The Good: Good ingredients, Smells very meaty, Myah loves them! Affordable.
The Bad: Lack of decent dental benefits!
The Basics: Myah gobbles down the Pedigree Smoky Bacon & Cheddar Flavor Stackerz, which makes her breath smell meaty and assures us they are primarily made of real meat!
Right now, I have a stockpile of treats for Myah, my seven year-old, frequently-willful Siberian Husky. Myah is in the process of being trained (again) with some basic commands and my wife has been bonding with her in ways they have not for the past few years (much of Myah’s prior training was ruined based on our living situation and now that my wife and I have more control over our environment, she’s up for the task of teaching a middle aged dog new tricks). One of the bigger treats that Myah gets after her training are the Pedigree Smoky Bacon & Cheddar Flavor Stackerz. The Stackerz are still a relatively new treat from Pedigree, but Myah has had them for the past month (thanks to a pretty fantastic sale on these!). Myah’s verdict has been simple: she likes the Smoky Bacon & Cheddar Flavor Stackerz and given that they are a decent reinforcement tool for a big dog like her, I have grown to appreciate them, despite their lack of dental benefits for big dogs, like Myah!
We picked up the 25 oz. resealable bag of Pedigree Smoky Bacon & Cheddar Flavor Stackerz on sale for under ten dollars, which is a great price for a month’s worth of large dog treats. These treats grabbed Myah’s attention with their strong scent and she became fairly willing to follow basic commands for a decent period of time when these treats were in play.
The Pedigree Smoky Bacon & Cheddar Flavor Stackerz dog treats are long, soft meaty stick treats that are red and yellow, as if they were actually some blended meat and cheese stick! When the bag is opened initially, the Stackerz smell powerfully of meat, like the exact scent of a Hickory Farms meat log. Each snack is approximately 4 1/4" long by 3/4” wide and 3/8" thick. The surface of the Stackerz dog treat is like a processed meat snack (think Slim Jim) without a casing. The treat is soft, but not very breakable and I was surprised to notice it has segments, so it can be easily torn into three pieces. Given how I have a bigger dog, we never had to make these smaller!
Ease Of Preparation
This is a ready-to-eat dog treat and only requires one to open the bag to dispense. The bag reseals after it is closed, so one need not make their entire house smell like smoky meat from the snack!
The soft Pedigree Smoky Bacon & Cheddar Flavor Stackerz does very little to freshen dog breath and/or clean plaque one’s dog’s teeth. This treat is too soft for that and for big dogs like Myah, she barely chews it, so it is a poor dental aid.
That said, Myah clearly enjoys the Smoky Bacon & Cheddar Flavor Stackerz treats. Because the treat is so aromatic, Myah perked up whenever the bag was opened and it is one of the few treats I’ve seen her really sniff for. When she smells it, she comes running for it! Myah never let one of the Smoky Bacon & Cheddar Flavor Stackerz linger; from the very first one we gave her (in the car on the ride back from the store where we bought them!) through the end of the bag, when she smelled it, she wanted it and she ate the entire thing right away!
The Pedigree Smoky Bacon & Cheddar Flavor Stackerz dog treats are very healthy. With at least 8 % crude protein, 1% crude fat and no more than 4.5% crude fiber and 23% moisture, the Pedigree Smoky Bacon & Cheddar Flavor Stackerz offer some decent nutrition to dogs. Made primarily of beef, wheat flour and wheat starch, I was impressed by how the Pedigree Smoky Bacon & Cheddar Flavor Stackerz start with real meat ingredients and have other good ingredients. These treats do not have extensive preservatives; our bag, purchased in September, expired this month. As with all dog treats, it is highly recommended that when you give your dog Pedigree Smoky Bacon & Cheddar Flavor Stackerz, you make sure they have a decent supply of clean water available. Pedigree Smoky Bacon & Cheddar Flavor Stackerz treats are not intended to replace dog food.
Pedigree Smoky Bacon & Cheddar Flavor Stackerz are reasonably-priced, smell like what they are supposed to and elicit the reaction we hoped they would from Myah; if only they cleaned her teeth while they did all that, they’d be perfect!
For other dog treats, please visit my reviews of:
PureBites Freeze-Dried Ocean Whitefish dog treats
Iams Shakeables Turkey Flavor treats
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