Since dogs don’t have thumbs, why give them a chew that you can pick up and they can’t? With real bacon, peanut and chicken infused all the way through, your dog’s wish is coming true.
Chomp, but Don’t Eat:
They’re bursting with flavor, but Benebones are chew toys and are not edible. As any chew toy or bone wears down, it is possible that some of it may be eaten. Depending on the size, amount, and timing of what is ingested, eating non-edible products can cause gastrointestinal issues. Err on the side of caution – if you think some of your Benebone is being eaten, remove it.
Protect Those Pearly Whites:
Benebones are made of nylon, which is a hard substance. Aggressive chewing can cause chips or cracks in teeth and possibly result in tooth loss/removal. Not all dogs have the teeth to withstand aggressive chewing of hard substances such as nylon. Tooth injury is an unavoidable risk when using chew toys of this hardness and durability, such as nylon, natural bones, and antlers. Consider softer products to avoid this risk. Our puppy product line is just a tad softer than our adult products. Benebones are also not appropriate for or older dogs that may have compromised tooth strength.
Be a Smooth Operator:
After aggressive chewing, the product can become bristled and sharp. The product in this condition can cause gum irritation, even bleeding. Also, the product could cause abrasion or injury to another part of a dog’s or human’s body. The product can be smoothed with a wood file or heavy grit sandpaper. Need more help? Shoot a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exclusively for Dogs:
We love cats too, but Benebones are for dogs only.
One Size Does Not Fit All:
On each Benebone label, we provide guidelines to help you choose a toy for your dog. Our guidelines are for rough reference only. Benebones are not suitable for dogs that weigh more than our recommended guidelines or for dogs that are very strong or very aggressive chewers.
Always choose the largest product your dog can handle, even if you have a dog rated for a smaller size.
Our tiny products are indeed tiny. Keep them away from larger dogs so they are not accidentally ingested.
Dog toys with closed holes and irregular shapes have the possibility of getting stuck on a dog’s jaw, paw, or other part of their body. Match up your Benebone to the size of your dog to reduce this risk.
Keep an Eye Out:
A dog’s use of Benebone products should always be supervised. Monitoring and replacement are essential to your dog’s safety.
Watch for wear and replace Benebones frequently to ensure that the product remains whole and intact. Though a rough guide only, Benebones should be discarded if more than a sugar cube’s worth of product is missing. Regardless, the product should be replaced after one month of purchase. Check out our When to Replace Your Benebone page for wear photos. Need more help? Use our contact form to shoot us a photo and we’d be glad to assist. Our puppy products are a bit softer, and need to be monitored very closely. Some puppies can be strong chewers.
Benebones are made of nylon and are made in facilities that process peanuts, tree nuts, chicken, pork, fish, beef and wood. In addition, Benebones may contain peanuts, tree nuts, chicken, pork, fish, beef and/or wood ingredients for flavoring purposes. Therefore, Benebones should not be purchased for use in households where a human or pet may have an allergy to nylon, peanuts, chicken, pork, fish, beef and/or wood.
Keep It Off the Dance Floor:
Benebone is a hard toy and can cause injury when stepped on. Keep in a safe place to avoid the risk of a slip or fall, particularly in the dark. Keep in a safe location.
In the end, weight is only a rough guide to sizing, and cannot replace the monitoring of a dog’s chewing habits. When in doubt, choose the larger size chew toy for safety’s sake.