Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 265
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 1 out of 5 by FireBall33 Too Small, Too Greasy
"The Tank" which was half the size of my fist broke into two smaller pieces within 5 minutes. It had greasy roasted fat on the outside that I had to remove first, making it even smaller. It should have been discarded instead of being shipped as a "tank".
October 28, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by JLP2617 Tasty but runny!
My dog loved chewing on this, and I limited it to maybe 15 minutes, she is quite small, her feces were quite runny the next day. I put it away, and will try it again, but might just not be something that agreed with her.
October 24, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by pamela Delima!
My dog loves these...however, some of them come with a good bit of fatty marrow in them and I worry about that fat causing pancreatitis (been there, done that!) I may still order them and remove all that I can of the marrow. Sigh...
October 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Newfy this is a great product.
I have a Newfy and she just loves the knuckle bones. It keeps her happy for all day.
October 16, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cat53 Great for big chewers
Very generous sized bones for big chewers but was coated with a lot of greasy fat. I was concerned that the fat would upset their stomach and removed a lot of it before giving them to my dogs. They really enjoyed them and it was their "go to" chew while they lasted.
September 28, 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 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