Your Dog & Rawhide + A Giveaway!

If you’ve been around this blog for any length of time, you are aware that I’m a little bit of a crazy dog lady. Okay, that’s a lie, I’m a full-fledged dog loving psychopath. 
I love my dogs like children, so I like to make sure that what I’m giving them is healthy, not harmful. 
 One product that I’ve always been wary of is rawhide chews. You know what I’m talking about — the all white dog chews you see on almost every shelf in the pet section. 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. Veterinarians nationwide have spoken out about the potential health risks of rawhide chews, including: stomach & intestinal blockage and potential ingestion of toxic chemicals used to process the rawhide. When I discovered SmartBones® at BlogPaws, I was definitely intrigued, so I took home a sample for Bill to enjoy. 

(No special treats for Judy — sorry sweet girl!).
The verdict? HE LOVED THEM!
 My sweet angel pup is a chewer, so I was worried they wouldn’t keep him occupied and they actually did. He didn’t inhale them like normal treats and I felt confident in feeding them to him. Why? SmartBones® chews are completely rawhide-free, highly digestible, and are available in a variety of
recipes, including Chicken, Peanut Butter, Sweet
Potato, and Dental. When we found out we would be traveling to visit my parents for an extended stay, I wanted to be sure to introduce these tasty treats to their chew-happy pup, Millie.
Millie loves to chew (and snack), so I was hoping she would love SmartBones®. I won’t lie, she was a little apprehensive at first. Decapitating stuffed animals is more her speed. But! After a little coaxing, she snatched a bone from me and carried it off to investigate for herself.

It’s safe to say Millie has joined #TeamSmartBones, too! A safer approach to rawhide has never tasted so good 😉

If your dog would be interested in testing out some SmartBones®, leave a comment telling me about your furry friend 🙂 PetMatrix has offered one lucky reader a $25 Visa gift card as well as a SmartBones® gift pack.
Special thanks to SmartBones® by PetMatrix for sponsoring this post & giveaway!

August 12, 2016



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    August 11, 2016

    LOOK AT THAT PUPPY!!! Please stop showing me lab puppy pictures, I am completely irrational when it comes to bringing puppies home, as you can see!

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    August 11, 2016

    I would love to try SmartBones for my resident, Skotty, and all of the foster dogs we take in. Skotty is a huge chewer and I am guilty of giving him rawhides quite frequently.

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    August 11, 2016

    I would love to try SmartBones for my resident, Skotty, and all of the foster dogs we take in. Skotty is a huge chewer and I am guilty of giving him rawhides quite frequently.

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    The Girl who Loved to Write

    August 11, 2016

    YES. My first ever emergency vet visit was because of a rawhide bone. They're so unsafe!!

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    Elizabeth Wester

    August 11, 2016

    I've got 2 9 month old German Shepard pups that love to chew on anything and everything. Finding a toy/bone that they don't destroy in 0.2 seconds has been almost impossible. Would love to try to see if these last. P.S. – Your labs are adorable!!! I had a black lab growing up and she is still dearly missed by my entire family.

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    August 11, 2016

    My neighbor's dog would love to try these!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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    August 11, 2016

    My boyfriend and I literally just got a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy a week ago! 🙂 He's the cutest thing and the fastest learner! Not one accident in the house so far…. It was an adjustment for me at first (having a puppy is like having a baby), but we've gotten a routine down and he's awesome! <3

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    Kayla MKOY

    August 11, 2016

    Oh my goodness, SO SWEET! This is so cute. The pups are gorgeous.

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    August 11, 2016

    SO MUCH CUTENESS! And, after you originally posted ab this, I gave them a try – seriously sometimes I just need my love occupied for like, 5-10 minutes, you know? But, I know how bad rawhide is for their tummies, so – he LOVED the smart bones. I've got that shiz on my amazon favorites list 🙂

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    Christina Wrightsman

    August 11, 2016

    My Olive and Kiah would love to test those out. Other brands we've tried have caused stomach issues, so we've stayed away.

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    August 11, 2016

    My dog is a rescue who has been an amazing addition to our home ever since we adopted him. He would love to try these bones especially the beef variety.

    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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    August 11, 2016

    I wish Emma liked treats like these, she just stares at us like we are weird when we try to give them to her.

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    August 11, 2016

    I'm always looking for good bones for Admiral to try…that boy loves treats! These sound great!

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    August 12, 2016

    My dog would love to try SmartBones.

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    August 12, 2016

    Kai, almost a year old, needs something to chew besides the furniture! He's a beautiful, black Great Dane.

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    Rebecca Barber

    August 12, 2016

    We have an 11 month old mutt named Penny. We think she's mix of a chocolate lab and a doberman, but there's something in here blood that makes her not super big. She loves chewing on everything (including things she shouldn't!), so these types of bones would be great.

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    Lisa Brown

    August 12, 2016

    I have a chihuahua, he is sweet, 4 years old, a rascal at times, he has a favorite rubber squeaky chicken that he carries all around the house, and his name is sammy. Thanks for the chance! jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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    August 12, 2016

    We're super careful about the type of rawhides we purchase, but 4 year old Roxy (pit mix) and 11 year old Katie (sheltie mix) are always up for trying a new option!

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    August 13, 2016

    Oh I think my senior would love these! He loves bones, but I always worry about the rawhides. This would be such a great option for him! landfjacobson @ charter .net

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    The Life You Love

    August 15, 2016

    Bodie would probably love these! We've given him rawhide bones, elk antlers, and now Himalayan yak chews. So far the yak chew is the only one I feel 100% safe about, but I want to try these out!

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    August 17, 2016

    My son's Catahoula mix is a treat and chew nut. She would love these!

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    August 17, 2016

    My nephew puppy, Walter, would love these. He has a lot of energy and likes to chew on things!
    reklaw422 at Hotmail dot com

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    Julie Raye-Rod.

    August 18, 2016

    My puppy, Teddy, is just the biggest ball of energy and would love this

    showstopper474 at gmail dot com

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    August 20, 2016

    My furry friend loves treats and playing with the frisbee!

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    August 21, 2016

    My puppy loves going to the park and chewing on bones

    linjumimom at aol dot com

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    Susan Christy

    August 21, 2016

    I have a sweet tempered terrier mix and a crazy chihuahua. They love treats!

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    Ann Raye

    August 21, 2016

    My puppy is a gentle giant

    whittikere at yahoo dot com

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    Dawn Monroe

    August 21, 2016

    We have a rescued older black lab. He is the best dog we've had.

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    August 21, 2016

    My dog Miles loves his treats! He is a goldendoodle and loves to go for long runs with me. yarbr012 at gmail dot com

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    August 21, 2016

    My dog would love these treats! She goes crazy for treats

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    August 22, 2016

    My dog would love to have this!

    lindilala at aol dot com

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