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Any advice for a good chew treat??

Hi all, I would like some advice or recommendations please.

My nine month old gsd needs a good chew treat. We tried bully sticks, which he loves, but when there is about 2-3 inches left he swallows them. The next day I will find this swallowed portion in his poop. So I quit giving them to him. Next, I tried cheeky rolls which are beef cheek muscle. Again, he loves them but swallows huge chunks so I decided to not give him those. I am just afraid they will damage his system.

Any advice?? Was I premature in taking away his treats? Do most dogs swallow large bits of treats??

Thanks for your input!
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Fresh raw knuckle bones are great!

If you don't want something messy try deer antlers.

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I have no advice, but am in the same situation. I'm always worried when the bully stick gets down so small, that Neko will choke on it. We tried the Himalayan dog chew - she liked it ok but that thing sounds like she's snapping her teeth off when she chews on it, plus some of the shards that come off seem rather sharp. (It has lasted a good long time, though....but I won't buy another one.)

Is there anything else that's good?
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Beef marrow bones. I buy the BIG ones. No way to swallow them either.
I freeze them and he will chew on it for hours. And his teeth are sparkly white.

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Nylabone or marrow bones from the meatcutter.

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We love, raw bones, milkbones, and greenies. We get other treats once in a while too, like bully sticks, but those three are ALWAYS in our house!!
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I have no advice, but am in the same situation. I'm always worried when the bully stick gets down so small, that Neko will choke on it. We tried the Himalayan dog chew - she liked it ok but that thing sounds like she's snapping her teeth off when she chews on it, plus some of the shards that come off seem rather sharp. (It has lasted a good long time, though....but I won't buy another one.)

Is there anything else that's good?

The ones I like the best are from Canine Caviar. That company makes a dehydrated chew from green tripe.
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The ones I like the best are from Canine Caviar. That company makes a dehydrated chew from green tripe.
Can they be purchased online? Always looking for something different.

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Compressed or braided?

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Can they be purchased online? Always looking for something different.
I am sure they are available on line.

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I worry about where those bully sticks actually come from. These I dont.
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