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I am a veterinary nurse with 10 years experience. Was iffy with this product because of the rawhide and have seen horrible things with that. I have personally heard great reviews of this product - even from veterinary dental specialists. I figured if I monitored my dog while eating it she will be ok. She was eating one, started choking, and I thankfully was able to reach my hand down her throat and grab it. Please stay away. Even with monitoring you still have this risk.
I was worried about my 10 year vizsla choking but being it was Purina Pro Plan - I gave her one but stayed close. It actually got lodged in her throat. I was so scared as I almost could not get it out! I was about to rush her to the emergency and I was able to grab it - will never use these again. I threw the whole box away afterward.
These are basically rawhide chews with some type of coating on them. I was looking for something to replace Dingo dental stick, that was "prescription" treats, and thought these would be what I was looking for....boy was I wrong! These are too big to be given as a daily dental "treat." Too bad someone at Purina hasn't thought about slicing these into thinner strips so that they are actually useful. Our do can easily chew these in an hours time, but why? The Dingo dental sticks are granulated rawhide, which is better for the dogs than regular rawhide to begin with. These Purina "dental chews" don't appear to be anything more than coated rawhide containing hydrolyzed protein (I assume in the coating) which then "qualifies" it to be a veterinary diet item. Bad juju, trying to pass these off as something good for a dog when in fact it is just lipstick on a pig.
My 75 lb dog was given one of these by his vet office. My dog has been in and out of the veterinary emergency clinic with vomiting, and diarrhea for 2 days due to this chew. It is not highly digestible and is just as bad as giving your dog a regular raw hide. Please do not give these to your dog.
These do a good job of cleaning my pup's teeth. She chews at them for a long time, though I had to encourage it a lot at first because she just wanted to lick the flavouring off. She is a medium sized dog and I had been hoping they could be cut in half because one is too much for her. They're extremely difficult to break or cut. I haven't been able to, so taking it away from her halfway through the chip gets me the saddest look ever, like I'm torturing her. I'd say these are best for larger dogs.
I went down a research rabbit hole to switch out all my dogs food/treats etc to vet recommended or research backed options after a long journey of stomach sensitivities with my dog. This particular chew is one of only two harder chews recommended for dogs by the Veterinary Oral Health Council. My boy is on the smaller side at 13-15 lbs but LOVES chewing so I wasn’t worried about the size (about the size of a smart phone) as he is happy to chew anything lol. This has quickly become his favorite chew and keeps him happy and occupied for at least an hour a day. It doesn’t seem to upset his stomach which is a win for us. He has gone through about 2 now (has been about a month) and is still his go to chew. Will be repurchasing as chew of choice for the time being!
These are raw hides not dental chews or even bone/cartilage. Super not safe for the dogs and my dog never finishes them.
Have been experimenting with dental treats for my GSD. All other treats have been devoured in less than 30 seconds and dont really do anything for his teeth. These last him anywhere from 5-10 mins and havent effected his sensitive stomach in anyway. I will say they are BIG and sometimes he tries to swallow a big piece before chewing it and he regurgitates it and tries again, but that's more a dog defect and not anything to do with the treat. Anyone giving it a one star because their dog doesnt like it or is too big for their dog is weird.
I have one of these to my dog and thankful I was home as it got sick in her throat and I had to stick my fingers down her throat try to get her to throw it up. I called my vet and she told me they are bad for dogs, the them away
The box size from last year is half the size for more. I can not believe the cost of this product 6 bones instead of 10 or 11 smaller sizes. I will not be purchasing these even though he likes them