Running out of ideas for SAFE chew toys
Navarro is now 10 months old and staying home outside of his crate without any potty or chewing issues. He only chews on what we have told him he is allowed (with the exception of my beautiful maple tree), BUT when he knows what he is allowed to chew boy does he ever go to town. He swallows anything that comes off the chew toy and will fit down his throat. He's like a duck trying to swallow a loaf of bread! I have been slowly deeming more and more toys unsafe for him. Half his Nylabone magically went missing all at once a while back, he will swallow horridly expensive bully sticks and Himalayan dog chews like they're tic tacs and we made a BIG $300 mistake with cured dinosaur bone involving an emergency trip to the vet and lots of laxatives...and he wasn't even left alone with that one! He will chew up and ingest whole sticks outside on our hikes if I let him and then later poop out woodchips. I'm not sure if I have a suicidal dog or just a pup who is a little slow to learn about what he should be trying to shove down his throat. He does get lots of exercise/hikes/swimming/doggy playdates/training. I'm running out of things to keep him happy when its too hot to play or I have to work. I'm down to Chuckit balls, his Wobbler and his Kong...all of which I closely inspect every day. Do you guys have any other suggestions for toys you trust your strong chewers with? And would you suggest NOT giving raw bones to a pup like this? After the cured dino bone I'm really scared to try giving him bones of any sort.