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Your most popular puppy toys

Ok, so I am asking this question, A. because I haven't really found anything useful on this topic, and B. because it's getting expensive to buy chew toys. So I wanted to ask all of you what toy you found most soothing for your teething puupy that they love. I just bought one of those kong things and stuffed it with food, however she just chews up the toy and takes little pieces of the toy off which isn't how they should be used. She is really interested in it which is a plus but I don't want her swallowing any of the rubber material. I bought her the extreme one and she still is taking pieces off. She has two cloth tug toys but isn't very interested in them. The other toys I have bought her ones that squeak she tears them up. So I'd just love to hear what you guys have used that work! thanks!
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Nylabones - the hard ones, not the softer, edible looking ones, those gave my pup the runs

the Himalaya chews - expensive but puppy LOVED it and when it's a small nub you can microwave it so it gets soft and edible

large bully sticks/braided bully sticks - I recommend the odor-free brands and take it away when it's about 3" so they don't swallow it whole

marrow bones - once the marrow is gone, I smear peanut butter on the inside

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Thank you very much for the info! it's appreciated, I will have to pick one of those up tomorrow. As a full time student she is only left alone for no more than 2 hrs. So naturally I wanted something that is mentally engaging when I am not here. She get's plenty of exercise, I just wanted one more thing for her to concentrate on while I'm gone, again thank you!
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I do like the idea of the Kong toy I bought, Simply for the fact that I can refill it and not have to keep buying stuff haha. Just wish it wasn't a target for destruction and more of a game
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A wet knotted towel that is frozen is a great cheap soothing chew while teething.
Fresh raw beef knucklebones were always a good way for occupying puppies when they want to chew, too.

This is a great toy , put it on a flirt pole and your puppy will be in heaven(you don't need to have pup tug with it, just chase and hold/out)
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I am open to anything lol, do you buy the beef knucklebones at the supermarket?
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no, thru a meat processor or a butcher...grocery stores may carry 'soup bones' which are ok. Knucklebones are better because the bone is cartilage and more spongy bone than a marrow bone. Don't buy smoked bones, they can splinter....always go for fresh.

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if you're thinking raw then chicken feet are good chew things for pups; not to mention healthy.

if you're against raw then i find the "most popular" toy for any pup is human feet.
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How long do these last, or is this something that will probably be completely gone after two hours. I guess I didn't think a toy or something she can chew was going to be such a chore to supply lol. I will look for them, the butcher is a pretty decent drive. Maybe I just haven't found what she really likes yet. Process of trial and error, however like I said before I hope it's soon because it's getting pretty expensive lol.
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if you're against raw then i find the "most popular" toy for any pup is human feet.
Haha, she only goes after feet if you are trying to put your socks on, cute and adorable but rather taxing after a while lolol.
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