Friday, 23 January 2015

Gettin' Fishy With It

Over the past few months we've been testing out various brands and types of fish skin chews, so in today's post we will be reviewing our three favourite types! I've been feeding these as a daily treat, each of the girls gets one chew each for their lunch - a healthy alternative to a dog biscuit and they love them! 

There are countless health benefits to the fish chews:
-  they are low in fat
-  they are rich in fish oils which is fab for the dogs skin/coat
-  due to their rough texture they're perfect for promoting healthy teeth 
-  all the treats we tried are 100% natural 
-  they're all completely grain/cereal free so perfect for dogs with allergies 

Lily's Kitchen "Truly Naturals" fish skin chews
These where the first variety of fish skin chews, these are made from 100% pure line caught Icelandic catfish. These are the longest chew that we've tried, they also have the strongest smell, it's not that bad but it is still noticeable! 
The packing is my favourite out of the three we've tried, they come in a resealable package which keeps the treats fresh. It's decorated with the standard Lily's Kitchen designs which is rather sweet. 
The chews last Lily a good 10-15 to chew due to the fact that they're quite hard, but she really enjoys them! 
Affordability: they retail at £3.99 for 75g 
Longevity: 10-15 minutes 
Moisture content: 8%
Overall rating: 4/5

Pet Munchies 100% Natural Dog Treats - Salmon Fillets
I found these after reading about them in a dog magazine, these treats have a different texture and shape the the Lily's chews, these are more flat and uniformed in size/shape. I was drawn to thse after reading about the benefits of Salmon oil for dogs, these are slightly smaller then the previous chews but appear to be softer as they only take Lily a short time to eat upon reading the ingredients I think this is due to a much higher moisture content. 
Unlike the usual orange Pet Munchies packaging the range of fish chews are packaged in black, they also feature the resealable top 
Affordability: £2.99 for 90g
Longevity: 3-5 minutes 
Moisture content: 25% 
Overall rating: 3/5

Billy + Margot - Fish Skin Cubes 
I was sent a box of these free with a larger order I made from Billy + Margot before Christmas, these are the only cube variety we have tried, they are all a similar square shape and are very hard. These are made from 100% air dried whitefish which are caught from only sustainable sources which is really good! Due to the smaller size, which is perfect for Lily I give her two, they keep her amused for ages and she always wants another one! 
They are packed in a small black cardboard box with the treats inside a plastic packet which isn't resealable unlike the previous two so I pop them into an air tight tub to keep them fresh. 
Affordability: £3.25 for 60g 
Longevity: 5-10 per cube
Moisture content: not specified 
Overall rating: 5/5 and our favourite! 

I hope you enjoyed the reviews and the new style of comparison! :) 
I will be doing a giveaway for a packet of the fish treats - check our Twitter for more information! 

Thank you for reading,
Jaime & Lily xo 


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