Review: Pet Munchies Natural Dog Treats

As our recent silence may have suggested, we’ve recently been away and unable to spread canine news. However, a week-long visit to the Lake District gave us the perfect opportunity to test some new doggy products.

The first products we chose to test were a selection of treats from the Pet Munchies Natural Dog Treat collection. Featuring eight flavours, these particular treats are high in protein and low in fat, ideal for keeping your furry friend happy without increasing their waistline.

All of the treats in the collection are slow roasted in their own juices, which preserves the flavour and the smell of the main ingredient. And having spent a week handling them, I can confirm that they smell incredibly tasty…

All of the treats are made with 100% real meat – no additives or extra ingredients, just meat. This makes them perfect for even the fussiest of dogs and our cocker couldn’t get enough, despite her hatred of conventional dog treats and her love of sheep, which were often our signal to dig into the treat bag.

While away, we tried the chicken breast fillets and duck strips, both of which were snapped up at every opportunity. However, there are also six other flavours, including:

  • Ocean white fish strips
  • Beef liver
  • Chicken chips (perfect for the smaller dog)
  • Chicken strips
  • Duck breast fillets
  • Chicken and calcium bones

Each bag is also resealable, making them ideal for walks and easy to store in a cupboard.

If you’re looking for a low fat natural dog treat that will drive you canine wild, these are a great option and are available for the very reasonable price of around ¬£2.75.


Fire dog tested against technology

Fire dog Scrappy, the only hydro-carbon detection dog for the North East, has been put through his paces against the latest in detection technology.

Scrappy has been working to help obtain evidence at the sites of suspicious fires for five months by sniffing out flammable liquids at the scene.

Fully protected, Scrappy wears a harness and special boots, donated by a North East company, to make sure his paws and coat are kept away from the liquids and debris.

Teeside University are now comparing Scrappy’s skills to devices currently used by the fire service to detect hydro-carbons that may have been used to start fires.

Although the research is still in its early stages, the university has already found that the machine can’t trace chemicals after 8-10 days, while Scrappy can detect chemicals that have been left for far longer.

To keep up to date with Scrappy and his team, follow @ScrappyFireDog on Twitter.