Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 253
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 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 2 out of 5 by Kpb1 Splits easily, was really greasy.
Looked good and our dog liked chewing on it, but within a few minutes, she was able to split the whole knuckle into two pieces that were sharp and too small for her.
July 21, 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 1 out of 5 by Ninja Not a tank; tiny
These are advertised as "tanks." What a waste of money. They were dinky. The size and thickness of my palm. I generally love Merrick, but I will not buy this bone again. Complete mis-advertisement.
July 1, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by veekerie Gone in 2 hours
We frequently buy one beef knuckle bone a month for our 95-pound 1-year old puppy, and it typically takes her about that amount of time to get through it. I ordered this one from Merrick last month and it was smaller than most and gone in a matter of hours. The density of the bone seemed low compared to other ones I have purchased. :(
June 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mikey Great size
I've read so many negative reviews, but I gotta say I love these $5 and three times the size of PetSmart's $7 bone I gotta say I love them and can't stop singing how much all my dogs love them great product great product great product!!!!!!!!!
June 26, 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