Today’s treat is once again brought to you by Chewy.com and may make you squeamish.
Yep, here’s another doozy.
Oxtail is literally the tail of a cow, so…here we are.
I’d never seen oxtail treats before so I didn’t know what to expect, but Teton was extremely curious when I opened the bag.
Dr. Tim’s Oxtail Chips are, like their tripe counterparts, made in the U.S.A. with 100% beef oxtail from Wisconsin cows.
Also like the tripe, the oxtail comes in a variety of sizes. We found that most were quite large and not easily broken.
However, some were on the smaller size and likely better for small to medium sized dogs. (I can’t imagine a cat eating these…)
I offered a smaller oxtail chip to Teton’s cousin, Henley Pretzel…
…who was unable to eat it because it was quite hard.
Now, Dr. Tim’s packaging says you can soak these oxtail chips in water to make them more tender. We didn’t try that but it’s good to know for those of you with dogs that have sensitive teeth and gums or smaller dogs that have a hard time with hard treats like Henley.
While the idea with oxtail is that the cartilage helps to clean your dog’s teeth, these treats were too hard for both Henley and Teton. I let Teton work on one for a while but the crunching sound it made didn’t sit well with me (helicopter mom) so I made the decision to take it away.
Dr. Tim’s Natural Oxtail Chips aren’t for us but I do think they’d be just fine for large dogs and those that are aggressive chewers. The oral health benefits are outstanding and based on Teton’s interest in the treats, I imagine most dogs will jump at the chance to give them a try!
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