Watch for wear and replace Benebones frequently to ensure that the product remains whole and intact at all times. Though a rough guide only, Benebones should be discarded if a piece larger than a grain of rice has broken off or may break off. As a general rule, if the product has lost more than one cubic centimeter of volume (the size of a sugar cube) it is time to replace the product.
After aggressive chewing, the product can become bristled and sharp. Monitor the condition of the Benebone closely to watch for bristles or sharp edges. The product can be smoothed with a wood file or heavy grit sandpaper.