With the new year comes many new year resolutions. Like most people, eating healthier is high on my family’s list for 2017. It’s also on our list for our four-legged girl, Foxy Roxy. Our sweet basset hound is twelve and very much a part of our family, so keeping her active and healthy is a real priority.
When it comes to eating healthy, PetMatrix has made it easy to include your dog with a chew that’s healthier than rawhide, and sure to get their tails waggin’.
PetMatrix is committed to providing the healthiest, tastiest pet chews available. The Healthy Alternative to Rawhide®, SmartBones® chews are rawhide-free, highly digestible, and 100% delicious.
We recently received a nice variety of SmartBones® for Roxy to review.
SmartBones® chews outer layer is made of wholesome, flavorful vegetables, including sweet potatoes, peas and carrots. This is then combined with an irresistible inner layer of real chicken, for a yummy taste dogs can’t resist! Available in scrumptious recipes such as Chicken, Sweet Potato, Peanut Butter, Beef and Dental, your furry friend will have plenty of options, including the new SmartChews® and SmartNaturals® 100% natural meat treats.
SmartBones SmartChews® come in a variety of animal shapes and use a grain-free formula for an easy to digest chew. These fun chews are vitamin and mineral enriched with no artificial coloring.
Independent digestibility studies show that SmartBones® chews are highly digestible, and tests demonstrate that 9 out of 10 dogs prefer SmartBones chews over the leading rawhide chews. I think it’s safe to say that Roxy Totally agrees!
Being an older dog, Roxy has developed some digestive troubles, so giving her treats can be an issue. Other than the meat treats giving her a little extra gas, the SmartBones SmartChews® were easy on her stomach. Roxy really enjoyed every variety.
We have never given Roxy any kind of Rawhide. Her health and safety has always been a concern.
Rawhide is the inner hide from a cow or other animal that has undergone chemical processing to remove hair and other materials. The rawhide is then ground or used whole, and is formed into various dog chews shapes.
Many veterinarians are concerned with the potential health risks associated with dogs consuming rawhide. These health risks include: stomach & intestinal blockage and potential ingestion of toxic chemicals used to process rawhide chews. In addition, there are serious negative environmental issues generated by the use of chemicals in processing rawhide products.
We feel so good about SmartBones SmartChews® products that we will be sticking with them for now on. For her enjoyment, and our piece of mind. When you have this kind of love for your dog, why would you put them at risk?
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