SmartBones Dental Dog Chews, Mini, 16-count

SmartBones Dental Dog Chew, Mini Rawhide-Free Dog Treat Taste Dogs Love! The Smart Alternative To Rawhide Chewing is an essential, healthy and enjoyable activity for dogs. Dog chews help keep teeth clean, jaws strong and are mentally stimulating to help prevent boredom and destructive behavior. As a pet parent, you should ensure that you satisfy your dog’s natural chewing instinct in a safe and satisfying way. Many veterinarians are concerned with the potential health risks associated with dogs consuming rawhide. These health risks include, stomach & intestinal blockage and potential ingestion of toxic chemicals used to process rawhide chews. In addition, there are serious negative environmental issues generated by the use of chemicals in processing rawhide products. Highly Digestible. What Does This Mean? It took over 2 years to formulate SmartBones in order to achieve our amazing high digestibility level. This means that SmartBones will very seldom cause an upset stomach or loose stool. What’s even more amazing is that SmartBones actually exceed the digestibility level of premium dog foods! Quality & Safety – Our Priority At PetMatrix, we are committed to providing the healthiest, tastiest, safest pet chews available. We have strict quality control programs to ensure we produce only the highest quality pet products possible. Our factories follow strict U. S. quality control protocols, are fully certified, and are among the most modern and safest manufacturing facilities in the world. They have to be, as we at PetMatrix feed SmartBones to our own dogs! SmartBones offers a wide range of healthy, delectable, chew products you can feel comfortable feeding your dog! We have a variety of tantalizing flavors and shapes your dog will be sure to love! Dog chew consumption will depend on your dog size. It is recommended that you feed a maximum of 1-2 chews per day. SMARTBONES are the Healthy Alternative to Rawhide: 100% Rawhide-Free Highly Digestible Made with Wholesome Vegetables and Real Chicken Low in Fat Vitamin and Mineral Enriched, providing more nutritional value than rawhide chews 100% Delicious, preferred by 9 out of 10 dogs over leading rawhide chews

Quick facts

  • Safe and rawhide free
  • Great taste
  • Made with real, dried chicken breast
  • contains chlorophyll and parsley seed oil for dental health
  • Chewing activity promotes healthy dental care
  • Suitable for small dog breeds under 20-pound
  • approximately 2-inch long

Top reviews

Made in China

Great product but made in China. Once I realized this after purchase, I got a little worried. Kind of over priced in the regular retail market. My dogs like it & have been ok but I wish I knew ahead of time where it was made.
ShirlyLamy, NM

picture of the package of the dog chew is not what I recieved

If you open the link to the Smartbones you will see that it shows a picture of a package containing a 3-pack of dog chews. I did not get this bag, I recieved a single dog chew. I was under the impression by looking at the description on the bag I was getting a single pkg of 3, Not just 1 dog chew. This made these quite expensive and I ordered two 🙁
StaciWhite Hall, MD

Didn’t last 6 minutes

I purchased this product as an alternative to a rawhide. Our 5 month old German Shorthair Pointer puppy ate it in a matter of 6 minutes or less. She loved it, but it was more of an expensive treat.

With a puppy, I needed something to satisfy her chewing urge. The treat fractured into small bits all over the floor but our dog was willing to pick those up. The pieces looked rather sharp and that was a concern. Others mentioned it was made in China and I would like to add the first ingredient is corn. It might last longer for very small dogs.

TyraOakfield, ME

More of a treat

Good product, but more of a treat for my dogs. It took them just a matter of minutes to have the SmartBone gone. Maybe good for dogs that are not big chewers. I was hoping for something more digestible but as sturdy as rawhides
VeronaBremen, AL

Safer than rawhide, don’t last as long but also cleans teeth

I picked these up from my local pet shop for a bit cheaper than what they are on offer for from Amazon, so you might wish to shop around.

Over all I am quite satisfied with these “bones.” They are much safer than raw hide chews given they are made from dried chicken, which means unlike raw hide you know these are actually digestible. This is the biggest reason I bought them. My vet recommended not giving my Sheltie raw hide as they aren’t properly digestible. Whether this is true or not, I’ve heeded her advice.

Baird, my Sheltie, really seems to enjoy them. When he sees one coming out of the bag, his tail is wagging like crazy. He enjoys these as much as our old family Sheltie McGyver enjoyed raw hide. The only difference I see between these and raw hide is that raw hide lasted roughly 30 minutes longer in chew time than these. I’d say Baird can chew through one of these in about 30 or so minutes, while our old Sheltie could chew on a single raw hide for an hour, at which point we would throw away the little nub. There is nothing left of these bones after 30 minutes.

As far as the dental application goes, it does smell of mint, so I assume it should, if nothing else, help with doggy breath, though to be fair Baird has never really had “doggy breath.” I also use some dog mouth foam so I don’t know what really keeps his breath “fresh” between the two.

If you aren’t too sure about raw hide for your dog and want something you know can be digested, these are definitely worth it.

For those that try to keep track of where the things they give their dog come from, these are made in China. I’ve tried finding something similar not made in China, but it seems such a thing doesn’t exist or I just can’t find them.

EllyLong Pine, NE

safe treat for poms

SmartBones Dental Dog Chews are the perfect treat for my two pomeranians and one Pembroke Corgi. No rawhide, nothing to upset their sensitive stomachs. They “dance” when I give them their daily chew.
ElizGoshen, CT

They love it!

The girls lost their taste for rawhide, but were still looking for something to chew. They love these Smart Bones, and they are better for them as well. I will be reordering them when there gone!SmartBones Chicken Dog Chew, Mini, 24-Pack
KerrieWhite Pine, MI

MADE IN CHINA

Read your labels, people!!! SMART bones are made in China!!!!!! A neighbor told me how great these were. After buying them, I read the fine print in the back. “Made in China!!”
VerdaGolden Meadow, LA

my Dog loves these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

there wonderful, my dog loves them, and I feel good giving them to him, I will always get these for him.
KerryOsceola, WI

Addictive..in a good way!

My dogs just love these and the chews are safe for them. Their breath benefits from the mint and their dental exams show much less plaque . I must keep bags on hand; they expect them.
JamarParnell, IA

Dogs LOVE

I have given this bone to several different breeds and sizes of dogs and it is a major hit! And I don’t worry about them choking on it as you do with rawhides. LOVE this product and will buy more!
RemediosSalinas, PR