Monthly Archives: April 2013
Hi folks! Chewzy Charlie is giving away a $25 gift certificate to BestBullySticks.com! BestBullySticks isn’t sponsoring this giveaway – I chose them and am offering the prize personally. Through the power of social networking, they found out about my giveaway and contacted me about it. I told them that the giveaway was my idea and I was therefore willing and happy to sponsor it myself.
I chose BestBullySticks for my first giveaway because they carry many of the products I feature and much, much more. Also important to me is that they have many happy customers – customer service is everything! I say ‘first’ because there’s a fair-to-totally-likely chance that I will have more giveaways in the coming months ;).
Himalayan Dog Chews are 100% natural dog chews that are an exciting alternative to rawhide. These chews are made to be very hard, but soften with continual gnawing and chewing action. Dogs must work the end of the chew for a long period of time, softening it with their mouths before small parts of it can be slowly whittled off. Himalayan Dog Chews can last hours, days, or even weeks, depending on the dog. There are certainly reports of large dogs and/or very aggressive chewers being able to
One of the best alternatives to rawhide, in my opinion, are sweet potato chews. There are a number of brands and varieties available, but my personal favorite are Sam’s Yams®, made by Front Porch Pets. Austin and Li’l Girl are absolutely beyond excited when they know they getting a sweet potato chew. LittleBear wasn’t really an enthusiastic chewhound, but these were one of the few chews even he could be thrilled for. Being dachshunds, their weight needs to be managed carefully, so they don’t get chews as often as they’d like. But I can be confident that
Bully sticks, also known as beef pizzle, bull pizzle, and pizzle sticks, are made from the uncooked, dried penis of a bull or steer. The bull/steer penis is (or should be) the single ingredient of a bully stick. Processed correctly, bully sticks should be 100% natural, with no additives or fillers. Because they are completely digestible, high in protein, and low in fat, bully sticks make an excellent alternative to rawhide.
The idea of consuming a bull penis might sound disgusting to you, but
The baked or dried trachea of beef, lamb, or venison is proving itself to be an excellent alternative to rawhide. Because the trachea is more commonly called the windpipe, trachea chews are also known by other nicknames, such as windies, windees, and moo-tubes. Quality trachea chews are 100% natural, with no artificial additives, flavors, or preservatives. A really neat feature of trachea chews is that
Weasand is another word for esophagus or gullet. Dried lamb weasands can be an excellent alternative to rawhide, especially for dogs with allergies or those already on lamb-based diet. The lamb weasands are usually twisted together to form a chew. Because they are somewhat thin, lamb weasands serve as a chew for small and toy breeds, but more of a jerky-type treat for large breeds, who can often devour them pretty quickly. They range in length, but are usually between
Bonies are a 100% natural chewable treat for dogs. They can serve as both an alternative to rawhide and/or alternative to real bones. Like rawhide, they help to clean your dog’s teeth and freshen their breath. But unlike rawhide, Bonies are completely digestible and contain no artificial ingredients and no animal by-products. For those concerned about allergies, they also contain no wheat, corn, or soy.
The wieners absolute love Bonies and would probably
BLUE Bones are a natural and highly digestible dental chew for dogs. They can serve as both an alternative to rawhide and/or alternative to real bones. Not only do they help to clean your dog’s teeth and freshen their breath, BLUE Bones also contain a unique blend of natural ingredients that help promote specific health benefits, such as
Spot’s Chew is a natural and highly digestible dental chew for dogs. It can serve as both an alternative to rawhide and/or alternative to real bones. Not only is Spot’s Chew great for helping to clean your dog’s teeth and freshen their breath, it also enriched with calcium for your dog’s overall bone health. One notable ingredient in Spot’s Chew is chia seed, which is very clearly visible when looking at the chew. At first, I wondered why such a thing would be included in a dog chew, but according to
Get Naked dental chew sticks are natural and highly digestible dental chews for dogs. They can be offered as an alternative to rawhide and/or alternative to real bones. Like other dental chews, Get Naked dental chew sticks are meant to help clean your dog’s teeth and freshen their breath. However, an added bonus is that there are five varieties available, each of which features