Things to chew on...
Posted 25 August 2009 - 04:00 AM
I have noticed that some of you mentioned things you let your dogs chew on. I have a Schnoodle who loves rawhide bones, but I can't let him chew them because twice he got a piece stuck in his intestines and they were blocked.
Nicky, the Shih Tzu, takes forever to chew a Greenie, but Max goes through them like they are mush. I was wondering if the pig ears or hooves you all mentioned would be a long lasting chew for Max. Can they break off and get stuck in his stomach and swell up like the rawhide bones?
Thanks for any responses
Posted 25 August 2009 - 06:40 AM
Posted 25 August 2009 - 07:30 AM
My lhasa does like rawhides occasionally, but he loves raw beef rib bones, or a raw beef soup bone with the marrow. the marrow doesn't seem to make a difference in the poo department. he likes those chicken breast jerkys, and I just ordered duck jerky for him to try. Haven't received it yet though.
Posted 25 August 2009 - 09:02 AM
Posted 25 August 2009 - 10:23 AM
Posted 25 August 2009 - 11:00 AM
Pokey has been going to town on his little 3 for a dollar toothbrushes. I know theres no flavor.. but sometimes I'll put a bit of yogurt on the tip and freeze it. He LOVESSS that. He's also just cool with the soft rubber Nyla bones.. Recently bought him one that has a 'chocolate' flavor.. he LURVESSSSSSSS that as well.
Edited by thepupstuff, 25 August 2009 - 11:00 AM.
Posted 25 August 2009 - 04:12 PM
cow hooves make their face stinky, so they get those on bath day just before their bath.
Posted 25 August 2009 - 05:12 PM
We can't have pig ears because for some reason they are the one and only thing Jack will bury in the yard, then dig up and bring inside to finish (apparently they are better when aged a bit in dirt). As you may have guessed, he doesn't rinse them off when he brings them in and Mommy gets just a bit annoyed. Just a bit.
We can't have chew hooves, because after Jack has managed to snarf his down (say, in an hour if he's feeling lazy), he waits until the Tzu drop theirs because something else caught their attention, then snarfs those down as well. He snarfs them down in rather large pieces and has quite the time getting them out the other end, delicately speaking. Not pretty and not fun, although he never seems the worse for the experience.
Greenies make Katy sick (not that she wont gobble them down with relish). More vet bills for gastritis I do NOT need!
We have the same problem with flossies we have with hooves, although the results aren't as dramatic.
The Tzu also get real excited if they find a nice big stick in the yard to chew on. Or a rock. 'Nuff said.
Edited by Luna, 25 August 2009 - 05:13 PM.
Posted 25 August 2009 - 05:44 PM
oz also likes his kong bone that you can stuff treats into the ends and he has to work to get the treats out, he has the regular kongs that you can stuff with treats or smear with peanut butter.
Posted 25 August 2009 - 06:08 PM
I dont like hooves, pig ears etc and greenies have been linked with a dog getting off pieces causing blockage. ( yea I know they changed it but still..).
To me a chew toy is to satisfy chewing, not consume it..
Posted 26 August 2009 - 03:51 AM
I would like to ask one more thing. Where do you get the raw bones?
Max will not chew Nyla bones but a few minutes and then he is done for good on those.
Nicky is not much of a chewer, although he is a good paper shredder
Posted 26 August 2009 - 07:06 AM
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