Our dogs love to chew – so much so that it really is a daily requirement. While they would love to have an endless supply of edible chews like bully sticks at their disposal, their waistline (and veterinarian) would not approve.
Non-Edible Dog Chews
For this reason it is necessary to find tough dog chews that don’t pack on the pounds. While bones and antlers are a popular choice, they have been known to crack the teeth of a heavy chewer. This is where non-edible dog chews come in. These types of chews are hard and durable (though not as hard as bones) and not meant to be ingested.
The most common non edible chews are made of hard rubber or nylon. Dense rubber compresses during chewing and springs back into place providing dogs with satisfying resistance and good jaw workout. Nylon style chews are hard enough not to easily split or break, but soft enough to deform slightly during use. This little bit of give helps to prevent damage to the teeth.
Harley will not put rubber toys in his mouth so those have always been off the table for us. Instead, he has enjoyed the nylon variety of chews for most of his life. For this reason, we were very excited to learn of a new and improved version – Pet Qwerks Flavorit Bones.
Pet Qwerks was kind enough to send us a sampling of these bones for the boys to try out. They are also sponsoring a giveaway for 2 lucky readers below!
About Pet Qwerks
Pet Qwerks is a family owned company based in California that is dedicated to keeping dogs busy and entertained. For over a decade, they have been leading the way in the development of interactive dog toys. From their signature Babble Ball line which makes unique animal noises during play, to their Incredibubbles which are long lasting bubbles that stay intact when they hit the ground – just waiting to be popped!
Click here to shop Pet Qwerks toys & chews on Amazon
Flavorit Bones – Not Your Average Dog Chew
Flavorit Bones are formed from 100% nylon which is very durable and suitable for most aggressive chewers. They are bone shaped and available in several different sizes, from small to extra large. Flavorit Bones are also dishwasher safe and made in the USA.
For a fun taste and scent, these bones are also available in a wide variety of flavors.
- Peanut Butter
- Sweet Potato
The real defining feature of Flavorit Bones are the unique flavor cells molded right into each chew. These are small concave indentations roughly ⅛” in diameter which run across the entire surface. Flavor Cells can be filled with your dog’s favorite spreadable snack before each and every chew session!
Wondering what to use?
- Peanut Butter
- Cream Cheese
You can also mix these spreads with flavors like cinnamon, peppermint and vanilla for that extra special touch. While the bones themselves are flavored, the flavor cells entice hesitant chewers to dig in!
It’s Chew Time! Our Flavorit Bones Review
When you remove them from the packaging you will note that they have a light aroma. For the first chew, we decided to let them enjoy the bones as is. The built in scent and flavor proved enough to get their interest as they knew what to do right away.
A couple of days later we decided to give the flavor cells a try with a bit of their favorite almond butter as spread. As you can imagine, this grabbed the dog’s attention right away and proved to be a big hit. The boys went back and forth between chewing and licking. Surprisingly there were no messes left behind, however, I did choose to only coat one side so the other could fall on the carpet without leaving a mess. If you are worried about staining or stickiness, choose your spread accordingly. We found that our resident carpet lickers were more than happy to clean up any errant spread!
NOTE: As with any chew, these should be enjoyed only under supervision. While they are very hard, it is possible for a piece of the “bone” to break off during chewing. Though small flakes may be ingested during chewing, large pieces should not be swallowed ! These could cause a perforation or blockage of the intestinal tract!
Here is a photo of our bones after several chewing sessions. As you can see they are a bit more rough to the touch, but these projections actually help to clean teeth while chewing.
Why MyDogLikes Flavorit Bones
Have you ever tried to introduce your dog to a new toy or chew only to have them look at you disinterested! C’mon, I know you have, and it is very discouraging!
Flavorit Bones flavor cells are almost sure to solve this problem – by adding a familiar and irresistible taste and scent to the equation. This is truly an ingenious concept and one that will surely lead your dog to take to it right away. Aside from that awesome design feature, these chews are also high quality and well made. Another great option for the tough chewer in your home!
UPDATE: Flavorit Bones now also come in a curved version to make them easier for your dog to pick up and manipulate!
Want to try some for yourself?
Looks like it would be really tasty but definitely an outdoor treat.
My dog would like peanut butter
We can imagine the mess we would make, and most likely we would bite into the bone and ruin it. All the tough chew things that aren’t made to be eaten seem to fall prey to us. Looks like you guys really enjoy them, though.
I think your guys have put more dents in theirs than Shiner has! She’s out of commission for chewing right now though. Our other new doggy likes them too, but seem to prefer toys of the squeaky variety I am learning.
I think my dogs would like to try the chicken and the mint.
My three Boston’s are heavy chewers, its hard to find something that they can’t tear apart or try to swallow. I think they would like the bacon flavor.
I think Ruby would love Peanut Butter!
My dog would like the chicken and mint.
Peanut butter would be a hit with the granddog. He has been known to chew through a toy in less than a half hour.
yes very tough chewers!! They would love the Benebone Bacon Flavored Dental Chew Toy
Atticus, my aggressive/heavy chewer would probably like the pnut butter or chicken. My not so aggressive chewer — who’s 13 — would probably like the chicken, or berry or possibly even mint.
Bacon dental chewwould be their favorite
I think our puppy would love these in chicken and maybe peanut butter.Our older dog would love the same. Can’t rule out the sweet potato. They both are hearty chewers.
I THINK MY ROCKY MIGHT LIKE APPLESAUCE BEST AS HE LOVES APPLES
We have only found one type of ball and one toy he hasn’t been able to wreck over his 4 and a half years of chewing.
Major likes chewing but he isn’t chew crazy. He would like the Peanut Butter Flavored Bone.
My dog would love the peanut butter flavor…especially with fresh peanut butter on it!
What a wonderful prize!!! Any dog would love it.
Oh yes! I have a lab, and although he isn’t as ferocious of a chewer as he was when he was younger, he’s still a big chewer. Definitely peanut butter, although chicken would be a close second.
Looks like quite the treat!! My dogs would love the peanut butter or sweet potato one!
My Bailey would like the chicken flavor and he would also like the peanut butter flavor.
My new rescue dog Milo is a dainty nervous minpin who wasevidence in an animal abuse case; so he was locked-up at the pound for 10 months. So, yes, he’s a chewer. I bet he would like the Peanutbutter but frankly he could use the mint. I could spread some peanutbutter on the mint one right?
Maggie would like the Peanut Butter flavor bone she loves to chew I would like to find a toy that would last more than a few days.
I have one that chews a lot and would like the Bacon Dental one.
My Bailey would love the peanut butter!
My chihuahua would love Pet Qwerks Flavorit Peanut Butter Nylon Bone..Thanks for the chance to win
my dog isn’t actually that tough of a chewer but she does have a friend that always comes over who is! this would be great to have for him! she would like the peanut butter though!!
I think my dogs would like peanut butter best
We are currently reviewing these right now and will also be hosting a giveaway! So far, all paws up!
This is a great product! My dogs love them also 🙂
We LOVE the Flavorit chews!! We have 4 different ones and our dogs just LOVE them!!!
What would you suggest as an alternative to nut butter as a spread on these? Mr. N won’t eat PB. He likes meat.
The small peanut butter Flavorit Bone would get our pups approval we are certain.
My dog is a really tough chewer. I think he would love the mint flavor one.
These seem amazing! Always looking for things to stand up to Atka’s power chewing 😉
I have a few good chewers in the house 🙂 I think my dogs would love the Chicken flavor the most.
My dog Valentino is an aggressive chewer and would like to try the Flavorit bones in peanut butter, extra large please and thank you!
Oh yes my dog loves to chew — she’s half chihuhua and half pug
The peanut butter flavor she would go bonks for
i think my dog would like the peanut butter flavor best
My English bulldog LOVES sweet potatoes! He’d be in heaven with one of those.
The peanut butter flavor would be a favorite for my dog.
my girls are not tough chewers, they are small dogs, so i would give this to a friend or donate to a rescue group. i think i would like the sweet potatoes although my girls would prefer peanut butter
My pups like chewing but are not obsessive about it. They love chicken the most so I’d go with that flavor.
My dog isn’t a tough chewer. I know he will love the chicken flavor.
One of my Border Collies chews on his Nylabones all day long – constantly. He would love the Pet Qwerks Flavorit Nylon Bone, Medium, White or Mint or Sweet potato. He is not picky!
He would like the peanut butter medium.
I think chicken and sweet potato. We’ve got two people in the house with nut allergies so she’s never had peanut or even almond butter.
I think my beagle would like the Flavorit™ Chicken Flavor Infused best.
I think my dog would like the peanut butter flavor.
My dogs favorite would be all of them. He’s not picky.
They will like the chicken.
She loves peanut butter so I would say that would be her favorite on e my favorite one would be the breath one.
Would like the try the berry for them.
My dog would like bacon.
My dog would like the chicken flavor.
i think his favorite would be peanut butter.
My dog loves peanut butter! I would love to try the mint for his breath though!
I’m not sure if she’d like Berry or Bacon best.
I think Sweet potato would be their favorite! Thank you for the opportunity.
Our favorite flavor would be the “breath.”
I think that a lot of owners are leaning toward that one!
My three dogs would love the peanut butter flavor best!
Flavorit Flex™ Bacon
Our dog would like peanut butter flavor best
What a cool concept to be able to fill the indentations with peanut butter or other spreads! I think we would go for the sweet potato flavor.
Can’t wait to try this dog toy. Buying from Amazon. Thanks for the review.
Please let us know how you like it!