When I saw the Greenies Original Smart Curve Toy on sale, I jumped on it. I’m not a pet owner that goes overboard with toys but I do like for her to have something to chew on other than my shoes (a story for another day…). I usually buy the Kong brand of dog toys because she is an aggressive chewer and Kong toys hold up under her powerful jaws. We haven't tried Greenies, the design looked dog-friendly and the price seemed reasonable so I was willing to give it a try.
The shape is interesting. The chew toy is designed for a dog to hold one end steady while she chews on the other, which has teeth cleaning nubs. Apparently, that’s supposed to be the business end of the toy. The package claim states: “It’s unique shape allows your dog to chew with comfort.”
Greenies Original Smart Curve Toy is made out of nontoxic rubber. The packaging claims: “A tough, durable toy made with natural rubber.”
I got the product on sale at a local pet supply store. The sticker SRP was $16.99. It was reduced to $14.99 and then put on the clearance table. I paid $7.99.
Frosty had one end (the holding end, not the business end – apparently she didn’t read the directions) destroyed in seconds. Of course I was supervising her, thank goodness. Hunks of Greenies rubber were everywhere. Amazed at how flimsy the toy now seemed, I got the pieces up and reread the packaging. I quote: “For a more exciting experience, peanut butter or dog paste may be spread into the grooves on the brush portion of this toy.” Fair enough, I didn’t read the instructions either. The brush portion of the toy was still intact so I spread peanut butter on the that end and stood over Frosty to see what would happen. She started working the peanut butter end but again, within seconds, she was pulling the hard rubber nubs off the brush. Mind you, the product is one complete piece of molded rubber and she was destroying it effortlessly.
We’re going back to Kong dog toys.
Do you have a favorite dog chew toy?
Greenies is a trademark of Nutro Products, Inc. and it’s affiliates. This is my experience only, I have no association with the manufacturers or distributors of Greenies dog toys and treats.