Frequently Asked Questions
Dog chews and frozen treats are a great way to enrich your dog's life. If you aren't giving enough of them because it's a fuss, CHEWDEN is for you and your furry. There's nothing else like it.
CHEWDEN was born out of our own frustrations with giving our dog his favourite chews and frozen treats in an effective, safe and mess-free way. We want all dog-lovers in the world to be able to provide dog enrichment activities without ever feeling discouraged, so that they remain tail-waggingly-engaged with lovely sets of pearly white teeth.
We have tested with and optimised the CHEWDEN to work with toy to large breed dogs.
If your dog is a toy breed, getting the CHEWDEN Base can be helpful. The Base allows for even the smallest dogs to enjoy otherwise 'un-gripable' treats comfortably at their preferred angle.
CHEWDEN holds your dog's treats. It is not intended to be a chew toy itself, although it is made of materials that is resilient and safe for your dog to chew on without damaging their teeth. No safe dog toys are indestructible.
We always strongly recommend supervision, especially on the initial few times your dog uses CHEWDEN.
We treat safety as our absolute priority (our own beloved dogs chew with CHEWDEN too).
CHEWDEN uses stainless steel made to last a lifetime, and a carefully selected thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) that is non-toxic, and free of BPA and phthalates. We've also partnered with VELCRO® for robust straps of the highest quality.
Always ensure that you keep the Grip and its Insert clean before use. Remove any excess grease from the chew with a kitchen towel. Ensure that the chew is at room temperature and dry before use. On a sturdy surface, place the chew into CHEWDEN Grip. Focus on squeezing the Grip together and pull the strap gently to tighten at the same time.
Please refer to our guide for more detailed information.
CHEWDEN will work with the majority of popular dog chews available, including dental sticks, natural chews like bully sticks, tendon, yak cheese and various dried animal parts.
Fresh raw bones are always going to be slippery and can be tricky to secure, though possible. We recommend trying necks and feet - their bulb-shaped ends work best with CHEWDEN Grip.
Every dog is unique in their own way. Some dogs take to CHEWDEN immediately without any guidance and others take time.
You can ease your dog into using it by offering the attachment on its own first, before introducing the base. Encourage your dog with lots of treats and praises when introducing a new item.
This really depends on your dog's size, appetite and how much they love the Blend! On average, a serving of Trove Blend can keep dogs engaged for between 15 - 30 minutes.
Add warm water and mix to serve up a hearty topper for meals with our Pumpkin Beef Broth, or serve a Strawberry & Coconut 'puptail' by adding room temperature water to mix.
Each bottle of Trove blend contains about 10-20 servings, depending on the size of your dog.
The bottle sizes are based on number of servings, and the amount of powder required for each serving size is different.
For example, our Pumpkin Beef Broth flavour is made with bone broth as the base. It is a highly concentrated powder, therefore the volume needed in each serving is much lower. We do not pack our Blend with fillers and artificial additives.
Our serving sizes are estimated for medium sized breeds. You can increase or decrease the serving amount as appropriate for your dog's size.
Trove Blend is intended as a treat or topper. We recommend a maximum of one serving a day, only to ensure that it does not replace meals.
It depends on the environment.
If prepared in a Trove with a lid, it can go up to 60 minutes before it melts beyond what we would serve, in a 25 degree celcius shaded environment.
You can take it outdoors with you. The lid prevents Trove from leaking if the contents were to melt. Store in a cooler bag with ice packs to keep it frozen for an even longer time!
Our Strawberry & Coconut flavour is formulated with goat's milk powder, which is often recommended for dogs with mild lactose intolerance. That's because goat's milk contains less lactose, and is easier to digest than cow's milk.
For a dairy-free option, you can try our Pumpkin Beef Broth flavour.