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Chew toys

raingirl
September 11th, 2005, 09:45 PM
I need some help.

We are having trouble finding things for Odin to chew on.

He likes greenies, but we only give one on special occasions (he chews them slowly enough and doesn't eat any hunks, so we are safe with those).

We tried the edible nylabones, but they were too brittle, and he kept breaking them into small pieces I was afraid he would choke on.

We tried a real bone once, and he just wanted to hide it and not eat it at that time (plus, we don't really have anywhere he can eat a real bone since we have no balcony or yard, and don't want him eating it in the living room or something like that).

We tried the non-edible nylabones, and he didn't really care for them.

He had a Planet Dog "Orbee Tuff " bone (made of very flexible rubber) which he loved, but it's now got too many holes in it and he started taking chunks off it. Problem is, NO ONE near us sells them! We got it at Bark and Fitz in the beaches, and we haven't been able to go back to get a new one.

He likes to chew on the softer more flexible type bones and toys. Anyone have any suggestions? He has 2 kongs, and something like a kong, a dental toy, and some "barbell" shaped thing that he sometimes chews on. THe planet dog one he liked the best by far. He would chew on it from the time we got home from work to bed time, only stopping for 2 walks and eating.

Puppyluv
September 11th, 2005, 09:59 PM
It might cost a little bit more, because of S/H but you can order the planet Orbee toys online
http://www.planetdog.com/
http://www.furlongspetsupply.com/planet_dog_line.htm
these are just two sites

Also, I have a planet dog nut/bolt toy, and the store where i bought it said that all planet dog toys have a waranty and to bring it back if it gets a hole etc, and they'll replace it for free. It might be a planet dog thing, not just a store thing, so it might be worth it to see if the company will directly replace the toys by mail.

Prin
September 12th, 2005, 01:05 AM
We just got cow hooves today- it takes them forever to get through them. The only down side is your house smells like barn... I seal them up in ziplocs between chewing sessions... :D

Puppyluv
September 17th, 2005, 10:51 PM
I thought of another line of toys that Odin might like; Four Paws Rough and Rugged toys. They're super tough solid rubber, but are flexible and give a little, so it's not like chewing on a piece of cement. I just got Layla a giant drumstick, and she loves it.
http://www.woofnwhiskers.com/product~P~147~strPageHistory~related.asp

Beetlecat
September 18th, 2005, 11:41 AM
My dog doesn't have many chewing toys, but he has an old dried out knucklebone that he works on every so often. It's so dried out and cleaned off that it doesn't make a mess, and I keep it in a basket, out of the way, and he takes it out when he wants it. I still have to teach him to put it back in the basket lol.

He also loves hooves. I'm not sure what's in them that dogs like, but I remember on my parents farm, when they were finished clipping the hooves of a cow or a donkey, , their dog would immedielty go in the pen and search for hoof scraps.

gomez
September 18th, 2005, 01:35 PM
Gomez loves his Orka http://www.dogtoys.com/orkajack.html and it's safe to chew unsupervised (for a little while, at least) plus he also gets to chase it around - it has a bit of give but is still solid enough not to be ripped apart...

mafiaprincess
September 18th, 2005, 04:01 PM
I have hooves. When dry the smell goes away.. So you only have an issue when being clewed on and a little while after..

I give marrow bones in the house.. As long as the outside is clean it isn't a mess...

And Cider's newest favourite toy is a petstages one from Petsmart. http://www.petsmart.com/global/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444180 9520&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=2534374302023689&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302026210&bmUID=1127073622882
There's 4 different ones.. I got the one without the rope... She loses her grip on it and it bounces away.. First toy in a long long time she hasn't lost interest in in one day.

gomez
September 18th, 2005, 05:01 PM
Ah! the blue jack, same one I mentioned above... what a discovery!

mafiaprincess
September 19th, 2005, 02:31 AM
*smacks head*

Sorry hun.. Some how I was completely oblivious to your message right above mine. Don'tknow how I didn't see it, lol.

gomez
September 19th, 2005, 06:35 AM
It's great, isn't it? He's got it going since April and it hasn't splintered or broken (everything else has!)

He carries it everywhere and even sleeps with it, when he is sleeping, he sort of sucks on it like a dummy...

Great toy!

TobsterMom
September 19th, 2005, 08:46 AM
My Toby is a big chewer. I bought a Greenies Smart Chew at the pet store. They come in all different sizes and levels of chewing. They're kind of like Nyla, but they're softer, so they flake and not splinter. Toby loves his and takes it everywhere. We've had it for a couple of months and it's still not chewed down. I noticed a difference in Toby's teeth too!

Second product down:

http://www.greenies.com/products.cfm

Puppyluv
September 19th, 2005, 08:50 AM
We've had it for a couple of months and it's still not chewed down. I noticed a difference in Toby's teeth too!

Second product down:

http://www.greenies.com/products.cfm
Lucky you! Layla made it through hers in 2 days. :eek:

TobsterMom
September 19th, 2005, 09:21 AM
Lucky you! Layla made it through hers in 2 days. :eek:

Really??? I made sure I bought the biggest one for tough chewers. Toby's only 75lbs, so I went ahead and bought the one for 100lbs. Maybe that was the difference. He is a BIG chewer, and I found this to really hold up.