Hi all, this is one of those reviews that my Fur Kids (Mr. Peanut and Tiny Dog) love their Mommy to do. I received a lovely email invite to review the brand new products by PetMatrix, the makers of SmartBones. The new addition to their line are both SmartSticks and SmartChips. Both the SmartChips and the SmartSticks come in Chicken and Peanut Butter Flavors, both flavors are my dogs favorites and they come in 5 pack and 10 pack bags.
Have you not heard of SmartBones before? Here is a video,their video doesn’t include the new additions to their line, but it gives you an idea about the products.
I was so happy to hear that not only did this company give their customers more options in their line following the popularity of their SmartBones, but that these are fortified with vitamins and minerals and are 99.2% digestible. Did you know that rawhide treats are even the highest quality of Dog foods are only 85% digestible, nice to know that they developed something even more digestible for our dogs… hey less waste to pick up in the yard then too. 🙂
I swear sometimes that men and dogs are alike and think of their tummies almost all the time, I always love the idea of trying to find a treat that is easy on me that I can feed to either my husband or my dogs, so I was pleased as punch to have these treats to feed to my boys. Okay so my “big boy” (husband) didn’t eat these, but he can wait on a special snack/treat for human boys for that review. Lol
I am dealing with an old Dachshund who not only has not only a sensitive tummy but I deal with trying to keep the old dogs weight down too. So I have plenty of carrots on hand for him to eat, but a tasty treat that has some nutrition to it, has to be good and chewy (so they can work their jaws and keep of any plaque build up) and must behave with his tummy for me to be happy. This I feel is also a nice change of pace, once a day for both of my Fur kids, yes even my dogs get jealous of each other and I have to feed them the same things.
I have to say that when I received my bag of SmartSticks and a bag of SmartChips for my dogs I loved the size of the bags… the size of the treats are a little bigger than I’d usually choose for them, especially with an older small dog like Peanut who can put on weight easily. But if you’ve been searching around for chews to help your dogs teeth, like I have, you will know it’s rare to find them in smaller sizes.
I was pleased that when I opened the bags, I didn’t find myself gaging like some treats that I had been giving them would do to me. As a matter of fact I love the smell of the peanut butter flavored treats. Lol I almost made myself a peanut butter sandwich after I opened up the that bag, I tell you it smelled pretty darn good, even to me. And the Chicken doesn’t make me gag either… both a plus that I wouldn’t have worried too much about in a review, other then perhaps holding my breath every time I fed the dogs the product and every time I ziplock sealed the bag shut. Lol Amazing though to find a dog treat that meets all my needs including one that surprised me, my not gagging for once.
The treats smell so good that both dogs came running in from the other room to check out what I was doing, the first time I opened one of the bags, it was the Peanut Butter flavor. Tiny Dog jumps up and moans excitedly everytime I reach for these, and he does his little doggie dance. A few times both the dogs have even managed to be quite vocal about their treats with soft cries of joy whenever I’d reach for the bag. It just makes me laugh and smile as I watch them work eagerly on their treats each day, I have remembered to write on my shopping list that I need to pick more of these up as we ran out the other day. The dogs have the old bag of the old chewy treats to snack on for now and I am back at holding my breath as I open and close the bag… oh how I already miss not gagging over the smell of their SmartChips and SmartSticks treats!
I don’t have much more to say about these treats, the problem is that the dogs don’t help me with their reviews, but the dogs excitement and their love for these special treats is quite noticeable and to me that speaks volumes, since I haven’t seen a down side to them myself.
As for me, I will put is as simply as possible in conclusion: The SmartChips and SmartSticks seem to be an excellent treat for my dogs (who have sensitive tummies), the smell of the treats didn’t make me gag, the results the next day or so didn’t leave a runny mess on my floors, I am happy and the dogs seem very happy. The product is ample in size (and I think that it would be a great size for a big dog), the SmartChips and SmartSticks give my two lap dogs plenty of nice chewing time and giving me a break from them sitting on my achy hips for a while, giving me a break from trying to work around the dogs online. 🙂 I love the fact that it has nutrition in the chews as well as helping keep the plaque down.Tiny Dog says “Thank you so much for letting Mommy do the review!” Mr. Peanut Says: “Oh yes, Thank you so very much for that and for my snacks!”
The only problem I had was that I received packages with 5 SmartSticks and 5 SmartChips (one of peanut butter and the other chicken flavored) and at the end the dogs were not happy as I had to feed one the Peanut Butter and the other Chicken… we had a bit of a fight here. Seems I will have to make sure to have an even number of these when I pick some up for my boys, so we don’t have to deal with a fight again. I saw online that they have 10 packs as well as the 5 packs so next time at the pet store, I will seek out the 10 packs of each for them.
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