Frequently Asked Questions
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No. The color does not come off the chew. Furthermore, as it is vegetable based, there are no off- odors, or greasiness to contend with either. ^ top
Basically, all sizes are fine and safe for all dogs. Chose the size based upon whether you intend the chew as a training treat or as an actual chew. See each product listing for a full description. ^ top
We hope you have a lot of trees in your yard and hope we can help you save a few. Generally, it depends on the size, age and chewing habits of your dog. Obviously these will not last as long as rawhide or pig’s ears, since they are made of a fibrous vegetable instead of animal tissue. However, they will last anywhere from several minutes to twenty minutes, depending again on dog size, age and chewing strength. What’s wonderful about these chews is that they are nutritionally healthy and do not have the high fat levels of pigs ears, or the potential digestive problems of rawhide. Additionally, these are 100% sweet potato and contain no added processed non-foods. ^ top
Yes. There is something about sweet potato that dogs find irresistible. Once sweet potato is dehydrated, as these are, the flavor is locked in, and luckily so are all the valuable nutrients. ^ top
It is difficult to tell from the photos how large each chew is. Can you tell me more about the size of the different chews?
Yes, Bichon “Fries” are very similar to a French fry. They are good for toy- to medium-sized dogs as a chew or for larger dogs as a treat. They can be torn easily into smaller pieces for training treats.
Yes, very healthy. These chews are especially good for dogs with food allergies or other dietary problems such as obesity or diabetes. Sweet potato is very high in a wide spectrum of nutrients. See The #1 ranked Vegetable.
12 Months from purchase, kept in a cool dark place. For even better results the chews can be kept in the refrigerator. ^ top
Yes, completely normal. Some chews are a darker orange while others are a bit lighter. There are a number of factors dictating the differences. There is a wide range of color in the sweet potatoes themselves. The time of year also affects the color as well. We work directly with farmers and packers of sweet potatoes. Colors and textures even vary by such factors as the individual field the potatoes were grown in and its watering cycles. Weather during planting or harvesting can also affect the final color or texture of the Sweet Potato Dog Chews.
All our chews are dried on hand-crafted wooden slat trays that also are used in drying a variety of ripe fruits in the sunny central valleys of California. Though the trays are thoroughly washed and sanitized before each use, sometimes the color from the tannins of other fruit will leave a slight mark on the sweet potato chews. Occasionally these look like a dark stain. Rest assured, it is completely natural.
Of course any dog (or human for that matter) could choke on just about anything and a dog should be monitored during chewing to ensure safety. However, these chews are very safe when compared to other animal chews. Basically, as the dog chews these treats, the dehydrated sweet potato will slowly be broken down by the chewing activity and swallowed like any other treat. ^ top