Saturday, June 4, 2016

Product Review: V-dog jumbo veggie chew


I love my dog. 

Everyone knows that. But, he isn't vegan. He eats more non animal products than I know your average dog eats, but he does eat salmon based foods about 90% of the time. I mix his foods with beans and chickpeas and veggies, and no beef or chicken. So I guess you could say my dog is pescetarian.

He is also a power chewer, and in the past I've tried everything I could to satiate his chewing. The Himalayan dog chew (milk based), deer antler (salvaged alter), kongs, bully sticks which were like crackers to him various puzzles and the like. None of them worked and a lot of them were insanely messy. It can be a nightmare when you have a power chewer.

The only thing that keeps him going is pressed rawhide which is the inner skin of cow. I don't like that this seems to be his only avenue,, and even though it is, I continue to look for alternatives.

When V-dog announced their vegan dog chew, I was over the moon. I waited a few months until I could find it readily available, and I ordered one from the UK.


I got the largest one they sold and total it was about $10 US, that's the price of a moderately priced rawhide bone, so that was good to me.


It smelled great and seemed dense. Its made of mint and rice and when I realized that I thought, great, this is gonna last all of 2 minutes.


I gave it to Brian, my 100 pound bullmastiff, and at first he didn't know what to make of it. Then he LOVED it, like carried it around the yard in delight loved it.


That thrilled me! Next was his test, how ling would it last. Let's say it had a good 10 minute run. When it got soft, it was over. The rice casing just softened too much and he inhaled it.


Bone coma. 

Another failure, partly. He did love the flavor, it's ethical, it just didn't last long, and I think that's the downfall for power chewers, especially the small demo of vegan alternatives for them.

In the end, I'd get 20 if they lasted even a couple hours, but at $10 each, to last 10 minutes is just too much. If you have a moderate chewer dog, those are fantastic and I believe they could last quite a while.

Perhaps I'll get more for an occasional treat for him, but this dog needs to chew and I reluctantly have to go back to the pressed rawhide.

But I will stay on the lookout for more vegan dog products.

30 comments:

  1. This is a good and long-lasting way to serve as a distraction for dogs who like chewing everything in the house. Its ingredients are safe and purchase is not very expensive. In addition to this, you can learn other ways to prevent our dogs from chewing, like the ones I learned from here: http://dogsaholic.com/training/how-to-stop-a-dog-from-chewing.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have read your article, it is very informative and helpful for me.I admire the valuable information you offer in your articles. Thanks for posting it.
      Tangki Panel
      Tangki Fiberglass

      Delete
  2. Going to graduate school was a positive decision for me. I enjoyed the coursework, the presentations, the fellow students, and the professors. And since my company reimbursed 100% of the tuition, the only cost that I had to pay on my own was for books and supplies. Otherwise, I received a free master’s degree. All that I had to invest was my time. Pure balance review

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love it darling!! maybe we can follow each others stamping blog?!

    ReplyDelete
  4. It proved to be Very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commentators here! A Best Pro

    ReplyDelete
  5. Fabulous post, you have denoted out some fantastic points, I likewise think this s a very wonderful website. I will visit again for more quality contents and also, recommend this site to all. Thanks. https://k9nerds.com/why-do-dogs-dig-in-their-beds

    ReplyDelete
  6. So what is now happening is that readers are reading a lot more product reviews and carefully considering them before making a decision.ABestPro

    ReplyDelete
  7. You understand your projects stand out of the crowd. There is something unique about them. It seems to me all of them are brilliant. bullmastiff puppies

    ReplyDelete
  8. Very useful post. This is my first time i visit here. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion. Really its great article. Keep it up. educator shock collar

    ReplyDelete
  9. Being the essential instructive association for coaches, APDT has a valuable asset called Trainer Search that enables you to discover mentors in your general vicinity dependent on your city or postal division. Extraordinary instrument! dog grooming

    ReplyDelete
  10. Feeding liver at times may be OK, yet don't bolster a lot of liver to your pooch. Exorbitant utilization of liver can antagonistically influence your pooch's muscles and bones. Best Automatic Cat Feeder Wet Food

    ReplyDelete
  11. Momentary stimulation can be used in training when you need to apply a short, light form of correction. dog training collars reviews

    ReplyDelete
  12. Cool stuff you have and you keep overhaul every one of us. educator e collar reviews

    ReplyDelete
  13. Yes i am totally agreed with this article and i just want say that this article is very nice and very informative article.I will make sure to be reading your blog more. You made a good point but I can't help but wonder, what about the other side? !!!!!!Thanks Dog Shampoo to Reduce Allergens

    ReplyDelete
  14. I want you to thank for your time of this wonderful read!!! I definately enjoy every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff of your blog a must read blog! aggressive dog training

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great job for publishing such a beneficial web site. Your web log isn’t only useful but it is additionally really creative too. wireless dog fences

    ReplyDelete
  16. Positive site, where did u come up with the information on this posting?I have read a few of the articles on your website now, and I really like your style. Thanks a million and please keep up the effective work. sandblasters

    ReplyDelete
  17. I adore the articles and reviews, I must say i dearly loved, I would like advise about it, because life-style decent., Many thanks meant for looking at. régime alimentaire

    ReplyDelete
  18. Great job for publishing such a beneficial web site. Your web log isn’t only useful but it is additionally really creative too. jogging dog stroller

    ReplyDelete
  19. Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the article. It proved to be Very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained! best fitness

    ReplyDelete
  20. It could be that you get the response yes, we use human grade ingredients - when actually only a couple of ingredients are human grade. Here's the trick to asking...ask them if they are APHIS European certified.

    best dog chew toys 2020

    ReplyDelete
  21. I was reading some of your content on this website and I conceive this internet site is really informative ! Keep on putting up. canvas dog bed

    ReplyDelete
  22. I was reading some of your content on this website and I conceive this internet site is really informative ! Keep on putting up. high anxiety crate

    ReplyDelete
  23. This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing blog that understand the value of providing a quality resource for free. flashing dog collar

    ReplyDelete
  24. Thank you for taking the time to publish this information very useful! how often brush golden retriever

    ReplyDelete
  25. It was really insightful.Thanks for such a nice content.If anyone interested similar one's have a look here Best Bully sticks

    ReplyDelete
  26. Firstly, with automating all complex tasks, it takes away dull, mundane and repetitive tasks. Secondly, it analyzes data and produces high-class products.Viking, Bosch, KitchenAid, LG Dishwasher Repair Near Me

    ReplyDelete
  27. Wow, What a Excellent post. I really found this to much informatics. It is what i was searching for.I would like to suggest you that please keep sharing such type of info.Thanks www.yoursafetyspy.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete