“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Dog Treats „
Tesco's range of dog treats are brilliant value for money in my opinion and I pick a pack or two up whenever I am doing my grocery shopping there. There's quite a lot of choice in Tesco's own range of dog treats with various different types and sizes and I like to buy different ones now and again so that my dogs have a bit of variety. The treats that I buy most often are the small bite bone selection as they're a good size for a little treat whenever my dogs are begging around for food or whenever they deserve a treat for being well behaved and they come in handy whenever we do a bit of training as well. An 800 gram box of these treats retails at £1.49 which I think is a bargain. I have four dogs and one box will last for at least two weeks so they are excellent value for money. The treats come in a large cardboard box which is shaped like a cereal box. It has an orange and black colour scheme and there's a large photograph of a yellow labrador on the front. The brand and product name are written in white writing on a large black dog paw and there are four pictures of the treats meaning that the customer can easily see what the treats look like which is an advantage as without the pictures I think that they could easily be mistaken for gravy bones from the product name. A feeding guide as well as ingredients etc are written on the back of the box. The list is quite a lengthy one but I was impressed to see that there are various vitamins and supplements in the treats and as well as the usual oil and cereals they also contain meat and animal derivatives. The box is easy to open and it can be closed again as well as it doesn't need cutting or ripping open which I find very handy as I don't need to transfer them into a container. The treats themselves are shaped like bones and have a chalky kind of texture. There are a few different colours including dark orange, black and beige. They are very unoffensive smelling and don't smell strong or meaty - they just smell a bit like cardboard but my dogs seem to like the smell. The treats are smaller than expected but not so small that they are a choking hazzard. They're bite sized for my labradors, jack russel and husky and they can easily eat one of these in under 30 seconds so they are not the most long lasting treats. A good way to make them last longer though is to put a few into a kong and my dogs will spend ages trying to get them out! The treats are quite crumbly but as we have wooden flooring this isn't an issue. My dogs really like these treats and overall I recommend them as they're great value for money.
My friend and her poodle, Daisy almost live at my flat and when my mate isn't here sometimes Daisy just stays with me. We call her a part share dog, she does and stays where she pleases and neither of us mind. The other day I was in Tesco and I treated her to these at £1.49 a box. She doesn't normally like crunchy style biscuits which is why when I left with them in my shopping bag I was left wondering why I had probably wasted my money! The Packaging: Well the biscuits come in a bright orange box with photograph of a labrador on the front and on the back (odd as these are called small bites!) and we are shown a picture of the biscuits on there too and told that they are Tesco Small Bite Bone Selection Treats and they are vitamin & mineral enriched and give good oral care for teeth & gums. Other information on the box tells us the ingredients and composition of the snacks, a feeding guide is given, the size is stated which is 800g (and the only size I am aware that they are available to purchase in) and contact details for Tesco are given. Nice enough, informative packaging this is. The Treats: Well the treats are shaped like bones, are rather thick and come in beige, yellow, an orangy colour and black. No flavour is stated as to what each colour represents but all of them contain cereals and fats, meat and animal derivatives as well as derivatives from vegetables (as well as a couple of other ingreidents). They are biscuits, smooth on the outside and by the sound of Daisy munching through them very crunchy indeed. Surprisingly Daisy, the lazy dog loves these! Yes they make a mess and her favourite habit at the moment is taking one to my bed and nibbling it there and leaving some crumbs for me to lie in when I go to bed when I'm not looking though they do seem to make her thirsty so water down is a must. The feeding guide on the box is very comprehensive telling you how many to give a puppy of a certain weight and whether it be a toy or big dog and the same for adult large dogs so although these are called small bite they are not just meant to be given as treat for small or puppy dogs, they're actually suitable for any dog hence the photograph of the labrador on the front after all! As I stated earlier I really didn't think Daisy would appreciate these at all but she really does and her serving as an adult small dog is 5 of these a day thought they are not suitable for puppies less than 6 weeks old but you can break them up easily if you so desire and/or moisten with water for very young pups if you want to. All in all you get loads of these for your money, they look nice and the Daisy loves em so these get a huge thumbs up from me and her though my bed hates them! Only available in Tesco stores or from Tesco.com