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Old 12-31-13, 03:11 PM
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I've been keeping the Nylabone company in biz for the last few years. Found out yesterday from the vet that my bigger dog has a cracked tooth. Picked up a couple of these. My smaller dog had hers gone in ~half hour. Gotta find something with a lifespan somewhere between a half hour and six months. At nearly $6 a pop, these are not gonna work. Still cheaper than an end table. Gonna have to get real bones.

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Make sure they are actually chewing them and not swallowing big portions whole. That was the problem with Greenies and my dogs.
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Old 12-31-13, 03:21 PM
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I checked on them a couple times and they were chewing the ends. Next thing I know they're gone. Guess they won't be as hungry come suppertime.
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Avoid cow hooves. They look okay in the store, but when a dog's saliva gets added to the mix the smell is sickening.
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We get 6" bones from the butcher.
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We get 6" bones from the butcher.
I've been getting most of my beef and pork from a local butcher, but have never inquired about bones. Will do so next time I restock the freezer. No pork bones though. IIRC, they're too likely to sliver.
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I think the ones we get are cow shin bones. We get them cut at 6" so it takes a little longer for the dog to get the marrow out.

Pick them up before you go to bed if the dog has them inside. I've sat and cried several times after stepping on them in the middle of the night. Hooves are even worse.
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Originally Posted by GP View Post
I think the ones we get are cow shin bones. We get them cut at 6" so it takes a little longer for the dog to get the marrow out.

Pick them up before you go to bed if the dog has them inside. I've sat and cried several times after stepping on them in the middle of the night. Hooves are even worse.
Knock on wood, I've expected to go ice skating (so to speak) atop a nylabone en route to the bathroom. Hasn't happened yet.
Also, the potential of bones to stain light colored rugs.
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Big male lab just decided to use my neighbor's shi-poo (neutered) as a chew toy.

Wasn't good for neighborly relations.
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Old 12-31-13, 06:26 PM
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Bull penises. They sell the things as 'bully sticks'. Dogs love them and they are safe to eat but slow to chew. Get big ones for big dogs. I have an ankle biter so I get small ones.
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Old 12-31-13, 06:58 PM
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That's kind of a nice feminist image...

Here, chew on this dead penis.

You'll feel better.
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Well, better than wasting them I guess. Never really thought about it. LOL

They also make very nice men's canes out of the things.
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Originally Posted by katsrevenge View Post
Bull penises. They sell the things as 'bully sticks'. Dogs love them and they are safe to eat but slow to chew. Get big ones for big dogs. I have an ankle biter so I get small ones.
I thought you were kidding. This is Foo after all.
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Originally Posted by skijor View Post
I thought you were kidding. This is Foo after all.
Nope. And, unlike rawhide or hooves, they are not likely to give a dog death poo or something as they are just dry meat. My chi loves the damn things. I should get her a new one soon. Haven't seen the old one in a week or so.

http://www.bestbullysticks.com/home/...Bully%20Sticks


Dogs LOVE them.

(foo or not I recommend them to everyone!)
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I pass on chewing on one but will definitely look into a walking stick.

Look for an edit...........
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"Busy Buddy" toys are nylon and rubber but designed to hold consumable rawhide rings.
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We use knuckle bones. Great for dogs teeth.
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Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
We use knuckle bones. Great for dogs teeth.
I have kind of inherited an Olde English Bulldogge and his problem is eating chewies that aren't properly chewed then puking on my d****d carpet. He's pretty careless with bones too so I'll have to find something that holds up and doesn't splinter. I think I'm going to try knuckle bones.
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A length of flat nylon climbing line with knots tied in it makes a wonderful and chewable dog toy.
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I have kind of inherited an Olde English Bulldogge and his problem is eating chewies that aren't properly chewed then puking on my d****d carpet. He's pretty careless with bones too so I'll have to find something that holds up and doesn't splinter. I think I'm going to try knuckle bones.
Make sure you get a large sized one. We have yet to have a knuckle bone splinter on us.
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Originally Posted by skijor View Post
I've been keeping the Nylabone company in biz for the last few years. Found out yesterday from the vet that my bigger dog has a cracked tooth. Picked up a couple of these. My smaller dog had hers gone in ~half hour. Gotta find something with a lifespan somewhere between a half hour and six months. At nearly $6 a pop, these are not gonna work. Still cheaper than an end table. Gonna have to get real bones.

Gave one of those suckers to my aussie pup, a few minutes later he had an end off and it stuck in his throat, he managed to crawl to me, luckily I was nearby, got it out, big mistake.
Pigs ears, or another dog, best yet is a 5" ball with small spikes, great for the teeth, the older dogs ignore it, it squeaks when crushed and is to big to swallow.
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Originally Posted by skijor View Post
I've been getting most of my beef and pork from a local butcher, but have never inquired about bones. Will do so next time I restock the freezer. No pork bones though. IIRC, they're too likely to sliver.
If your butcher has a smoker get him/her to put a couple of knuckle bones in there for a day or two. Helps to keep the smel down and the my dog loves them.
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These are very tough and my dog loves them.

They bounce randomly if you toss them. They last a very long time, and my dog can destroy a cheap toy in an hour.

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Originally Posted by ursle View Post
Gave one of those suckers to my aussie pup, a few minutes later he had an end off and it stuck in his throat, he managed to crawl to me, luckily I was nearby, got it out, big mistake.
Pigs ears, or another dog, best yet is a 5" ball with small spikes, great for the teeth, the older dogs ignore it, it squeaks when crushed and is to big to swallow.
My smaller dog is half Aussie. She ate it so fast that I was similarly concerned that she had swallowed a big chunk. She hadn't. She's just a power chewer.
I'll look for the ball thingee. Although things with squeakers generally don't stand a chance with her, I'd give it a shot.
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Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
If your butcher has a smoker get him/her to put a couple of knuckle bones in there for a day or two. Helps to keep the smel down and the my dog loves them.
I will ask. Good suggestion
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