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Which Flatties Should You Choose For Your Dog?

by Team Skipper's on January 07, 2021

At Skipper’s we make three different types of tasty Fish Skin Flatties. We’ve got low fat Cod Fish Skin Flatties, Omega Oil rich Salmon Skin Flatties, and Chewy Wolf Fish Flatties. But which kind is best for your dog?

We sent a pack of each to three different customers and their dogs so they could compare each and let you know which they preferred! Here’s how they got on!

Jodie & Rusty


 After receiving our delicious delivery of Flatties from the wonderful Skippers, we decided to do an experiment! Out of all three Flatties (Salmon Skin, Wolf Fish Skin and Fish Skin), which would Rusty pick first? And how long would each of them last him?


Rusty had a good sniff of each of the Flatties, first the Salmon Skin, then the Wolf Fish, back to the Salmon then over to the Fish Skin. I thought he’d made his mind up with the Fish Skin Flattie then he quickly changed his mind back to the Salmon! We had a winner! The Salmon Skin definitely interested him the most out of all three Flatties. Rusty enjoyed the Salmon Skin Flattie soooo much, it lasted him a couple minutes to eat as as he literally inhaled it he was so excited about trying it and it was nice and soft too!

Next Rusty chose the Wolf Fish Skin Flattie! This particular Flattie lasted Rusty well over 15 minutes! While he thoroughly enjoyed it, it was a lot more firm compared to the Salmon Skin Flattie which meant he really had to work harder to actually eat the treat rather than inhaling it like he usually does! Super!

Last but not least were the Fish Skin Flatties! These have to be one of Rusty’s favourite treats! Their fishy fragrance is absolutely irresistible to Rusty and are perfect to use as high value rewards during training. Like the Wolf Fish Skin Flatties, these Flatties are firm and lasted Rusty around 20 minutes when I timed him! Depending on his mood, they can last him an awful lot longer as he does enjoy carrying them around the house, showing them off! A great long-lasting Flattie!

Katy & Ralph


 Ralph is already a fan of fish treats and has spent a lot of time sitting outside his treat cupboard, his fish treats have him obsessed! So he was very much looking forward to trying out all three flatties.


Ralph tried the Wolf Fish first, they took him 7 minutes to eat and were the smallest of the chews but Ralph really enjoyed them! They seemed tougher than the others so they were great time-to-chew wise as it kept him quiet!

The biggest chew yet the quickest eaten, 5 minutes! These are definitely his favourite and the chews were huge which is great because he loves to get them between his paws!

A great small chew which took Ralph 9 minutes to eat! I Feel like this one would be great for the teeth as it spent a lot of time getting a good chew with Ralphs back teeth. They’re definite winners over any of Ralphs other natural treats!!

Laura & Buddy


Bud really loved all of the Flatties, he’s a big fish fan. I let him sniff all three packets to choose which one he was going to try first and he was most interested in...


The Salmon Skins were probably his favourite if he really had to choose! They’re a really good size for him being a medium/large dog. He preferred the texture of these to the harder Fish Skin Flattie and Wolf Fish Flatties. Lasted 4 mins 50 seconds.

These ones seemed really good for cleaning teeth. Could really hear him using his back teeth and having to work hard.He was very excited to get this treat! They have a harder texture compared to salmon skin which is more flaky. They took him 5 mins 40 seconds to chew so they’re long lasting in our book!

Again couldn’t wait to receive the flattie! They also have a hard texture but not as much so as the wolf fish variety. They look like a really good teeth cleaner and lasted 5 mins and 40 seconds so again very good for a longer lasting chew. Overall he loved all three varieties and I would definitely buy them on a regular basis!

 A big thank you to Katy & Ralph, Jodie & Rusty and Laura & Buddy for trying all of our flatties, as you can tell they're big fans. Customers find multiple benefits with each type of our Flatties and usually feed more than one because of these differences.

 Our Fish Skin Flatties, being made from white fish like Cod are very low in fat at 2.5%. They're gentler on the digestion than the other types too.

 Our Wolf Fish Flatties are higher in Omega Oils than the Cod. They have a more pliable nature and tend to be chewier as a result.

 Our Salmon Skin Flatties lastly are the highest in Omega Oils and all of the intrinsic fishy benefits. They're Oilier to touch and much softer than the stronger Cod and Wolf Fish varieties.

Have you tried out Flattie varieties? Which does your dog prefer?

Want to try our Flatties for the first time? You can shop our varieties of Fish Flatties by clicking here.

by Bob Claydon on April 12, 2022

My name is George and I am a flat coated retriever.
Why did my master not get sent samples to try or
did he eat them himself? Just asking.

by Ann Carter on April 12, 2022

Diamond can’t wait for his fish skin flattie after a long walk. He prefers to eat it in the garden when it is sunny, so roll on summer!

by Ange mountford on April 12, 2022

Decided to try the wolf skin flaties for Maizie, 11month Labrador retriever. She loves them, most othe chews we have tried only last a minute or two. These lasted 5 minutes and I felt she was chewing them properly and getting those back teeth clean. Have bow ordered 4 tubes of them, so she will be happy 😊

by Leony on April 12, 2022

Very interesting little read! My labs first tried the fish skin flatties, and more recently I ordered the salmon ones for them. Salmon certainly don’t take as long to eat for my boys, but are just as much enjoyed! My yellow lab enjoyed his so much, there were fish scales flying out his chops. We will try the wolf skin variety next!

by Hazel Stevens on November 02, 2021

Thank you for this doggy feedback. I bought the fingers because I thought that they would last longer but seeing this means that Holly will try the flatties next.

by Dave on November 02, 2021

I got Wolf Skin flatties first for Monty the Lakeland Terrier Pup first and recently ordered 1 kg of fish skin twists, think I would go back to the wolf skin seem to be more satisfying for him.

by Patricia Knight on November 02, 2021

Just received our box of mixed fish treats. Dog’s knew, as soon as I carried it in, what was inside.
When the box was open the two collies took their time sniffing each packet and turning them over.
They then each picked their favourite packet to receive their treat.
Peace for a few minutes!

by Alma on November 02, 2021

I have a toy poodle and would like to try these which would be suitable thankyou

by Alan Hollands on November 02, 2021

Being a new customer Sammy is still deciding what he prefers. He likes the small cubes and the wolf fish flatties best . I will try him with other ones next order.Sammy is a Romanian Rescue Kokoni Cross.

by Elaine on November 02, 2021

My Cavachon Daisy loves the fish skin flatties,
Had her vet check yesterday and the vet said her teeth are amazing and asked me what I used, it’s definitely the fish skin flatties that have cleaned them. 🐶

by Jeni Wiggins on November 02, 2021

With dental health in mind what would you recommend for a you breed, particularly Affenpinscher. They are greedy so cubes have proved a problem!
Thank you

by Sue Newth on November 02, 2021

I have a 12 week old. Cavapoo who demolishes dentistix – are you flat skins suitable for puppy’s.


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