“ Brand: Good Boy / Type: Dog Food „
I use to always get knuckle bones for my English Bull Terrier and Olde Tyme Bulldog as they love to chew alot and I heard these where great for dogs but I find with the knuckle bones they break off to easily and tend to become quite brittle which leads to my dogs choking on the small pieces that come away they also do not last long at all.
I came across Good Boy Bones, they are cheap at around £1.99 so I thought I would give them ago and I have to say I am so pleased that I did, I have only found this bone in tripe although Athena and Slash dont seem to mind, they do a special flavour of Turkey at Christmas which they enjoy also.
They come wrapped in clear packaging with a nice informative label to accompany this, it has useful information for the owners of dogs and also all the ingredients are listed on the front so you know just what has gone into them which is nice to know.
My dogs always know when I have these even before I unwrap them, they absolutely love them, they are incredibly strong bones and I love the fact that they hardly make any mess at all unlike most bones, my dogs will spend hours munching these trying to get the filling out of the middle , I do find that they never manage to get the whole tripe filling out so I do give them a hand when they get to this point, even still, after all the tripe filling is gone my dogs will still chew on them and they last ages, infact they have had some of these bones last months.
They are ideal for any dogs that are heavy chewers or have very strong jaws, they help keep your dogs teeth clean and strong and also provides them with a challenge which stimulates their brain.
Now that I have purchased these and have seen just how great this product is I wouldnt buy any other bone product again and my furry babies feel the same :)
As anyone who regularly reads my reviews will know, I am dog mad and always have been since a young age. I have got four dogs and treat them like my second children, and want the best for them. I used to spend ages walking them, brushing them etc but now things have changed and I have a beautiful baby, who now comes first and caring for her takes up a majority of my time. As a result I haven't been able to walk them during the day and instead they have to wait until someone else gets home to walk them, which is usually 5-6pm.
Although I am there to keep my eye out and watch that they don't destroy anything due to boredom, I hate the thought of them just laying there bored out of their brains which is why a couple of weeks back I made my boyfriend go and get them some chews and bones. He came back with a bag full which included eight of the Tripe Filled Dog Bones made by Good Boy from a local pet shop.
These bones are available from a majority of pet retail stores such as pets at home etc and are also available from supermarkets (eg sainsburys & tesco). They can also be purchased online from a variety of pet retail websites, eBay and Amazon. Prices vary, however the lowest i've seen these priced at for one bone is £1.90 while the most expensive is £4.99 (each!!) from Amazon - what a rip off! My boyfriend paid around £2.80 each for these which I think is a good price, because they're so long lasting and also because they keep my dogs occupied and they also, quite obviously enjoy them, as they spend hours gnawing on them and attempting to lick the tripe out!
The bones aren't anything special to look at, they vary in shape and are simply bulky chunks of bone with two holes in each end, one is smaller than the other while the other is quite large - very handy for putting peanut butter or cheese spread in as it's big enough for the spoon to fit in, meaning it's not messy filling the treats. I only filled them with 'new' treats once the tripe had been eaten up though, obviously.
The tripe was brown and compacted into the bone, it took a while (3-4 days) until my dogs had eaten it all and they seemed to find it yummy. Suprisingly enough the bones aren't messy, although saying that I do have a wooden floor meaning that if any of the tripe did fall out onto the floor my dogs could easily eat it up, although if you have a carpet it'd probably be a good idea to put your dog(s) outside with their bone. Smell wise, there was a slight meaty scent when the tripe was inside the bone but now they're hollow they don't smell of anything.
The bones are very hard and none of my dogs have managed to break them meaning they're very long lasting. If your dog is eldery and has fragile teeth, I would not reccomend this product - same if your dog is a young puppy. It's also worth noting the edges get very sharp as the dogs manage to nibble bits off, so some dogs may hurt their gums/lips on these rough parts. My dogs have never suffered a broken tooth or bleeding gums from chewing on this though. The bone is ideal for strong chewers and it helps keep the dogs teeth and gums clean and healthy. On a side note, it's important to keep an eye on your dog when chewing on a 'real' bone like this as they occasionally splinter.
I wouldn't reccomend giving one of these to a food posessive dog or a dog that stresses around bones (this is a common problem believe it or not). It's also important to put a dog that throws stuff around when it gets excited outside with one of these as it'd do some damage to a window or plasma tv! Overall these bones are great and even though they are now hollow they still come in handy as I am able to fill them with different fillings for my dogs to enjoy. They keep my dogs occupied for hours!