PETSAFE Busy Buddy Bristle Bone Treat Dispenser Tough Dog Chew Toy, Small -

PetSafe Busy Buddy Bristle Bone Treat Dispenser Tough Dog Chew Toy

By PetSafe
Rated 3.7604 out of 5 stars
Color: Purple

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About This Item


  • The rubber nubs and nylon bristles help stimulate gums and clean teeth.
  • The durable nylon and heavy-duty rubber makes this toy grrr-eat for strong chewers.
  • This interactive, boredom-busting toy can help calm your pup's anxiety. It is paw-fect for dogs who are over 6-months old.
  • Top-shelf dishwasher safe for hassle-free cleaning.
  • Available in 4 sizes. Assortment may vary.

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Questions & Answers

14 Customer Questions

Does the large bristle bone take both C and F chews? It would be nice if your pictures of toys showed which letter chews fit them.
Answer by ChewyJan 26, 2018
The Large Bristle Bone uses the C chews.

what is the size of the sm, med, & lg bones?
Answer by ChewyApr 06, 2021
The X-Small measures 3.5 inches long x 1.5 inches wide x 1.3 inches thick, the Small measures 4.8 inches long x 2 inches wide x 2 inches thick, the Medium measures 6.7 inches long x 2.8 inches wide x 2.8 inches thick, and the Large measures 9 inches long x 3.2 inches wide x 3 inches thick. Please refer to the photo below:

What is the difference between this and the sportsmen version? Is it just color?
Answer by ChewyMay 11, 2018
The difference between the two items are what type of chewers they're recommended for and the available sizes of each toy. The PetSafe Sportsmen Bristle Bone Dog Toy is available in two sizes (Medium and Large) recommended for strong chewers. The Busy Buddy Bristle Bone Dog Toy is available in multiple sizes (X-Small, Small, Medium and Large) recommended for average chewers.

How do I keep the toy from coming unscrewed, while pet is chewing on it?
Answer by ChewySep 29, 2018
There wouldn't be a way to keep from the toy coming unscrewed while your furry pal plays. It's actually part of the fun dogs have, taking this apart.

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Rated 3.7604 out of 5 stars
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989 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Jess322 on Apr 30, 2023

Not so great

I was intrigued by the idea of having a treat that would bait them into brushing but it did not work as intended. Both dogs just nibbled and scratched at the treats to get them out, which didn't take long, and then ignored the bone. Neither were fond of the idea of holding the bone in their mouth to encourage brushing when prompted. The only time they mess with the toy is when they chew the ends of the bone, which does nothing for them.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bone on Apr 20, 2023

This is the best

These things are awesome. The first chew toy that has withstood my Mastiff and my Labrador. Matter of fact, it took the Mastiff an hour to realize the treat in the middle so he worked it for another 45 minutes. Days later my smart Mastiff did learn how to unscrew it to get to the treat. Keeps them both occupied and is holding up well.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Caro on Feb 20, 2023

Can be harmful to dog

We were able to use and refill it a few times. My dog enjoyed it for 20-30 min at a time, so 2 stars for that but the most recent time she all of a sudden let out a high pitched whine/yelp like she was in pain. Not sure what happened, my guess is that the bit and chewed up nylon edges of the bristle rings hurt her gums or mouth, or she somehow got a whisker stuck in a crevice. From then on she refused to play with the toy until I removed the bristle rings so that she has more room to bite at the treat rings. I caution others to use this carefully in case it also hurts their dog.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Clover on Mar 2, 2023

Great for aggressive chewers!

I purchased another PetSafe toy/treat combination and my 100+lb GSD loved it. He is an aggressive chewer, and I thought a second option would be welcome. The Bristle Bone is now his (and my favorite)! He has to work much harder to obtain the treat, which keeps him occupied and stimulated for much longer. He now brings this one to his bed at night so he can play/chew before sleep, replacing the old standby of squeaky toys or fluffy stuffed toys as bedtime soothers. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By PuppyPile on Mar 19, 2023

Decent to start, then retrofit yourself!

I was excited that my pup took to this heavy toy immediately, but the treat rings are too soft & were annihilated in 3 minutes. BUT! Works great to retrofit with any chew substance of your choice, drill out a large center hole, reassemble tight! Happy for entire day.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Great on Apr 6, 2023

Wonderful Tough Toy!

My puppy absolutely loves this bone, it’s his new favorite! He did manage to get the treats off very quickly but he still loves chewing on the bone. I will purchase more of the treats to keep him entertained.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Mmaki on May 7, 2023

Not for strong chewers

My 35 lb labradoodle destroyed this the second time I gave it to her. Great idea, she loved playing with it, but not for a strong chewer.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Joyluck on Mar 24, 2023

A gift to mommy

This kept my guy busy for at least two hours until he fell a sleep. This is just what I needed to work uninterrupted. He loves it! It helps a teething pup and mom. I have already shared with my other doggie parents.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Lidra40 on Jan 18, 2023

She didn't take to it

If your dog is like mine (easily distracted), this may not hold their attention. My dog ignored it when I first gave it to her so I offered her the treat by itself in case that was the problem. She sniffed it and started nibbling (this, the dog that eats everything). So having confirmed that the treat was mildly appealing, I put everything back together and...she was only interested as long as I held it up to her face. She wasn't interested in the rubber or bristle elements at all. I wish the treats were wider. I'm thinking that when this is tightened all the way, it becomes too difficult for her to get to the treat, and the treat isn't appealing enough for her to continue the effort.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By PomMom on Feb 6, 2023

Lasted seconds & Dangerous

My Pomeranian tore off the treat disks within seconds and then practically swallowed them whole. Not only is that a huge health risk and choking hazard but also useless as a distraction toy. If my little Pom can do that, I’m sure any bigger dog could as well. Don’t waste you money on this. You may end up with an emergency vet bill