The Good: Gollum and Timber love them, Inexpensive
The Bad: Too small to have real dental benefits.
The Basics: Friskies Party Mix Mixed Grill Crunch Chicken, Beef & Salmon flavor treats are a treat my cats enjoy and that I can easily get behind feeding them!
Brillo and Gollum, my two cats, seem to love the fact that I am a reviewer. What it means for them is that they get to sample a wide variety of cat treats. The ones they endorse are the ones they come back to time and time again, as opposed to the ones that they eagerly eat once for the novelty and then lose interest in. The latest one they enjoy is Friskies Party Mix Mixed Grill Crunch Chicken, Beef & Salmon flavor treats. These are one of the few mass-produced, relatively inexpensive cat treats that Gollum and Timber both run for and eat eagerly.
Friskies Party Mix Mixed Grill Crunch Chicken, Beef & Salmon flavor cat treats are crunchy little treats that come in a 6 oz. bag for $3.99 locally. The Party mix includes four different piece types that range in size from 5/16” wide and 1/2" long (for the crunch twists) to 1/2” square for the star bites. All are approximately 3/16” thick. The other two shapes are little fishies in them and little window-shaped “cracklers.” Opening the Friskies Party Mix bag, which is resealable, there is a vaguely meaty and fishy aroma. It’s funny because I did not think the scent was very strong, but both cats truly came running for them when they were out for a few moments each time I put them out.
Ease Of Preparation
The Friskies Party Mix 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 and Timber’s food, but otherwise, they get five to ten of these whenever I treat them! Timber has been known to steal them away from Gollum, but he usually gets no more than five himself.
Gollum And Timber’s Reaction
Friskies Party Mix Mixed Grill Crunch Chicken, Beef & Salmon flavor treats are a treat that Gollum actually hunts down eagerly when they are available! My wife tells me that when cats get older, they lose their sense of smell a bit, which is why Gollum stopped eating for a while. The Mixed Grill treats were smelly enough for him that he was able to find them, recognize them as food, and would eagerly eat them (and defend them from Timber). Both Timber and Gollum would scarf down as many of these as I put in front of them! They seem to have a bottomless limit for consuming them.
The package does not provide a serving recommendation, but I have found Gollum – now back up to eleven pounds - enjoys 10 treats in a serving per day. With Timber, I tend to limit him to 5 – 10, despite him being more active. I usually go through about one 6 oz. bag in about two to three weeks, so for the price, this treat is not a bad one. The pouches I bought most recently do not expire until April of 2015, so this is a decent treat to stock up on.
Moreover, the Friskies Party Mix Mixed Grill Crunch Chicken, Beef & Salmon flavor treats seem pretty healthy. With a minimum of 30% crude protein and 15% crude fat, but no more than 4% crude fiber and 10% moisture, these treats have a lot of nutritional benefits for Gollum (and no detractions for Timber). These treats are made primarily of chicken meal, brewers rice, and beef tallow with preservatives! They do not have much in the way of dental cleaning benefits, though.
The Friskies Party Mix Mixed Grill Crunch Chicken, Beef & Salmon flavor cat treats are a good treat that both my cats enjoy and are affordable enough for me to enthusiastically recommend!
For other cat treats, please check out my reviews of:
Friskies Party Mix Cheezy Craze Crunch Cheddar, Swiss & Monterey Jack flavor cat treats
Friskies Mixed Grill Classic Pate Cat Food
Friskies Party Mix Wild West Crunch Beef, Liver, & Cheddar flavor cat treats
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