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Old 07-15-2014, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 3.5 month old shepherd who may be starting to teeth. He loves bully sticks and elk antlers however i believe the antlers are giving him diarrhea :/ I worry about the bully sticks being unhealthy for him bc I was told they are high in calories. He doesn't like nylabones or anything rubber that he cant see "progress" chewing on. Any advice on what's the best thing for him?
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What about a piece of rope soaked in water and frozen. You could even get creative with flavoring the water
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I buy raw bones cut up for soup (into 'O's about 1 " deep) from the meat section and keep them in the freezer. Then just take one out at a time, put the dog on the deck/yard (can make a bit of a mess) and my dogs just gnaw away on the raw frozen bone.

DO NOT COOK THEM, chemically changes them to be harder then the teeth and then their teeth break and you have $$$$$ vet visits!

I also have a bunch of kongs I stuff and freeze. Then I just take one out at a time to give my dogs.

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I agree with MRL, I use frozen stuffed kongs and raw bones and they last a while and both of my dogs love them!
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We used to use Chilly Bones when they were really little. They loved them.
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Great suggestions above.

I also give my boy cow ears.

He is also teething now so I am giving him frozen washcloths (partially wet down then frozen--he loves them and it really seems to soothe his sore gums). I keep an eye on him while he chomps on the washcloth to ensure he is not eating it (potentially leading to a bowel obstruction).
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thanks for the great suggestions! I'll try them and see what he likes
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I don't like the marrow bone pieces, because I know someone who's dog got one stuck on its jaw and it had to be cut off by the vet. But the bigger ones are ok!

My dog loves beef tendons, beef trachea etc!
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I agree with MisterC and Robert, take a wash cloth and soak it in low sodium chicken broth, then wring it out, and put it in the freezer.

Also, you can pick up some bones like this, stuff them with peanut butter, and then freeze it. This is a life saver for us, it keeps him occupied for a solid 15-20 mins.

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thanks for the great suggestions! I'll try them and see what he likes
I currently have THREE frozen kongs in the freezer at one time. Rotate them through and always put one in Osin's crate when I'm leaving for the day. She loves them
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