My girl, Alex, loves to chew on nylabones. I usually buy nylabones of different sizes and flavors and leave them all over the house so she and the dogs that stay with us can enjoy them.
Alex is a chewer and she’ll probably be like that for the rest of her life since she is already 10 1/2 years old. My first dog, Casey, on the other hand only cared to chew on bones until he was about 3 years old. It really depends on the dog. Some are chewers and others are not.
Sienna, just like Alex, is a chewer. She tends to favor the bones that are almost her size.
I like nylabones because they: help maintain teeth clean; drain some energy; and serve as another toy.
Right after our walk, Sienna loves to grab one of the bones and chew on it. After she has done this for awhile she is out like a light.
Make sure that regardless of wether you get bones, toys, rawhide, etc., for your dog you supervise her to make sure you avoid any accidents that could lead to a visit to the vet.
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Have you tried the deer antlers? Although I have a Chihuahua, she loves to chew on her antlers. I buy ones for medium sized dogs, so she can get a good grip on them. I’ve bought so many for her it is hard to say how long they last [about 6 months is fair] – eventually they get too small to have around. I swear she works on each tooth after each meal. They have no ordour, they don’t get soft or yucky and they are not so big that tripping over them is too much of an issue. 🙂
Thanks for the recommendation. No, I’ve never bought antlers for Alex, but next time I go shopping for her I’ll buy her some and see if she likes it. She loves Nylabones:)
@gooseyanne, I use Buffalo chews like buffalo Rib Bones because buffalo graze naturally and are not fed the stuff cows are fed that cause Mad Cow disease. @easyweimaraner/your dog is beautiful.
Thanks a million for the info and the compliment for my Alex:)
I used to give Jamie `cows` toenails` – ie cows hooves – he loved them. When the farrier used to call the dogs all went mad for the parings from the horses` hooves – good source of calcium and I reckoned cows` toenails were the same. Can`t seem to get them anywhere now though.
Txs for the info, but the only thing I can give Alex now is a nylabone. Once she turns 9 years old her stomach got extremely sensitive:)
Oh I do understand the problem!
I’m always shredding this nylabones – but I’ve never swallowed only one piece – that’s a miracle ;o)
Lol. Omg, please be careful.
I really enjoy reading about your pets and love the photos. Just a word of caution, please be careful with Nylabones, I know you can probably search almost any product out there to find warnings on them but some products can really hurt your dog because of their natural instinct to swallow things whole …like dogs did in the wild. I did research on this product a few years ago and stopped giving them to my dogs and also stopped some rawhide chews because of the many articles I read. What I found really helpful that keeps your pets busy for hours (makes my dog fall asleep lol) the Kong toys. I put some peanut butter inside and it keeps my dogs busy for hours… especially if you get the one that looks like a bone. with the two tiny holes on each end. Well keep on posting and sharing the photos.
Thanks a million for your advice. I am going to get Alex this week a Kong and do what you suggest. I always supervise their chewing because you are right, they can swallow them. Just like you, I stopped giving Alex rawhide because of all I read and what the vet told me. Thanks for stopping by and also for your advice. I always love to get other pet parent’s opinions and suggestions:)