Product Type: Winalot dog food
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Black is best appartently
Member Name: Donf18
Advantages: Tasha likes them
In this hectic world us pet owners are one up on everyone else. We've got a friend who remains true no matter what. In return a couple of walks a day, a few treats now and then, and a square meal is all that is required.
There are numerous toys, treats and the like out there and there are a few companies whom we have come to regard as also actually caring for our pets health. Pedigree is one which springs to mind but it is Winalot that I remember from the days when as a young boy we got our first dog.
In these days Winalot was just a biscuit type addition to the dogs main meal now its fun. Winalot Shapes are one of Tasha's favourite treats and she most certainly enjoys them when they are on offer.
The large 800g box is quite brightly coloured in the traditional green associated with this brand. Across its top is what seems to be a golden retriever looking over the company slogan, under which the word shapes is written in a red colour.
Inside is a multitude of delights for your dog, well actually it's all biscuits and they are all different colours. There are black ones brown bone shaped ones. Reddish star shaped ones and a few other varying colours and shapes, hence the name.
A while back (whilst purchasing our weekly shop we were as per usual going to get a box for Tasha, they retail at around the £1.50 mark but they fluctuate quite a bit.) we noticed a large green ball on sale next to the Shapes. This appeared strange since the toys are further up the aisle so we investigated.
The ball, which was £1.99, was about 6 inches in diameter and had cut outs around its surface. On closer inspection we discovered that these cut out were identical to those in the shapes box of biscuits. A dog toy similar to that of a child's where they put shapes into the cut out hole.
Now Tasha is a clever little dog but I do not believe she is nearly smart enough to fit the biscuits in the same shape cut out, so I deduced that it was us owners who were going to have to place the biscuits in the holes............................was I smart enough for such a daunting task. Luckily it caught me on a good day and I figured it out quite quickly. Anyhow we purchased both the biscuits and the box of shapes and parted with the three-pound odds.
On returning home Tasha as per usual was sniffing in all the carrier bags to see what goodies we had got her, but we had kept the ball aside for now. A quick shake of the Winalot box and she knew the score...........................biccies.
We gave her a few more black since they appear to be her favourite. After a while we decided to give her a few more and this time we put them in the ball. It is now compulsory to put the biscuits in the ball and she'll play away happily for ages trying to get a biscuit out while rolling the ball around. Her footwork is quite nifty and I thought of contacting Fabio, but on reflection realised he already had too many problems without this added distraction.
I've never tasted the biscuits but they are hard and crunchy and Tasha certainly enjoys them, as I said the black ones are her favourite from this I formed another deduction they are all different flavours.
In the days before the ball she'd scoff the lot up no problem and she still does only now she gets to play while doing so.
There is advice on the box as to how many your dog is allowed and it is certainly what I would consider sufficient, but does depend on the size of the dog. They have added nutrients and vitamins to make them pretty decent snacks for your old faithful.
For £1.50 you can't really get many decent dog snacks they are all way overly priced, but Winalot have stayed true to our friend and provided us with a nice option. Tasha looks forward to her handful of shapes every so often, so I have no complaints and I guess she doesn't either.
The ball is an obvious bonus and although I have not seen a Winalot shapes one available for a while there are similar ones around for a similar price, so she gets a treat and a bit of fun. And we get a laugh watching her paw around the ball trying to get the biscuits out.
Summary: A good price dog treat
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