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Old 07-21-2014, 09:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a female GSD at 1 year old and weighing in about 55lbs. She loves to chew on treats and puzzle toys to keep herself busy. The problem is that she is such a strong chewer that nothing lasts more than a day or so before she has it all chewed up.

I get her Bully Sticks that are braided in 9inches and she can chew through the whole thing in 20 minutes... at $25/pack, this stuff is starting to add up. Can anyone help me find a more affordable alternative?

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Old 07-21-2014, 09:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My boy loves the starmark everlasting treat ball with the treat discs. He also loves elk antlers. Make sure you get good quality not just from petstore they are over priced and bad quality. She will NOT chew threw that in a day.

I get mine from https://www.facebook.com/MTAntlerChews just send her a PM to order and pm for the product list and prices. They are priced great and are worth it. Chief also loves raw knuckle bones
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My boy loves the starmark everlasting treat ball with the treat discs. He also loves elk antlers. Make sure you get good quality not just from petstore they are over priced and bad quality. She will NOT chew threw that in a day.

I get mine from https://www.facebook.com/MTAntlerChews just send her a PM to order and pm for the product list and prices. They are priced great and are worth it. Chief also loves raw knuckle bones
Thanks for the reply! I have tried a Starmark treat ball with disks, she is able to chew it down and pop it out of the rubber holding it. I also tried antlers, although from Petsmart, she chewed the marrow then won't touch it after.

I have not tried a raw knuckle bone though... may have to look into that.

**Just looked at those antlers and wow... they are huge!** I will be sure to check em out.

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Since she likes puzzle toys, she may enjoy a kong - the black extreme one for tough chewers. It can be packed with all kinds of inexpensive treats or things you make yourself.There are tips and recipes on the kong website The Best Durable Dog and Cat Toys & Treats from the KONG Company
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Nylabones are the only things that work for us. Himalayan chews are awesome but a big dog can crunch through them pretty fast and they are pricey. Marrow bones break teeth and too much marrow = the runs. Anything else my dogs devour in minutes (bully sticks, elk antlers....).
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I use deer antlers and marrow bones. I get the marrow bones that are hollow inside. They do come with beef or peanut butter filled as well.


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Chicken feet they don't last long but my dogs live them real cheap
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Old 07-27-2014, 12:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I know a lot of people on here feed raw chicken feet. I picked up a bag of dried (dehyradrated) chicken feet ( on sale at doggyloot. I was wondering if they are ok to give to a 3 month old puppy. I got them for the glucosmine content. Anyone have an opinion? I not so much worried about her puppy teeth as I am her stomach. GSD puppies often have issues with the guts until they are older.
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I would be more worried about feeding dried bones
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Jax, ya that is why I held off. I got them with the idea that dried is not cooked its just with the moisture taken out, but after getting them I was like man these things hard and dry. So I have not given her one yet. I asked the vet and they had no clue, they never heard of anyone giving dogs chicken feet before.
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