Healthy Alternatives to Rawhide for your Dog

The SmartBones information, product samples, and gift cards, and have been provided by PetMatrix.

Being the owner of five dogs, I am always on the lookout for healthy alternatives to rawhide for them to chew on. Rawhide is a favorite of most dogs but it’s really not good for them. I recently discovered a brand of rawhide-free dog treats called SmartBones made by PetMatrix. SmartBones products are the healthy alternative to rawhide. We received a variety of products in the Smart line for dogs, and our five dogs have been enjoying them all.

petmatrix-treats

SmartBones Smart Chews are the favorite of our larger dogs. They come in cute animal shapes and are grain and gluten free. They are highly digestible (unlike rawhide) and also help maintain your dog’s teeth and gums. They also have added vitamins and contain no artificial colors. Tests demonstrate that 9 out of 10 dogs prefer SmartBones chews over the leading rawhide chews. Hoss really loves his SmartBones Smart Chews – see how excited he is!

SmartBones Smart Chews

The SmartBones Stuffed Twistz are vegetable and chicken chews that are also rawhide-free. PetMatrix also makes SmartSticks which are chews made with real beef. They too are highly digestible, vitamin and mineral enriched, and rawhide-free. Toby loves chewing on them as you can see!

SmartBones Smart Twistz

We also received two products in the SmartNaturals line from PetMatrix – Beef Recipe with Sweet Potato and Lamb Recipe with Rosemary. Both of these treats are made with 100% natural meat. These are smaller treats that aren’t as chewy as the other products so I’ve been feeding them to my elderly chihuahua, Cassie Mae. She loves both varieties but the Lamb Recipe is her favorite.

PetMatrix is committed to providing the healthiest, tastiest pet chews available. Just take a look at the quality control process the products go through.

petmatrix quality control

I know your dog probably loves rawhide treats but they truly aren’t the best thing you can feed him or her. I encourage you to check out the PetMatrix line of Smart treats and chews for your dog.

You can find SmartBones at the SmartBones website, or connect with them on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Instagram.

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About Andrea

Hi, I'm Andrea! Thanks for reading my blog. I've been married for 16 years and live in rural Kentucky. I have two teen sons. We also have five spoiled dogs. I've been blogging professionally since 2008. When I'm not at my computer you can find me in the kitchen or outdoors having fun.

Comments

  1. I like that they are very focused on safety protocols. Some dog treats you just never know what you are getting.

  2. The chicken in SmartBones is sterilized multiple times during the manufacturing process to ensure no contamination.

  3. I learned that-All factory workers are uniformed, gloved and hair netted to prevent contamination at all stages of production.

  4. I learned that Smartbones are healthy and have an outer layer that is made of wholesome, flavorsome vegetables including corn, sweet potatoes, peas and carrots. This is better than giving my dog raw hide that can cause my dog to get sick. These smartbones are easy to digest for my dog. Sounds like a great product!

  5. I learned the chicken in SmartBones is sterilized multiple times during the manufacturing process to ensure no contamination.

  6. I learned that dog chews help keep teeth clean, jaws strong and are mentally stimulating to help prevent boredom and destructive behavior.

  7. I learned that they use real flavors from real sources. I like the PB chew sticks and would buy that for my dog if I saw it in a grocery store.

  8. I learned that SmartBones are
    Vitamin and mineral enriched to provided more nutritional value than
    other rawhide chews.

  9. I learned that this company takes the time to sterilize their chicken multiple times. I think that is great that they take extra steps to make sure none of their products are contaminated.

  10. I learned that these are so much healthier than rawhides! Many veterinarians are concerned with the potential health risks associated with dogs consuming rawhides!

  11. The chicken in SmartBones is sterilized multiple times during the manufacturing process to ensure no contamination.

    Got alot of facts I did not know

  12. Something I learned – Many veterinarians are concerned with the potential health risks associated with dogs consuming rawhide.
    thank you

  13. I like that all raw ingredients are bought from major suppliers and are tested by our QC team prior to being released to production.

  14. I know my big boy would love these! One thing I learned was that The chicken in SmartBones is sterilized multiple times during the manufacturing process to ensure no contamination.

  15. I learned that dogs digest these pretty well and they are made with wholesome ingredients.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  16. I learned that their bones are rawhide free… they look like rawhide bones, but they are made with highly-digestible wholesome vegetables & real chicken.

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