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Winalot a treat for your best friend

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18.08.2012

Advantages:
Great value, great nutritional value

Disadvantages:
None

Recommendable Yes:

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Variety of flavours

Tooth kind?

Nutritional Value

PriceAround £1.69

Food according to Life StageRegular

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~~Winalot shapes~~

Living in Cyprus I find dog treats over here are extortionate due to the importation tax they wack on everything they ship from the UK, so I tend to buy all my doggy related products in bulk off Amazon and save myself a few pennies in the process. I normally buy Bonio biscuits but thought I would give these ago when the last lot ran out. These are also made by Purina who make Bonio and I therefore thought that I would stick to a reliable brand when I decided to purchase these.

The specific product I purchased was the 800g box of Winalot shapes, this contains a hefty amount of biscuits and lasts for a good period of time especially as my dog is only 7kg and she is a miniature pinscher so these are ideal for her. The box is an ordinary shape and quite uninteresting to the eye, it features the label and is predominately green. The front of the box also features pictures of the individual shapes and their individual nutritional quality such as the bone biscuit has calcium and vitamin D, there is also a picture of a dog on the front which I believe is part of the products branding however, I don’t think this picture is very necessary as it is obvious the product is for a dog and it looks out of place alongside the other images. On the left side of the box it gives the daily feeding guide which is as followed: 7kg: 7 biscuits, 15kg: 13 biscuits and 30kg: 22 biscuits. I do think this is quite a lot but it is good to know a guideline of what they would recommend rather than you accidently over feeding your dog. It also gives ideas on how to serve to your pooch; you can either give them simply as a treat, or as a snack or you can add them to their meals to add a bit of variety. They also state that you should give your dog access to drinking water when they have these treats, but the majority of people leave water down for the majority of time for their furry friends. These biscuits should be stored in a clean dry place as I don’t think your dogs would appreciate a soggy biscuit, well you wouldn’t either would you! On the opposite side of the box is all the nutritional information (it does go into quite a bit of detail, to the point of which I think you would need a science degree to be able to understand it all, but it’s nice to feel informed, even if you have no idea what they are talking about), contact information should you have a question for the company or to issue a complaint should you have one. This side also displays the quality assurance mark which is a great sign to have on a product as it shows that the product has been seen as of high quality, which is what I want for my little dog. On the rear of the box it features all 6 Winalot shapes with their images and a description of what each shape is good for. The heart contains antioxidants to help support natural defences. The bone has calcium and vitamin D for strong teeth and bones. The house has fibre which helps with digestion. The star has added vitamins which help support good health and energy levels. The flower has iron which helps vitality and finally the fish contains omega 3 and 6 to help maintain healthy skin and a glossy coat. I think each of these in turn are great as they are so much more than just a treat, I would happily give my dog a few of these a days without feeling guilty that she is being given rubbish like most of the dog treats are packed with. I think it’s brilliant that they all hold different qualities and that not only are these nutritionally different but they will also be different in taste for her so she does not get bored of them.

Bella my dog is 1 year old so these biscuits are ideal for her, they are not recommended for a dog younger than this; however most products of this type are the same. I like this product as Bella only has dried food as she does not do well with meat so it is good to know that she is getting vital nutrients from these biscuits and that she is also receiving them as a treat. It’s a shame it doesn’t work the same with children and vegetables! I have noticed that her fur does appear to be more glossy and smoother and she seems to have plenty of energy! I can tell she likes these products because as soon as I go to her treat cupboard where these are kept she is sat nicely waiting for her daily fix. The biscuits are of a good size for all dogs as they are of a reasonable size and the amount given can be increased to suit a bigger dog. The biscuits themselves look great too, they are different colours and different shapes which makes each one easy to identify if you want to give your dog a specific biscuit for its nutritional quality. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who would like a good quality product for their dogs I honestly cannot find anything that is wrong with this product, and I will definitely be purchasing this product again.

The price of this product as of writing 18/08/12 is as follows:

Amazon (2kg bag): £8.17
Amazon (800gx5) I purchase these as they are great value for money: £9.99
Sainsbury’s (2kg): £3.48
Waitrose (2kg): £3.25
Tesco (2kg): £3.25
Asda (2kg): £3.48
Ocado (2kg): £3.25
Asda (800g): £1.68 or 2 for £2.00
Tesco (800g): £1.69
Ocado (800g): £1.69
Waitrose (800g): £1.69
Sainsbury’s (800g) £1.69

I think all of these are great prices especially the ones I purchase 5 boxes of 800g for £9.99 this includes free delivery from Amazon UK, this works out at £1.99 a box so more on average then the supermarkets however as I live in Cyprus and I still qualify for free delivery this is the best option for me. However, I would recommend that those of you, who live in the UK, would find it more cost effective to take advantage of the Asda 2 for £2.00 offer while it lasts.


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RICHADA 27.09.2012 15:11

Fred's not so keen on these....but then he'd prefer a carrot to any dog treat anyway. R.

Dentolux 21.08.2012 16:49

Glad to hear that Bella enjoys these.

Bollinger28 19.08.2012 14:08

My dog loves these :o)

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  3. luckyarchers

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