Product Type: Pedigree dog food
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Brilliant treats for dog training.
Pedigree Gravy Bones
Member Name: sbw80
Pedigree Gravy Bones
Date: 12/06/12, updated on 12/06/12 (37 review reads)
Advantages: Great for training and dogs love them
Disadvantages: Smell makes me hungry
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.
Summary: Excellent value for money
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