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Chew toy suggestions

Postby Jules58 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:33 am

My 7 month old is a super cheer. Has not chewed up anything other than toys and would chew on a bully stick 24/7 if we let him. Does anyone have suggestions for toys that are durable and/ or toys that help him stay mentally stimulated? Thanks
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Re: Chew toy suggestions

Postby GibsonOwner » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:25 pm

The others would have said the Kong toys too. The rubber is really tough and the hollow ones are made to put treats inside. And that's the part that stimulates my 10 month old for a while over other toys. Inside the round one I put smaller store treats and plug the hole with a non rawhide chewy.
You can use food like chicken or peanut butter. The incentive to just work on it is there with store treats. I like the non rawhide chewy made from chicken but last only a few minutes. The good part was he would throw it around and lay on it trying to smash it like a mouse or something and entertain me.

Just for advice from others I tried those elk and deer antlers he loves them. Since then I have seen some sharp splinters he has broken off and don't like the idea of possible surgery later. He has left them in his bed and not swallowed some of them at lease. A pet store person said the elk are hard on the teeth.
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Re: Chew toy suggestions

Postby MarciaInNM » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:01 pm


Your pup is at a pretty chewy stage of development right now, but even some of my old whippets still enjoy a chew toy. It seems like everything that's sold for chewing is supposed to be dangerous, unfortunately. :roll: I have avoided the real antlers up until this month, because my Tessa broke a tooth on a bone. Not fun to have that big carnassial tooth removed! I decided to try out the real antler segments that have been sawed lengthwise. The dogs really enjoyed those and I didn't note any problems with them, but they are very hard.

What they have plenty of and get a lot of use out of is the "Dogwood" fake stick chew toys. The "sticks" have enough give and the dogs gradually wear them down. I remove them when they start to get small enough to possibly cause problems. You can get them at a lot of stores. https://www.chewy.com/petstages-dogwood ... y/dp/46955 They have an antler one too, but it's harder than the stick, and I don't like it as well.

I no longer have a whippet that feels they must immediately eviscerate all stuffed animal toys, but I still find the flat ones with no stuffing last longer (https://store.ryanspet.com/ET5498). The ones with a thick reinforced edge last well, too. They like carrying this little guy around and squeaking him. https://store.ryanspet.com/HA32012

Out in the yard, they enjoy the Jolly Ball (https://store.ryanspet.com/JP04061) I'm finally having to replace the first one after years of use. Their favorite toy to run and tug and beat themselves with are the large Wubbas, and they are very sturdy. https://www.cleanrun.com/product/kong_w ... /index.cfm
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Re: Chew toy suggestions

Postby PAWhippets » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:08 pm

Yeah, it's hard to find things that are safe for them to chew! Our experience and that of others we know has led us to avoid bones, cow hooves, antlers and other hard things that are too likely to lead to broken teeth. When one of ours was having a broken molar that could not be saved extracted (that one from a Benebone toy), the dental specialist told us that anything you wouldn't want to be hit in the knee with is not safe to give them to chew. They can break teeth on almost anything, but people recently told us about beef cheek rolls and they've been doing ok with those - similar to rawhide but natural https://www.northcoastpets.com. Toys don't last very long here at all, but we do get them the ones Marcia mentioned that are flat, with squeakers but no stuffing.

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Re: Chew toy suggestions

Postby OregonLuca » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:52 am

We have two chewy whippets--especially the 2 year old. I agree about the antlers. They seem to wear the teeth down as well. We have had good luck with WestPaw Zogoflex toys.https://www.westpaw.com/dog-toys/dog-to ... x-dog-toys
Particularly the S-shaped tug toy and the Hurley bone. They are very durable even though our dogs eventually chew pieces off. There seems to be something about the texture that they love. We have the bone, frisbees, the jive ball, the S tug toy, and the Tizzi dog toy (well, that one is gone now). They also will replace them once if your dog destroys it. We have availed ourselves of that warrantee already!
Hope this helps!
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Re: Chew toy suggestions

Postby PAWhippets » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:01 pm

We have tried one of those toys, although I didn't remember the name. Ours chewed a piece off in about a day :( - not safe for the power chewer(s) here! Hope it works for others, though.

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Re: Chew toy suggestions

Postby GibsonOwner » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:17 pm

We have been testing toys here too. Maybe he could be a test dog. This plastic toy with nubs is a fav of his and he can't seem to get a corner to bite or chew. I have the large squeeky bone version he walks around groaning like he needs to hide it. He likes to tug but can't hold this one tight enough. It's about 10 inches long. Tennis balls no good tears them up. He will defuzz some stuffed toys but not all of them. We had a box of handmedowns. If it cost less that 5 bucks at the grocery store gone. Found a donut with Chew Guard Technogy holding up great but the name tag is gone to give you $8. And can't believe what toys cost now. For a frisbee the tough ones just don't fly like a standard one.

Bought the last antler when this is gone. Takes a while but he eats them. Has a split 6-8 inch elk down about 2 inches so far. 2nd one in the last few months. Threw the last out about halfway down and splintering. At this point he is happy to find a pinecone or mulch in the yard. Hope he stops eating those as he grows up. Can't take them away he runs. Zoomies with a pinecone then drops it and pounces again.
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Re: Chew toy suggestions

Postby cathyj » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:36 pm

marrow bones if they are made in the US
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