As part of the current Costco US coupon book, there’s a great instant savings deal for $4.00 off a 22 chew package of the Natural Nubz Edible Dog Chews from Nylabone. From what I’ve heard dogs love these chews, and since they help to keep gums and teeth healthy, as well as freshen doggy breath, owners should love them too!
These dog chews are completely edible, so you don’t have to worry about your dog swallowing anything like plasticky bits, and getting sick from it but they can still have the fun of chewing around on it for a while. I imagine the vigorousness of the chewing dictates how long these last. One of our dogs used to devour any type of chew – rubber, rawhide, or that really hard compressed stuff – he didn’t care he would chew and chew until he ate it and then, he’d get sick of course. So, I would have loved to have something like this for him instead.
Aside from being completely edible by your dog, these chews come with clever little nubs (thus the name) that work to keep your dogs teeth cleaner and their breath fresher. Anyone who has tried to brush their dog’s teeth will really appreciate the teeth cleaning by the little nubs. Our dogs used to spend more of their teeth brushing time eating the flavoured toothpaste or chewing on my finger or the little brush. I think they thought of the toothpaste as just another treat that I liked to hand deliver. Nylabone has a funny little set of pictures about seven things your dog would rather do than get his teeth brushed that you should read for a laugh if you’ve been through the ordeal of trying to do this recently.
The other good thing about the Nubz, that will matter to you but your dog probably won’t notice, is that these are made of all natural ingredients, like real chicken, and contain no sugar, salt, or preservatives. Plus, they are made in the US. Here’s the full list of ingredients from the Nylabone website: Wheat Starch, Glycerin, Powdered Cellilose, Dried Chicken Powder, Lecithin, and Natural flavor.
So if you’ve got a dog, you should give these a try. In the package at Costco you get 22 large chews, however, you can also break them in half, which is a good idea if you have small dogs. The $4.00 off instant savings deal lasts until the end of May so you’ve got some time to try them out and then get a couple more bags if your dog loves them (and you love his fresh breath).