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Benebone Review


Benebone ReviewNylabone Durachews have been a “go to” hard chew for decades now. Recently, Pip tried a Benebone. Pip likes it. A lot. And so do my canine houseguests.  The slight upward arc of one of the legs makes it easier for dogs to handle and, apparently, to get at just the right angle.

Right this instant, six-month-old Pongo is delightedly chewing on one and has been for over 5 minutes. That I like. And I like that it is made in the USA.

When Pip is in the mood to chew, the Benebone is her go-to choice walking past previous favorites to find it. I’ve waited a few months to write this blog to makes sure that pattern wasn’t just about novelty but was actual preference. It’s preference. So, Benebone joins my list of durable dog toys.

Now, these do seem a bit “softer” than nylabone durachews but not by much. I’ll be interested to see if that subtle amount of “give” causes fewer dental problems with susceptible dogs. At the time of this writing, there are no complaints of broken teeth over on Amazon, as there are for other hard chews. The complaints there are about lack of dog interest but that can be resolved by teaching your dog to enjoy them.

Check out Benebone—chicken, peanut butter or bacon flavor—both regular and mini sizes. Let me know what your dog thinks.



Author: Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, Dog Expert, offers experienced-based dog info with humor. Author of 8 books, seen on PBS, Sarah knows all about dogs. {Pip} is her rescue dog.


  1. No broken teeth, but I threw the one I had away after about a month when my aggressive chewer broke the top knots off and almost swallowed a large chunk of it.

    • Yup, each dog is different. You have a SERIOUS chewer and these do wear faster than Nylabones Durabones. That is a plus for many dogs but clearly not for yours. Glad you took quick action!

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