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Cheesy Bites are dog treats made by Pedigree. They are not something I regularly buy for my dog but they always seem to come in the Pedigree Dog Stocking around Christmas time. My spoilt dog always gets at least a couple of Pedigree Dog Stockings so we always have Cheesy Bites in the house during December/January.
They are very small treats and measure just a centimetre or two in diameter. They are oval shaped, quite flat and with a cream colour around the edges and a brown colour in the middle. They remind me a little bit of miniature steaks! They are perfectly smooth too. I like smooth treats like this because they don't have crumbs and don't make a mess which make them ideal for sticking in my pocket when we go out for walks. They're also very small too, so an ideal size for taking out and about (you can take loads!) and they don't have much of a smell either.
Pedigree Cheesy Bites come in a small 70g foil packet (the packet seems sufficient at keeping the treats fresh). There are lots of Cheesy Bites per pack and I assume that if you have a small dog these treats would last for quite some time (they don't seem to last us very long as I need to feed my dog a few at a time). There isn't a size recommendation so these treats are apparently suitable for all dogs.
The Cheesy Bites aren't crunchy, they're quite soft and you can break them in half (although that might be quite awkward because they're so small). They might be chewy for smaller dogs but they certainly aren't for my big dog whom can swallow a whole cheesy bite without it even touching the sides!
Ingredients include cereals, derivatives of vegetable origin, various sugars, meat and animal derivatives (minimum 4% meat), vegetable protein extracts, fish Derivatives, milk Derivatives (minimum 4% Cheese), minerals, seeds, herbs, oils and fats. There isn't anything too worrying in this list, except 'various sugars' which seems a bit unnecessary. I'm also surprised that cheese and meat only make up 4% of the ingredients (8% combined), even though they're called cheesy bites and their big selling point is that they're 'deliciously different with a savoury cheese and meat flavour'! Each Cheesy Bite contains just 2 calories and they are said to contain added 'omega 3, vitamins and calcium' (maintaining healthy teeth, bones and natural defences) which is good to know.
My dog will happily eat these treats and seems to enjoy them, but then my dog likes ANY sort of food! They aren't really sufficient enough for big dogs and I always seem really mean when I reward him with Cheesy Bites because they're so small that they hardly register (as mentioned above, they go straight down without even touching the sides!). Treats are meant be to indulgent but they can't be indulgent if you don't even taste them! I think Pedigree should state on the packet that these treats are best suited to small-medium sized dogs. On the upside I can see that they are useful for training and also you are able to give your dog quite a few Cheesy Bites at any one time for good behaviour which can't always be the case with larger treats.
Pedigree Cheesy Bites are widely available at most supermarkets and pet stores. They cost around £1.00 per packet. Although one pound wont break the bank I still think they are a little on the pricey side considering you can buy a whole box of biscuits or large treats for the same price!
Both of my adult dogs and eventually the puppy are gundogs in training. My Labrador comes for the jolly as she really isn't a natural retriever, whereas my flat coated retriever does it because he has a natural drive to go out into the field and retrieve (mostly sticks but the desire is there!). Therefore, when they have done something good and deserve a reward I always have a pocket full of small treats as a reward for them.
I'm not normally too fussed when it comes to my training treats just as long as they have a soft texture and are small in size (around about a 5p) as they are only designed to be a token rather than a full meal! The current packet of treats in my cupboard for training are the Pedigree Cheesy Bites as I managed to pick up a few packets in my local pet store for 50p per bag (half price) as they were nearing the sell by date.
The Pedigree Cheesy Bites come in the typical bright yellow and red packaging. They come in a foil lined packet which is slightly smaller than a crisp packet. Of course, there is an image of a dog on the front together with the Pedigree logo and product name. On the back of the packet there is the usual information about the Cheesy Bites together with the daily recommended feeding guidelines, ingredients list as well as contact details for Pedigree.
The Cheesy Bites are slightly oval in shape and are really no bigger than 5p coin but just a little bit thicker in width. They really are small in size so ideal for training. They have a beige coloured outer shell and have a softer, darker brown centre. Regardless of the colour the small treats are soft and a little flexible so if you did feel the need to break one in half then they are easy to do so. Apparently they only contain just 2 calories per treat making them a healthier option for training. They also contain Omega 3, calcium and vitamins which all teamed together help the overall health and vitality of your dog.
Now, they are of course called Cheesy Bites and therefore have a meat and cheese type flavour. Now, for me when I open a packet of these I don't really get much of a smell at all which when I first bought and tried them I was expecting quite a pungent cheesy smell. But alas, no major smell to these treats at all. May be the dogs can smell the cheese more than I can but I'm not going to complain about the lack of cheesy smell!
Now, obviously I don't taste test the Cheesy Bites but my dogs certainly do and I've never found them to refuse them. I do only tend to use them for training and I find that they will happily work for something so small and are definitely eager to be rewarded. Despite being a 100g bag you actually get quite a lot of the Cheesy Bites because they are so small. Due to their size they don't create any mess either which is a bonus as they tend to go down all in one. What I would say is to store them, to put them in an airtight container as they will dry out and go hard if left in an open packet.
Overall, these treats are not only cheap but one packet goes quite a long way due to the amount you actually get. I have no complaints with these and will happily continue buying them for my dogs. 5 stars from me.
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I have a Yorkshire Terrier puppy. I have had him for around 7 months and he is only 10 months old.
When we got him he wasnt trained at all, and so we started settling him in and training him straight away. We struggled a little to find dog treats that would work well as a reward/treat because of his size, he currently weighs less than 2kg, and most of the other products we saw were too big for him, and it was like giving him a mini meal.
However these are perfect. If you are in the training stage, you reward your dog for what they do many times a day, and with the cheesy bites you can give them more than a couple per day, which is very useful. Plus as they are only a couple of calories each they are not going to affect an active dogs weight.
They are also easy to carry some around in your pocket as well when you are out and about or out on a walk. I have used these many times when my dog has been distracted and refused to come back.
Obviously I don't know what these bites taste like myself :) but they are savoury cheese and meat flavour, and my puppy absolutely loves them.
The bites are quite soft and you can squeeze them easily enough between your fingers. This will not harm your dogs teeth either which is another plus.
Cereals, Derivatives of Vegetable Origin, Various Sugars, Meat and Animal Derivatives (min. 4% Meat), Vegetable Protein Extracts, Fish and Fish Derivatives, Milk and Milk Derivatives (min. 4% Cheese), Minerals, Seeds, Oils and Fats, Herbs
None of which are extremely bad.
Fat content: 5%
Inorganic matter: 8.5%
Crude Fibres: 0.5%
Omega 3 fatty acids: 645 mg/kg
Vitamin E: 55 mg/kg
Vitamin A: 5570/kg
Ferrous Sulphate Monohydrate: 50 mg
I personally buy these from Tesco and they are £1 per bag. A bag normally lasts us around 2 weeks if I give my dog 4 - 5 of them per day. I have seen them sold elsewhere and they are a similar price.
I think this is very good value if I'm honest. 50p per week, my dog loves them, it isn't bad for dogs and they are very easy to use for training and rewarding.
I think these bites are excellent, and even though my dog is pretty much trained now I am still going to buy them as a treat.
I have a Chihuahua who is a little dot of a thing weighing about 2 kilos. I feed him mainly a diet of dry food from Royal Canin designed especially for smaller breeds, which he enjoys, but he also does like little treats to supplement his diet and they prove very handy in motivating him to learn new behaviours and discard unwanted ones.
I am careful what food and treats I give him as I know the breed are prone to gum problems and he has already had a problem where his baby teeth didn't come out till long after they would in larger breeds. I am also concious that because he is so small, it does not take much snacking before the breed can put on weight, which I have noticed in my mum's Chihuahuas. Hers seem to eat more with her having 4 of them.
I spotted these cheesy bites while browsing the pet food aisle in the supermarket, and thought they looked quite good. Firstly, they are made by pedigree - we have used the dentastix from this brand for small dogs and he has really enjoyed them. Secondly, these treats are quite small with only 2 calories per treat. The actual size of each treat is approximately the size of one of my fingernails. Each looks like a cut through section of a bone with marrow inside.
The treats are aimed at dogs bigger than 3 kilos, and while I am concious he is a little smaller than that, he can manage these. I also do not leave him to eat unsupervised, so I know he won't choke on these.
Something that can put me off doggy treats is the smell. These have a bit of a meaty smell if you get your nose close to them, but otherwise, they are fairly scent free and it is enough to make them nice to him, without me wanting to be sick when I am near them.
These treats are mainly cereal based, but also contain some vegetable and animal protein. They are free from artificial colours and preservatives, and have added vitamins and omega three. The advice on the package is that a small dog like mine can have up to 25 of these treats in a day, and a larger dog like a labrador up to 75. I think this would be pretty much the whole packet. Personally, I don't give my dog treats on a daily basis unless I am trying to train him. These would be an ideal training treat as they are so small and appealing to him. I literally walk near the cupboard where I keep his things, and he follows me to see what he can have. He has been more excited about these treats than others I have bought him, but he is rather partial to cheese when I give him a little taste of it.
The pack is a protective plastic based one with a sticky label to reseal once you have opened the pack. Advice is to eat within two weeks of opening.
I bought these at a cost of £1 for a 70g packet. I feel this is a very reasonable price for the product you get, and I have been happy with the repsonse from my pet that he is enjoying these treats when he gets them.
I think as with all these treats, its important to treat your pet like you would yourself and only use in moderation. At the moment my pet is an optimum weight for his age and breed, but if this were to change, then the treats would be cut back.
We all need to have a little treat now and again, and Murphy thinks that these are pretty perfect and they get a Woof from him, and a thumbs up from me. Treats without guilt. If only I could find the human equivalent.
I used to love these treats, any my dogs still do, (but given how I have yet to find anything Luna has turned down, that's not much of a compliment)
I liked them because first of all they are the ideal training treat, I cut them in half and they are the perfect size and from a reward aspect they get the desired effect from the dogs.
The price is usually £1 for a 70g bag, so whilst they're not the cheapest, they are fairly good value for money and they are branded too by contrast to what the cheapest treats on the market are. In addition to this the ingredient are fairly good and not filled with as much superfluous contents. They are a treat though so I do limit how many my dogs do have, cutting them smaller not only means they have more to work for, without expanding their tummy's.
However, I made the mistake of reading the ingredients....there is very little cheese in these "Cheesy Bites" what you have instead is a string of ingredients one of which is "inorganic matter". I mean, what is inorganic matter? Something that clearly can't be identified. Would you eat that? If you saw that in your shopping's ingredients? I certainly wouldn't....so why should my dogs.
I used these treats out of laziness, as normally I make liver cake, which works so much better as the aromatic smell has the dog literally eating out of your hand. So i reverted back to my liver cake, and attempted to make my own "cheese cake" training treat....well my dog went mad on it, and did so well at our next training class, a few people asked about the treats I was using. When I explained they were homemade, I was asked to make some for them. After 6 months I not only make treats for our club, but have expanded to making a whole range of training treats and homemade biscuits, selling them on facebook and etsy. We sell 100g for £1 so alot better value, and I make no profit out of this, as we donate all the profits to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
Needless to say I no longer use Pedigree's inorganic matter filled treats.
I bought these treats when I couldn't get my usual selection. They are now a firm favourite with my dog and he never fails to sit and wait for a treat which I never ever thought he would do.
The thing I could not believe was that such a small treat could be so popular with my dog. He is a large dog who usually likes a biscuit or a full size chew. However these small cheesy delicacies are perfect. He has never been so well behaved. He is not perfect but it is a 100% improvement on how he was previously.
My only concern is that they only come in small bags and the cost of this branded product is always an issue. However they do last a long time because they are tiny pieces. I look for them in smaller stores or in shops like the Range who have them for a cheaper price.
Give your dog a cheesy bite! He will love it!
When I first got my Greyhound Oscar as a little puppy I fell so deeply in love with him I wanted to treat him to just about every pet food treat going. Back then Oscar wasn't nearly as much as an annoyingly fussy eater as he is now and would scoff anything you put within ten inches of his mouth! Now, at nearly eleven months old, Oscar has gone off most of the treats I gave him in his much smaller days and there's only a small variety of foods and treats he'll bother with. Cheesy bites were the first treat I ever gave him and one of the very few he continues to have a taste for.
These treats come from Pedigree so I trust them to be of high quality. They're extremely easy to get hold of, I can't recall ever walking into a shop which sells dog food and not seeing a packet of these of the shelves somewhere. Typically, a 70g bag will cost £1 which I don't think is too bad.
Cheesy Bites are made with 4% cheese (who'd have thought?) and 4% meat. Each treat contains two calories so they're ideal for dieting doggys. You can use these as a reward or just as a nice treat for your dog to show your love. The treats are suitable for any puppy or dog weighing 3kg+. Such puppies should get no more than 16 treats per day. Small dogs can have 25, medium dogs 50 and large dogs 75. The packet is resealable which allows these treats to stay fresh. These treats contain vitamins, calcium and omega 3 so I don't think occasionally going over this recommended daily allowance will do much harm.
The treats are a small oval shape, about a cm long and half a cm wide which is the main reason I bought these for Oscar first. Him being so small at the time I wasn't sure how he'd cope with a larger treat! Back then he'd carefully munch one at a time. Now days he tends to lick about ten up out of my hand in one go. I'm not sure they even touch the sides! They have a hard dark brown centre with a soft pale brown coating. They smell quite meaty but it's only a slight smell you can only really detect if you stick your nose in the packet.
Oscar never seems to get bored of these. He has them on a weekly basis and just can't get enough of them. I taught him to sit using Cheesy Bites which worked like a charm and he still sits down and patiently waits the moment I get the packet out. He really likes these which is quite an achievement considering how little he does really like!
These treats from Pedigree are a long-term favourite amongst my dogs and they're a really handy size for training. The treats are described as a 'tasty treat your dog will love'. The treats are cheese and meat flavoured which is the perfect combination as all of my dogs are cheese mad, and i'm sure almost every dog in existence loves meat! Pedigree state that the treats are 'ideal for training or simply to show just how much you care.' The treats have been developed with nutritionists & vets and are suitable for dogs and puppies over 3 kilograms.
The list of ingredients is quite brief compared to a lot of cheaper brands of dog treats, there's no weird or nasty sounding stuff in there at all. The main ingredients are milk, fish, cheese, minerals, cereal, oils and fats. The treats also contain omega 3 which is a healthy fat. The oils and minerals that the treats contain are good as they keep the dogs coat and skin healthy. Each treat is two calories, which doesn't sound a lot but as they're so small I usually give my dogs 5-6 each a day, which doesn't sound a lot but over a week it's quite a lot of extra calories. All of my dogs are walked daily though and are healthy.
Price and Value for Money
These treats are very affordable as long as you don't buy them too regulary. I buy them from Tesco and they're priced at £1 per 70 gram packet. This isn't great value as you could get a larger amount of Tesco's own brand of dog treats, however my dogs do like them and so I get a packet every couple of weeks.
The small, round treats come in packet made of a thick, durable plastic. Inside it is foil lined to keep the treats nice and fresh. The colour scheme of the packet is yellow and red, which I instantly recogise as being the Pedigree colour scheme. The brand and product name are clearly stated on the front and there's a picture of the treats on the front making it clear what the packet contains. There's also a picture of a healthy looking dog which makes it clear that the treats are for dogs. The packet can not be re-sealed once cut open.
I have been buying these treats for years now and my dogs go absolutely bonkers for them! I can see why too - the smell, even to me, is quite pleasant - very cheesy and savoury. The treats are a really handy size to do training and a handful of them can easily fit into my boyfriends pocket when he takes them out for a walk.
Before I had my baby and I was walking my dogs regulary, these were always my choice of treats to take out with us as I knew that the dogs would come back for them due to the strong smell. The dogs all do as they're told for these treats, although as the treats are small and fiddly I always make sure to tell my dogs to be gentle when taking them from my hand as a dog could easily catch your fingers when taking the treat.
The treats are small and round, they have a brown middle which I guess is the meat and a rubbery outer which I am guessing is the cheesey bit. The texture is solid with quite a rubbery feel to it and my dogs barely need to chew at all as they're so small. The treats aren't at all messy as the dogs eat them straight away and I like that they're small as it keeps the dogs wanting more and therefor we fit more training in. The treats aren't very long lasting and a 70 gram bag lasts for 2-3 days in my house, although I do have four adult dogs so if you have one or two dogs they'll obviously last a lot longer.
I would highly reccomend these to any dog owner. I would especially reccomed them if you have just got a puppy and want to train them; these are such effective training aids and my dogs have loved them since they were all pups. The strong scent of the treats literally makes their mouths water! My dogs all know these treats as 'cheese'. If one of them won't come back inside from the garden and I need to lock the door or whatever I just say 'cheese' and they come running back in!
I highly reccomend these treats; very effective training aids and all of my dogs love them. Great as a little treat but wouldn't purchase too often as at £1 for a small 70 gram bag it isn't great value.
My two dogs go crackers for these treats. They plant their furry little paws in my lap as soon as they get a whiff of them, they only cost £1.00 per (70g) bag (theres around 45/50 little pieces per bag)
They are very small, about the same size as your finger nail but they have a strong beefy smell. I'm not really sure why they are called Cheesy Bites, they don't look or smell like cheese, and I'm assuming they don't taste like it either (I would taste one but I'm just not that dedicated :-D).
Because these little bites are so small in size, they don't make a mess, they don't crumble. They are dry so they don't make your hand sticky or smelly, but they still have a yummy smell that appeals to the pooch.
The feeding guide recommends that you feed small dogs, such as dachsunds upto 25 pieces a day, medium dogs such a Cocker spaniels upto 50 pieces per day and larger dogs such as labradors can have upto 75 pieces per day (Lucky old labs)
Nutrition wise they are not bad either, they contain calcium (only a small amount), omega 3, Vitamin E and Vitamin A.
The bag they come in is small, so it's easy to put it in your pocket on walks. It also comes with a reseal sticker on the back so you can give them a few treats and reseal it to stop the treats from going hard.
The only one teeny tiny down side to these is that because they are so small and taste so good - it leaves your dog wanting more instantly, they won't be satisfied with one little piece, you'll find yourself empty 10 or so into your hand so your dog can have a good portion, or else it doesn't feel like they'd had a treat! Because of that, they don't last very long - but it proves that dogs like them, if they sat on the side in the packet uneaten that would be the real waste of money!
The ingredients read as follows: Cereals ,Derivatives of Vegetable Origin , Various Sugars ,Meat and Animal Derivatives (min. 4% Meat) ,Vegetable Protein Extracts ,Fish and Fish Derivatives ,Milk and Milk Derivatives (min. 4% Cheese) ,Minerals ,Seeds ,Oils and Fats,Herbs.
If you have a dog and you haven't yet bought these snacks, get some for old Rover, he'll love you for it!
I have a shih tzu called Rufus and he can be quite picky with food at times, but these cheesy bites are a real winner with him if I'm not careful he'll gobble the entire pack when my back is turned! They are very affordable at about £1.00 a pack and are available at most supermarkets as well they usually come in the Christmas stockings in december too which Rufus manages to get just about every year.
I find these are also great for training snacks as they are quite small and easy to carry about and perfect if your training your dog to roll over and sit etc, I don't know about your dog but Rufus chomps these pretty quick.
I think the only downside to these cheesy bites is the smell and the packaging which if you don't open them carefully they can fly all over the place. I think they would also benefit from having a little sticker to close the bag again as well.
It is very rarely that our dogs both enjoy the same treats but these cheesy bites from Pedigree are a true winner with our two.
We have a Pomeranian dog and a poodle puppy and the information on the reverse of the pack tells us clearly how many treats are allowed by the dog according to its weight. Pom is allowed up to 50 of these in a day whilst Pepper, being more lightweight, is allowed 16 of them. Given their own way they would eat a whole bag a day each because they love them so much.
hubby paid 79p for 70g and they come in a pack as shown in the Dooyoo picture. Caution - do not rip open like I did as they will all end up all over the floor. There is a little scissor symbol near the top but I didn't spot these in time and spend a good half hour picking the little bites up cursing that there were so many in, what looks like, a small pack. I am guessing here but I would say that there are about 100 in t total?
They are small, oval shaped and smelly - I am pleased the canines like them because they smell nasty to the human nose! The outside ring is beige whilst the inner is brown, they are about the size of my wedding ring in circumference and about as deep as a slice of bread.
The ingredients include the following -
- derivatives of vegetable origin
- meat & animal derivatives
-vegetable protein extracts
-fish & fish derivatives
- minerals, seeds, oils, fat and herbs.
sounds tasty does it not my friends?
There are additives too including antioxidants, vitamin A, technological additives, ferrous oxide and monohydrate.
These do not make any sense to me and sound rather revolting but apparently there is plenty of protein, vitamin E and calcium in them which makes me feel a little happier.
Each treat has 2 calories but has fat plus sugar so I guess this is why there is a limit on how many a dog can eat per day.
We try to use these treats for training purposes but as soon as they are trained they will not do certain actions without having their share of this positive reinforcement!
I would recommend these as a special treat because our dogs just love them and you get so many in the pack which doesn't cost an arm and a leg. I am a bit concerned about what they contain but I feel that way after reading the ingredients on our human food if the truth be known.
I trust Pedigree products though and as long as they stay at reasonable prices I will continue to buy them even though they don't smell good :)
I am currently taking my puppy Sawyer to Puppy School so the 2 of us can be humiliated in front of the other dogs and their owners, and needed to get some treats to bring, as it is reward-based training. A lot of dog treats do seem to say on the back that they are not to be given to puppies younger than 6 months old. I don't like to take any chances with Sawyer and feed him things he shouldn't be getting at 15 weeks, so I was pleased to see that the back of the pack had no such warning.
These come in a small plastic bag that is bright yellow like all Pedigree products. The back of the pack also gives advice on how many of these you can feed your dog per day; up to 50 treats per large dog. I'm sure no-one is insane enough to give their dog that many - I don't even want to imagine the ensuing poo!! I give Sawyer about 2 a day maximum, and even then it's only if we're doing our Puppy School 'homework'.
The treats themselves are small and chunky, about the size of a peanut. They are oval shaped, and pale cream in colour, with a darker brown circle in the middle. They have a slightly cheesy smell off them but it's not too strong or unpleasant. I'm not sure the smell is strong enough to hold his interest during training, as he seems to work better for the Schmackos the dog trainer gives him.
However, Sawyer loves these regardless. Admittedly this isn't saying much as he would eat anything and everything given half the chance - but they are small, chewy (and tasty I assume), and are an ideal size for small puppies. They are also dry to the touch so it's no problem touching them if you don't like that kind of thing.
I have bought these a few times now and will continue to do so until he is old enough to go onto bigger treats. A great little treat for smaller dogs!
These cost around £1 for 70g.
Thanks for reading.
Having two chihuahuas can be very demanding at times. Especially when those two chihuahuas are very fond of treats, and not very fond of their Mummy leaving the house. Luckily for them, their Mummy is as soft as cotton wool and likes to give them treats and rewards for good behaviour, or upon her return to the house (if they haven't shredded a full box of tissues, or gone wee-wee on the livingroom carpet). There are so many different treats out there on the market that it's difficult to find one that really suits your purpose, however these 'Pedigree Cheesy Bites' work an absolute treat (excuse the pun) when it comes to rewarding and training my pups.
So what are 'Pedigree Cheesy Bites', I hear you ask? Well, they're small half inch size ovals of chewy goodness! They look very much like slices of Pedigree Jumbone, only shrunken down to minature size making them perfect for little mouths. The outside of the 'bite' is a yellowy-cream in colour, with the middle being a meaty brown.
These 'Pedigree Cheesy Bites' can be purchased from all good supermarkets and pet stores. They can be found in the pet food aisles of supermarkets/stores amongst all the other treats and tidbits for dogs.
I purchased my packet of 'Pedigree Cheesy Bites' at my local Tesco store for 98p, which is a bargain when it comes to dog treats! I imagine they carry a similar price tag in all other stores, but this will vary depending on where you purchase them from (I imagine pet stores may be more expensive).
The packaging of these 'Pedigree Cheesy Bites' is very much the same as all other Pedigree dog treat products. The packet is predominantly a golden yellow in colour with the recognisable red Pedigree brand rosette logo heading the packet. There is a red ribbon type image encompasing a cheerful looking dog and an oversized pile of the treats within. The name of the product is printed in a cheese patterend font ontop of the red ribbon banner. The back of the product houses all the relevant information, including a product description, a list of ingredients, a feeding guide and contact details for the manufacturer.
The size of the package is 70g, which doesn't seem like a lot (or look like a lot from the size of the pack) but you get a lot of 'Pedigree Cheesy Bites'for this. I was suprised at just how many of the treats were inside the bag, and at how long a single packet lasted. Obviously, I don't overindulge my dogs and only feed them a couple of these treats at a time, so my pack has lasted well. This may not be the case for a larger dog, but for my small chihuahuas these treat do last a good amount of time.
The back of the packet is kitted out with a feeding guide which states how many treats should be allowed (as a maximum) for each dog size per day:
Puppies over 3 kg: up to 16 treats per day
Small dogs over 3 kg (e.g. Dachshund) up to 25 treats per day.
Medium dogs (e.g. Cocker Spaniel) up to 50 treats per day.
Larger dogs (e.g. Labrador) up to 75 treats per day.
To me, this feeding guide seems a little excessive, and as these amounts are meant to be taken as a maximum allowance, I really wouldn't let my chihuahuas have anywhere near 25 'Pedigree Cheesy Bites'per day. Even though the packaging states that these treats only have 2 calories per 'bite', I consider the amounts listed to be rather excessive and bad for my doggies health - so I simply feed a few of these treats as and when needed in small amounts.
The treats themselves, as stated earlier, do look like minature slices of jumbone. They are oval in shape with the 'cheese' flavour around the outside, and a meaty center. To look at, they don't look very exciting, but this isn't really very important when it comes to dog treats - as dogs tend to simply be focused on the smell and taste. The morsels have a decent firmness to them, making them chewy and able to last a little longer than some other small tidbit treats.
'Pedigree Cheesy Bites' have a faint smell of cheese and beef, but nothing too overpowering. Luckily for me, the smell isn't unpleasant to my inferior human nose or to put it bluntly, these treats don't completely stink - as sometimes dog products can have an overwhelming smell that is enough to put a human off upon opening the bag! However, dogs respond well to a smelly treat, and their noses certainly perk up once the packet is opened, even though the smell (to my human nose) is not very strong.
I can only imagine what these treats taste like, and I do not have any sort of will to eat one! My chihuahuas, Lola and Peaches, however think that these 'Pedigree Cheesy Bites' taste absolutely delicious, and only wish that Mummy would give them more and more! Unfortunately, Mummy doesn't want their little bellies to pop, so she refrains from giving into their cute little waggy tail wishes.
My overall opinion on these 'Pedigree Cheesy Bites' is one of great positivity. Okay, I'm aware that this sort of 'treat' for my dogs isn't one of the healthiest of things, but it's nice to give them a reward now and then. I do believe these treats must be given in moderation, just like my own diet balance of good and bad. These 'Pedigree Cheesy Bites' are a good mini size for my chihuahuas little mouths, which makes a change as finding smallish sized treats is a bit of a mission! The treats are chewy and have some resistance in their substance, which means they last a little longer than other meaty tidbits given as a reward (which are usually swallowed whole!). They're the perfect size to act as a training treat for any size dog and are more than tasty enough to coax a doggie into sitting, laying down or rolling over! They are definitely decently priced in comparison to other dog treats, and the amount of treats inside a single package lasts quite some time with my dogs, making them one of my ongoing choices when it comes to purchasing treats.
Peaches and Lola agree that these 'Pedigree Cheesy Bites' are fantastic, and want you to know that all doggies out there should try these at some point!
Ps) The title of this review is a quote from the movie 'Elf', which totally just made me do a little chuckle to myself in the process of typing it.