Friday, June 22, 2012

Hydro Bone Review

Hydro Bone, available at Petco, is the chew and fetch toy for your pet...with a twist. The molded rubber bone has a foam core which absorbs and holds liquid. You soak the Hydro Bone in water, and it then releases the water through specially designed holes as it's chewed on by your pet allowing it to quench your dog's thirst during play. It can be frozen for even cooler fun on the hottest of days. 

Butch hoarding both bones
Review: I received two Hydro Bones to review, one for each of my dogs: Butch (Boxer) and Buttercup (Bulldog).   There were no directions on how to get the water inside the bone but I finally realized you had to soak the bone in water to get it to absorb.  Both Butch and Buttercup needed a bit of coaxing before they would play with it, but it did not take long before they were fighting over both of them. 

I liked the hydration aspect of the bone and the freezing worked well. Bulldogs are not supposed to be in extreme heat and it is really important to keep them hydrated. This bone allows my dogs to keep hydrated and play at the same time.  One of the bones is still going strong a week and a half after receiving it; however, the other bone was torn to shreds the very first day.  The bone is a nice size for a larger dog; however, they may not be sturdy enough for such strong jaws/teeth. 

Buttercup licking the water off the holes

 Buy it here: Hydro Bones are available at Petco for $9.99.

I was provided with the above mentioned products for the purpose of facilitating this review. No other compensation was received and the views expressed here are my own.

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