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Old 11-22-2011, 01:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for something to keep our 11mo old occupied for longer than 5 minutes...can anyone suggest a chew toy/bone that fits the bill? The nylabone doesn't seem to be that appealing.

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Old 11-22-2011, 01:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How big of a chewer is she/he? If she's not too aggressive, I buy frozen soup bones (they're different than marrow bones) and spread an old vinyl tablecloth or sheet out. I can get up to an hour of time out of 'em. Of course, Rocket is not 6 months old yet, and he's never really destroyed anything either (yet). He definitely doesn't break the bones. Still, he doesn't get them unless I'm sitting right there.

I've also heard pigskin stuff is more digestable than rawhide. So maybe there's stuff in that kind of thing that would help?
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Bully sticks or cow hooves are what we use.
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Bully sticks or cow hooves are what we use.
Same here!
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Zogoflex. It's amazing, look it up.
We also like Planet Dog toys, they are next to impossible to destroy.
You'd never believe it but we have a 10lb. Dachshund who can destroy almost any toy made. And if he can't (in the case of the zogoflex toys) he isn't interested. There's something very satisfying for him to just rip to shreds, any toy we bring home!
Even those fire hose toys they make? He chewed through the edges. Tennis balls last 5min. max. Bad/good cuz toys? Squeaker part destroyed within the day.
I should use more hooves and stuff with him but I'm always afraid of E. coli, and the smell is awful
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Anyone that has ever had a dog get a cow hoof stuck cross ways between it's upper teeth and against the roof of it's mouth, would NEVER again give them again! It is NOT fun (nor is it easy.) to get out when the dog is freaking out. This was a GSD and it was not a hoof that was chewed down. Hooves are evil! They also stink and when the dog pukes up pieces on the rug, that isnt fun either! Let alone the fact that it hurts like heck to step on one barefoot! I don't even allow my dogs chew on the trimmings when the horses get their feet trimmed. There are MUCH safer alternatives.
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What about antlers?
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Anyone that has ever had a dog get a cow hoof stuck cross ways between it's upper teeth and against the roof of it's mouth, would NEVER again give them again! It is NOT fun (nor is it easy.) to get out when the dog is freaking out. This was a GSD and it was not a hoof that was chewed down. Hooves are evil! They also stink and when the dog pukes up pieces on the rug, that isnt fun either! Let alone the fact that it hurts like heck to step on one barefoot! I don't even allow my dogs chew on the trimmings when the horses get their feet trimmed. There are MUCH safer alternatives.
Same here and why I don't like hooves. Ohhhh the smell. Wretched things.
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Love them! We used Antlers for Raider. He detsroys everything... has little interest in Kongs. Basically doesn't like much of anything that isn't soft or that he can feel his teeth sinking into. But give him a deer antler and he is happy! Especially the larger ones that maybe have a little exposed Marrow on the side already to "entice" them.
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Mine has food allergies and cannot have the array of normal chews so he does well with the Michelangelo and the Nylabone tough chew rings. He will sit and naw on the ring while watching a movie. It does not come apart. When it gets too many sharps nubbies we replace it.
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