|Top Ingredients||Nylon and Real Bacon||—||—||—||Nylon and Natural Flavor.|
|Toy Feature||Training, Dental, Tough Chewer, Outdoor||Teething, Dental, Tough Chewer, Outdoor||Teething, Dental, Tough Chewer||Tough Chewer||Dental, Tough Chewer|
|Material||Synthetic Fabric, Nylon||Synthetic Fabric, Nylon||Synthetic Fabric, Nylon||Nylon||Synthetic Fabric, Nylon|
|Breed Size||Medium Breeds||Medium Breeds||Medium Breeds||Small Breeds||Medium Breeds|
|Toy Type||Chew Toys||Chew Toys||Chew Toys||Chew Toys||Chew Toys|
My dad got this for my puppy when he was around 2 months old, and it lasted until probably last month, which was his birthday. He played with this toy probably ever day and no matter how hard he chewed, it stayed up. He even slept with it! This was his toy and every other toy that we have gotten him has lasted about 12 days at most. He is a very aggressive chewer and for a border collie, can destroy almost anything. He even ate my sister’s Nokia.
My dog loves Benebones, but they are very expensive for a bone that does not last very long. She chews the ends until they come off in little pieces and she does it rather quickly. A lot of bone is wasted in between the ends she loves them, and they keep her occupied for a bit of needed.
Chewing on these very hard bones causes sharp ends to develop in the bone material. Chewing on these sharp ends eventually put a hole in the side of a back molar and another tooth of my 5 year old Golden Retriever. Gums and under teeth got infected and had to be pulled a couple days ago. $2,000 in dental cleaning, x-rays, blood work, extraction, medication, etc. THESE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE MARKET!! The vet said if you can't put your nail through the chew, it's too hard for a dog (same with animal antlers). Should be softer material your finger nail can press into.
My sons are both vet techs. I was telling my youngest about my frustrations with my teething large breed puppy. His chewer of choice was me, and I couldn’t seem to find anything to distract him from that. These have done the trick. He enjoys chewing them, and isn’t big enough (yet) to destroy them. The scrapes on my hands are actually healing.
I love these hard bones for chewing for my dogs. The Benebone Bacon Stick is easy for my dogs to hold in their paws which means they chew longer. The bacon taste seems to appeal to them and they are happily chewing this bone long after I first gave it to them.
My heavy duty chewer has bitten on this just a few times and the shards are peeling off fast and furious. She seems to like it because it’s easy to handle, but I’m going to have to take it away soon. She has already drawn blood. This item was not the quality I expected. And it wasn’t cheap. Won’t buy it again.
All of these are great for our Shepard. She is very content chewing on all of them. Doesn't take long for her to destroy them but they last longer than others we have tried. Some other toys only lasted 10 minutes.
I only let my pup chew on this once and it was covered in blood. He was 6 months old. I thought maybe his gums were just too sensitive. He’s 8 months now and we just let him chew on it yesterday for the 2nd time and it’s the same . I guess it’s just too hard.
We have an enthusiastic chewer, a Westie. Within a day or two he had worked the outside of one of the four ends into a nubbin, but he absolutely adores this. Once it is sufficiently gnawed, we will replace. As with most of these plastic-derivatives I worry about the little bits getting in to his system, but can't afford the No-Hide as he can obliterate the sticks in about 20 minutes and the bigger chew only lasts if I take it away from him.
My two boys are around 25-30 lbs but relentless chewers. I have replaced a couple times, but they last a very, Very, VERY long time!