SmartBones are a great alternative to rawhides, and come in various shapes, sizes and flavours.
Made with quality ingredients, some even with added supplements for hip & joint, or skin & coat health!
Studies have even shown that 9 out of 10 dogs prefer SmartBones over leading rawhide chew brands.
Dogs of all ages and sizes love to chew; nothing keeps them occupied like a good bone to gnaw on.
Chewing is a natural, instinctive need that all dogs have, especially when they’re teething as puppies.
Not only does chewing provide mental stimulation and prevent inappropriate, destructive chewing, it keeps their teeth clean and strong too!
The last thing you want (apart from chewed up shoes) are your dog's teeth to be covered in tartar and plaque.
Chewing can also help your pup relieve anxiety and keep them occupied, remember that chew sessions should always be supervised.
Almost every dog loves a good rawhide bone; lately however there has been some controversy surrounding this beloved chew.
It’s no secret that rawhide has potential health risks for your dog. By now, most dog owners like yourself would have seen the alarming video on how rawhide chews are made.
Rawhide is usually made from the inner hides of cows, and is a by-product of the leather manufacturing process.
Stories of rawhide being treated with harmful, toxic chemicals like arsenic, bleach, formaldehyde, hydrogen peroxide have been circulating online.
There have also been multiple cases of rawhide causing intestinal blockages, some of which resulted in surgery, or even death.
Often this is caused by over-eager dogs attempting to swallow a large chunk of rawhide, which can also lead to choking.
Some vets have speculated that rawhide is difficult to digest, hence the blockage. Rawhide has also been known to upset a sensitive tummy or two, sometimes causing diarrhoea and/or vomiting.
The original SmartBone comes in four sizes to fit each dog: Mini, Small, Medium and Large, in a variety of choices like Sweet Potato, Peanut Butter, Chicken & Dental.
If Fido needs help with his dental health, SmartBones Dental has baking soda and chlorophyll to help reduce tartar and whiten teeth.
Some dogs may prefer stick chews; like the SmartBones, SmartSticks come in flavours like Chicken and Peanut Butter.
SmartSticks also come in three functional variants: Hip & Joint Care, Skin & Coat Care and Calming Care.
These come with extra ingredients like glucosamine and chondroitin for hip & joint health, Omega fatty acids for a healthy skin & coat, and chamomile and lavender extracts to soothe and calm your dog.