I recently got him a Kong but unless I put peanut butter in it (which makes a mess on my carpet) he isn't interested, and even then he just licks it to death.
|Thanks for posting this topic. We are looking for more chew toy
options too !
So far, we have found the Nylabone Galileo product helpful.
Its made for strong chewers.
We bought a chew toy made of hard rubber suggested by
the owner of a pet shop. Her large breed dog had it for years
with no damage. Within days, our guy was able to chew off small
pieces. So we discontinued that one !
Our guy is not interested in Kongs even when filled, he'll play
with it for a short time.
|Momoko doesn't seem to like the filled Kong yet (still trying to find something she likes!) But she looooves the kong rubber ball to shew on. She has chomped down on the nylabone... but she hasn't show great interest as of yet. But I keep all three just in case. You might want to try a few chew toys and try to make them as tempting as possible for dog.|
|The problem isn't making it interesting, it's already TOOOOOOO interesting. He demolishes anything he gets his mouth around in short order. Boda bones are gone in a matter of hours and I worry about them because he bites big chunks off and swallows them. Nylabone makes a very hard bone that has a smooth texture but I think he prefers something with bumps or grooves. I do have a HUGE (2ft) rawhide bone that he is allowed to chew on if I am holding it (I don't want him to swallow chinks of rawhide). Because he has lots of allergies I want to find something he can chew on without consuming (the penut flavored nylabone gave him the runs for days). The good news is he has veeeeeeeery healthy teeth|
|Are you saying he ATE a nylabone? Aren't they plastic?
I've bought several of them, and no dog I've ever had has shown any interest in nylabones. I think they are too hard for them to really enjoy chewing.... but lots of dogs DO love them... I just wish mine would....lol...
|HA! Nylabone has a new line of bone called "Healthy Edibles" that are SUPPOSED to provide "hours of chewing enjoyment". Tasker did on of those in, in about 15 minutes. The Nylabone plastic bones hold no interest for Tasker, they are too smooth. I've tried a couple different sizes and they get ignored. I need something he can "sink his teeth into" without destroying in a day!!|
|Nylabones leave Ben cold. He does like compressed rawhide chews. The compressed rawhide lasts longer than the regurlar, and it doesn't get soft and slimey, so he can't choke on it.|
|Lucy's like that with bones too. She'll tear through them ridiculously fast. And, oh yes, Nylabones are edible... I hope, because she's eaten a few of those too! If he's an aggressive chewer, I wouldn't worry about him choking on the rawhide. I know when Lucy attacks hers, she starts taking it apart immediately into manageable pieces, but maybe that's just her. My recommendation are the rawhide bones made by Dingo. She loves the thick braided one that has a strip of chicken jerky in the middle and she seems to get at least 4 to 5 hours of chew time out of it.|
|Rosco got so involved with his Nylabone he chewed right through the carpet and pad, of course in the middle of the room so I can't hide it|
|The best thing I found for our Charlie is a cow femor bone. It's huge and while "Jaws" has taken the meat off the bone, he's still working on the bone part and it's been about 2 weeks. I would say avoid the rawhide. Our vet said it avoid them as they can cause their intestines to stick together if they are not digested well.|
|Ditto for the beef marrow bones. I have our butcher cut them in two to three inch pieces so they are not so long that Barney can't clean the marrow out of the inside. Then he will continue to chew on the smooth bone for hours. They are very hard and virtually indestructable for puppies. When he gets the marrow cleaned out, occasionally I'll put a teaspoon of peanut butter inside one and let him lick at it. I usually give him the fresh or frozen bone outside until he's cleaned the meat off it so he doesn't mess up the house.|
|Belle says to try mulch!|
|I'm not sure we have exactly the same situation. Zoey chews a lot and seemed to get most of her adult teeth in one week...it was tough... maybe some of these will help...
During our worst week, we rotated Raw Hide twists, Milk Bones, Greenies, Denti-Chews, PCI 100% natural dried Chicken Nibbles, Frozen Kongs (liver prefered over peanut butter), and frozen moistened dish towels with a knot tied in them. She hated nylabones.
She was picky about size as well as material....small bones that she hated - she loved in a larger size??? I can't explain it...
A puppy class teacher gave her a cow hoof and she loved it, but we try not to use cow parts - too many weird cow health issues these days.
Coffee table corners seemed to hit the perfect spot for her back teeth. We defined her "favorites" as things she would give up a coffee table corner for.
Zoey seems to have communicated her favorites now...maybe Tasker will too?
|Big real meaty bones...either from a pet store, or from a butcher. Those Mammoth leg bones are great since they can't eat it into little pieces. Or a dehydrated bully stick (bull's peepee)
We use rope bones, and Holey Treat balls...stuffed with a soft treat for pups, biscuts for an older dog. I too have used a frozen wash cloth with a knot in it, sprinkled with garlic powder...it got licked not chewed.
The toy that Remy seems to love is a squeaker/rope toy...she chewed the sueaky pig to bits, and now we still have the rope. She also loves the Kong...not as a chew but a treat.
|A BULL'S PEEEPEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You've got to be kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my............ Can honestly say I've never come across that
I think the big bones would be the best and have often looked at them but don't they make a MESS????
|Our new 2-1/2 yr old OES Lilah is still at the vet's after 24 hrs and $600 in vet bills so far, from eating a green chewy toy (called Nutradent, or something similar). She began vomitting up little pieces of it and kept vomitting every 2 hrs all day and evening, not even able to keep water down, finally vomitting up lots of blood and bile. After xrays, blood tests and barium tests, seems nothing is "stuck" in her stomach or intestines, but the chewy toy is sure suspect.
Thanks for this forum--it was a great help in choosing Lilah and I'm sure will be a help as time goes on!
|Jasper likes pig ears, empty water bottles (with the caps and ring removed), baby toys like soft rattlers that squeak, he's started playing with my empty plant pots, tennis balls, the cat , and his leash - he's starting to carry it around all the time. Oh, and rope toys - he's loving them right now.|
Tasker's Mom wrote:
A BULL'S PEEEPEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You've got to be kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my............ Can honestly say I've never come across that
Yep, I see them listed as Bully stick, she devours those.
Another favorite, and so happy I found, at the grocery store in the frozen section, bones cut up into lg enough chunks, sometimes with meat on it...for under $2. So they get a fresh real bone with marrow, so tasty for her and alot cheaper than a pet store bone. It is satisfying enough she'd rather chew than bury it.
The Holey Treat balls, are still a favorite toy, we stuff it with big chunks of Rollover; and lg biscuts...she has to work really hard to get it out of the holes. The smaller football one is great for stuffing a hotdog in.
|Lilah, there's a sticky in the medical section about Greenies. Looks like these are bad news.
I'm so glad that this thread came up again because Bailey has gotten to the point where he's a chewing machine! Tennis balls last about 3 minutes before he punctures them, although he still plays with them after he deflates them. Booda bones last about half a day, we take them away when they get about half done. We had to stop giving him rawhides after we saw him swallow the second one, he got it soggy in record time. We bought these compressed rawhide chews that were supposed to be for aggressive chewers, and he ate the first one in minutes. We were convinced he had hidden it, he ate it so fast! All we could find were crumbs...
So now we stick with real bones, Kongs and Booda bones under supervision. And after reading through this thread I bought a Dingo bone, we'll see how long that lasts!
|We now give Pooh the Nylabon that is bigger at one end--it's a very large bone and he's not able to get through it.
As for empty water bottles, he's been carrying them on walks for the past few weeks. In fact, he'll drop it to do his business, then pick it back up and continue on his merry way. Likes how they crunch!
|I finally bought Beaureguard a Nylabone recently, too. Those things ROCK! He loves to chew on it and it's not messy like some of the others he's had. Doesn't leave nearly so much residue on his front legs.
I bought another one today to save for Genevieve when she gets here. Hopefully, she'll like them, too.
|Just wanted to send a Thank You from Bailey to ButtersStotch - he loves his new Dingo bone We've made it through day 2 and it's only halfway gone. And he was so into it this afternoon that he didn't even take his nap. Thanks for the recommendation!|
|Lol. No problem. Clyde and Lucy say "You're welcome!"|
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