Zuke’s Z-Bones Review
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Zuke’s Z-Bones are natural dental chews that are packed with ingredients that are grain free, to help with digestion, and dairy free, another common allergen with pups. Z-Bones are available in three different flavors: Clean Apple Crisip, Clean Cherry Berry, and Clean Carrot Crunch. Each bone, regardless of flavor, contains specific ingredients to naturally improve your dogs breath. Aspen and Suki tested out the Clean Cherry Berry flavor, featuring Alfalfa concentrate which naturally freshens breath, thanks to a high concentration of chlorophyll. Rosemary, clove, and parsley are added for the same reason.
Upon opening the carton, Suki knew that I had a GOOD treat for her, and immediately began trying to sit and shake and lay down. Suki and Aspen ate their Z-Bone in about 5 minutes, tops. Here is a funny photo series of them and their Z-Bones.
Our dogs don’t really have terrible breath that needed addressing, so I am unable to comment on the effectiveness of this product on dogs with truly bad breath. I smelled each of their mouths before and after, and didn’t notice much of a difference. Perhaps a bit cleaner. With that said, the dogs thoroughly enjoyed these treats. The Z-Bones are available in sizes Mini, Regular, Large, and Giant. Size recommendations are based on the weight of your dog. Our two dogs, weighing 60 and 75 lbs, fit within the Large bone category. Zuke’s recommends a bone a day for ongoing teeth and breath hygiene. However, a single bone is $3.99 for a size Large, while a carton of 6 runs $18.99. Perhaps we will use these bones as an occasional treat because two dogs equals double the price, which may get expensive on a monthly basis.
Overall, I would recommend these healthy, wheat- and dairy-free bones to anyone looking for a healthy alternative treat. The dogs seemed to enjoy them thoroughly and didn’t experience any negative side-effects (e.g. upset stomach or gas) that sometimes occur with introduction of a new treat. Look for Zuke’s Z-Bones individually wrapped or within a multi-pack carton: price range for a single bone runs from $1.29 to $ 6.69, for sizes Mini to Giant.
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