BrushBone is a bright blue rubber dog bone that's been created with the aim of helping dog owners keep the teeth of their canines clean. It's specified that as a dog chews on this bone, the bone will literally clean the dog's teeth in three different ways, by using strategically placed openings, bristles, and nubs. This fairly long, narrow bone has been designed for dogs of all sizes and contains an inner treat dispenser that can also be removed.
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Once you give any dog a BrushBone to chew on, the bone will perform three different functions. First of all, each bone contains strategically placed openings through which a dog's teeth will slide up and down as they chew. As they slide their teeth against the sides of these openings, this should cause any excess plaque or tartar to be scraped off of each tooth. Meanwhile, the bone's concealed inner bristles will brush the dog's teeth, and inner nubs will also massage their gums as they gnaw on the rubber. Massaging the gums can cause an increase in blood flow to that area, which may, in turn, lead to a lower risk of gum disease for a particular animal.
Before you give your dog a BrushBone to use, you'll be able to add a treat to the inside if you'd like. You can either pull the built-in treat dispenser out of the center of the bone and add peanut butter or cheese before sliding it back in, or add a commercial dog treat of your choice. To add the dog treat, you must also pull out the treat dispenser first, and the snack that you slide into the bone in its place should be cylinder-shaped and narrow like the dispenser is.
Regardless of whether you add a treat to your dog's bone or not, you'll have to formally offer the bone to your dog. You can either leave it somewhere where you think they'll quickly notice it or place it directly in front of them. Bright blue is a shade that dogs tend to be attracted to, so it's more than likely that your dog will take an interest in this bright blue bone right away. If you've added a treat to the inside, the smell of it may also attract them to the toy.
After your dog has become interested in their bone, allow them to play for as long as they'd like with it. They may be content to chew and gnaw on it on their own, but if you want to make things more interesting for them, you can use the bone to play a game of fetch. Some dogs may even want to play a game of tug-of-war against you, with the bone serving as a rope. Encourage your dog to sink their teeth into the bone as much as possible, as that's what'll make their teeth as clean as possible.
When your dog is eventually done playing with this bone, it's a good idea to rinse it off in your sink to remove any slobber and food residue that may be present. Any peanut butter or cheese should also be removed from the inner treat dispenser.
The BrushBone has been designed for use by dogs of all shapes, sizes, breeds, and ages. Only incredibly aggressive chewers should be kept away from this toy, as they could damage it and could potentially ingest a piece of rubber. Due to this toy's versatility, if you've got multiple dogs and they're all moderate or gentle chewers, they may all be able to share the same bone. You might also want to offer the bone to a friend's dog or any other dog that happens to spend time at your house.
This toy is made from heavy-duty rubber, so if your dog isn't an aggressive chewer, as mentioned above, it should be able to stand up to their chewing, even if they've got a big mouth. The ultra-strong rubber should also be able to tolerate being pawed or stepped on, or being tugged on by a human, without ripping or developing any new holes.
Each BrushBone is free of the chemical compound known as BPA and a class of chemicals known as phthalates—two ingredients that are commonly found in plastic products today. Both of these things can be toxic to animals and humans, but when your dog is using this particular rubber bone, you can rest assured that they won't be anywhere near your pet's mouth.
After most uses, rinsing your dog's bone may clean it effectively, but if it becomes extremely filthy over time, you can safely run it through your dishwasher in order to clean it more deeply. If you have a dishwasher, it's best to wash the bone more thoroughly within it if different dogs are using it on a regular basis.
Most dogs will likely have fun playing with this type of toy, whether they're alone with a human or in a group that includes other dogs. On the other hand, most dogs don't enjoy getting their teeth brushed by their owner or a veterinarian, and this may cause them to become aggressive. Therefore, if you can get your dog to clean their own teeth with this bone instead of going with the standard brushing method, everyone in question may have a much more peaceful experience.
Keeping your dog's teeth clean by giving them this toy on a daily basis may extend their life since gum disease in a dog can eventually lead to other life-threatening illnesses within the body.
After this toy cleans your dog's teeth just a few times, you may notice that the dog's teeth are whiter than they normally are. White teeth tend to look better than yellow teeth in general, so you may notice that your dog's overall appearance is more pleasing after they start letting this bone clean their teeth. Other people may notice your dog's bright white smile, too.
If you add a treat to the inside of your dog's bone to attract them to the toy, you should eventually let them access the treat, even if you have to hand it to them. Otherwise, if they chew the toy for a long time and are never able to get the treat, they may lose the motivation to play with the toy, which may interfere with their dental health. After they eat the treat, if you're worried that their teeth are dirty again, you can encourage them to have another chew on the bone.
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