BarknBig Beef Saddle Bones provide some good edges to work on and give dogs a suitable bone for aggressive chewing. The soft tissue bone gives in more so than other bones. Don't be surprised when this is half the size of its original shape. Dogs do eat that but do not be worried about it splintering - the soft tissue sands down more so than cracking or splintering. These animals are grass-fed and it translates to a better raw product. We intend on keeping it that way by NOT adding chemicals or flavorings that do more harm than good.