“ Manufacturer: Pets at Home / Type: Dog Chews „
Obviously I'm not a dog and so I can't tell you what the Pets at Home Rawhide Twisted Chews are really like, but I do know that my dogs eat and chew on just about anything, but they're not to enamoured with these "treats". I bought them because they seemed like really good value with a packet of 100 of the rawhide twisted chews costing £5.17, which equates to 5p per chew - which was certainly cheaper than any of the other rawhide chews that were on offer. The chews come in a plain plastic bag and are not very inspiring to look at. Each chew is quite thin and is about 13cm long, and because they are quite thin I thought they would be ideal for my little dogs (a chihuahua and a westie). My vet has told me that rawhide chews are good for a dogs teeth and so he recommends they have a chew a day in order to keep their teeth healthy. These chews look plain and they are just simple rawhide and so they are not offensively smelling or anything like that. But my dogs simply don't like them very much. They will eat them, but they don't eat them like they usually eat the chews I buy them.....there certainly isn't much relish involved! Once I've got through this pack, I don't think I will be buying them again. Maybe my dogs are just fussy!
Most dog owners will of heard of rawhide twists, as in my opinion they're a must-have treat. I used to buy my rawhide treats in packs of 20 which was £1.50, but then i discovered that my local Pets at Home sell packs of 100 for £5.19 which is much better value and probably the cheapest rawhide chews available. They chews come in a clear plastic bag which allow the chews to be seen before buying to ensure non are broken and they're all a good size. There's a green label on the front with the product name on the front (100 rawhide twisted chews), and the pets at home label. There is small print with contact info, packaging/recycling info and ingredients. The packaging overall is minamilistic but effecient, as i cut the top off the top of the pack and keep them in there to ensure they are kept together in one place, and stay fresh. They are 100% rawhide so are 100% natural and i doubt they contain much, if any fat. Rawhide is cow skin which has been dried, stretched and shaped. It sounds gross but it's really nothing gruesome. Each chew is a thin stick which looks plaited (giving it the twist), each one is around 5 inches long. Colour wise they are a yellowish colour and if held up to light look almost transparent. They are pretty strong and can't be broken in half very easily. My 4 dogs all love them and because they've got an unusual texture to them they usually take alot of interest in them and play with them before actually eating the treat. These treats are not greasy or messy, and they last well. My dogs usually eat one within 30 minutes, and i feed them 1 or 2 a day so the big bag lasts around 8 weeks which for £5.19 is good value and i am happy with paying that price. They're not ideal for young puppies or dogs who attempt to swallow treats whole and i would reccomend supervision to ensure your dog doesn't struggle with eating the chew, or choke.
I needed a bag of little chews which I could give to my dogs but not as a large chew for them to eat. Rawhides are not that healthy and given lots of them they will soon put weight on so a little chew like this is great. A whole bag of these last a long time and at only about £4 a bag they are great value. The chews themselves dont last long int he dogs mouth though so dont expect to give these and them last a long time. However they would be good for little dogs or puppies. These are basically a small amount of rawhide which has been rolled and then twisted. My dogs like this and it is nice to give them a little treat evey now and then. They come in a plastic bag and so are protected against the "Eliments" and dust from the shelf! I buy these reguarly and they are good. There is not a great deal else I can say about these as they are simply small amounts of rawhides rolled up!!
Rawhide is not recommended for puppies as it can block their systems, however if you have a dog like mine, where he wants to eat or chew on everything, you may resort to rawhide products sooner rather than later. He doesn't associate these chews as food, he merely chews the life out of them. Don't get me wrong he does occasionally eat the odd bit, but we do try and supervise him while he has one of these. These rawhide chews are 0.6 cm in width and perhaps 10 cm in length, perfect size for a puppy with a small mouth. My puppy was 12 weeks old when we started giving him these and while I say they aren't always advised, they do really work, as in stop the dog chewing the sofa or table leg when he has one of these. I would say one of these lasts up to a week, and my dog chews his a lot, we take them off him like I said when he starts eating it by breaking bits off. The rawhide is simply rolled in to the 'cigar' shape and is makes it easy for the dog to get its teeth around but not to pull it apart or chews it off like some of the other rawhide products, for example the rawhide ring is very bad if you don't want them to eat it, the ring has edges on display for them to chew and pieces come off in the dogs mouth quite easily. These cost £5.19 for 100 at Pets At Home, and they come in bags of 100. This will last ages, we have only got through 4 of these and have a whole bag waiting to be devoured still. The only negative is that whilst this keeps your puppy quiet, you don't want it blocking up its system. I must be honest, I'm not entirely sure when dogs become ok with rawhide products, don't they always block them up, or am I missing something? Anyway, I think this is a good product but I would advise those with puppies under 3 months not to use them as their stomachs are sensitive and I would say supervise your puppy.