Friskies Pull ‘n Play Cat Treats Play Pack Review

Friskies Pull ‘n Play Cat Treats Play Pack 

When I first saw this item it was something I could imagine my cats having fun with for hours on end. OK maybe not hours, but at least a little while so they would stop jumping on me while I’m working at the computer.  

After purchasing the product for $5.88 at a local store I tested this cat friendly toy and treat item out on a few dozen rescue cats as well as my own.  The reviews are truly mixed. 

Meet Wobbert 

Let me start with the product itself. The package comes complete with the plastic wobbly toy affectionately named “Wobbert.”  It resembles the children’s toy Weebles due to the “not being able to knock it over.” 

Wobbert is durable plastic and can be easily rinsed out to maintain proper cleaning for your pet(s).  His green head unscrews so you can place small sized cat treats in his tummy.
 
The cats retrieve them by pushing Wobbert around until yummy treats fall out the side hole. 

The top part of his head which is the lid, has two holes in it to thread the string treats through from one side to another.  After the string is threaded turn it upside down and screw it back on the body.
 
 
The Mixed Review 

To say that I’m completely satisfied with this product isn’t exactly accurate.  I love it, but I don’t. Here’s why. 

PRO - The overall size is purr-fect, it’s cute, easy to maintain and washes up in a snap. So no problems in the manufacturing part here.  Basically I think it’s a neat idea for a cat toy. 
 
Cats think differently when it comes to working for treats and getting them out on to the floor. Unlike dogs who are willing to retrieve, fetch, roll around and play to get something tasty, cats (at least the ones I know) expect food to be placed in front of them promptly. 

CON - I tried placing Wobbert on a rug and vinyl surface; it worked about the same.  There is no difficulty in loading Wobbert. The problem seems to be with getting the treats to fall out of the side of the item.  In order for them to flow out freely so the cats remained interested you have to fill the product at least half way full.  If I kept doing that the party mix would cease providing a “party” after the third fill. 

CON - Another problem is that he (Wobbert) is pretty heavy in his bottom, so he doesn’t really wobble much.  They would try swatting at it and push it a little but not much happened.  I couldn’t keep the cats interested in the toy for too long even though they sniffed around to find the treats. 

PRO with a stringy twist - The positive side of the toy also has a bummer side.  They loved the string treats and pounced on them as soon as I put the toy on the floor. 
 
Depending on how you load them into the lid, two cats can bite away at the delicious string at the same time.  Once they chew down the string, the small piece inside falls into the bottom and eventually falls out like the other crunchy treats.   

PRO - Trying to see if I could get one cat to take the treat, I put one of the string treats (it came with chicken and cheese flavored strings) on the floor. This was without using Wobbert.  

It was the cats meow!  He played with it a whole ten seconds before getting it stuck under the refrigerator.  Using a yardstick I tried to get it out, but it took me a while to do that.  Oh not because I couldn’t find the stringy goodie, but my cat liked playing with the yardstick. 

CON - Now here is the only part that’s the downfall … the refill price.  The original Friskies Pull 'n Play container comes with one 8" trial sized string treat package, one crunchy party mix pack and of course, Wobbert. Not a bad deal for under $6.00. 

Unfortunately to keep Wobbert and your pet in treats you have to paw out $2.88 for a 2 ounce string treat and anywhere from $3.50 - $8.00 for the crunchy treats.  The regular sized string treats are 9" and you get two sections in the package each containing 9 treats (18 in all).

TIED - You could skip Wobbert and buy both of the treats separately if you want, but how would that make Wobbert feel? 
 
The string treats come in 3 flavor selections: chicken and cheese (which comes in the gift pack), Tuna and crab flavor, and salmon and shrimp. 

To keep the string treats from drying out, be sure to keep the container or put them in a plastic sealed bag after opening.  The cats still like them, but you won't be able to feed them through Wobbert's head because they get hard.


Watch the fun in action on this commercial. 


 

Recommendations

I know all cats are different.  Some would swat at Wobbert and have fun seeing the snacks fall at their feet, but mine would rather stand around it and watch me sock the little guy into giving up his hidden treasures.  That was sort of funny in itself though. 

So would I recommend Purina Friskies Pull ‘n Play cat treats play pack?  Yes, even though it has some price issues.  This is a treat toy that can actually be used without the string treats if you only want to purchase them for special occasions (like the cat’s birthday or holidays).   

Wobbert has no problem accepting other cat treats either.  My cats only get treats on special days.  However, they don’t know that. Instead of buying expensive treats I actually treat them to a different flavor of dry cat food that lasts for several months. 

I select a brand that is well balanced, has fun shapes and isn’t too high in protein for the older cats.  They think they’re treats, because it’s not their regular food.  Instead of paying $5.00 for 2-3 ounces of treats I pay $4.50 for 3 pounds of Meow Tender Centers Mix or 9 Lives Daily Essentials.  They fit in Wobbert nicely and fall out pretty easily.   

Go ahead and have fun watching your pets play with Wobbert.  He is a good sort, and on a good note if your cat doesn’t like it, your dog will. 

If that doesn’t work, you can always fill him with sand and make Wobbert a door stop!  I'd keep the treats coming though ...
 
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Bake-A-Bone: The Original Dog Treat Maker

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The "Natural" Solution for Better Dog Health

When it comes to my pets I am very particular as to what they eat. Finding the right snacks and treats that aren’t loaded with a ton of preservatives is almost impossible.

After my dog was diagnosed with diabetes almost everything over the counter was off limits to her. Buying natural products was very expensive at almost $1.00 per dog biscuit and if I ordered something, that didn’t include the shipping costs.

Most of the time my dog would get a small treat after her medication, as a reward for enduring the pain of the needle for her insulin. I had to bake boneless chicken breast each day; because I couldn’t find anything that she could eat without making her blood sugar rise. Then one Christmas someone gave us a package for making treats for dogs.

Being able to control your dog’s intake of ingredients is a major thing when it comes to proper care for your pet’s health, especially if they have a medical problem. Bake-A-Bone is a great way to do that with their mixes being all natural with no preservatives. The recipes also are organic and gluten free which is also a plus for making your own biscuits.

Why I Like this Product
The outer casing is not heavy and does get hot.There are so many products on the market beckoning for us to try them, boasting that their items are the best. We did a lot of research and found that most pet treats have BHT which is a plastic of sorts and other chemicals that actually can cause a number of health issues such as kidney failure, diabetes, blindness, bone loss and a slew of other things.
With this baking tool and the proper healthy recipes, you can have a fresh supply of treats on hand for your pet without all the side effects. The recipes allow you to tweak them to fit the need of your pet and are wheat, soy, corn and gluten free based. This is especially important for a diabetic pet.
Don't count on yours looking like this all the time. It takes practice, but they taste the same to the dog.Recipes cover a variety of tastes like beef, liver, chicken, cheese, peanut butter (one of my dog’s favorites) and even include vegan/vegetarian. If you buy the package mix it will take about 30 minutes to bake. You’ll get 20-24 biscuits from the batch.
When you pour or spoon the batter in the baking slots, try not to overfill them or they will get messy. If that happens, just break off the excess so the biscuit comes out clean. Don’t worry about the overflow; the dog will think they’re a treat too. Actually, they're not bad people food either.
This is what happens when you use too much batter.
This happens when you use
too much batter!
The baking machine itself cleans up easily after each use and has a place to wind up the cord for storage. It’s really only about the size of a large waffle maker.
I know it’s easier to buy already made biscuits, but it is much healthier for your pet if you can make them yourself. Aren’t our pets worth it?
Gift Giving Ideas

Each year we give each of the dogs on our street a “bone-a-pet-tite” for Christmas. Having the Bake-A-Bone products makes it easy to do and they are fresh, all-natural, soft(ish) and more importantly healthy.
Make a batch of snicker poodles, puppy pot-roasts, banana biscotto or birthday bones to give to your neighborhood dogs.
 

Best Pet Supplies Review – Bake A Bone The Original Dog Treat Maker
Bake A Bone
 
 
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Yancy ~The Kitten with A Miracle Leg

In late 2012, I saw an adorable solid black kitten that appeared to be only a few months old, dragging herself across the road. 

She was quite wild, couldn’t move that well and was starving. 

Through the grace of God, she allowed me to pick her up to receive medical help.

Meet Yancy, "Little Yum Yum" as we call her, a strong willed kitty who has faced the most difficult challenges in the short time she has been on earth. 
Despite the odds, Yancy bounced back from surgery after surgery learning to walk.   What’s so amazing about Yancy, she has no hip. 
Read Part 2 of Yancy's story. 

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Lady Featherstone ~ Rescue Story

There comes a time when some things are simply out of your hands, and God allows you to be a part of a bigger picture.  That was the case when this gentle soul came into our lives.

Meet Lady … Lady Featherstone that is; a name that quite suits this elegant creature that we met around a decade ago. Click on the link to read her story.
Lady - A Pet Adoption Story

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Solvit Delux Pet Ramps for Vehicles

This is the Solvit Half Ramp.
Traveling with large dogs sometimes it was hard for them to get into our vehicle, especially when we rented one for distance traveling because they were higher.

Having a sturdy ramp that we could transport with us would have really help both pet and owner at the time.  I didn’t discover these until after the fact, while checking out pet stairs.

These ramps do come in several sizes, but they all are light weight and have a good traction surface so the pet won't slip. That is really important or you'll never get your pet to trust walking on the ramp.

The nice thing is that it will extend to the distance you need ranging from 48-87 inches long, (depending on the model) and it's plenty wide. Don't be concerned about it flopping open when you're carrying it, because it has a locking latch that keeps it in position.

Solvit Ramps Are Easy to Use & Transport

Lightweight at only 7- 18 pounds (depending on which ramp you select), and supports up to 250-300 pounds.

Whether you have large or small pets, this ramp will make them feel confident as they enter the vehicle.

Solvit Delux Telescoping
 Pet Car Ramp
The Solvit Half Ramp for Pets (as seen in the above photo) works great for vehicles that are lower to the ground. They have rubber feet hold the ramp securely in place for pet to walk on the high-traction surface with ease.

However, the Solvit Delux Telescoping Pet Car Ramp (seen on the left) works best for vans or trucks, and is better for larger pets.

After the pet is in the vehicle it lays flat and can be moved out of the way, even storing it under a van bench seat.

The ramp is easy to clean and store. You may like to store it in the secure carrying case when not in use. It's sold separately. Perfect for people that travel with their pets, plus it makes a great gift for any pet owner.



Solvit Pet Ramps - Best combination of size, strength, and light weight available.
Ramps may vary in size, but they are all sturdy with a high traction walking surface.

Watch the short clip on how these car ramps for pets can be easily installed and removed for comfortable traveling for your animals.  This is the larger ramp.  It also has a carrying case that is sold separately.

 

Combine the Solvit Pet Stairs and Ramps as the perfect gifts for pet lovers.

Look for FREE shipping on selected Solvit Products.

 


 
You may like this helpful training video to show how to get your pet to use the ramp safely.  Please follow the direction correctly so that the animal learns how to use this product correctly. Always use a leash to assist your pet into the vehicle.
 
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Best Solvit Pet Stairs

Pet Stairs are not for human use. 
A few years back my sister noticed that her small dog (a Chihuahua) stayed in the same spot whether it was on the bed or couch.  She figured out that he had a hard time getting down from higher places.   

When she asked me what she could do to help him I recommended that she get these steps, because I was familiar with the product.  

Solvit Pet Stairs have features that I like. There are several styles including wood finishes to match your furniture if you want something like that.  I also like that they can be adjusted, folded flat and moved to wherever you need them.   

They’re safe, and the steps are a non-skid material so they won’t slip.  One thing that I recommend though, is to put a rug with backing under it for those who what to put it one a surface other than a rug like wood or tile floors.  

They come in different sizes to fit any pet up to 200 pounds, but the product itself weighs less than ten pounds.  Being light and the fact it folds makes it convenient to take along in traveling.  That was a real concern of ours when our dog needed help getting into our vehicle when she got older. 

If your pet is older like some of mine, they have had difficulty in climbing to their beds. Pet stairs give them the confidence they need to get to where they want to go without slipping or falling.

They also keep me feeling assured of their safety with the non-skid surface. The nice thing about these steps is that they work for all pets, not just dogs. 

Does your pet have trouble climbing? Then Solvit’s Pet Stairs are what your pet needs to be able to reach their favorite locations in the house. 

Whether your pet has difficulty climbing up or down furniture, Solvit Pet Stairs are a solution. Solvit's stairs are sturdy, yet attractive, and perfectly safe to help your pet with their climbing needs. 

Choose from a variety of styles and sizes including pet ramps for when your pet needs to travel. Just be sure to get the right one for the weight of your pet. 

You and your pet will be confident in using safe stairs that are specifically designed for your pet. No fuss stairs that are easy to use and store, with non-skid surfaces. 

Look for the free shipping information on selected Solvit products and lifetime warranties. 

 
 
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Big Bone Toy Box Storage Bin

Having pets of all ages come into the rescue center or pet foster homes keeps the toy and storage department pretty busy.  That is why I look for all sorts of pet supplies to help in these areas. 


Big Bone Storage Bin
Baskets or bins of all sorts and sizes are usually needed, but this particular Big Bone Storage Container is one I personally bought and love.

Have more than one pet in the home means the accessories or treats will be multiple, thus needing larger containers.  This item works well and keeps the area organized as well as looking pretty neat.

Why I Like this Product


This hard heavy plastic pet accessory storage container holds a lot of product whether it is toys or treats.  The lid is removed easily if you want to leave it open for the pet(s). When company arrives, simply place the lid back on top and once again you have a neat and tidy home.
 
Approximate measurements: 23.8x10.5 inches. Weighs 3.2 lbs.
 
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Other products you may like for your pet(s):


Bake-A-Bone: The Original Dog Treat Maker is a fun way to help keep your pet's health in check. Having a diabetic pet, it's important to have control over what they eat.

As your pet gets older they may have a difficult time climbing. That is why I recommend Best Solvit Pet Stairs. I hope that you take a look at the other products that I have highlighted that are also a few of my pets favorites.

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For almost twenty years now my husband and I have been blessed to be a part of pet rescues.  We have mothered back to health and released birds, ducks, turtles, but our efforts have mainly been directed toward cats or dogs.

As this site unfolds I’ll share with you some of my favorite personal pet rescue stories along with their adoptions, other articles or related pet stories and various products for pets or their owners.

My main focus for having this blog is that it helps people become more aware of the need for pet adoptions and the hard work that goes into the efforts of rescuing an animal.

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