I have looked at the nylabones, but haven't gotten one yet. She has marrow bones, I stuff them with peanut butter and freeze them. She really likes this, but she can only have so much peanut butter. I tried knotting a wet dish towel and freezing it, but she shredded it.
I've been looking at some bully sticks, but they are all so thin. I have had a dog choke really bad before, so I am pretty anal about chew toys. FYI......those greenie dental chews are bad bad news. I had to pull one out of an unconscious dog several years ago.
Poor girl. I know her mouth is aching. She will sit and let me rub her gums! I actually pulled one of her baby teeth the other day. It was really lose and starting to discolor, so I was worried about decay. The tooth literally fell out of the gum. She has teething bumps that seem to bother her......she will wag her tail and moan (MOAN) in pleasure when I rub them. All of her front teeth are loose.
She has some adult teeth coming in behind a set of baby teeth that haven't fallen out yet. THey are sore, so I am watching them. Both these baby teeth are pretty loose, so surely they will come out soon. If not, I'll get the washcloth and give them a lil nudge.
Thank you all for the suggestions. I'll try the orbee balls.
I would love to find something that she can have in her crate, but right now I am scared to leave anything in there.
Oh, I'm laughing at ya! It's more a hysterical laughter born of shared pain.
I know many people do not advocate for Nylabones because of teeth breakage potential. I have had more than a few large dogs and so far this has not been an issue for any of them. My rottweiler turns them into shivs with dual pointed ends. So in the absence of anything else that lasts... do I risk teeth or do I risk them turning to furniture and such for blockages or splinters?
(This shepherd is the only dog I have had that has attempted furniture, too. We have sacrificed a wooden foot stool and small side table. Wood destroyed, and every screw in a neat pile on his dog bed. Travertine coffee tables have proven impervious.)