Hartz Chew and Clean Dog Bone

Please no one give this to their dog. Our granddaughter’s dachshund died today from swallowing a piece of this bone. Our dachshund also swallowed a piece of his bone and nearly died. The Hartz company should stop making these!

37 Replies to “Hartz Chew and Clean Dog Bone”

  1. about 2 weeks ago I bought a Hartz busy bone type chew for my dog Gibbs and he went out of his mind. He is hyper dog as is but this bone made him crazy. we had to lock him up in another room to calm him down.I threw out the other one. I purchased it at our local WalMart. I will never buy Hartz for my pets again. I am sure we all know where they pet products are produced and there is no regurd to how we fell about out pets. Our pets are our family and they get ill its like its one of our kids. Some one needs to look into what is going on. Hartz shame on u for having no reguard for animals and the people who love them.

    1. I have three dogs I bought one for each of them they had been chewing on them for a couple days then today my 2 year old boxer was chewing on one all day long all of a sudden my 6 year old beagle walked by and the boxer attacked the beagle and drew blood it was the scariest thing ever my boxer has never done anything like this I had to lock her up for a couple hours and after I let her out she was still hyped up needless to say I threw them away

        1. Defintely Hartz. My friends dog died from Hartz rawhide made in China. Confirmed by her Vet. Hartz is a terrible company

  2. Our year old pup died last week due to a hartz chew and clean dog bone 🙁 he chewed it in half and there were sharp shards in the pieces that came off, he was dead in less than 30 hours after we realized he was sick. I will NEVER buy a hartz product again 🙁

  3. I purchased the Hartz Dental Duo Small, Bacon Flavor, for my cockapoo and one for my English Springer. They had it chewed into sharp slivers w/in 5-7 mins. I returned the product to WalM & asked them to start a recall. They were shocked at how sharp the fragments were. I also wrote Hartz & reported this. I am so sorry to learn of others’ problems.

  4. I purchased a Hartz Chew & Clean bacon flavored bone for my minature dachshund. He did not chew in into splinters as others have described but within a very short time was very ill, throwing up during the night. He was very fussy the next morning when I left for work & ate very little of his food that morning. When I got home he had thrown up at least 4 more times, was very lethargic & clingy. Did not eat that evening but did finally eat up in the late night & the next morning with no more vomiting. It was very scary & I was not sure I would not lose him. I would not recommend these for any dog!

  5. bought the hartz chew and clean bacon flavor for my mini doxie and as soon as he chewed made popping sound.small piece came off top of bone.he has to have tooth pulled not happy! should be taken off the market!!!!

  6. I bought the Hartz Chew and Clean Bacon flavor chew toy for my Lhaso/Terrior. He chewed through the hard plastic part of the bone in about 10 minutes, resulting in sharp plastic spikes on the end of the bone. Had to throw it out. Won’t buy again.

  7. i just bought a hartz chew and clean bacon flavor toy thing from wal mart. and tryd to give it to my shi tzu gizmo.he didnt seem too intersted in it.so i kinda chewed on it to try to get him to want it.a couple minutes later (right now) my mouth is numb! i have thrown that thing in the trash, and brushed my teeth and my mouth is still numb! once again another bad product form HARTZ

  8. My dog Bella has been chewing the dental duo for the last 4 yrs. She loves them and only chews the middle out of the plastic bone and leaves the rest which I throw away. She gets one every evening and looks forward to it. My problem is trying to buy them. Walmart does not stock enough of the them. Bella is half yorky and pom.

      1. Yes the middle is edible but not the outside. That said, I took away the toy because my medium-sized dog had it chewed into sharp edges with bits coming off after a couple hours.

        1. My lab just ate some of the green plastic. I let her chew it and in less than 5 minutes she had eaten a ton of the green plastic. I’m freaking out! Will NEVER but Hartz products again

    1. Hi. We have two yorkies and that was our problem was not being able to get them. If you buy from amazon. Chewy or Walmart on line you usually get a better deal we get the two pack for small dogs and we pay usually 3.10 for a pack of two online. Just a thought

  9. We bought our dogs these for Christmas. 2 of the 3 dogs began hacking as a result in the plastic slivers being stuck in their throats.
    Pleas do not give these to your dogs!

  10. I bought a chew n clean bendable middle bacon toy for my cavapoo. Almost immediately she had a piece off it and it appeared to be plastic not any part of,the treat. It actually says on the packet suitable for dogs over 50lbs so should have been more than able to suit my 11 lb cavapoo. However after a few minutes fortunately lay we were In the same room with her she had managed to get a piece off it and the rest of it was chewed rapidly. Please please don’t buy these for,your dogs goodness knows what would have happened if we had left her alone.

  11. Looked up the product after I realized my dog was nibbling the plastic parts off. I’m sorry to hear of pets passing away.

  12. Just purchased Chew and Clean Bone at grocery store, specified for 50+ lb dogs. My lad had the “durable” plastic chewed through within minutes and you could hear pieces snapping. Please do not waste your money or put your dog at the risk!

  13. I just gave our dog a medium-sized bacon treat bone a few days ago and the nylon outside has been chewed up already. I think we are going to have to throw the dental bone away. I realize the center is starch, but our dog hasn’t even gotten to that part yet.

  14. I have a one year old Bullmastiff and I’m scared to death after doing reasearch about the Hartz bones . My dog gotten bloody dirrea this morning my husband is getting ready to take him to the vet . I looked in his feces to see and we gave him a green one bone Hartz clean and chew and it was shards of green and white in his feces . I believe this is the reason , I looked at his old bone and the rest of the Hartz clean and chew was very sharp . I threw away the bones no good . Hartz doesn’t care. If they did test they know this . Now I hope my dog doesn’t die .

  15. We just gave our Labrador Retriever the Hartz Chew’n Clean Dental Duo (bacon flavored for large dogs) and she quickly broke off large pieces with sharp shards. Luckily, she didn’t swallow any of these pieces. We took it away from her because we didn’t want her to swallow any of these pieces, concerned the pieces could choke her or damage her stomach or intestines.

  16. I purchase hartz dental best 2″ rawhide bones 40ct bag. These bones are awesome!! I’ve been purchasing them for the past 13yrs for 5 cocker spaniels. I put the whole bag in a basket and put them on the floor as “free feed,”. This basket is kept full all the time, and my dogs chew them off and on all day or evening. Never has there ever been sharp shards, and my dogs chew them until they turn gummy and soft enough to swallow. I’ve never encountered any ill effects in my dogs or puppies. My now older dogs have beautiful white unstained teeth, no bad breathe, and I’ve never had to have the vet clean, or pull any. I’ll never let the basket run out and we go through around 5-7 bags a month… Pricey but worth every penny!! 🙂 We also keep 3 different brands and varieties of hard crunchy food as “free feed” 24/7 in addition to wet food every morning. Also fresh water 3+ times per day. Remember, there are 5 of them…..

  17. Has anyone ever read the ingredients??? Polyurethane and nylon??? Wtf?? How would you feel chewing on plastic it’s because pet food and toys are not regulated

  18. My dog started acting lethargic and sooky last night. I just thought it was me going back to work after the weekend but in the middle of the night he had to get up to go outside which is something he never does. He went out and came back in and got back on our bed to sleep. He still wasn’t comfortable. My husband woke up to the dog throwing up. It was all yellow bile and a piece of dog food but nothing else. We gave him some water and he went back to sleep but of course I never slept worrying about him. We got up at our regular time and I put him out to do his pee but he was out for a long time so I went out to check in him. I looked and he was trying to poop. It was like it was water. I saw the one he did over night and it was solid but still didnt look right. I took him to my mom’s to stay with his sister like always when I go to work and they said he was ok but still quiet. While there he tried to poop and it was all liquid and looked kind of tinged with pink. The only thing I could figure it is would be the hertz clean n chew bone. He doesn’t take pieces off but he does make it really sharp and we take it from him and give him a fresh one. Well it looks like he isn’t getting any anymore. I have an appointment with the vet for tomorrow. I am just wondering if I should pay the emergency charge and get him looked at now. He is our little baby and is so important to us. I hate that he is in pain.

  19. I bought this and was so afraid my dog was going to just swallow this whole as she had in the mouth like she wanted to just eat it in one shot. I immediately thought this bone was a horrible idea and had to look up reviews which brought me to this post. Now I will just throw in the trash.

  20. I’ve given this to my mini dachshund for the past two months, however it needs to be replaced every two weeks for sure because the surface gets scored and might lead to a piece coming off. Also you should monitor your dog with any kind of chew treat. It is cheaper than any other kind of chew so I just write the date down and replace it at two weeks. Don’t give it to large dogs! My dog enjoys it for awhile each day.

  21. Gave my dog the chew and clean bacon bones, she loved the first one I bought so I bought her another one. Well she got sick on a Monday morning and had diarrhea to the point it was just liquid, didn’t think anything of it and Tuesday morning had a solid poop. Tuesday afternoon went for a walk and she developed very runny diarrhea with blood in it. Gave her some time but by Wednesday night she was having diarrhea about 3 times every hour and couldn’t even make it outside to go. She ended up throwing up so we brought her to the emergency vet where they gave her some nausea medicine and some antibiotics and antidiarreal medication. Really thought I was going to lose my little dog, my child whom is only 9 pounds. Will not ever give her another hartz product ever again, could have killed her.

  22. I bought my five months old Yorkshire terrier Hartz chew and clean bacon flavour. He loved chewing on the first night I gave it him. My pooch and I went to bed as usual. I woke up to poop all over the house. Couldn’t understand why it happened, till I went on Google and this site. Binned it straight away.

  23. I bought a Hartz chew’clean twisty bone for my cocker spaniel mix. When I checked on him a few minutes later the bone had disappeared except for a few fragments that were scattered about the carpet. Then I read very fine print on the back of the package which served as a disclaimer for this very dangerous toy. Now I will have an anxious few days hoping that it doesn’t tear his intestines to pieces.

  24. I bought some of these Hartz chew and clean bacon flavor. Thank God I read all of these reviews. I will not feed this crap to my dogs, Hartz should be ashamed of themselves, and I will never purchase another item of theirs not ever. I bought mine at Walmart just tonight and I plan on returning them. How awful that this is even allowed to continue to be on the shelves in the stores.

  25. WORST PRODUCT EVER!! I gave our retriever puppy a chew and clean on Christmas morning. She managed to eat some of the plastic before we took it away from her. For the next four days, she vomited every morning. Then vomited for another two days about a week later. This week, she developed diarrhea on Wednesday and threw up on Thursday. When I looked at the vomit, it had pieces of the plastic in it from this bone!!! She has not had this bone since Christmas, but the plastic chunks are identical in color and texture to the bone. I can’t believe that these shards would still be in her system six weeks later- if she tried to pass one of these through her intestine she would be DEAD! Praying that she was able to vomit it all up and she will now be on the mend. This company should be banned from selling any products for any animal!

  26. I wish I had known about the problems with the chew’n clean before I bought it – oh my god – durable is not an appropriate word – I just grab it from my 6 month old 27 lb pup and she was pulling a huge chunk off it.
    Going to try and return to Walmart.

  27. My dog is dead at age 3. I got these bones for him last week. He had no illness. He went outside to play for 10 minutes and then came in, laid down on his bed and died.

  28. My mastiff (153 lbs) just swallowed a
    , size large, bacon flavored Hartz chew-n-clean. I bought it from Walmart and he only had it for about 25 minutes before swallowing it. I came up here to see what I should do but now I’m having a full fledged panic attack reading these comments. I’m so sorry about all these deaths and now I’m literally shaking and crying and scared for my baby. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do? We don’t have a regular vet so should I take him to emergency?

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