Chewing – it’s an issue. Ok, not for me personally and by that, I mean my dog isn’t a big chewer. Since I got him (at about age five), he gave up chewing furniture thanks to daily vigorous exercise. But that doesn’t fix it for everyone.
Most dogs love to chew. It’s a canine thing.
So, if you’re motivated to be part of the growing pet industry and want to solve a problem, invent a new super-strong nylon dog chew made with food-grade bacon, peanuts, chicken, mint and maple wood natural flavours with no chemicals.
Benebone are good for casual not aggressive chewers who might bite the bone in half or knock out pieces larger than a grain of rice. The Benebone should remain intact, and if it cracks, replace it. The point is to wear down the product gradually and once it’s smaller than a sugar cube in diameter, it’s done.
Benebone comes in a variety of sizes, and the company suggests you select the largest your dog can handle (error on the side of bigger), don’t use with puppies and don’t use if you (or anyone in your house) is allergic to peanuts, pork, chicken or maple wood.
Most importantly, don’t let your dog actually eat Benebone. Bones should last a few weeks, but not longer than one month. The Pawplexer (our test product with Sasha – an active chewer) is designed to insert an edible treat through the centre such as a bully stick or jerk.
Other shapes, like the Wishbone and Dental Chew, are designed to make it easy for dogs to grip.
OK, clearly the idea is Benebone gives moderate chewers something flavourful to gnaw on other than the couch leg. If you’d like to try it yourself, I’ve got two to give away – for dogs 30 pounds or less.