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Because positive confirmation and attention is so important to my boys I will always have a treat of some kind or other in the house (or in my pocket) to slip them. I do like to make sure that they differentiate treats from meals - and are aware of the significance of getting a treat as opposed to getting their dinner. I don't buy Bonios all the time, but often have a stash in the house. For me they fall into the category of a "snack" - which is something the boys don't get very often, but is useful to have around for specific feeding requirements. ***** Made by Purina the website says that they are available in 375g, 650g, 1.2kg, 5kg and 12.5kg boxes, but I usually only buy the 1.2kg box which is currently priced at £2.95 at Tesco. As with other products I keep an eye out for a special offer and tend to stock up when the price is lower. The ingredients are: Cereals (30% whole wheat), Derivatives of vegetable origin, Oils and fats, Minerals, Meat and animal derivatives. The nutritional value is: Protein 11% Fat 5% Crude Ash 4% Crude Fibres 1.2% (love this - I imagine row of Bonios saying swear words!) Feeding instructions suggest the following according to your dog's weight: 7kg 1 Biscuit 15kg 2 Biscuits 30kg 4 Biscuits As with all feeding instructions is advised to have plenty of fresh drinking water available. Owners are also told to supervise the dog when giving him or her the treat. I know what they mean, but it makes me chuckle to think of them sneaking into the house when we are asleep and indulging in an unsupervised midnight Bonio feast! ***** I can't for the life of me see what they find attractive in these. They look so dry and large - I usually give the boys a small biscuit as their treat. Apart from the bone shape, nothing about these seems to say "dog" to me - they look just like a bone shaped digestive! There also no variety in colour or shape - and although the dogs don't notice, it does seem a bit boring to me that there is such a lack of variety. They don't smell meaty or dog food like to me - just smell a bit like brown bread. However they absolutely love them! They are gone in two seconds flat - for the size I would like to see more time spent enjoying and eating them - but that's my boys' fault, not Purina's! I feel they are slightly too big for a treat but good for a breakfast, after a big energetic walk or swim, or a weekend night snack before bedtime (they usually get their dinner earlier on a Saturday or Sunday when we are not at work). They are also also handy if for some reason dinner time is stalled or delayed, as a Bonio each will keep them appeased for a short time at least. I'll often break them in half, not being mean, just to make them more of a treat size. I also really like to have some Bonios in if I know any children are coming to visit. They always want to play with the boys and give them a treat, and a Bonio each is great, as due to their size a child can hold them at one end - and the boys can grab them with the other. My boys are very gentle, but sometimes kids are a little nervous of their big greedy mouths - plus a big biscuit means they don't get slobbers all over their fingers! I do bear in mind that these are a big snack and ration dinner portions accordingly! ***** Purina focus a lot on the benefits of Bonios to your dog's teeth, as the bumph in their ad on Tesco.com reads: "the Bonio biscuit with its crunchy oven baked texture helps to keep your dog's teeth and gums healthy. This will help to scrape away the plaque and to reduce tartar build up on your dog's teeth". As with most treats they are eaten really quickly, but the bigger the snack the more munching time is spent so I am glad that the boys are getting even just a short moment of tooth cleaning. ***** I'm happy to give the boys a Bonio from time to time - they are really handy to have for those snacking occasions. I'll give Bonios 5 stars - they are good quality and very enjoyable for my dogs. They absolutely love them, but I do keep an eye on their consumption and don't give them as freely as other treats. Thank you for reading.
Out of all the different treats that I buy for my dog George, his favourite is definitely Bonio's. He goes crazy for them! I usually buy him the original flavour but a couple of weeks ago I saw that the big boxes of Bonio's were on offer in Tesco so I bought him the chicken flavour too. My review will be focussing on the chicken flavour one, but it is worth noting that other than the flavour, these are pretty much the same as the original Bonio's -they're the same shape and size. I paid £1 for the large 659 gram box of these treats which was an offer price, the usual retail price is £1.68. At a pound it is worth buying several boxes to stock up and I actually bought six! I think these will last him until at least early next year so for £6 I've got a big stockpile of treats for him. At the usual £1.68 they're still good value but not the cheapest option when you look at similar treats. The dog treats come in a red cardboard box which reminds me of a cereal box as it is the same shape. It's very eye catching and it has a cute beagle dog on the front which is on all Bonio products and this with the red colour scheme make it obvious that it is a Bonio branded product. On the box there's a lot of information about the treats like what they contain etc. when I first started buying Bonio's for George I found this really helpful because it am quite careful about what I give to him, as he has a sensitive tummy and I don't want to feed him a load of rubbish. These treats are made from whole grain cereals and meat and animal derivatives. The meat only makes up four percent of the ingredients, but at least there's a bit in there. The treats also contain oils, fats and sugars - which would usually put me off buying them for George but he only has one or two of these a day anyway, but no wonder he loves them when they have got sugar in! The treats are oven baked and are the same colour as a digestive biscuit. They're bone shaped and quite large. George is a fairly small dog (westie) however likes the large size of them and will spend a couple of minutes munching through one, however if your dog is really small there are smaller 'bite sized' ones available - handy. The treats don't smell of chicken to me, they have a biscuity smell which is slightly like cardboard, but George goes crazy when he smells them and will always do tricks for one. The biscuits are hard but George can crunch through one easily and with a bit of effort I can snap one in half. They're a bit messy and crumby but George will eat the crumbs up like a furry little vacuum cleaner so there is never any mess left behind. The treats all in all are good value and my dog loves them. However, despite the claims from the manufacturers that the treats are healthy and wholesome I'm not too sure about how nutritious these actually are considering that they contain sugar, fat and oil. I do however recommend them but I wouldn't recommend giving your dog loads of them everyday, and I give George 1-2 a day which not only keeps his daily sugar intake low, but also makes a box of the treats last longer.
All of my dogs love their food and these treats are the ones that they seem to like the most. I've been buying these for years now and I usually pick the Bonio treats over any others because they're cheap, my dogs like them and most importantly they don't give my dogs runny tummies like a lot of other cheap treats do. Bonio's are available in a few different sized boxes and a range of flavours including beef and chicken are available. I usually buy the original treats which have no noticeable smell to them. Despite this though they must be really tasty as all of my dogs go mad for them, even my yellow labrador who is quite picky when it comes to what she will and won't eat. These are available from supermarkets, pet stores and a range of other shops such as B&M. I used to buy them from Tesco as they were often on offer but I now buy them in bulk packs of six from Amazon as it is slightly better value. The retail price per 650 gram box is around £1.70 and seeing as a box lasts for at least a week even with five dogs in the house I think that this is excellent value for money. The treats come in a cardboard box which is around the same size and shape as a cereal box. The box opens easily meaning you don't have to cut or rip it to get it open, which comes in handy as I don't need to transfer them into another container. I usually put dog treats in an air tight container but because these are basically biscuits and they don't smell strongly at all I just keep them on the kitchen side in the box. The treats are a decent length and width - they're quite chunky and solid which my dogs like and my youngest dog usually carries it around with her proudly before eating it. The treats are shaped like bones and they have a biscuity texture to them. 'Bonio' is indented into the centre of each treat and they're a beige colour. The treats are crunchy and easy for my dogs to chew up but not so easy that it doesn't make them work a little and they usually spend at least 3-4 minutes chewing it and eating the crumbs off the floor. I have large breed dogs - labradors and a husky as well as a medium breed dog, a jack russel so smaller dogs would take a little longer - to a chiuaua one of these would look massive!! We have wooden floor so crumbs aren't an issue but if you have carpet I'd recommend putting your dog outside with the treats as the crumbs would make a mess on the carpet and as the dogs lick the crumbs up it would get all soggy and yucky. The treats are made of cereal and oil and they have a small amount of 'meat' (crushed up animal bones/cartilage) in them too. Each one has various vitamins and minerals in it as well as protein and fibre. Overall, I highly recommend these treats.
Milo, my gorgeous Jack Russell is always up for a treat, and even when I spell the word out, his ears prick up. We usually buy all manner of treats for him, never wanting to stick to one brand or type, in the mindset that he would get bored of just one type of treat. When we are browsing the pet aisle in the local supermarket, or taking him for a visit around Pets At Home, we will just look out for things that are going to be good for him as well as giving him a little treat. Now as far as I know, Bonios do not promise a whole range of benefits like some dog treats do, but this did not worry us, because we had seen the brand before, most people have heard of Bonio treats even if they don't have a dog, due to the extensive advertising. Bonios are bone-shaped crunchy biscuits and come in a red box. They cost £1.69 per 650g box from Sainsburys, which for me is a very good price because they last Milo a long time. The first time we bought them, I was surprised by how many biscuits you actually get from one box. It was plenty enough to fill up Milo's big treat jar and if you don't have one of those, the box is easily closed up again so that the treats stay fresh after they have been opened. The actual biscuits themselves smell really meaty, almost like bacon and have a salty smell to them. Personally, I wasn't keen on the smell at all, but I'm not the one who has to eat them thankfully! The biscuits are a golden colour. The verdict - Milo goes absolutely mad for these treats, and given the opportunity, I'm sure he would eat them every day if he could. The really good thing about these is that they come in a range of sizes, ones for puppies, medium sized ones and massive ones, so that any dog, with a big or small appetite would be satisfied with them. We usually buy a mixture of sizes, so that he can have the bigger ones when he comes in from his walk, and a smaller one as a reward. I wouldn't use them as training treats, as they would take him too long to eat, he has to chew them for a while, rather than normal training treats which are tiny, and which he normally swallows whole! For Milo, they are the perfect treat and I would recommend them to any dog owner who wants to give their animal a treat from time to time. Forget about man's best friend, I think Milo would choose Bonios over man anyday!
~~Purina Bonio the original dog bones~~ Bonio bones are dog biscuits made up of cereals (whole wheat), derivatives of vegetable origins, oils and fats, minerals, meat and animal derivatives. There is 11% protein per biscuit, 5% fat, 4% crude ash and 1.2% crude fibres. They have the quality assurance mark on the box as well which most dog products fail to have. The packaging is bright red and is very appealing to the eye; on the front of the box is the product title, a picture of a dog and a brief description of the benefits of the product. These benefits are that they help support healthy teeth and gums, they have fibre in which helps to support healthy digestion and they are also enriched with vitamins and minerals. On one side of the box it states the reason why Bonio biscuits are good for dog's teeth, "The Bonio biscuit with its crunchy oven baked texture helps to keep your dog's teeth and gum's healthy. This will help to scrape away the plaque and to reduce tartar build up on your dog's teeth". They also have a little box of information which is for their pet care team where you can ring up and ask any pet health/care related question. I think this is great as not many companies have this additional service. However, I have not had to use the service as yet so I cannot comment on the service's efficiency. On the other side of the box it gives you the recommended daily feeding amount for each dog weight category. Also on this side is the composition, additives and analytical constituents' information. It also gives storage advice, they should be kept in a cool, dry place. Purina also has their own guarantee which is if the product is not in satisfactory condition they will send you a full refund with refund of the cost to post the product to them. The back of the box shows pictures of the old factory and how the biscuits where made, the company have been creating these products since 1932. It also shows other products in the same range which can be purchased, they are Bonio with chicken, Bonio bite size and Bonio chew. In the box I purchased was 650g of Bonio biscuits which I would estimate there to be around 30 bones in each box. The bones are of a good size and are suited to both of my dogs I have a miniature Pinscher cross and a Dalmatian/Pointer cross and they both love these biscuits. I love the fact that they are good for their teeth, low in fat and that they help with digestion. The biscuits are gone within seconds with the big dog however he is quite greedy with his food but Bella our small dog takes a good couple of minutes to eat one of these biscuits, it's nice to see a good quality product that my dogs enjoy. I would recommend bulk buying these biscuits from Amazon, they have free delivery and for 5 boxes of 650g they cost £7.80, or they also have 5 boxes of 1.2kg for £13.08, these prices are correct on the 6/06/12. I would definitely recommend this product for all dog owners. ~~review features on other sites under the same username~~
I like to give my dogs a couple of treats to go to bed with of an evening and I like to vary their treats so they don't get bored. Here I will be reviewing Bonio's. Packaging Bonio's come in a large red box with Bonio written across the front in the shape of a bone. At the bottom of the packet is a picture of the top part of a Basset Hounds head and he is looking up towards to Bonio sign (obviously wanting a Bonio!) Across the front of the packet their logo 'Keep Tails Wagging' is written in white writing. On the back of the dog is all the usual info such as ingredients and a customer comments and complaints address and phone number. Price I buy my Bonio's from Tesco. They come in two different sizes - a 650 gram box costs 98p and a 1.2 kg box will set you back £1.97 so they are fairly reasonably priced. About Bonio According to the Bonio website, these biscuits are proven to help reduce plaque and tarter on your dog's teeth so not only are they enjoyable for your pet; they are also good for their teeth! Apparently the shape of the biscuit, along with the texture and the recipe help to scrape away at the plaque and tartar that builds up on your dogs teeth over time. If these biscuits are fed everyday they can help to reduce gum disease and tooth-loss so all in all, they are a pretty good treat! The Bonio biscuit is traditionally oven baked to make it tasty as well as wholesome and nutritious too. The Bonio Biscuit The biscuit itself is quite large, about 3 inches long which is great as it means that my dogs actually have to sit down and chew them. With many dogs' treats, they can literally swallow them whole so I like Bonio's as it means that seem to get more enjoyments from them as they actually sit down and take a few bites before finishing it. The Biscuit is light brown and has the word Bonio indented across the front of the biscuit. Taste and Smell To be honest, to me, the biscuit smells quite similar to normal dog food biscuits and I can imagine the Bonio being quite dry and it does tend to crumble when my dogs eat it. However, my dogs seem to enjoy their Bonio's, actually taking the time to sit down and take a few bites before swallowing it! They do make a bit of a crumbly mess on the floor which they always hoover up with pleasure! Range Bonio produce quite a range of these biscuits. The produce these original ones that I have just reviewed as well as Bonio Marrowbone and Bonio Beef Flavour. The biscuits also come in a variety of sizes, Bite size Bonio, Mini Bonio and The Big Bonio. I also quite like the Big Bonio as it's only 44p at Tesco and lasts a long time as the biscuit is massive! Summary I would definitely recommend the Bonio biscuit as a treat for your dog. The Bonio brand has been around for 75 years so they are obviously doing something right! Not only will your dog enjoy their treat, it is great for their teeth - you can't really ask for much more from a dog treat. The range of flavours and sizes is reasonable so you are able to vary the treats you give your dogs to save them getting bored with the same treat (if that's possible!) And to top it all off, they are reasonably priced!
I have a westie and a chihuahua and they are very much pampered little poochies. At least once a day I like to give them a little treat - and I have a variety of little treats in the cupboard for them. I like to mix it up a bit so they don't get bored of having the same thing all the time, and one of the treats that I like to give them is Original Bonio Biscuits. They come in a cardboard box which have instructions printed on the back of the box. It instructs how many bones you should give your dog depending on the size of the dog, and up to 7kg you are only supposed to give 1 bone per day.....which I generally stick to although sometimes I will sneak them an extra one! Bonio's are bone shaped biscuits which are fortified with Vitamins A, D, E, and essential minerals and fibre to help keep my dogs healthy while also giving them a little treat. The bones are crunchy and as I have only small dogs, the bones will last them 20 minutes or so. I think it is especially good for their teeth because it gives them something solid and crunchy to munch on. My dogs certainly enjoy Bonio's and they are always very grateful to receive them. A box contains 650g of the bones and costs £1.39 which is a really good price.
Our dog has been eating Bonios for as long as we have had him, and that is a few years now. He really does enjoy his Bonios. They are made by Purina (a trusted and well known brand, I beleive) and a 1.2kg tin costs around £3 - these can also be bought in box format but we buy the large tins. Each Bonio is shaped like a dog bone (what else?) and is about three inches in size. The added bonus of this doggy treat in my personal opinion, is that it actually helps to clean your dog's teeth while he enjoys his chew. Our dog suffers from dental plaque and the vet has recommended that he eats plenty of things to help clear this up and Bonio's were one of the recommended thngs by the vet. They are also very full of excellent nutritional value for your dog and there is a list of daily recommended amounts on the back of the tin / box according to the age and size of your particular dog, which I personally find very helpful and useful. Our dog loves his Bonio treats and he gets one a few times a week. He can tell when the tin comes out. He gets out of his bed, races into the kitchen and just sits there looking pathetic and wagging his tail. We are happy to continue giving our dog this treat regularly as we have been now for years. He loves them and we know they are doing him and his teeth some good. Recommended. Also posted on Ciao as sorehead
We have been buying bonios for roughly 20years now for our dogs breakfast! She loves it every morning and doesn't take her long to eat and always asking for another one! Recently they have brought out new flavours such as chicken flavour and bonio with lamb flavour (which i've not yet brought as haven't seen it in stores, but as soon as i do i will) I think a trip to pets at home is called for as they might have some! The bonio original is available in 650g, 1.2Kg, and 12.5kg boxes and you can buy them loose in pet shops etc... a 650g box of bonio sells for £1.39 and rougly £3 for a 1.2kg box. but obviously shop around for the best deal! I will continue to buy bonio for years to come, dogs like it and its an easy breakfast or treat to give to them. They are nice and crunchy for dogs too!
I have bought Bonios in their various sizes and flavours for my dog ever since he was a puppy and in all of those 13 years, I have never known my particularly fussy dog to turn his nose up at these biscuits. ==What are Bonios?== Bonios are made by Purina, so straight away, you have reassurance that this "should" be a good product, as Purina do have a good reputation. Each Bonio biscuit is shaped like a 3 inch bone, with BONIO printed down the centre - other bone-shaped biscuits don't do this!! ==Packaging== The distinctive red box cannot be missed on the shop shelf. The name "Bonio" is very clearly visible along with a Basset Hound with big, "please give me my Bonio" eyes! "The original" is also on the front of the box - this lets you know what flavour you're getting. Information on the back of the box contains ingredients , a bit about Bonio, a bit about Purina and also HM The Queen's crest, showing it has royal appointment. And if it's good enough for the royal corgis.... ==Feeding== Brandy (my dog) has two of these with breakfast and two as a before-bedtime treat. Being a Retriever, he falls into the over 30kg feeing guide, which is four per day. This drops to 2 for dogs over 17kg and just the one for dogs up to 7kg. ==Price== I can pick up a 1.2kg in Tesco for £2.98, which I don't think is too bad, especially as they're so well received when I get home. You can get them at pet shops loose, where you can also mix and match with the other flavours available, but this does tend to be more expensive. ==Brandy's Verdict== I just have to say "would you like" and he's there! He's at the cupboard, barking, tail wagging. And he can count! He knows how many he gets and won't sit down to eat them until he has them both. There is never a crumb left when he has his Bonios. If I run out and forget to get more in, in time, he does sulk. So I can honestly say he loves them. ==My Verdict== Anything that my Brandy enjoy this much gets the thumbs up from me. For me, there is the added bonus that Bonios contain antioxidants, wholegrains and helps to clean his teeth. It even states on the box that they can help to keep dogs' teeth and gums healthy. ==Overall== The box says "keeping tails wagging" and I couldn't agree more. Try them on your dog and see what he or she thinks.
I have been feeding these biscuits to my dogs since I can remember. They are great and have not changed over the years. The size is a decent treat size for larger dogs and they have a good 30 seconds munching them. I use these as "Supper" after their bedtime toilet before settling down to bed or when returning the the car after a long walk. The biscuits seem to stay crunchy for ages even if kept in the box. I have purchased an air tight container for them but really it is not needed. Unlike human biscuits they dont go soft at all. Not only are these tastey for the dogs they are healthy for them too and much better than human biscuits. These can be bought in different size boxes or loose at places like pets at home, if you have a tin or box to put the biscuits in then buying them loose is cheaper and you can get as many or as few as you like.These are good all round biscuits and my dogs would not have anything else!
My dog loves Bonio biscuits. As soon as I go to give her one she sits down tail wagging ten to the dozen and she gives me her left paw then the right. It doesnt take her long to eat it, in fact its gone within seconds. Bonio are made by a company called Purina who also make the likes of Bakers, Winalot, Go-cat, and Felix to name a few. My dog has these as treats and she loves them, You can give these to your dog anytime of the day as they are very nutritious they are even proven to improve your dogs teeth. Dog's have been eating Bonios now for 75 years and they are (well I think) the number 1 snack for dogs. Ingreadients are as follows - Cereals Oils & Fats Various Sugars Minerals Meat & Animal Derivatives Each Bonio contains - Oil 5% Ash 4.5% Fibre 1.5% Calcium 0.8% Phosphorus 0.5% Vitamins A, D3, E Trace of Copper I recommend you give your dog one of these each day as a treat I have a Springer so I can give her upto 2 large Bonios per day. You can find these in a supermarkets and all good pet shops (iepets at home) in the pet food aisle in a bright red box costing from £1.50 upwards. They also do puppy Bonios which are just as good for the puppys and rich in vitamins for your pups.
*Introduction* Poppy and Coco, my two black Labradors mean everything to my family. And like most dog owners, we love to treat them, especially when they have been good. In the past we had bought Pedigree Markies on a regular basis but I saw Bonio Dog Biscuits on the shelf in Tesco whilst shopping with my mum the other day and suggested that we give them something different, to vary what they were given and prevent them getting bored. After all, we don't have the same chocolate bar every time we want a treat do we? *The Claim* Bonio Original Biscuit Dog Treats are a delicious biscuit treat, traditionally baked for a taste your dog will love. *About Bonio Original Dog Biscuits* Thanks to the special recipe and texture of Bonio Original Biscuits, these tasty treats are good for your dogs teeth, gently helping to clean away plaque and tartar build up. Bonio Original Biscuit Dog Treats also make an excellent training treat, either served whole or broken up accordingly. *Price and Availability* Bonio Dog Biscuits can be purchased for £2.89 for a 1.2kg box. I consider this price to be very reasonable as you get a lot of high quality biscuits in the box for this amount of money. although You can buy Bonio Dog Biscuits from a variety of different shops as the Bonio brand is widely sold. These include supermarkets like Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda as well as Pets at Home or a number of online websites that sell pet treats for example www.petsupermarket.co.uk. *My Opinion* The Packaging: Bonio Dog Biscuits are packaged in a bright red cardboard box which is recyclable. Unfortunately the box doesn't reseal once opened so I then put them into a plastic tub where I kept a mixture of their treats. Annoying? Yes as you lose the box with the list of ingredients and allowances on. Flavours: Bonio Dog Biscuits are available in a variety of different flavours: original, beef, chicken, lamb and rice, mint and with charcoal although I have only seen them in original. Appearance: Bonio Dog Bicuits are shaped like a bone and approximately 3 inches in length and 1 inch wide as well as being very thick therefore quite a large size. In the middle of the bone, Bonio is stamped. They are a light brown colour and look quite dry so my advice when giving these to your dog is to ensure that plenty of water is accessible. Smell: There is little to no smell which I love! I would give 5 dooyoo stars alone for the fact that there is no smell to these biscuits and therefore no awful lingering smell on your fingers. What is in them? Cereals, various sugars, minerals, oils and fats, meat and animal derivatives. Allowance: On the box is a guide to the number of biscuits that your dog should have per day. They can be fed as a treat at any time during the day or to replace an equal amount of mixer in a main meal. This is split into small, medium and large dogs and therefore easy to read and understand. Small dog (i.e. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel): 3 biscuits per day Medium dog (i.e. Cocker Spaniel or Beagle): 3 - 5 biscuits per day Large dog (i.e. Golden Retriever or Labrador): 5 biscuits per day Both of my two make a lot of mess when they eat this treat. This shows that unlike other treats, they have to chew these biscuits before swallowing them. Something that doesn't often happen with Poppy and Coco. I like this because as the brand tell you, it helps to kept their teeth clean I particularly like that these dog biscuits help to clean teeth and fight plaque and tartar if fed on a regular basis. Any treats that are beneficial to my little rascals are good in my book. How long does the box last? One box of Bonio Dog Biscuits tends to last just over a month for two dogs when fed one biscuit per day. Not bad at all for under £3. How long does the Bonio dog biscuit last? A Bonio Dog biscuit is fairly large so you would think it lasts quite a long time but it doesn't although it does last longer than most with my two dogs. 30 seconds probably covers from the moment it enters their mouth to the time that they have cleared up any leftover crumbs. *Are There Any Negatives* The only negative that I can think of is that they crumble everywhere when bitten into by your canine friend. Luckily though, Poppy and Coco clear up every last crumb so it doesn't cause a mess. If you happen to have a dog that isn't a complete dustbin you might find yourself having to do a fair bit of clearing up after feeding them one of these. *Would I Recommend This Product?* A resounding yes! I would wholeheartedly recommend Bonio Dog Biscuits as a product that you should give to your dog as a treat. Poppy and Coco seem to love them and the fact that they are full of vitamins and great for teeth as they fight tartar and plaque makes me feel good about giving them these. *Overall* Bonio Dog Biscuits are extremely popular with my two dogs. They love them and seem to get a real sense of joy when eating these although perhaps not so much as when they are given a Pedigree Schmacko. Reasonably priced, no smell and good for your dogs teeth - what more can you ask for?
Our Pomeranian is an extremely fussy eater & I'm really surprised that he's as healthy as he is considering how little he eats in the form of 'proper' meals. To be honest I much prefer our cat because she doesn't bark, but hubby & daughters dote on our Pom & hubby will often come home with treats for him. The latest favourite is Bonio dog biscuits which can be bought in several flavours, chicken, original or beef which all claim to 'keep tails wagging'. They do a large bone biscuit as well as a Bitesize Variety Pack & all go down well with our canine friend. They come is 2 sizes of boxes - 350g for around £1.15 or 1.2kg for around £2.34 & we tend to buy the smaller boxes in case he goes off them. Each bone is pale brown, has very little smell, measures about 3" & has 'Bonio' engraved onto each one. They are crunchy & hard but don't leave crumbs everywhere so compare well to other similar products we've come across that leave a real mess & stink to high heaven. The box is bright red with pictures of bones, a healthy dog & the Purina & Bonio logos plus the flavour chosen. Once open you notice that the bones aren't sealed in any way & although there's not really a smell I think it's best to pop them in a container to keep them crunchy & maintain the flavour. On the reverse of the pack there's some fairly interesting information about other Bonio products, a website address & a dog & bone number. They claim to be healthy & nutritious but when it comes to reading what's actually in these bones & how healthy they actually are I can't tell you as the printing of this info is far too small for me to read even with my specs on. Apart from keeping their tails wagging Bonio state that these are good for dogs' teeth as the texture helps scrape away tartar & their 'special recipe' helps prevent cavities & gum disease. Hopefully they'll keep the vet's bills down then? They're suitable as a treat for any time of day & our Pom seems to love them. I can't say that they do what they claim but having had a quick look inside his mouth it seems that he doesn't have any cavities & there's no sign of gum disease plus his breath doesn't smell. summary ~ - well priced. - our Pom loves the taste & texture. - I like them because they don't smell. - recommended treat for dogs.
*****Introduction***** I have always treated my dog with little snacks and treats but as he is getting very old his teeth are becoming clogged with tartar and plaque. So I have stopped feeding him moist meat and also stopped the meaty dog treats to try and help the problem. On a recommendation from a friend I have now started to give him these bonios, on a daily basis as his little treat. *****The Bonios***** These bonios are roughly three inches long and an inch wide, they also come in the form of a bone shape so it can fit into you digs mouth with out them struggling. My dog walks around with it pocking out of each side of his mouth for a few minutes until he can find a peaceful place to eat it. They are beige in colour and have the bonio branding stamped into the centre of the bone, Each bone is rather hard but once the dogs teeth penetrate the bone it crunches up very easily, which is good as I was worrying as my dog is on the older side and I didn't want him to struggle as he has very few teeth, but he had no problems and managed to eat it with in five minutes. These are very reasonable in price and cost 99p per box, which is very good as you get roughly twenty bones in it. The packaging is bright red in colour with bonio written in white so finding these in you local pet shop or supermarket will not be a problem. *****My Views***** I am very impressed as I have started to see a noticeable difference in my dogs teeth, they seem to be helping reduce the plaque and tartar so they are certainly serving the purpose in which they were bought. These are very inexpensive for what you get at the dog loves them, so for such a small price of 99p the dog gets a treat and it helps his teeth, which means that am getting the best of both worlds as the dog is not fazed that his meaty treats have now stopped. I would recommend these to any dog owners as they are not only cheap but they really do work.