I received the below mentioned complimentary products for the purpose of this review. All the thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
Do you find an issue with giving your dog rawhide treats? I never really thought about it. I just assumed that dogs loved rawhide treats. My dog Sam is a large breed German Shepard and the average life span is around 10 years. Sam is going to be 15 in April. It has taken a lot to get Sam to this age as his hips are really getting the best of him. We are giving him the latest injections and medications to help ease his joint pain but I just wish we could do more to help him. I know with his aging that his teeth are not as strong to stand up to rawhide. Plus, I was not keen in giving him those kind of treats. This is why I pleased when the opportunity came about to review Smart bone dog treats.
About The Company & Product~
RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH RAWHIDE CHEWS
Rawhide is the inner hide from a cow or other animal that has undergone chemical processing to remove hair and other material. This 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 have strict quality control programs to ensure our factories produce only the highest quality pet products possible…
they have to be, as we at PetMatrix feed SmartBones to our own dogs!
PetMatrix maintains fully equipped, state-of-the-art quality assurance labs at all plant facilities.
Our products are tested by our in-house labs and then by outside FDA certified labs to ensure their utmost safety.
All PetMatrix products are processed at a temperatures above the point where salmonella is killed.
Our US-based QC team is intimately involved in assuring quality standards are strictly met in all stages of product manufacturing.
All raw ingredients are bought from major suppliers and are tested by our QC team prior to being released to production.
All factory workers are uniformed, gloved and hair netted to prevent contamination at all stages of production.
Our fully certified factories follow strict U.S. quality control protocols and are among the safest manufacturing facilities in the world.
The chicken in SmartBones is sterilized multiple times during the manufacturing process to ensure no contamination.
All of our manufacturing contact surfaces are sanitized multiple times daily during cleanup cycles.
CHEWING IS AN ESSENTIAL, HEALTHY AND ENJOYABLE ACTIVITY FOR DOGS.
Dog chews help keep teeth clean, jaws strong and are mentally stimulating to help prevent boredom and destructive behavior.
As a pet parent, you should ensure that you satisfy your dog’s natural chewing instinct in a safe and satisfying way.