“ Brand: Pedigree / Type: Dog Food „
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Me and my mate share a lovely poodle called Daisy, well she actually belongs to my mate but Daisy calls the shots which means I end up with her staying with me rather often! When we got her as a puppy it was tricky to find things suitable for not only a puppy but interesting for a small jawed dog and these went down a bomb and now that she is around the two and half age mark she still loves them!
These come in a bright yellow tear open nag (that is not resealable by the way) and om the front of them there are a picture of the Markies and of a couple of cute Labrador puppies and we are told that they are Pedigree Puppy Markies 'Delicious & Kind To Teeth, Mini Rolls With chicken' and that the pack I bought her weighs 300g. On the back of the bag other information listed includes the ingredients being given and nutritional information given as well, feeding advice is listed a bit of information is also given letting us know that they are enriched with Omega 3, Calcium and Vitamins and contact details for the manufacturer are given. Nice enough packaging this is and its very informative too and I use my own bag clip to keep these sealed up for Daisy for freshness.
These are basically about an inch thick and an inch in length, dry to the touch and a biscuit rolled with a dark brown and still dried substance inside which of course is the meat content. They smell fragrant and a bit meaty really and perfectly fine to my nostrils.
These are a good size for a small puppy dog and Daisy liked these from day one!
They do make a mess and crumbs and bits flakes everywhere though Daisy has always enjoyed them so much she's always hoovered the crumbs up to be fair to her so its never annoyed me! These sound crunchy, we always have water on standby and although these are for meant for puppies (and they were originally of course!) she has always enjoyed the odd one of these! They are meant for small breeds of puppies and she always and still does find these to handle and tasty.
We pay about £1.50 a packet in all good pet shops and supermarkets though different sizes are also available to purchase in these too!
Not so long ago a friend of mine bought herself a black lab puppy who was absolutely gorgeous! When about a week or so later she discovered her fifteen month old daughter was severely allergic a new home was needed for this beauty and I offered to look after him whilst a new home was found providing my other pets got along with him. Fortunately they do! He wasn't bothered about the cats and the cats paid no attention to him either which was a great sign. Oscar, my Greyhound, turned out to absolutely love having another dog about the house, especially a puppy that was just as playful as he is! Because these two dogs got on wonderfully and seemed to enjoy each other's company so much, and because I had grown really attached to this little puppy in about a week, I decided to see how much it would cost to add him onto my current pet insurance and have since given this puppy his forever home.
He's now thirteen weeks old and called Lenny, he's very vocal and is starting to chew absolutely everything but I love him to the moon and back and already couldn't imagine my home without him. One of the many things I enjoy about having him around is the fact I finally have a dog who likes dog treats! I gave up on treats for Oscar a while ago as I was just wasting money given he just wasn't interested in most of them. Lenny, however, is one of those dogs who will seemingly eat anything. So I've been buying him lots of treats to munch on. I bought my packet from Tesco where they were on offer, a 300g pack costing £1. Typically these will cost around £1.20 and are available in just about all supermarkets and pet stores.
The Markies come in a bright yellow packet which is clearly a Pedigree product before you've even seen the Pedigree logo at the top. The packet shows a couple of yellow lab puppies and a photograph of the treats along with the name of the treats and some information about them. These are described as 'delicious and kind to teeth' and contain vitamins, calcium and omega 3. The back of the packet contains feeding instructions which state small breeds can have four biscuits per day, medium breeds can have eight and large breeds can have twelve. These are suitable for puppies aged four to twelve months and not suitable for puppies under 5Kg. Whilst Lenny isn't quite four months just yet he does just about weight more than 5Kg and I have been feeding him these with no problems or negative effects.
On the back of the packet is a little clear sticker which allows you to reseal the bag once opened maintaining freshness and stopping the treats from falling out everywhere. Opening the bag reveals lots of these Markies which are about two inches long and an inch thick. They're a dark brown hard chicken flavoured centre wrapped in a paler brown biscuit. The treats have a slight dog food type meaty scent to them but nothing too off putting if you hate the pet food smell like I do.
When I first tried these with Oscar he didn't show very much interest. He would eat the chicken centre if I broke off the biscuit surrounding it but soon enough decided he didn't even want that part and the pack I bought for him ended up in the bin with only a few missing. Lenny on the other hand, really likes these. Because they're quite big it takes him a couple of minutes to finish one which does mean he's content and quiet sat on the sofa for a little while.
Lenny is a chewer and one way I'm finding helps keep my furniture in tact is to give him a bone or a toy to chew on when he's trying to bite things he shouldn't be biting. He does, however, get bored of these things quite quickly but doesn't get bored of these at all it seems. As a result I usually give him one of these to munch on when he's decided my shoes or my sofa look tasty and it does the trick. He stops trying to rip the house to shreds and instead sits in a corner and chews on these instead (and then comes back for another one)!
As these are quite crunchy biscuits they do leave a fair few crumbs. Sometimes Lenny will get all of these up himself however the hoover is often required after he's been eating a few of these so that's something to keep in mind if you don't like a lot of mess on your living room floor.
All in all, these are great treats for Lenny. Not only does he find them tasty but he also keeps himself entertained with them and they're great for stopping him chewing up my house. I'll ignore the fact Oscar didn't like them because he's just far too fussy for his own good and give them five stars from me.
When i got my most recent dog, the breeder told me that she really enjoyed Markies so i set out in search of some and in the end bought a pack online as in my opinion the supermarkets and pet shops do overcharge (they're around £1.70-£2 in most shops). I paid £1.05 for a 300 gram packet with free delivery from a pet retail website called Petplanet. I only got free delivery because i bought a load of other stuff, and free delivery only applies if you spend over £30 so you should keep this in mind if you do have a look on the site. (sorry, going off topic!)
The packet is very brightly coloured and it is obvious that this is a Pedigree product because of the colour scheme (yellow) and the Pedigree logo. The pack has 'puppy' written on it so it's clear that it's aimed at puppies, this is good because Markies are also available for adult dogs so there's no problem of getting the 2 products confused. There is a photograph of the markies on the front which show the consumer what the bag actually contains. The packet was easy to open with scissors and i don't like keeping bags around so i emptied the contents into a container. There is no info whether the packet is recycable so i chucked it in the bin. The packet is apparently resealable but i didn't find that it worked.
The markies are just like the adult sized markies (same shape/thickness) but smaller. They're quite cheesey smelling and are white and hard with a brown bit in the middle which is meat flavoured and the outside is crunchy. Although to the touch they seem hard as i said before, my dog didn't struggle eating them at all and gobbled them down. These are a nice treat for dogs and aid in training. As well as tasting nice for the puppy they do actually contain quite a bit of goodness - Omega 3 and Calcium aswell as vitamins and minerals. They are available in 3 flavours - original, chicken and beef. All of my four dogs love all of the flavours.
The only downside is that because these are a biscuity type treat they leave behind alot of crumbles. I have wooden flooring which isn't an issue and my dogs usually lick the crumbs up, but for people who have carpet i would reccomend feeding your dog(s) this treat outside to avoid it getting in between the carpet fibres. Overall they're not the cheapest treat so it is worth looking around for them when they're on offer or buying online like i did. My dogs all enjoy markies and my youngest dog loved the puppy ones when she was little, however i may aswell of just bought the adult sized ones as she is a labrador so quite large and the puppy markies are considerably smaller than the adult ones. A 300g packet does not last very long so if you see these on offer then definetly stock up!
My dogs have a Markies before bed and so when I got my pup I wanted to give her something but the original Markies were too big.
I saw these in PEts at Home and thought they would be perfect. They are basically the same as the original Markies but smaller!
There some in a little bag and are about £1.50 for the bag so a little on the pricey side but anything with "Puppy" in the title will be more expensive!
My Pup loved them, she got the same as the other dogs but in a size of which she could easily munch on.
The ingrediants are the same as original so it is cereals as the main part. Not the best for a lot of feeding but not a high content of sugar which is nice.
The filling is a soft meaty thing and looks nice and smells meaty.
These little biscuits were great for my pup, they would also be good for small dogs to be honest. Now that my dogs are all adults and large dogs I dont need these anymore and just use the original markies.
Made by Pedigree, Markies have a distinct shape- tubular and creamy looking outside with a darker biscuit stuffing. Theses Markies are especially made for puppies- smaller than normal markies and enriched in calcium for growing bones. They are recommended for a dental care treat.
As well as Calcium, Puppy Markies also contain Omega 3 and Vitamins & Minerals. A 300g bag will set you back £1.19 in Wilkinsons. Pedigree give guidance on feeding: a small pup like a achshund can have up to 4 a day, medium breed like cocker spaniels can have up to 8, and large pups such as labradors can have up to 12. They are only suitable from 4 months, as is the case with most puppy treats. They are also unsuitable for pups under 5kg so many toy dogs cannot have these into adulthood.
The inside of the biscuit is Chicken flavoured, although I think the biscuits smell distinctly cheesy! My dog (a staff/shar-pei cross) cannot consume one in just a mouthful, so regretably these biscuits are rather messy! However Rafa never declines a Markie so I only give them to him when I am about to hoover!
The kind manufacturers at Pedigree provide a sticker that attempts to seal the bag and keep them fresh. This, however, isn't particularly effective after a few days of opening and closing so a sealable bag would be preferable. They do keep nicely fresh for more than 3 weeks however, and i'm sure a sealable bag would up the price so not all sad!
These are tasty, smelly, messy treats that Rafa loves. Packed full of goodness I will happily keep these in his treats box!