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Just wondered.........

Sable will be 7 in Feb & she has had her K-9 & other teeth wore about
half way down for sometime now. She has been a busy chewer. I have
gave all dogs the Nylabone bones (non edible) to chew on for about a yr now.
They like them & work on them from time to time, mostly Sable & got thinking,
this might not be a good choice, not sure? The bones are hard & plastic so,
would think this would wear her teeth more. :confused:

Any opinions or choices on good things to chew on for busy chewers? Big
soup bones last maybe 30 min - 1 hr.................. :(

She shows no pain when it comes to her teeth, yet!

~Thanks~
 

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Opinions ?

Nylabone bones good for the teeth or not ? :confused:
 

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Never used the nylabones before. My other GSD had worn down her canines playing with her rope all the time. She was never without that darn thing. And she chewed on bones and other things as well. Having the worn down teeth never seemed to be an issue with her either.
 

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Dogs will show some wear as they get older, but if this is excessive wear, I would be taking away any and all hard chewables, including the bones and the nylabones. You can try giving softer chews like kongs.
 

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Thanks guys......

She has them half worn & you can see little round circles in the middle of the teeth, assuming root exposure.

She always has something in her mouth ! Like soup bones & such to help with tarter build up. Kongs won't help this. :( She does chew on the kongs when I put up the nylabones......
 

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Well, you have the choice of continuing as you are doing and having to have teeth removed due to painful excessive wear or switching to a kong and brushing the teeth for tarter issues. Even if you have to have dentals every few years, that's better than a dog with no teeth.
 
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