in to perfect pooch if I hold a couple of Gravy Bones in my hand! I find them particularly useful for when we are out on walkies. My dog is stupidly friendly but when out on walks he can be quite odd with other dogs, I believe that rewarding him with treats such as gravy bones for good behaviour has really made our walks much more successful and enjoyable in recent years.
The Gravy Bones are about an inch to two inches long and I'd say they're quite generously sized for treats. My dog is quite happy to eat small treats but he eats them so fast that he almost inhales them! That really doesn't seem very indulgent and 'treat-like' to me. Don't get me wrong, Gravy Bones aren't HUGE but at least he gets a couple of crunches out of them and can actually taste them before they go down the hatch! The Gravy Bones can also be snapped in half if you want to make them smaller or want them to last longer.
I'd say these treats are suitable for all dogs, both big and small. My dog is very big and enjoys these treats and we used to have a small dog that also enjoyed these treats. The only difference is that my big dog could eat 3 Gravy Bones in the same time that it took for my small dog to eat 1! These treats are crunchy but certainly not hard and not particularly chewy. I imagine that they'd be suitable for all dogs, even those with sensitive or ageing teeth.
The Pedigree feeding guide recommends small dogs can have up to 6 Gravy Bones per day, medium dogs can have up to 12 Gravy Bones per day and large dogs can have up to 18 Gravy Bones per day. Whilst doing some research for this review I have read that some dogs have reportedly choked on Gravy Bones due to their outer smooth texture (which goes slippery when mixed with saliva). This is rather concerning so I may consider breaking them all in half from now on!
You can buy Pedigree Gravy Bones at all supermarkets (which is convenient for me as I can pick them up with my everyday shopping) and pet stores. They stand out on the shelf as they are packaged in bright yellow Pedigree packaging and have a picture of the actual product on the front. They come in large bags (1.5kg), small packets or standard sized boxes (400g). I would say the most common are the boxed Gravy Bones, which is what we buy. They normally cost around the £1.50 but I often find that they're on offer (usually for £1.00). I always make sure I pick up a box when they're on offer but in all honesty I think the full price is pretty reasonable considering there are LOADS of Gravy Bones per box - very good value for money. Our box of Gravy Bones can sometimes last up to a couple of weeks. The cardboard box is easy enough to retrieve the gravy bones from (I usually just tip a couple in to my hand) and seems to keep the Gravy Bones perfectly fresh.
My dog seems to find Pedigree Gravy Bones DELICIOUS and I think they're pretty neat too! I'm happy to recommend these convenient little treats to all dog owners.
I have a good friend living close by to me who owns two small dogs. I will regularly try and help her out by popping into her house to spend a little time with her two doggies and give them some company whilst she is at work, particularly when she has to work longer shifts than usual. In addition, when my ill health allows, I will often take the dogs for a walk around our local park for a bit of a run around, but this is really only possible when I am feeling particularly 'well' as one of the dogs 'Max' is extremely energetic and I find keeping up with him a struggle at times!
I will occasionally purchase a toy or some treats to feed my little doggy friends, and the ones I purchased most recently are from the well-known 'Pedigree' brand of dog food and treats, namely the "Gravy Bones", with this review outlining our experiences.
I've purchased these treats for my little friends many times, and they are always popular. On this occasion, I purchased a box of the treats from Tesco where I paid in the region of £1.50 for the box which is 400g in size. This is reasonable value, but I think it is worth mentioning that many pet shops sell these particular treats loose or in large, clear bags. I can generally get a large bag of these treats for around £1 from my local pet shop, so it might be worth bearing that in mind if you have an independent pet shop near to where you live.
The Gravy Bones are VERY popular with dogs, in my experience. Indeed, I don't recall ever coming across a dog that didn't find their taste and flavour extremely appealing and enticing, and in my years working in a veterinary background, even the most stubborn of hounds could usually be coaxed into whatever reasoning was required with the help of a yummy Gravy Bone... or three.
The little bones are just that; little brown biscuits that are shaped like bones. They are quite 'neat' in their size, being around an inch long. They are dark brown in colour and have a notable 'sheen' to their surface which is quite unusual for biscuits like this one, I think, with this being the sort of 'gravy' coating on the outside of the treats. Their texture is quite hard, but I can 'snap' one in two quite easily, which I will often do as one of my friends' dogs has had several teeth removed in the past, so I tend to find that she prefers smaller portions with treats like this one. I would say that the treats can become quite sticky if you hold one in your hand for more than a minute or two - worth bearing in mind if you want to avoid your hands being left with a notable 'meaty' aroma..!
The Gravy Bones are quite crunchy, but are not so hard that they pose problems for the dogs when they are chomping them happily. They can crunch them up quite easily - dental problems or not! - and will happily consume every last crumb.
I find too that these little Bones are the perfect bribe; Max isn't the best when it comes to his recall; sometimes he responds, and sometimes he doesn't.. BUT I find that letting him know I have a small stash of the Gravy Bones on my person when we are out on our little outings together will get the message home quite nicely; come back to me when I want you to, and you will get a Bone! Most times, it works. This leads me to think that they would be helpful in training puppies and working dogs too.
It's worth noting, I think, that the bones are fairly robust, irrespective of their small, neat size; I can carry some of the treats in my pocket without them breaking up into a crumby mess, which makes them ideal to take on our little outings together.
Another point to mention, I think, is that the box contains feeding guidelines, so you can judge the amount to feed your dog, based on his size and breed. I do have to be honest, however, and say that the amounts listed on the box seem vaguely excessive, in my view, and I do think that a couple of the treats at one time is more than enough; experience has taught me that feeding dogs - or cats! - too many treats at the one time can occasionally upset the stomach, so I tend to err on the side of caution when it comes to treating my furry friends.
In terms of the Pedigree Gravy Bones nutritional values, the product claims to contain "Vitamins & Minerals" which I have found is normal practice with a product like this one. In addition, the Gravy Bones contain "Omega 3" and "Calcium" which is known to be beneficial to teeth and bones. Lastly, I like the fact that the Bones are "Free from artificial colours and flavours" as I am mindful of the fact that their intended recipients are not MY dogs, and I don't want to be feeding them anything overly unhealthy - this assurance offers me a little piece of mind that the product is made of quality ingredients.
I don't find that the Gravy Bones are particularly susceptible to becoming spoiled in their box once it has been opened, but I tend to keep them in an airtight jar, just in case. I have found that some brands of dog biscuit and treat will occasionally become softened once their packaging has been opened, but I have to say that this doesn't seem to put the dogs off from consuming them! In any event, the Gravy Bones seem to be a bit more robust in this regard, and I don't recall them softening before they were all finished.
In summary, both me AND my doggy friends recommend the Pedigree Gravy Bones. They are (apparently) tasty, appetising and delicious, and from a 'human point of view' they are not overly expensive, and work well as a bribe without being harsh on the dogs' stomach, or being overly poor in terms of nutritional value.
The Pedigree Gravy Bones are widely available to buy from good supermarkets such as Tesco, in addition to most pet shops and stockists.
It was recently my dog Sammie's eighth birthday so I made sure I bought her lots of treats. Whilst browsing the pet section in B&M the other day, I came across these Pedigree Gravy Bones which were selling for just 99p. Even though I always like the look of Pedigree products, it's not often I buy them as I think that they are quite expensive, especially when there are cheaper brands available. However, I do think that the 99p I paid for this 400g of bones was amazing value for money.
They come in a lovely attractive yellow box. The box is sealed and to open it you simply lift up the tabs. One thing which I find though is that as the box doesn't seal securely once it has been opened. The only thing I find is that as I keep the treats on a shelf it is very easy to knock over and the bones go everywhere. That's my only problem. Although then again I am sure you could always store them in a tin or plastic container to keep them secure and fresh. Although even though the box doesn't close securely after, they still seem to stay fresh which is good.
Basically the bones are bone shaped...obviously. They are a brown in colour and very shiny. Looking at them you would expect them to be shiny, however they are not which is good, as there is nothing worse than having sticky things in your pocket. You can tell that they have been 'well baked' as they are very crunchy. They actually smell of gravy too.
They are quite long - not really long, but longer than other bones I've seen. One advantage of this however is you can snap them in half, which means that they last longer if you only give your dog half a bone, rather than one whole bone. As I have a few dogs, this also means that there are more to go around.
Now what was the verdict? Well, my dogs love their treats, however I have never seen them so eager 'for another treat' as they are with these bones. Whilst they always want another treat when I give them one, with these I don't know how many times I nearly got knocked over from them jumping up for another one. So I guess that means that they are very, tasty; especially as they gulp them down. So definitely a thumbs up from my dogs.
They are also very good to use as rewards for good behaviour and for learning. I taught my one dog to 'sit' very quickly and easily using these bones as a reward.
Whilst these bones do contain vitamins and minerals and are said to be good for dogs' teeth, I assume that they are not that good for them and so I always limit them to no more than ten of these a day. I would buy these again, providing they were 99p again - although they are not something I would buy every week, just as an occasional treat now and again.
I would definitely recommend these bones.
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I couldn't ask for anything other than gravy bones for my dog! If I shouted another treat for him he wouldn't come to me as when he's outside and I want him to come in all I need to do is shout gravy bones and he comes running! For the price of the gravy bones is great as theres a lot of gravy bones in the box for the price, they last a long time and can keep your dog very happy! Id be lost without them! I would highly reccommed gravy bones as if your dogs a picky eater he would definatley not pick at this treat, he would savour every moment and keep asking for more. I've taught my dog many tricks such as lying down, rolling over and shaking his paw by treating him with a gravy bone every time, I couldn't ask for a better treat for him!
IT'S A MUST GET!
We are lucky enough to have two lovely dogs in our house. Don't get me wrong, sometimes they drive me up the wall, they can be boistrous, energetic, loud, clumsy and they can open doors and run riot around the house but they are very much a part of our family and I couldn't imagine our home without them. Toby is a small Chihuahua crossed with a Yorkshire Terrier and Kaiser is a Patterdale Terrier and they are aged 4 and 3.
Both of the boys enjoy gravy bones and always have, sometimes they go off treats if they have them often but gravy bones have remained a consistant favourite, I think they like the crunchy biscuit texture.
I purchased a 400g box of these gravy bones from Asda for £1.39, they're also available in larger 1.5Kg bags for £3.89 and these prices seem to be similar across all the supermarkets. I have tried them on imitation gravy bones but they do not enjoy these as much as the Pedigree version.
They come packaged in a box and state that they are a 'crunchy biscuit combined with a delicious meaty coating. One of the tastiest biscuits around. The treats are free from artificial colours and flavourings and contain omega 3, calcium and vitamins and minerals to keep your dog healthy and happy'. Our dogs are healthy and haven't had any problems other than a few cuts from the odd scuffle and fight with each other but medically they are healthy, happy dogs. We try to keep their treats consistant and they tend to have up to 4 of these gravy bones a day each which is about the recommended amount on top of their main meal.
The box isn't re-sealable so you can either transfer them into a container to keep them fresher or just leave the box in a cupboard. I tend to leave them in the box as they don't last long enough to spoil anyway!
The treats are about two inches long and shaped like a bone. They're hard and dark brown in colour and smell slightly meaty but they are not strong so they won't make your cupboard smell like some treats (tripe!!). As soon as I get these out for the boys their bottoms hit the floor as they know I ask them to sit to take their treat. They don't seem to get bored of these but we do rotate them with other dog treats of other textures such as dental sticks to help keep their teeth clean.
The bones are dry as they are a crunchy biscuit and after a couple of these the boys usually head to their water bowl to wash them down. This doesn't seem to bother them though. As long as they keep enjoying these we'll keep buying them!
I've been lucky enough to share my home with my Greyhound Oscar for almost eleven months and, anyone who's read any of my other dog food related reviews will be aware that Oscar is an extremely fussy eater. Ever since I've had him he's shown far more of an interest in cat treats than his own treats. At first I thought he was simply being awkward, he knew these particular items of food were not for him thus he wanted them. So I developed a trick of giving the cats his dog treats before him so he'd think they were cat treats. He still wasn't interested. I'd put dog treats into cat treat packets and try and trick him that way, that didn't work either. Either this dog was too intelligent for me and was able to continuously catch me out or he just genuinely preferred the taste of cat treats over dog treats. I have recently discovered it was the latter. Actually, the reason Oscar went for the cat treats rather than the dog treats is, now I know, so obvious I can't believe it took me so long to figure it out!
Dog treats I was buying were typically meaty and chewy whereas the cat treats were typically biscuit type treats. Oscar just prefers biscuits! Now I'm buying them Oscar is eating dog biscuit treats without any thought about who they're meant for, he's just enjoying them!
So I decided to stock up on dog biscuits and the first thing I bought were these Pedigree Meaty Bones. Although it has become clear he likes biscuits I also know him to like gravy, in fact I often soak his dry food in gravy as this increases the chances of him actually eating it quite a bit. So I thought these would be perfect for him and considering how popular these treats seem to be it appears most dogs would agree with that.
I purchased a 400g box of these gravy bones from Tesco for £1.39, they're also available in larger 1.5Kg bags for £3.89 and these prices seem to be pretty much the same regardless of where you buy them from. They're very easy to get hold of as well, I've never been to a supermarket or pet shop which doesn't sell these.
Oscar's 400g size treats come in a cardboard box following the usual Pedigree yellow and red colour scheme along with their logo, product name and picture of the treats. There's plenty of information on the box about these gravy bones and they're described as ' crunchy biscuit combined with a delicious meaty coating. One of the tastiest biscuits around.' The treats are free from artificial colours and flavourings and contain omega 3, calcium and vitamins and minerals to keep your dog healthy and happy. I was keen to let Oscar try these, it seemed promising that he'd actually really like them.
The box has perforated edges along the top which allows you to easily pull back a rectangular piece of cardboard along the top to allow access to these treats. There's no way of sealing this back down but then I don't suppose it needs to be. I simply pop the box back into my cupboard once I've finished with it and they last perfectly fine there. .
The treats themselves are about 2inch long and shaped like a bone. They're hard and dark brown in colour and have a slight 'meaty' scent to them but nothing too bad or off putting. One thing Oscar does like about cat treats is their size. He's eleven months old so not completely fully grown although I'd guess he's about two thirds the size of a fully grown greyhound so he's not a particularly small dog and could easily handle the size of one of these whole in one go if he wanted to. But, and I've really no idea why, Oscar won't eat anything unless it's in tiny pieces regardless of how much he likes it. He absolutely loves sausages, for example, but he'll still turn his nose up to a whole one. For some reason everything has to be cut up into cat sized pieces really! Thankfully, these are really easy to snap in half or even into three bits. They don't crumble everywhere or make a massive mess which was a huge relief to me. I had images of having to get the hover out every five minutes now we had found a love for biscuits.
As I suspected, Oscar loves these. Once they've been broken up into his desired size he'll gobble them down quickly. He always seems to be wanting more but I never give him more than ten a day, they don't appear to be too unhealthy but they're still a treat after all. I don't want to own the first fat Greyhound and I definitely don't want him filling up on treats so he doesn't eat his actual meals. Feeding instructions on the box state that small dogs can have up to three per day, medium dogs up to six and large dogs up to twelve. Obviously fresh water should also always be available which I'd say goes for these treats more than any others. While Oscar certainly does like these I can only assume they're quite dry as after he's had a few he's straight over to his water bowl lapping up huge amounts of water. I would say of all the treats we've tried so far gravy bones appear to be the favourite! Even ones I'd tried in the past which he did like he displayed a sort of 'I'm only eating this because it's there' sort of attitude but these he simply can't get enough of!
My partner's dog, Gizmo, is a blind 10 year old little cute pain in the neck (He's a Jack Russell and Corgi mix). Whilst I've been off sick from work I've been trying to train him and I've found that the best treats to do that with are Pedigree Gravy Bones. Here's why...
Dogs love them
The phrase "You can't teach an old dogs new tricks" is so not true. Using gravy bones i have taught gizmo to sit, wait and come to me on command (Am having slightly more trouble teaching him not to bark). Gizmo loves them, even the rattle of the box gets his attention. He's a little dog and so they're a great size for him and unlike with other treats (Which he seems to inhale), he actually has to chew. I think he likes the crunchy element. As Gizmo is blind his sense of smell maybe a bit stronger but he seems to be able to smell them from quite far away which is great if i'm trying to get him to stop barking at the dog on the other side of the garden fence (His arch nemesis, he really hates that dog). There are other versions of gravy bones on the market, but Gizmo will accept no substitutes, it has to be pedigree. His vet has an inferior version of gravy bones that she gives him when he goes to her office but he won't entertain them.
A handy little biscuit
The biscuit is around 3cm in length and 0.5cm thick so is really easy to hold one in a fist in your hand which is great for training purposes. They smell like gravy too which always makes me want Sunday dinner. The size is also good for not allowing the dog to get too full, they never stop Gizmo eating his dinner (Although he is a pig). Recommended feeding is:
Small dogs - Up to 3 biscuits a day
Medium dogs - Up to 6 biscuits a day
Large dogs - Up to 12 biscuits a day
Great value for money
Most supermarkets offer a box of 400g for below £1.50 but there's generally offers bringing them to £1 if you look around. There are approximately 100 bones in a 400g box (I counted 104 but Gizmo ate one). We only use a couple of biscuits a day so one box lasts us up to three months. I also snap them in half occasionally but then can get quite sharp when they are broken (Not good for a blind dog). Pedigree also do the biscuits in chicken flavour (Which are very similar but Gizmo prefers the original beef flavour) and I recently noticed a similar product called Milk bones which we'll be trying soon.
They also are healthy apparently
Pedigree claim that the biscuits help maintain your dog's healthy teeth and bones as they contain omega 3 ("To help keep him fit for life"), calcium and vitamins. Ingredients include cereals, meat and animal derivatives (I don't want to know what that means), derivatives of vegetable origin, minerals, oils and fats, seeds, herb (Why are ingredients for pet food are lot more vague than human food?). They are also free from artificial colours and free from artificial flavours.
Typical values Analytical constituents (%):
Fat content: 7
Inorganic matter: 7.5
Crude fibres: 1
Energy: 338 kcal/100g
Additives per kg:
Vitamin A: 5133 IU
Vitamin E: 50 mg
Ferrous sulphate monohydrate: 47 mg
Omega 3 fatty acids: 595 mg
Antioxidants and preservatives
This review is published under my user name on both Ciao and Dooyoo.
For the past few months, i've been home alone most days as i'm back home from University and my friends, boyfriend and parents work through the day so i've been amazingly bored! As a result, my four dogs have been like my new best friends during the day and as i'm too podgy (i'm seriously like a walking exercise ball at the minute thanks to good old pregnancy) to walk them very far, i've been spending most day times training them - it's better than sitting there watching Jeremy Kyle! My dogs all have their own little traits and some are more picky than others when it comes to treats, however these gravy bones have been a hit with my dogs for absolute years - I remember buying some when I got my first dog when he was a puppy.
These gravy bone treats are made by Pedigree, probably one of the most popular/well known pet brands around. The treats are widely available and most supermarkets, pet shops and online retailers sell them. I personally buy them from Tesco as I shop there anyway, and they're a reasonable price in there - £3.85 for a 1.5 kilogram bag. Some shops overcharge ridiculously for these treats and i've seen them in a local pet shop for just under £6 for the same amount (1.5kg)! I think this is mainly because Pedigree is seen as a very good brand.
The gravy bones that I get as I said before are the ones that come in 1.5kg bags, these are strong, durable plastic bags which have the yellow and red colour scheme on them along with a little area where you can see the gravy bones through the transparent 'window.' The bag is easy to cut open and I usually empty the treats into a large tin that's specifically for dog treats/food. I guess a downside to this type of packaging is that you can't really keep the treats in the bag once it's opened as they'll fall out, so it is neccesary to have a large container to transfer the treats into.
The smaller packs of the treats (500 grams) come in a cereal box type cardboard box, which is better packaging in my opinion as you don't have to transfer the treats into a container. The treats are really cute, they're shaped like miniature bones and they're a nice chocolatey brown colour. They have a smooth, shiny coating to them and when I snapped one in half just now I can see that the inside is crumbly and crunchy which my dogs very much enjoy! The treats are a little messy/crumbly but not too bad and my dogs soon hoover up any crumbs, however I have a wooden floor so people who have carpet may want to put their dog(s) outside when feeding them one (or two!) of these treats.
The bones have a subtle, quite pleasant smell which is suprisingly quite sweet and biscuity. Pedigree describe the bones as having a meaty taste and smell, however in my opinion it isn't meaty at all but perhaps it tastes different to how it smells! My dogs often sniff the air and lick their lips while waiting for their treat and do lots of tricks in order to get one, so they obviously really like them! One treat is like a bite sized snack to my dogs and although they eat one in a few mouth fulls they seem content with just a few each rather than a handful.
My dogs chew these easily, but they are quite hard, I don't think a more mature puppy (say 6 months ish) would struggle with one of these treats but a younger dog with fragile teeth would, as would an older dog that has problems with its teeth, so if you are buying these for a puppy or older dog it'd be a good idea to break it in half to help them cope with it. These are listed as being for adult dogs however I gave them to all of my dogs from around 6 months when they had their strong, adult teeth.
These treats contain omega 3 and calcium, both of which help maintain a dogs natural defences and keep their teeth strong and healthy. They are also free from artificial colours and flavours. They're really good value for money when purchased from the right place and a 1.5kg bag lasts for ages, even with 4 greedy dogs in the house. My dogs enjoy these treats and they're a good training aid, so I overall reccomend them. On a quick side note there is also a 'milk' version of these bones.
I share my life with 5 dogs and although they do not gets treats all the time I decided to get them some for Christmas this year; whilst browsing through my local Pets at Home shop (and spending a lot more money than I intended to) I came across these gravy bones by Pedigree. All 5 of my dogs are extremely greedy characters and will happily gobble down anything (other than their dog biscuits), one of them in particular is quite partial to a bit of pea and ham soup whilst my old cocker spaniel loves nothing more than sharing a cornetto! The gravy bones were available to buy in 2 flavours, chicken or the original flavour that I decided to go for and they are also available in a range of sizes, I opted for the 175g bag that cost just 87p.
These biscuits are bone shaped and crunchy with a tasty gravy coating that your dog will adore, I know mine certainly get excited when they hear the rustle of the packet! Each little bone is enriched with added calcium to support strong joints and bones and also to promote dental health whilst added vitamins help to boost your dog's overall health and vitality. The recommended feeding guide for these treats are up to 6 a day for small dogs, 12 per day for medium sized dogs and up to 18 a day for large breeds - though I really think that 18 treats a day is perhaps a bit much! Call me a scrooge but I tend to limit my dogs to around 4 treats per day each, that way they look forward to them but don't become porky pooches! They also don't get gravy bones on a daily basis, as I still have a few different treat selections left over from xmas I tend to give them a variety of little snacks so they don't get bored.
These treats are not long lasting, a few chews and they're gone, particularly hungry hounds might just swallow them down in one go! My elderly cocker spaniel rarely bothers to give his more than one chew before it disappears down the hatch. Pedigree gravy bones are made of cereals, minerals, meat and animal derivatives, derivatives of vegetable origin and oils and fats, not appealing to many humans but dogs really do go a bundle on such things. I am told that these treats are 11% protein, 7% oils and fats, 8% crude ash, 2.5% crude fibre and contain 400mg/kg of omega 3.
All 5 of my lovable mutts love these treats and for 87p a bag you really can't complain, they make great rewards when training and my pack will all sit and wait for their gravy bones quite happily. The only downside is the potential choking hazard if your dog decides to swallow them in one go, though I suppose this could happen when feeding most treats. Definately a firm favourite and don't break the bank either, Pets at Home also do their own brand of gravy bones that cost just £3.29 for 1.5kg, worth giving them a go.
These are great treats and definitely a favourite with my dogs. They are little bones covered in a gravey type covering. They actually smell of gravey too to seem pretty realistic.
They pass the nose test, the dogs start sniffing the air when the bag is opened!
These can be bought in small bags or in major bulk in a huge box! Obviously they are cheaper in a huge box but the little bags are only about 80p so pretty good value really.
Even though they have a gravey covering they do not feel sticky in your hands. I would not put them in the coat pocket when raining as they would probably get very sticky and not very nice at all!!
The dogs really like these and for the price they are good value. Oddly enough I have not seen supermarkets copying this idea and making their own gravey bones like they have the shapes so it is nice that pedigree are the only ones making these.
I like to buy these for the dogs at home but they are limited in their versiltility due to them getting sticky when wet but to just have at home they are great and well worth it.
I own two dogs both of which love food so trying to keep tem slim and healthy can be a daily challenge. Fortunately they are with me at my yard for quite a few hours in the day so they tend to burn a lot of their energy and calories off. At the yard they have a big treat tin which contains a variety of dog treats most of which have been brought if they are on offer or by people coming to visit and rather than bring me anything the dogs get something instead!!
Recently on offer in one of the supermarkets were Gravy Bones by Pedigree. These are one of my dogs' favourites but they would probably say that about every treat if they could talk! Gravy Bones have been around for years and I am more than happy to buy my dogs a box as they enjoy them and they provide a nice treat now and again.
Gravy Bones come in a bright yellow and red cardboard box (Pedigree colours) and feature an image of what looks to be a Collie on the front and also images of the Gravy Bones themselves with the product name in big lettering. On the back of the box there is information on the Gravy Bones such as feeding, ingredients and contact information. What I do find is useful that they have a daily feeding guide on the back but what I don't like about the box is that it doesn't re-seal so if you don't use these up quick enough they may go stale.
The Gravy Bones themselves are quite small in size probably around 4 inches and are quite thin. They are coated in a brown 'gravy' and are made out of a dense biscuit which is great for keeping your dog's teeth clean. When you open the box you do get a meaty aroma but almost a synthetic smell of gravy which even though not very appealing to me the smell seems very appealing to the dogs! They contain extra calcium (as well as vitamins and minerals) which help keep your dog's bones and teeth healthy which is great especially when you have big dogs there bones almost need a little extra care. Omega 3 oils are included for overall care but they do help keep the coat nice and shiny.
Because the Gravy Bones are quite thin they can be easily broken into several pieces which I find useful especially when out on walks as I can treat them a little big at a time should they have done something good and also I find they are more satisfied with receiving a few little pieces rather than say just two whole Gravy Bones.
I personally don't give them the recommended daily allowance of Gravy Bones as they do get other treats during the day as well as helping themselves to carrots, apples and parsnips which I'm more than happy for them to eat. However, I do find that they enjoy them a lot but then again they are not fussy and will eat anything you give them! I do like that they are coated in a 'gravy' and I think this I why my dogs find them incredibly tasty. They are definitely a firm favourite of mine as my dogs like them and as a treat or reward they are never sniffed at!
Pedigree Gravy Bones are widely available in supermarkets, pet stores, discount stores and online. They come in two varieties; beef or chicken (my two like both!) and for a 400g box they cost just under £2 which I think is reasonable for what they are. I definitely recommend them but just given in moderation.
Dogs and treats, they go together like well jam and sponge. Dogs those little nibbles which owners tend to give them when they look imploringly at them. TRouble is those treats can add up and suddenly your looking at a portly pooch, the answer? Well one tip is to not give your dog a treat which seems very harsh and as you can't explain it to your dog or at least you can try and it would go like this
"I'm not giving you a treat because you've put on two stone since last year and the vet wants to prosecute me for pet abuse" the owner
"woof woof" dog (translation - "Where's my treat?"
So if you want to wean your dog off treats then it can be cold turkey or you can give them a little treat less often, then slowly stop giving treats. So onto pedigree gravy bones, these are little bone shaped treats which can be given as occassional treats. They have the bonus of being small, and therefore low in calories per treat time. They do actually look quite appealing and have a nice dark tanned colour giving the illusion of a nice meaty treat for your dog.
They are described as gravy bones but in reality they are biscuit with some kind of meaty covering. They are about 3 inches long and are suitable for dogs of any size or weight. A medium sized dog can be given around 8-12 biscuits a day but I'd suggest 2-5 being a more realistic number.
These biscuits are a bit sticky and leave a bit of a residue on the fingers, they can be kept in the box as they don't go off and our dog loves them. He will pester anyone if they go anywhere near the box and gets one after his walk in the morning, one in the evening and one from his dog sitter every lunchtime (he gets a visit from our neighbour when we are at work).
At around £2 for a box, they don't cost a fortune and they last a while so don't put too big a whole in the pocket of the dogs owner.