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Apparently, they weren't so crazy after all. Lol
Apparently not!

We could change the title to rope toys and other things you don't think of as dangerous (or something like that) and people can add in for a sticky?


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Apparently not!

We could change the title to rope toys and other things you don't think of as dangerous (or something like that) and people can add in for a sticky?
That would work!!
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FYI about tennis balls. Not good for their teeth, wears them down like sand paper. And at some point becomes to small and can be swallowed. It does happen.
Oh yeah. We don't use them for chew toys. We use them for fetch. We have to put them away when she isn't playing because we've seen her annihilate them.

Changing the title is fine by me. I just want people to know the dangers.

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This dog ate (there used to be pictures) a few pencil eraser sized pieces of kong toy:
http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...jessie-er.html

God I am pissed!!!

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Oh yeah. We don't use them for chew toys. We use them for fetch. We have to put them away when she isn't playing because we've seen her annihilate them.

Changing the title is fine by me. I just want people to know the dangers.
I'd be careful with fetch with them too. I've heard enough stories of a dog swallowing them to be a little paranoid. I use balls that are too big to fit behind my dog's back teeth when playing throwing games.

My current favorite are these: http://www.amazon.com/KONG-Squeezz-Ball-Dog-Large/dp/B004YCJPT2/ref=sr_1_1?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1345044980&sr=1-1&keywords=KONG+Squeezz+Ball+Dog+Toy%2C+Large
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post #26 of 43 (permalink) Old 09-05-2012, 07:56 PM
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GET RID OF ALL ROPE TOYS BURN THEM !!
i had a dog named bear and me family loved hi sooo much we would never do anything without him, i didnt know someone could love a dog that much!! One day he swollowed string and a week later we saw somthing was wrong, He had to get 4 operations because a 3 foot long string was wraped around all his instesines and it killed his insides. We paid $6,000 for everything and we dont regret it !!! He might have died anyway but that $6,000 was best $ 6,000 we ever spent!!
I MISS THAT FREAKING DOG SOO MUCH AND I MISS HIM EVERYDAY!!
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My dog has broken teeth on nylabones and antlers, both. Just saying, watch your dog's teeth when you give them something new like that. He's an OCD chewer, so regular toys/regular chewers may not be an issue.
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I've always put their toys up when we are done playing, but I was careless a couple weeks ago and let Zoey hang on to a chuck it ball while I paid the pizza guy and just that quick she ate almost half of it. We got lucky and she is fine, but that kind of stuff scares the crap out of me.
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Saber tried to eat rope toys too. I have an alternative for those interested, that I think is safer. Target has these toys that are the same shape/length as a rope toy but it is 3 strips of thick fuzzy fabric woven together in a braid with a knot at each end. We use those for tug in training. Saber never has gotten any pieces off of it and it holds up well (but I still wouldn't leave it unattended, we only use it for tug). They are only $3.

Also be careful fetching with sticks with your dog. When I was a kid we threw sticks for our dog Scooter to fetch. One time we threw the stick and it landed stuck into the ground, she ran to fetch it by the end and jabbed the stick all the way into the back of her throat where it got stuck with blood gushing out. A vet was able to fix it, but I never fetch with sticks due to this.

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We only have two, which were made in Germany. No China-made rope toys. And he always has to be supervised when he plays with them.
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