The Good: VERY healthy, Good ingredients, Smells exceptionally fishy!
The Bad: No dental benefits, A LOT of breakage, Expensive
The Basics: Myah gets a lot of benefits out of the Plato Salmon Strips dog treats, but with their fragility, they are a lot more expensive than most would like.
I am a big fan of giving my Siberian Husky, Myah, great new (to us) treats. She seems to like variety and I like getting her new things that we can try and review. Tonight, I'm finally getting around to reviewing Plato Salmon Strips. Myah has been enjoying Plato Salmon Strips for a few weeks now and she has a pretty clear preference for them, though the longer we have given her the treats, the less impressed I have been by them overall. The Plato Salmon Strips are an excellent treat, but between the initial price and the amount of the bag that had broken pieces of the treats, these are a very expensive dog treat.
Our local discount store managed to get in the 16 oz. bag of Plato Salmon Strips, but at regular price the Plato Salmon Strips would be prohibitively expensive. The Plato Salmon Strips were a great treat to use as a training reinforcement tool.
The Plato Salmon Strips dog treats are little dry brown dog snacks that look like little biscuits! When the bag is opened initially, the Plato Salmon Strips treats have an exceptionally strong fish smell, like more than salmon usually has. The scent is so strong that it leaves a fishy smell on the hands for minutes afterward. Each snack is approximately 1/2" thick and 1 1/8" wide and 2" long. The surface of the Plato Salmon Strips dog treat is grainy and hard, much like freeze-dried ice cream.
Ease Of Preparation
This is a ready-to-eat dog treat and only requires one to open the bag to dispense. The Plato Salmon Strips come in a very crinkly plastic so, Myah rushed to get these treats as soon as she heard the bag.
The Plato Salmon Strips have minimal dental benefits because the treats break up incredibly easily. Myah seems to respond to the fishy smell and she very eagerly consumes the Plato Salmon Strips. Unfortunately, when Myah consumes the Plato Salmon Strips, they make her breath smell very fishy . . . so if they do clean her teeth with the hard texture, the Plato Salmon Strips pretty much make her breath stink as if they were not hard.
Here's the thing, no matter how much Myah loves the Plato Salmon Strips, they are so easily broken and pulverized and so much of our bag featured broken snacks that they became incredibly expensive. Trying to use these as a reinforcement treat quickly proved futile. A decent percentage of the bag of treats ended up as garnish on her pet food because it was so pulverized. In our bag of Plato Salmon Strips, there were maybe five unbroken dog treats.
The Plato Salmon Strips dog treats are exceptionally healthy. With at least 32% crude protein, 25% crude fat and no more than .5% crude fiber and 15% moisture, the Plato Salmon Strips offers decent nutrition to dogs. Made primarily of salmon, brown rice, and salt, Plato Salmon Strips appear to have nothing bad in them. They also have minimal preservatives, but the Plato Salmon Strips seem to have a decent shelf life. Our bag of Plato Salmon Strips would last until July 15, 2017, which is pretty good. As with all dog treats, it is highly recommended that when you give your dog Plato Salmon Strips, you make sure they have a decent supply of clean water available. Plato Salmon Strips treats are not intended to replace dog food.
Plato Salmon Strips treats are all right and beloved by my dog, but not my wallet.
For other dog treats and foods, be sure to check out my reviews of:
Purina Dentalife Daily Oral Care Dog Snacks
Pedigree Filet Mignon & Bacon Flavor Stackerz
Purina Benefuls Heartfuls Baked Delights
For other pet products, be sure to visit my Pet Review Index Page for an organized listing!
© 2017 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.