The Good: Gollum and Timber enjoy them, Inexpensive
The Bad: No dental benefits, Cats eat them incredibly fast
The Basics: Whisker Lickin’s Chicken & Cheese flavor treats are good for them, but they lack real dental benefits and my two boys go through them so quickly that they are a tougher sell than many other cat treats.
My cats Gollum and Timber both have amazing teeth. Part of the reason for that is that they tend to get hard cat treats that have undeniable dental benefits. Hard cat treats physically scrape tartar and plaque off their teeth and that helps keep their breath fresh and teeth and gums in good health. The treats that my cats enjoy that I tend not to endorse are the ones that are too soft to have any dental benefits. That is, alas, where the Whisker Lickin’s Chicken & Cheese flavor treats fall. Both Timber and Gollum eat these treats voraciously when I give them to them, but they are like candy for cats; they have no impressive or demonstrable dental benefits.
Whisker Lickin’s Chicken & Cheese flavor cat treats are soft little treats that come in a 3 oz. bag for $1.49 locally. The Chicken & Cheese mix includes three different piece types that are distinctive to this mix. There are small chicken legs that are ½” long by 5/16” wide, just like the cheddar cheese-shaped wedges in the mix. The heart-shaped treats are 1/2" long by 1/2” wide and approximately 1/4” thick. Opening the Whisker Lickin’s bag, which is resealable, there is a strong cheese scent. It’s funny because I did not think the scent was very strong, but both cats come running whenever the bag is opened.
Ease Of Preparation
The Whisker Lickin’s treats are a treat, so preparation is as easy as opening the resealable bag and removing a few of treats. I, occasionally, mix a few of the treats in with Gollum’s food, but otherwise, he gets five to ten of these whenever I feed him them! Timber has been known to steal them away from Gollum, but he usually gets no more than ten himself.
Gollum And Timber’s Reaction
Whisker Lickin’s Chicken & Cheese flavor treats are a treat that Timber and Gollum fight over. They eat the soft treats as fast as I can put them out. They are not supposed to have more than ten treats per day, but both cats eat them like candy. The flavor and scent must be strong enough to attract them because they go for them in a way that they don’t just from opening the bag like other cat treats found in crinkly bags.
The package says that servings should be one treat per pound of cat, up to ten per day. Gollum usually gets his ten per day, but Timber usually only gets five to eight because he does not need to put on any weight. I usually go through about one 3 oz. bag in about a week and a half, so for the price, this treat is not a bad one, save that it is not a great treat for my cat’s health.
Moreover, the Whisker Lickin’s Chicken & Cheese flavor treats seem pretty healthy. With a minimum of 23% crude protein and 8% crude fat, but no more than 3% crude fiber and 30% moisture, these treats have some nutritional benefits for both cats. These treats are made primarily of animal liver flavor, wheat flower, and corn gluten meal! These treats have absolutely no dental cleaning benefits, which is a severe detraction for me.
The Whisker Lickin’s Chicken & Cheese flavor cat treats are a flavorful treat that my cats love, but are not worth stocking up on, as they do not have genuine benefits for cats. As a result, these are a good once-in-a-while treat.
For other cat treats, please check out my reviews of:
Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Perfect Bites Salmon Formula cat treats
Cloud Star Buddy Biscuits Savory Turkey & Cheddar Flavor cat treats
Hartz Crunch ‘N Clean Fish & Farm cat treats
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