I have always walked past the Benebone section of the store without paying much interest for it. The bones aren't flashy or exciting like Nylabones (which we love), and they're a bit more expensive than typicalsynthetic dog bone. But there they were, those humble bones, when I passed them the other day. I finally gave in and bought a Benebone for my Alaskan Shepherd, Eira. Due to the hot weather and wildfires in Alaska, he spends more time indoors and less time outdoors. The air quality has not been healthy enough to allow him to run and walk as often as before, although he still exercises every day.
So she was hoping this Benebone would help her keep busy indoors. I noticed that the benebone gum i bought was labeled "tooth chew" which made me curious about the company. What Made Benebone Dental Chews? What other types of products have you sold?
This is what I discovered.
- Benebone sellsfour flagship products: Wishbone, Dental Chew, Maplestick/Bacon Stick and Pawplexer. Keeping their product list small allows them to focus on making each ingredient shine in their dog products. We'll take a closer look at each Benebone product later in this article.
- The company manufactures and produces all of its products in the USA. Supporting small businesses is one of its passions.
- Each gum is made with extra strength nylon and flavors that come from 100% real food, nothing artificial.
- Benebone chews are shaped with dogs in mind first and foremost - the shape of each chew invites the dog to constantly twist, kick and chew on new places on the bone.
- The brand claims to provide very high-quality customer service, so if something goes wrong with your Benebone, you'll receive a personalized response from a member of the company who will work with you to resolve the issues.
- Benebone is frank and honestabout keeping both people and pets safe, clarifying that Benebones are inedible; they are not intended for cats; it can break into splinters that are harmful if swallowed; not to be used without supervision; they should not be left on the ground where people could step on or trip over them, as this could cause injury. That's a pretty detailed list, which is impressive. The company refrains from selling its product to anyone who wants edible gum or one to leave with the dog, and instead prioritizes safety. That's probably why it's such a highly valued dog bone!
Now let's take a look at each of the Benebone products, what type of dog they are suitable for, and which flavor Eira liked best.
Benebone Dental Chew
This is the bone I bought for Eira, and after trying the chicken and peanut flavored Dental Chews, Eira chose the bacon flavor as her favorite. And boy, does she ever love it?
Eira is delighted to see her bacon flavored Benebone!
As you can see from the packaging in the photo above, Benebone markets their Dental Chews as "like a tasty toothbrush for dogs." Why is it like a toothbrush? Because of those ridges on the Benebone handles. When your dog chews and works through those ridges, plaque and tartar are cleaned from his teeth. His breath isn't really fresh though, unless you consider the smell of bacon to be "fresh."
I gave Eira her favorite Dental Chew the afternoon of the day I bought it.
Watch the video below to see Eira's reaction to her bacon flavored dental chew.
He sure loved it! She chewed on it all afternoon, no kidding.
Note the sun coming through the windows in this photo. It's information that will come in handy later!
He even chewed on the Dental Chew in a way that cleaned his teeth; he really concentrated on gnawing those ridges. He had a great time turning the Benebone around on its legs and turning its head to get the best angle. While Eira enjoys itbones on a regular basisoccasionally he prefers ergonomic bones like these because they are more intriguing and harder to chew. Not so easy. Not so easy. Much more exciting.
In fact, he loved biting his teeth so much that he would do it all afternoon and evening.
Here is Eira later that same night. Do you see it's dark outside those windows now? -Keep working on her Benebone Dental Chew!
There used to be concerns about the handles of this Dental Chew getting stuck in dogs' teeth, but Benebone listened and recently updated the design so the hole in the handle is too thin for a dog's teeth to get stuck in. and they settle. They even include an easy-to-spot "Closed Circuit Hazard" warning on the packaging that reads, "Make sure the holes won't fit your dog's jaw."
I really love how careful Benebone is in announcing security issues along with product benefits. Benebone Dental Chew is not meant to last forever, and so the packaging says. The website says that if "pieces the size of rice or smaller" break off of the Benebone, it won't cause any problems. They even contain oneonline visual wear guideso you can compare your Benebone to the pictures and see if you need to replace it or not. In general, the company says it's safest to replace a Benebone after a month or after more than one total sugar cube has been chewed.
And your dog is going to enjoy that month like crazy, trust me: Eira's had her Benebone for about four days now and she's moving into moderately chewed territory, so we're keeping her for longer. She is abig dog and a strong chewer, although!
Benebone Dental Chew comes in sizes suitable for dogs from under 15 pounds to under 90 pounds, but not over 90 pounds.
The ergonomic Benebone Wishbone comes in the same flavors as the Dental Chew: peanut, chicken and bacon, but only the bacon is available in the Wishbones for dogs under 15 pounds. The Wishbone has three different bone-shaped nubs for dogs to chew on, and like all Benebones, the only products inside are nylon and the actual product behind the flavor. So in the chicken there is real chicken on the bone; bacon contains real bacon; peanuts contain real peanuts. I'm pretty sure this is a big part of why dogs love these bones so much! They can taste that real flavor in their bones and they love it.
The Benebone Wishbone comes in sizes that are acceptable for dogs up to 90 pounds, but if you have a pup, you may want to wait until he's older before giving him a Wishbone because nylon is pretty strong. You don't want your pup's teeth to be broken by the bone.
Maple Stick/Benebone Bacon Stick
If your dog loves to chew on sticks, but isn't too keen on the danger a sharp slice of sticks can pose, try Benebone Maplestick or Bacon Stick. Although Benebones do break down, they do so slowly and more safely than a raw piece of stick. The Maplestick has four "stick" ends in an ergonomic design that allows your dog a good paw to chew on. The Maplestick is also designed to retrieve - just like you would throw a real stick, you can throw the Maplestick. So if your dog really likes sticks and can't get enough of them no matter how sick they make him, then the Maplestick should satisfy him. It is made with real maple wood. Benebone is a company based in upstate New York, where maple trees abound and the stick is infused with safe processed wood.
On the other hand, if your dog doesn't like the maple wood flavor, the stick is also offered in bacon. Hmm! And instead of a four-size approach for most dogs, Maplestick and Bacon Stick come in three sizes for dogs under 30, under 60, and under 90 pounds.
De Benebone Pawplexer
Meaning asa kind of puzzle piece,The Benebone Pawplexer is a bacon, chicken, or peanut flavored chew toy with a special insert handle into which you can insert sticks, treats, or dog treats. It may be a challenge for your dog to get the bully stick or treat it, or if you want to leave it in, it will benefit you as you have to chew the bully stick upright instead of feeling the stink of a bully stick in your beautiful flat. , sofa or carpet. Eira LOVES thug sticks, but even the ones that don't smell bad leave a bit of a stink behind. I just ordered a set of bully sticks for Eira, so I'm going to buy her a Pawplexer too. What's better than a gift within a gift? The Pawplexer also has ridges that mirror the Dental Chew, so I think it will be a winner for Eira.
You can also choose from three sizes for this gift: under 30, under 60, and under 90 pounds.
Are there any Benebones I can give my pup?
We have found that Benebones are fantastic for adult dogs of almost any size. But what about the puppies? Is there a Benebone that can satisfy the chewing needs of our youngest furry friends? Absolute! Benebone sells a pup pack that includes a bacon-flavored dental chew and a bacon-flavored wishbone. The bones contain nylon and real ingredients, just like senior dog bones, but are softer and easier on a puppy's teeth. but do itnoLet a bigger, older dog find this bone if you have puppies and older dogs around; this softer bone is no match for adult dog teeth.
Now that you know Benebones, grab one to pack for your nextroad trip or vacation with your dog. I'm going to get Eira a few more because she will bewill be sterilized soon, and the recovery process will be much easier to endure when you have your beloved bacon-flavored Benebone Dental Chew by your side, a fresh new one of course.
Another day, another session with his Dental Chew. See how perfectly it fits on his paws? I love how easy Benebone toys are for dogs to handle. They truly have the dogs best interests in mind.