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Lucy likes to chew, but I am not sure what bones are considered safe.
I've heard rawhides are not the best choice.

Not sure if this question is in the correct section, I am new here!

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Stay away from Rawhide!!!
Get marrow bones or pigs ears
toys I love kongs, indestructable balls and I actually got a soccer ball man that thing can hold up.
 

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i get a bag of used baseballs from the thrift store for a buck and my dogs attempt to "skin" them. i also get fresh marrow bones from the grocery store (6 for about $2) they freeze well and also last long after the dogs have "gutted" them. best to stay away from the rawhide altogether, but just so you know compressed is safer than the white. not sure if lucy is still a pup - but i dont recommend pigs ears for pups under 6 months. i've dealt with broken teeth twice.
 

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We buy the braided bully sticks for the pups and they go crazy for them. They are natural, digestable, low in fat, and good for their teeth. MUCH better than a rawhide or pigs ear (we don't give either).
 

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My dog (70 lb. one-year old intact male GSD) loves to chew, and his favorite thing to gnaw on are his Nylabones. His favorite is the Nylabone keyring (the BIG one). He's had it since I got him at 7 weeks, and he chews on it at bedtime almost every night (I keep it in my room on his bed). It has teeth marks all over it, but it's still intact. He also has a Nylabone "wishbone" (also the big one). It's another favorite. He's not big on the kong - once he's gotten the peanut butter or whatever stuffing I use out, he could care less about the toy itself.

I also just bought a Katie's Bumper toy (I think it's made out of heavy duty nylon?) I bought a big octagon-shaped one - it has a cutout in the center, and can be used as a flyer, but he just chews on it. I've only had it a week, but he has chewed quite a bit on it, and you can't tell by looking at it, although he already broke both of the squeakers in it. However, I wouldn't leave him with that one unattended, although it seems pretty indestructible.

P.S. I NEVER give Kodee any type of "leathery" chews - no rawhides, pig ears, etc. Too much chance of intestinal blockage.
 

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My dogs also like Nylabones. I don't give rawhide in ANY form. Nor do I like anything that is made from the leftover parts of animals. (Pig ears, bully sticks, cow hooves ect...)
 

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I am not sure how old your pup is... But my 12 weeker chewed up a Regular Nylabone in 2 hours flat.. I didnt get it from him before it was reduced to a nub. I have learned my lesson. He is a heavy chewer and needs something a big stronger..
People keep mentioning to me about the CUZ so thats my next route. Good luck!
 

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kong and nylabone both make "hardcore" lines. black rubber kings are the best. many different shapes and sizes. Plus you can stuff them with treats, peanut butter, ice whatever. I mix up a special "Kong mash" that I then stuff in them and freeze them. super treats for hot afternoons.

Cuz toys are cool if you have a squeak stimulated chewer, as they actually hold up to serious chewer. my boy midnight can desquek almost anything in under ten minutes, but cuz toys have been durable and not died yet. Also because of the "feet" on the cuz they bounce all crazy and unpredictable.

even though these toys are made for big chewing dogs be careful and make sure to supervise them. Even the black kongs have to be checked for flakage, rips, chunckage, etc.
 

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Originally Posted By: KaisergsdI am not sure how old your pup is... But my 12 weeker chewed up a Regular Nylabone in 2 hours flat.. I didnt get it from him before it was reduced to a nub. I have learned my lesson. He is a heavy chewer and needs something a big stronger..
People keep mentioning to me about the CUZ so thats my next route. Good luck!
I find that hard to believe. Sounds like it was one of the "edible" Nylabones that are MENT to be chewed and eaten, or a puppy nylabone or a gumabone. (None of which are even intended to be long lasting. Rather than one of the "Regular" non-edible hard nylon ones that last are MADE for powerful chewers and last a LONG time.

For the OP, here is a link: Nylabones

The "non-edibles" are the ones that are the best for a serious chewer. Either the "durable chews" or the "big chews". The site even tells you which ones are ment for heavy or "powerfull" chewers and which ones are NOT.
 

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Originally Posted By: BlackGSD
Originally Posted By: KaisergsdI am not sure how old your pup is... But my 12 weeker chewed up a Regular Nylabone in 2 hours flat.. I didnt get it from him before it was reduced to a nub. I have learned my lesson. He is a heavy chewer and needs something a big stronger..
People keep mentioning to me about the CUZ so thats my next route. Good luck!
I find that hard to believe. Sounds like it was one of the "edible" Nylabones that are MENT to be chewed and eaten, or a puppy nylabone or a gumabone. (None of which are even intended to be long lasting. Rather than one of the "Regular" non-edible hard nylon ones that last are MADE for powerful chewers and last a LONG time.

For the OP, here is a link: Nylabones

The "non-edibles" are the ones that are the best for a serious chewer. Either the "durable chews" or the "big chews". The site even tells you which ones are ment for heavy or "powerfull" chewers and which ones are NOT.
Thank you for the link.. After looking at the link this is the one that he destroyed.. http://www.nylabone.com/products/puppy/puppybone174.htm
The site doesnt say whether it is supposed to be easily chewed or not. I got it for a regular size pup.
Any suggestions?? Should I just get the Regular nylabone for adult dogs?? I dont want to hurt my pups teeth??
 

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Siren uses the "regular" nylabones for adult dogs. The "durable" chew ones. The ones we have are a differnet shape than any of those on the nylabone site. They are bigger on one end than the other. She shares with my adult dogs.

I have given them to all of the puppies I have had for as long as I can remember and so far haven't had any tooth issues/problems.
 

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Originally Posted By: KodeeGirlMy dog (70 lb. one-year old intact male GSD) loves to chew, and his favorite thing to gnaw on are his Nylabones. His favorite is the Nylabone keyring (the BIG one). He's had it since I got him at 7 weeks, and he chews on it at bedtime almost every night (I keep it in my room on his bed). It has teeth marks all over it, but it's still intact. He also has a Nylabone "wishbone" (also the big one). It's another favorite.
I should have specified - the ones I buy are the ones marked "For Powerful Chewers".
 

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Thank you all for your responses!

MY 'pup' is 6 1/2 years old, and new to the family. I am learning that she loves to chew at nite, and in the Summer heat, I am trying to give her plenty of activity.
 
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