This past week, UPS dropped off this package. It was addressed to me, but it was most definitely a treat for our 6 little dogs! Well, they think it is a treat anyways, but actually it was their new toothbrushes!
These are the newest product from Milk-Bone. They are called Milk-Bone Brushing Chews. They act like a toothbrush, but your dog thinks they are just yummy treats! We received two boxes; one in size Mini, and one in size Small/Medium. We have five Chihuahuas that range from 5 lbs to 12 lbs, and then we have one mutt. So these were just the perfect size for all of our dogs.
I’ve mentioned before that I always prefer giving our dogs crunchy or hard treats because they are better for their teeth. We always have Milk-Bone biscuits in the house, they are one treat that they all love. Chihuahuas are known for having dental issues, so I was thrilled to hear about these new products from Milk-Bone. You can’t brush any of our dog’s teeth with a toothbrush without losing a finger, so I was very excited to try these for our dogs.
A little info on these bones:
- They have nubs and ridges designed to clean like bristles on a toothbrush.
- They reduce up to 80% of tartar build-up.
- They are designed with a twist that helps clean even hard to reach back teeth and down to the gumline.
- They are fortified with 12 essential vitamins and minerals, including calcium to help support strong bones and teeth.
But the real test, is do the dogs like them? Because if they won’t eat them, then their teeth will not be getting cleaned.
This is our Molly. She’s a 6-month old purebred merle chihuahua, and she’s already at 12 lbs! She’s not fat at all, just huge! She is not shy about food, which is one of the things we love about her. We have some finicky Chihuahuas who act like food is going to harm them, they seem terrified of new foods sometimes. But fear not with Molly, she will devour pretty much anything.
And she LOVED these Milk-Bone Brushing Chews!
But being just 6 months old, she knows she’s not the “Queen Bee” in the house. Annabelle is her mama, and she is the real Queen Bee, and she took the Milk-Bone Brushing Chew right away from Molly.
Annabelle is very timid about certain foods, and when we first got her, she actually would not eat. At all! We had to get special food from the vet’s to get her to eat. Finding treats she likes is not easy. But you know what? She loves these Brushing Chews too! Notice the little snarl she gave Molly when Molly tried to take it from her. She might be half the size of Molly, but the Queen Bee gets her way.
Noah was in the background, he already had his chew. But he seemed to like watching Molly trying to get one.
And yes, Molly finally got her Chew. That is a face of a happy little dog!
And once they all had their “treats”, they all wanted more. But, they will have to wait until tomorrow. I can’t say if they have actually helped with cleaning their teeth yet, because they have only had them a few days, and they don’t really let you open their mouth to inspect their teeth (plus, I need my fingers..). Plus, none of them really had any bad teeth yet, they are still pretty young. But I can tell you that their breath smells better after eating these! I have already seen these in my local Walmarts, and I will be keeping these on hand for now on.
So would you like for your dog to try these chews? Because the awesome people over at Milk-Bone are giving away the same box I received to one of my readers, PLUS a $25 Visa gift card! Just think of all the Milk-Bone treats you could buy with a $25 gift card 🙂
To enter to win, just fill out the Giveaway Tools below. This is open to US residents, age 18+. This giveaway will end on 5/8/14 at 11:59pm EST. Good luck to everyone!
Disclaimer: The Milk-Bone® dog products, information and VISA gift cards have been provided by the Milk-Bone® brand. I did receive free product and a gift card for my review, but all comments and opinions are my own. Bargain Hound is not responsible for prize fulfillment; Milk-Bone will send the winner their prize directly.