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Old 01-06-2013, 01:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question On the hunt for dried beef tendon!

Any offal fanciers care to share where they purchase their dried beef tendons for their beloved dogs?

Since Tessa breezes through a 12" extra-thick bully stick in about 10 minutes, I thought I'd try these since I've read they're supposed to be a good treat for strong chewers.

I'll believe it when I see it. I'm pretty skeptical but if I can find something that pacifies her and Ben in the evenings, I'd be thrilled.

I'm looking for grass-fed, free-range, organic beef that is sourced from the US and made in the US. And at a reasonable price, of course.

That shouldn't be hard to find, right?

Heck, I'd be willing to take any suggestions or recommendations for other healthy treats for strong chewers. Antlers are a no-go. She finds them less than satisfactory. Himalayan chews are hard as rock and she devours the big ones almost as fast as the bully sticks. I don't feed rawhide. They get meaty bones every week, but I don't let them eat them in the house.

This is strictly for their "dessert" as they lay on the shag carpet next to the fire in the evenings.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My dogs went through beef tendons in 10 minutes. You will run into the same issue as the bully sticks.
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Try these?

Bravo Dry Roasted Beef Tendon Straps (Claws)-Treats for Chewing
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haven't found anything that my girls take their time with. Same with my boy when he is at home, when he's with my parents and not worried about the girls stealing from him he can nurse a rawhide or a knuckle bone for weeks!
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The only dried tendons I have found that are US sourced are the Merrick brand. Seems like everything else (again, that *I* have found) are sourced from Brazil.

I have asked MPC if they can't offer some dried/dehydrated beef tendon, since they dehydrate a number of other items. I will let you know.
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Tendons don't last any longer than a bully stick. Have you tried a raw knuckle bone?
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You're all right. I tried a couple of the Merrick beef tendons and they were gone in no time.

MeadowCat, they do get raw femur bones, but the only knuckle bones they've gotten were smoked, I think. I'll try them. Thanks for the tip!
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