BetterBone FAQ

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At what point in wear process should I replace my the BetterBone?

We recommend that your pup get a new BetterBone once the ends are 45% warn. A good indication is to look at the dental ridges and/or numbs to see if they are fully worn. Another great way is to look at the knuckle of the three ends. If you can no longer see the contours, we suggest swapping out to a new BetterBone.

Where is the BetterBone Manufactured?

We source our material and manufacture the BetterBone in Croatia. We have reliable sources of the wood fiber needed to create our bones easily accessible. This also requires us to adhere to all REACH and EU standards which means you will never find any harmful chemicals in our products including artificial chemicals, colors, dyes, or flavors and improves the safety of our bones.

How is the BetterBone hypoallergenic?

Made from two simple easy to understand ingredients our bones are elegant in their simplicity. Our material has passed the REACH EU standards (https://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/chemicals/reach_en) as we manufacture in Croatia. These strict standards ensure that there are no phthalates, BPA, PVC, nylon, parabens, or substances of very high concern in any of our products.

We manufacture with strictly the trunk of fir or pine trees. Using no bark, needles, cones, or leaves which are the causes of allergies to trees.

We use no dairy, nuts (any nut), meats, wheat, gluten, or fish in the manufacturing of our standard bones and SUPERCHEWER type dog bones.

Our FLAVOR INFUSED bones may have soy, wheat, meat, gluten, or nuts. Please order accordingly.

 

How does this keep my pups teeth clean?

Our standard bone density is roughly 20% softer than standard nylon material dog products. Making the BetterBone not only safer on teeth but allows your pup to really satiate the need to chew into something and helps to clean teeth above the gum line. We have a super chewer version coming that will be our densest formulation yet.

Is the BetterBone safe on teeth?

Our innovative and proprietary material allows us to create a durable yet tooth-friendly bone. Our standard density bone for mild to tough chewers is 20% softer than standard nylon bones. Under normal circumstances this allows our bones to be non-splintering all while allowing your dog to really sink their teeth into the bone. This reduced hardness reduces the risk of injury to your best friend’s teeth and allows the unique nubs, and ridges to properly clean above your pup’s gum line and their teeth overall. All of this depends on the health of your dogs teeth. We ask that you use best judement when determing the health of your dogs teeth.

We will be introducing a denser version of the BetterBone that will match the density of standard nylon bones all while retaining the sustainability, hypoallergenic, trident shape, and dental health-promoting qualities.

What makes the BetterBone dog bone sustainable?

This is a great question and one we love to answer. Our bone is made from 60% Sustainably sourced all-natural wood cellulose fiber and 40% renewably sourced sugarcane oil. Through a 3rd party life cycle analysis (LCA), we have concluded that the BetterBone creates far less CO2 and consumes fewer fossil fuels than virgin plastic petroleum-based products. We also create no new plastics in the creation of the betterbone.

Is it ok for my dog to ingest pieces of the BetterBone?

Yes, BetterBone is designed with an optimal density to flake off as your dog enjoys playtime. You will notice some very small pieces left behind in the area he/she was playing, and sometimes those pieces are ingested. The incredible benefit to BetterBone is its 100% natural composition. While this is not expected, we do recommend your dog be monitored to ensure there are no large pieces that separate from the bone.

What makes your dog bone better?

There are many things that make our bone simply better. We use strictly two natural ingredients (Sustainably sourced wood fiber, and renewable plant-based oil.) paired with an innovative trident shape that has been designed to be held easily by your pup. Our unique dental-promoting design incorporates two of the three ends with dental nubs and ridges, making it one of the most well-rounded bones on the market. Our standard bones are roughly 20% softer than standard nylon bone making them safer on your dog’s teeth overall. Always use the best knowledge available to you when selecting which density of our bones to get. See the next question for details about our sustainability!

Is it bad if my dog's gums bleed?

Bleeding gums, just like in humans, is a sign of inflammation. Light bleeding is expected in most cases, especially with the dental ends are chewed and plaque is broken up off your dogs’ teeth. BetterBones are not a substitution for tooth brushing. If significant bleeding is observed, this is a great indicator that your dog may need veterinary care.

What if my dog chews through the BetterBone dog bone to quick?

We love that your pup loves the BetterBone! We also know that every dog is different. Some dogs will chew through their betterbones faster than others so knowing exactly how long a bone will last is completely subjective. We do recommend that you monitor your dog at all times and ensure that your dog has chewing “sessions” that last a reasonable amount of time 10 to 30 minutes. The bone is meant to be softer than traditional nylon products to be safer on teeth and overall reduce any damage to your pups mouth. 

Trip Hazard Beware

When not in use keep your Better Bone in an out of the way place to prevent any potential tripping or fall hazards. This is a hard material product and has the potential to cause injury if stepped on. Remain vigilant in an attempt to prevent any unnecessary spills or falls.

BetterLeash FAQ

All of your questions answered about the new Fair Trade & 100% Recycled ocean bound plastic Better Leash & Collar

What is the Better Leash made from?

Answer..Our collars and leashes are made from fair trade, recycled ocean-bound plastic, meaning your new leash and collar are helping to prevent discarded PET bottles from polluting our oceans. Also, these accessories for your four-legged bestie are helping informal waste workers in India build a livelihood. They come from some of the most marginalized sections of society and play an important role in retrieving plastic waste that was recycled to make your doggo's leash..

Who is our partner - Plastics For Change?

Plastics For Change enables industry partners to transition towards a circular economy while measuring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. The company works towards breaking the cycle of poverty for millions across the world that are at the base of informal recycling supply chains while preventing ocean-bound plastics from contaminating the environment.
It partners with global brands and manufacturers to catalyze positive change in coastal communities through its franchise model for plastic collection that creates responsible and sustainable supply chains which empower informal waste collectors to become entrepreneurs.

How much plastic do we remove from the ocean to make a leash or collar?

Each leash from Better Leash contains 85 bottles worth of recycled ocean bound plastic water bottles.

Each collar removes 34 bottles worth of recycled ocean bound plastic water bottles.

One set of leashes and collars removes 119 water bottles worth of waste from our oceans.

Does the Better Leash have a lifetime warranty?

Absolutley! The Better Leash has a lifetime manufactures defect warranty. We guarantee our leashes and collars free from manufacturing defects for the life of the product.