Big dog bones make great gifts for your dog, last a long time and encourage proper chewing behavior, but boy, can they be expensive! To make things more difficult, it’s hard to know whether that giant bone is safe for Fido. I’ve seen super cheap big dog bones at deep discount stores (think those no-name bargain basement shops that pop up in random spots in town) that just made me a little uncomfortable because they’re too cheap. A two-foot bone for $2, too god to be true! We’ve put together a guide to buying big dog bones, so you only get the best for your canine best friend. Check it out!
Guide to Finding Big Dog Bones For Sale
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Let’s break this down into two sections. First, we’ll look at things to consider when buying large bones; and then we’ll talk about a few of my favorite places to get big dog bones for sale.
Things to consider when buying big dog bones
Consider the type of bone you want
There are two different kinds of big dog bones for sale: reusable and one-time use. Reuseable dog chews are types that are made from nylon and other sturdy materials that don’t break down (or that are virtually indestructible). One time use chews are more like rawhide, deer antlers, and other materials that break down as your dog chews them. Obviously, one-time use big dog bones are going to cost you more in the long run, so if you’re on a tight budget, a nice big Nylabone or something similar may be a good option. It’s not going to last forever, but it will last longer than, say, a big antler.
Always check to see the ingredients in your dog bones before providing them for your dog to chew on. If it is something you are not sure about you should choose a different type of dog bone. There are countless types of big dog bones for sale. The material is an important choice because different types will mean different results. Some materials are longer lasting while others are better for sensitive stomachs. Paying attention to ingredients in our dogs food and chews is just as important as monitoring ingredients in our food. Bully sticks are a great option. Nylabones are awesome if you want something that doesn’t break down, but rather just gives your pooch something to chew. I love this article by Dr. Fosters and Smith about choosing the right type of bone. Check it out for more detailed tips on choosing the best big dog bones materials.
We are speaking specifically about big dog bones for sale, but you should always choose a size that is appropriate for your pet. Keep in mind that when big dog bones are chewed on quite a bit, they will be smaller or in pieces. Be careful to take away any small pieces which could cause choking or be swallowed whole. It is also important to remember that very large bones eaten all at once can cause an upset stomach! If you have an aggressive chewer, monitor his time with the bone.
Where to shop for big dog bones for sale
Finding quality big dog bones for sale is a lot easier than it was before the internet, that’s for sure! You have so many more options than the local pet food store. A few of my favorites include:
Amazon has a huge selection of pet products, including big dog bones. Since I’m a Prime Member, they’re my first spot to check. I don’t have to worry about shipping. I just filter by “Prime Eligible.” I can often find deep discounts on giant dog bones. Just read the reviews, and stick with products that you either already know are good or have a decent number of reviews.
Only Natural Pet
Only Natural Pet is one of my favorite online pet stores because, as the name implies, they specialize in only the best, natural pet supplies. That means everything from food to bedding meets their rigorous standards. I always feel comfortable buying from them. Plus they have tons of great sales and coupons. Their big dog bone, The Sarge, is currently on sale for under $8. Be sure to check out their deals for first-time buyers. You can usually get a discount plus free shipping.
Another great online pet supply store, Entirely Pets has a great variety of big dog bones for sale, including Nyalbone and antler chews. Be sure to check out their Daily Deals, they sometimes have products for as low as a penny! They also have BOGOs and Red Tag Sales, so check them out too.
Whether it’s online or in store, PetSmart is always a great place to shop for just about everything for your dog, including big bones. If you have a store near you, save time (and money on shipping) by buying online and then picking it up in the store. This is a great way to take advantage of web-only sales. I love PetSmart because they’re very dedicated to giving back to the pet community.
Hopefully, if you keep these things in mind when looking for big dog bones for sale, you will find the best choice for both you and your dog. Chewing is a natural impulse for dogs. Give them something to chew on that is their own. If you keep this practice in place from the time they are puppies until they are an adult, you can help train them not to chew on your things! This can help channel their chewing tendencies in a healthy and safe manner.
Does your dog have a favorite bone that they like to chew on? What types of materials do you prefer to allow your dog to have?