My Savvy Review Of Great Shapes USA Collagen Dog Chews
February 16, 2022
It is no secret to anyone that knows me that I love my fur babies… my pooches Chewy & Harley and my cat Shadow. They are all rescues that we adopted into our family years ago and we just adore them which is why I am on always the hunt for ‘good for you’ products for my furry family members in terms of their health and wellness. This year is all about health and wellness for me and my family in terms of eating healthier and cleaner and this applies to everyone in my household… including my furry family members and its the reason I jumped at the chance to work with the makers of ‘The Next Generation Of Dog Chews’ ~ Great Shapes! Great Shapes is a brand I trust as their products are 100% made and sourced in the USA and these collagen chews are just what my little pooches need to ensure they are healthy and happy.
Now you may be wondering why Great Shapes Collagen Chews are perfection for dogs and I will be covering all of that below for you. First and foremost…. it is because Great Shapes USA Collagen Dog Chews are an ultra-clean blend of direct-sourced bovine collagen PLUS USA-sourced Duck, Chicken, Bison, Sweet Potatoes or Apples. This collagen is as beneficial for them as it is for us….. as it can improve bone, joint, skin, hair, nail and digestive health.
I received the Great Shapes USA Bison Collagen Chews and little Chewy is loving them! They are a big size chew as compared to my dogs size but I simply break them up for him and he loves them.
These chews are much lower in calories than traditional dog biscuits and more digestible than traditional rawhide bones which is everything to me. They also have a smaller ingredient panel … Tannery Free USA-sourced bovine collagen, natural caramel coloring and bison! That is it and it really does not get simpler than that. There is absolutely no flour in these chews and they contain no added sugar or salt and are easier on teeth than antlers and hard cheese chews plus they are more natural ad tastier than plastic or nylon and they are 100% made and sourced in the USA which is unlike most pet treats on the market today.
I also love that the family that owns and created Great Shapes has been making dog chews for more than 30 years… so you can rest assured that they know what they’re doing. Add to that the fact that their new plant in central Indiana was built specifically to produce the healthiest, cleanest dog chews possible and they are now my go to brand for Dog treats and chews!
Collagen is group of proteins that provide the structure for tissues like cartilage, skin and tendons. It’s been called the “glue” which holds bodies together whether dogs, cats or humans. Pet nutritionists say the benefits of collagen for dogs may include improved bone, joint, skin, hair, nail and digestive health.
Where does collagen come from?
Collagen can be found in most animals and even some plants. But the vast majority of commercial collagen for human nutritional supplements, gelatin and dog treats comes from bovine hide—rawhide. Most of this rawhide is processed at leather tanneries. That’s where the hair is chemically removed and the hides split into layers. The top layer is processed into leather. The bottom layers go to make collagen products and traditional rawhide dog chews.
Isn’t rawhide bad for dogs?
There is nothing inherently bad about rawhide & dogs have been chewing it for thousands of years. The biggest concern is tannery chemicals that may remain in the hide after processing, particularly in traditional rawhide dog chews. These unhairing chemicals, as well as whiteners, bleaches and stabilizers can remain in rawhide bones and rolls, making them potentially dangerous for dogs. Great Shapes does not get their rawhide from tanneries for this very reason!
Can’t dogs choke on rawhide?
Poorly made rawhide chews made from sheets of hide can be a problem. Our chews are double-ground, extruded and cured so they are tough but pose no choking hazard.
Are collagen chews digestible?
Yes, the finer texture and food grade enzymes used to process the collagen make Great Shapes chews nearly 100% digestible.
So what do you think of these Great Shapes USA Collagen Chews? Are you loving that their products are Direct Sourced, Clean Processed, Nutritious and Delicious, PLUS Free from Tannery Chemicals all while being made and sourced right here in the USA like I am? Then you have to grab these for your furry family member(s) today as they get the treat of a rawhide plus the inclusion of Collagen which is proven to be beneficial for their bone, joint, skin, hair, nail and digestive health. Check these treats out for you pooch today!
Deliciously Savvy received product and/or compensation in exchange for an honest and unbiased review post and all opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!