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Keeping your dog's teeth clean is a vital part of being an owner regardless of your dogs age. I take the health of my dogs very seriously as apart from making sure they are happy and healthy I don't want to be landed with a high vets bill especially if it is for things that I myself could take care of. Dental care for my dogs is important and I make sure I do everything possible to help keep their teeth looking as good as possible by using a variety of products.
One such product I have bought for both my dogs at the puppy age was the Cyber Dog Dental Space Bone. It is made by a brand called Cyber-Dog, one of which I was not familiar with when I bought the toy originally but as it cost me less than £3.50 when I first bought it I wasn't going to worry about branding. However, from doing a little research Cyber Dog claim that their range of toys are recommended by many vets as well as breeders and are stocked in a wide variety of pet stores as well as online. With their moto being "Out of this world fun from Cyber-Dog".
What is the toy?
The Cyber-Dog Dental Space Bone (or dental bone as it will now be referred to as!) has been made to be a tough and durable toy for puppies. It is classed as an interactive toy which will encourage dental health by using it as a throw and retrieve toy - basically making teeth cleaning a bit more fun!
It has been specifically designed for oral care and hygiene and hopefully by using this toy it will help combat dental issues that can arise from poor oral care such as bad breath, loose teeth and gum disease to name a few. Of course, this toy will not stop those issues from happening it will help prevent them and should not be your only choice of oral care for your pooch.
According to Cyber-Dog the dental bone has been developed alongside veterinarians to ensure that it will do the job it is intended. Not only is it suitable for puppies being made from a non-toxic rubber type material but because of it's specific design it helps to reduce plaque and tartar build up. Also ideal for puppies cutting their teeth as just like a teether for a baby the toy helps to massage the gums helping to ease the sensitivity and discomfort.
What it looks like
Given it's quite important role to play within a young dog's life the toy is quite basic. It comes in purple, pink or blue (as far as I am aware) and is shaped like a bone with the two ends slightly off centre, as if they have been twisted round from the middle part of the toy. Regardless of the colour the toy does the same job - I have one in pink and purple - the main part of the toy is the darker shade and the smaller parts on the sides of the bone shaped ends are the paler colour.
The paler colour has small little nodules on it which give the texture to the toy as well as being specifically made for helping clean a dog's teeth. They are made from the same rubber type material and look like little paw shapes. The middle part of the bone is ribbed which again is all for helping to clean the dog's teeth.
The dental bone is about 15cm in length so it isn't the biggest toy but it is ideal for puppies and smaller breeds of adult dogs. Having said that my dogs still play with them and both are large breed dogs! Despite it's size as an owner it is easy to hold and throw because it is quite chunky so no issues there.
The Doggy Test
As I said above both my dogs have these toys (one each) and so far they are hold up pretty well. They are made of a durable material and so far they are perfectly in tact with a few bite marks but nothing serious has dented the rubber. They are not a favourite toy for either of my dogs but if I use it when playing outside or on a walk they are more than happy to chase after it and retrieve it.
It is a toy I still regularly use specifically to help their oral hygiene and they are still more than happy to play with it. Now they are adult dogs I do think they find it on the small side but it still serves the same purpose and the fact that it can withstand their chewing makes it a great durable toy. Also it is incredibly easy to clean especially if I have taken it out with me on a walk as it comes up as good as new (well nearly!) when given a quick wash.
My dogs regularly visit the vets for their check ups to make sure they are all ok and the vet has always commented on how good their teeth look so I must be doing something right or at least using the right toys to help keep their pearly whites white.
I am incredibly happy with my purchases considering I bought the second at the beginning of this year, two years after I had bought the first. I find it a useful toy which helps keep my dogs teeth clean and adds a bit of variety with their other dental toys. I really have no complaints about it, it is soft enough for puppies and older dogs so makes it a bit more versatile. Would be nice though if they did other sizes for puppies but that would only be a suggestion and not a fault! Definitely a recommendation and 5 stars from me.
Price: From £4.50
Availability: Pet stores and online
Colours: Pink, Purple and Blue
This is similar to the teething bone I have reviewed of which my pup found very boring. This toy however was one of the favourites.
Maybe its different shape made it exciting, it is off set by 90` and has a different surface on the bone parts which massage the gum.
My pup loved this one, It was easy to pick up as it always sat proud of the floor. When dropped or thrown it bounced erratically which made it more fun for the dog to play with!
The material is nice and soft and so kind to young gums. Saying that, it is very durable and even when the adult dogs play with it it is still around!
The colours are nice being pink and purple, not very good for a masculine dog though!
I bought this for about £2.99 so it was a really good buy and good value. It was bought from PEts at Home but can be sourced many places.
Before we even brought out little puppy (Todd) home we thought we had everything we needed for him. We had bought endless things, beds bowls, cuddly toys all sorts! But we didn't realise how much of a chewer he would be!! It took him about 10 minutes to "kill" his other toys!
So we nipped down to pets at home and saw this toy. It was priced at just under £3.00 and looked pretty tough! It come in a variety of really nice colour combinations, but poor little Todd ended up with one in pink! (My little girls choice!) Another thing that struck my eye was the fact that it had minimal packaging, which is always a bonus, not only is it good for the enviroment but saves struggling for hours to get into the toy!
The toy itself is a really good design, on each ends, on both sides, there are little raised bobbles which are not only good for removing plaque of his teeth, they were also nice for him to chew on when he was teething ( I used to put it in the fridge, like you would for a baby and he loved it!)
Its a really hardwearing toy, this and his Kong are the only things that have survived this long!
Overall I would reccommend this toy, as its brill for puppys, and such good value for money! Brill Xmas present for your pooch!
We've had this for our puppy Rufus since we first brought him home. Our version is a baby blue and pink bone but in the shop we purchased from there was many different colour combinations to choose from. The bone as a whole is made out of a tough type of plastic with the centre colour being bevelled into lots of little bumps. The bumps serve the purpose of cleaning the teeth and keeping gums healthy. I believe it must do this as when Rufus chew it you can hear them rubbing against his teeth making a squeaking noise.
I have to say Rufus has never really paid much attention to this toy, he might chew it for a few moments but that is about it. I think this is because it isn't an interactive toy - as in it doesn't make any noises, move or bounce. When he has so many more interesting toys this really does take the back seat. I have even tried rubbing doggie toothpaste onto the bone to try capturing his interest but to no avail. The bone does look as new as when be bought it and has no noticeable damage to it but this is probably because it hasn't really been played with. That said it has been left out in the garden quite a while and the plastic has shown no sign of rotting or losing its colour so I think even if it was chewed regularly the toy would last quite some time. Another bonus is that it is easily cleaned in warm water to keep it hygienic and looking nice.
Overall I wouldn't buy a toy like this again, but that is because my own dog prefers soft toys and balls. There is nothing wrong with the product, I dare say it is very long-lasting and so good value with it £3 price tag at pets at home so if your dog likes chewy rubber bone type toy this would be brilliant.
When we first took our pug puppy home I was very worried about her chewing the furniture as we had not long moved into a new house!
I went to pets at home and found this cyber dog puppy dental bone in the puppy section, great I thought chew this and not the furniture. It cost around £3.00 .
The one we got was pastel blue and pink and looked pretty.
They are around 16cm long and about 5 cm thick.
They are made of a hard rubber type material.
They are smooth around the outside with small teeth like shapes in the middle of each end with a ridge area in the middle. They are shaped like this to help remove plaque on the teeth and encourage chewing. It also designed to massage teething gums.
I would say they are quiet heavy toys and I found it not very suitable for my small pug puppy, maybe a larger breed would enjoy this more.
Unfortunatly my pug had no interest in this no matter how much I encouraged her to play with it. Even now 2 years on she still has no interest in this. My 2 other pug pups also had no interest in this toy.