Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Chews

Happy Saturday!

Teton is about like this today:

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Because he had a play date with his cousin, Henley Pretzel, yesterday.

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His play date consisted of a romp at the beach, a hike on the trail, a trip to his favorite pet store, and…a bath. But he’s trying to forget about that last thing. 😉

Even though he’s wiped, I wanted him to try out our newest treat from Chewy.com – a Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Chews Knuckle Bone.

IMG_5405This chew (on sale for $7.99/$12.99!) comes in Wolf (8 oz) and King (20 oz) sizes. Teton isn’t a big dog so we got the Wolf size.

Blue Buffalo’s Wilderness Wild Chews are cleaned and wrapped so when you order one it will come in plastic as shown in the photo above.

IMG_5409Here’s the top side of the chew unwrapped…

IMG_5411…and the bottom side (hello, bone marrow!).

This is a pretty hearty chew. Teton could smell it even before I opened it and waited patiently for me to give it to him.

IMG_5408Like other chews, this one from Blue Buffalo has a note on the packaging that reads “IMPORTANT: Bone splinters and small pieces can pose a hazard. Please supervise your dog while he enjoys Wild Chews.” I always, always watch Teton when he has a chew. No matter how many times he’s had it before.

IMG_5417I wanted to love this chew…but in all honesty, it made me nervous. Teton isn’t a super aggressive chewer, but pieces of the bone started breaking off almost instantly once he got to work on it. The bone marrow is meant to be chewed on, and I’m fine with that, but bigger chunks of the outside of the bone were splintering and coming off and that made me one nervous dog mom. So, just a few minutes after I gave it to him, I “traded” him for something tastier and took it away.

Was I being too cautious? Maybe. Perhaps this chew would be better for smaller dogs who are less likely to hack off big chunks. I’m not really sure.

I think chews are a fantastic way to help your dogs oral hygiene and they’re a great alternative to things like rawhide, but I recommend going the route of fresh bones (yes, they can be gross but after a few times you won’t even notice it) or things like Himalayan Dog Chews and antlers. In my experience there is less room for error with those types of chews because splinters don’t happen quite as easily.

I think Blue Buffalo is a great brand I love many of their other treats (check ’em out here) for Teton. As always, thanks to Chewy.com for sending us this chew to try out!

Happy tails…

 

 

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