On the stink front, I can confidently say that I have never encountered a stinky smell, although some complain about the smell. They tend to be a little oily or waxy as a barter and are best given on the kitchen floor or outside. I’ve never had problems with trachea staining the carpet. Like many chews, these can also be treated as “dental chews” because they act like a very strange looking toothbrush.
Why we love it:
- – Contains glucosamine and chondroitin for joint health
- – A good source of protein
- – Shaped like a tube, so it can be stuffed with other goodies
encouraged by: Cosmo the Boxer
buy here, $12.95 (6 packs of 3)
Better for dogs to watch their weight BENEBONE Scream
The wishbone-shaped option is specially designed for a secure grip by paws, and the dental chew version has a double-ended finish for optimal cleaning. Both are available in mini and regular sizes with the former also being sold in jumbo format. As with any snack or toy, be sure to remove it from your dog if he appears to be eating it or if he is ready for a replacement.
Why we love it:
- – Sticks around much longer than chewing food
- It comes in different sizes
- Different flavor options
encouraged byBoxer mix dia
Buy here$10 to $19 (Mini-Jumbo)
Chews we love Water buffalo horns
Another great benefit – there is no smell! I’ve never had carpet stains or any issues with water buffalo horns, and it stays “alive” in our home for weeks to months. As always, never leave your dog alone with any type of treat or chew.
Buy here$19.95 (2-pack)
Himalayan Yak Chew
Buy here$10.41 (3.5 ounce 3-4 pack)
Raw meat palm bones
These raw bones are not meant to go away, and that means once the dog has scraped all the marrow and scraps of meat left on the bone, discard the bone itself. Unlike a “stuffed” bone from the pet store, you won’t want one left raw long after the fact. To get out of anything and everything, my pup can do backflips to these.
Buy here: Check your local pet store or call ahead to see if they have their own freezers stocked!
Now you can take a deep breath and catch the Netflix show you’ve been deeming appropriate to watch, and you won’t have an excited nose sticking your leg in to play. An occupied dog is definitely a happy one – go for it and Chews Chew you!
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