Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 257
Rated 1 out of 5
by Ravenhill Downhill
I used to have a standing order with Merrick for these. But in late 2014, quality started slipping. These should be about 13" across...the size of a baby's head...huge, in other words.
I began seeing a few small ones in shipments, then tiny ones the size of my fist (from calves, I guess).
Some were overcooked so they were dry and fell apart in the packing, even before the dog got near. They shattered and were gone in hours, not a week or two.
In reading most recent reviews, it looks like Merrick has not done anything to address these issues, and while some people still get a big, quality bone that can last for weeks, many get little things that last hours. Not worth playing roulette for me to order again.
Note...keeping these indoors is a must if you don't like decay and bad smells. Messy at first, but they hold up indoors okay. Outside...not good. My dogs know "Drop it" and often there is a loud clunking before everyone passes through the back door.
June 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Meatybones Wow
I wasn't expecting much when I order this beef knuckle, but boy was I surprised when I got the package. This is the meatiest and girthiest bone I've ever come across. Wow, my dog and I both enjoy the size.
August 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mtnbrookie My lab loved this thing!!
This is a greasy mess especially when first opened but to watch my 7 month old Labrador (66 lbs!) enjoy something so was worth it! Be aware it will split in two ( mine did at least about an hour into chewing , I took half put in ziploc in freezer for later . I had to finally take these from him and surprisingly my chinese crested was very attracted too! I ended up putting him in his crate with one half ( my lab became very possessive right away and for the first time growled at my little dog!) I marked it up to him loving his new treat so I let it slide!
I let them play about 2-3hours supervise doc course then took them up to pit in freezer .this am I got them both out to okay and they are both SO happy! I am already ordering several bc I feel good that thiese are made in the US !
My vet told me never to buy these in stores bc they are usually from overseas and have caused food poisoning ! this was my second order from chewy and as before I'm a happy customer!
January 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sonya123 EXCELLENT
My dog absolutely LOVES these bones and it keeps her occupied for quite a while.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by Cliff keeps my boxer occupied
This product turned out to be a really good thing for my Boxer. Sure beats her chewing up our shoes and furniture as puppies(even though she is 60 pounds) Do.
She has gone through two of these already.
Thanks for a great product!
August 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shepherdluvr Excellent item...will purchase again.
This was a great purchase for my 4 month old German Shepherd pup...who is teething!!! I bought this bone about a month ago and he's still chewing on it. Almost time for a new one. He loved the basted meaty taste of it, keeping him interested in it. This bone was really big and I felt like it was more bang for my buck. I've found the same size bone at Petsmart/Petco for about $10 before, so I'm really happy with the size and price of this bone. The food I'm ordering through Mr. Chewy is $48.99 which means I miss out on the free shipping by a penny! So I buy this bone each time I buy the food because I'd rather be buying something instead of spending money on shipping. Win win situation for my purse and my pup. I tried buying the G.I. Bone Dog Chews, http://www.mrchewy.com/merrick-gi-bone-dog-chews-gi-bone-2/dp/33135 thinking I could save money but I was rather disappointed in the size. The Tank was a much better deal. My pup thought so too as his eyes grew wide with excitement when I gave it to him.
June 3, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by PeachyHans Happy monster!
I got one of these despite the reviews about them being smallish. I have a pug monster who chews everything from wires to table legs...so I got him this!
I received a HUGE one. It's almost the size of my head! My little monster is overjoyed and this will definitely last him a while.
My only complaint is that it does fall apart in shipping so opening it was a bit of a mess. I had to open it in the sink to avoid having cow bits everywhere in my kitchen. At least the break off pieces are good treat size! :)
July 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kimmy The dogs love it!
I have a 5 pound pup who claimed the bone first, then the 55 pound senior dog took her turn at it too. They both love this bone and it has kept them occupied and away from kid toys for days.
July 25, 2016