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11-30-2012 02:37 PM
SukiGirl We bought that exact Nyla for Suki months ago...she hated it. The only Nyla that she seems to love is the one shaped like a wishbone, you can find it on Amazon. I haven't seen it in any store.

Suki has 2 cuz balls, the 'bad cuz' and the one with the plastic inside. She loves both they are her favorite toys. Despite her heavy chewing, she has yet to destroy either.
11-30-2012 01:19 PM
Kyleigh Have you seen what a dog's teeth can look like after chewing on tennis balls for too long??

TENNIS BALLS ARE BAD FOR TEETH!

This isn't my website, but I learned this the hard way with my first dog. She loved tennis balls, and I thought nothing of it ... 4 years later her teeth looked just like that dog's in the picture.

Now, I stick with only natural things for my dogs ... bones / antlers
11-30-2012 12:43 PM
Mary Beth
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So nylabones are meant to be completely chewable/edible/digestible? Safe for dogs, even by the most skeptic?
Yes but and the explanations are on the brochure inside the package and also on the Nylabone website. The "but" is to get the correct one for your dog's chewing and size, and be sure to replace it when the bone gets sharp or worn down or so small the dog could choke. The durabones chew up into those pesky particles that are annoying to step on, but the particles are harmless to the dog. The durabones do not splinter like chicken bones. I like them because they come in a big size for my big GSD and Sting likes them, they give him good chewing and they last for a couple of weeks. With the edible kind, he just chews it up in less than 5 minutes. He is a big dog and these are big enough for him to grasp in his paws and chew on. I did try rawhide (the extra tough large rolls which I also got from Foster & Smith) but once he grew out of his adolescence (8 - 10 months) he didn't like them. I ended up giving them away to my neighbor's big lab who loves them. The antler bones are too small for Sting, same with pig's ears. Sting also like to mouth and carry a soft toy that squeak - but only the white wooly "gingerbread" medium size, one only. I tried getting two, but no, only one, he wasn't interested in two. So I hide the other one, until the first got "loved to death" and then took the old one and put the new one in its place when he was outside. I also do the same with the Nylabone when it is worn down.
11-29-2012 11:05 PM
MarleyGSD
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Originally Posted by sashadog View Post
NO! I do believe that they make certain varieties that are edible and are essentially the same as greenies but most nylabones are just plastic or nylon.
Hmm, interesting. We give him bully sticks as well, but they only last him 15 minutes max (I even look for the dense sticks) and are pretty expensive as a regular chew. I'd love to give those to him more often but, you know, it just adds up so fast.

***my vet had also mentioned something regarding antler chews. She said it could be bad because it wears away teeth. I can't remember if she said tooth enamel or what because this was two years ago. Any thoughts on this subject?***
11-29-2012 10:42 PM
sashadog
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Originally Posted by MarleyGSD View Post
So nylabones are meant to be completely chewable/edible/digestible? Safe for dogs, even by the most skeptic?
NO! I do believe that they make certain varieties that are edible and are essentially the same as greenies but most nylabones are just plastic or nylon.
11-29-2012 10:40 PM
sashadog All the nylabones I've tried have gotten really sharp within a couple of days and that was why there would be blood on them or the dogs ignored them... They chew bison bones, bully sticks, and raw bones all the time and their teeth are in great shape, never bleed when they chew the natural stuff. I really prefer the natural goodies and so do my dogs.
11-29-2012 10:31 PM
MarleyGSD So nylabones are meant to be completely chewable/edible/digestible? Safe for dogs, even by the most skeptic?
11-29-2012 10:18 PM
FrankieC I tried just about every variation of Nylabone with Kira. She wouldn't give it the time of day. This really seems to be hit and miss with dogs.
11-29-2012 10:07 PM
MarleyGSD Wow, what great info everyone. Thank you.

It's funny because I feel like he is such a big chewer, maybe i was trying to curb his chewing habit instead of direct it in a positive way.
Thank you so much for such informative responses!

So we decided that we will give him the nylabone for small amout of time 2-3 times a day and work up to large amounts of time as the days/weeks go by.
11-29-2012 09:26 PM
Mary Beth
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Originally Posted by wolfy dog View Post
Seeing blood after chewing can be a sign of gum disease which means that he needs to chew or possibly have his teeth cleaned if that is the case.
I agree. He does need to chew. My Sting isn't a hard chewer, but he loves the Nylabone - the big size durachew textured bone in the chicken or liver flavor. He starts at the small end, chews a bit and flips it over to the top. I got them from Drs. Foster & Smith - packages of 3 - economy price and replace them when they get worn down. He has a black Kong - but once the treats are gone - he leaves it - doesn't chew it - just brings it to me wanting a refill
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