*This is NOT a paid or sponsored promotion in any way. I just seriously love this thing!!
We generally try to be eco-friendly around the house and with our purchases. That means less packaging, of course, and avoiding plastic. There is one exception, however, that we have purchased over and over again: the Busy Buddy Bouncy Bone.
Not only do Emmett and Lucas LOVE this toy, but it has kept their teeth absolutely sparkling. The basic set-up of the toy is a plastic bone with ends that unscrew, and a bouncy ball slides onto the center. When you unscrew the ends – leaving the ball in the center – you load “gnawhide” rings and screw the ends back on. This lodges the little round rawhide pieces between the bone ends and the bouncy ball, making it a time-consuming, fun, and challenging task for your dog.
Though it’s nice to be able to load the toys to keep the dogs busy for a while, the biggest benefit is in their dental health. Their teeth are almost entirely tartar-free. We can’t give Emmett any real bones because he’s incapable of chewing – several choking incidents and we’ve ditched bones, dental chews, and anything larger than a quarter. But these work perfectly.
My one big complaint: As you can probably see in the pictures of Lucas and Emmett, the ends get ripped up pretty quickly with their intense chewing. Busy Buddy does not sell replacement ends, so to prevent the boys from swallowing small shards of plastic, we end up having to buy them whole new toys. If they sold replacement ends, this would be a nearly perfect toy!