Rated 4 out of 5 by Artimid Safer than Oinkees for sure
So generally when getting rawhide substitutes, there is still a vague concern about choking. In this case, these are pretty soft. It isn't flexible, but my dog had no problems biting through it. It sort of crumbles when it is being chewed
One concern: It did have a mild mess, but she cleaned it up. If she was distracted though, it would leave that mess. The crumbles for sure show a lack of choking concerns.
On the up side: These don't smell bad, at all. I thought they smelled almost good, especially when compared to her other foods. She seemed to enjoy them as well. My dog enjoys them and I'll order more.
I do wish they had more in the bag, though. I'm not trying to be cheap, but each one holds my dog over for about .... 2-5 minutes.. roughly. So in this bag is 20-50 minutes of eating time with the 10 pack. I would be okay if it was a smudge tougher to give her more chewing since the advertising does say it provides dogs with "needed chewing exercise and great taste". My dog isn't a bone-type, she likes flexible stuff like toys where she can pick at it.. but at the same time, she DOES have a mildly strong bite (she doesn't show it often). So when she sits down, she literally bites right through this. The time it takes is for her to clean up the area around where she chewed of crumbles. If this had a bit more resistance, I'd throw in that extra star.
July 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by TwoDogHome Great chew
Like these so much better than rawhide - both me and the dog.
July 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by deacondog16 They go FAST but my Lab Pup loves them!
Enough said- puppy loves them- they occupy her for a little while and they're not rawhide. Not super pricey... :)
No stomach upset.
July 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LOVE Love
My puppies love it very much. They ate them so fast.
June 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by morrie great taste
this is a real treat since I don't give my dog rawhide
this is a wonderful alternative
June 21, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by cab0943 SmartBones SmartSticks Chicken
My pets did not like them at all, more or less played with it. would not recommend.
June 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cathy22 Dog Loves them
My 13 year old Pom loves these Smart Sticks. They are a great chew, no mess and she gets one daily.
June 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sooz Great snack for Larger dogs
This is a great snack for larger dogs, but not something to keep occupied for long periods of time. I have a GSD and he can finish this within 10-15 minutes, but it's a better alternative than the rawhide and healthier so I don't mind that he burns through them like they're nothing.
June 4, 2016