Hi. I’m at my wits end. My Doberman is chewing through every bone , including bully sticks, and he hates nylabones. What bones can I give him that will hold his interest and last long???
We have a mix of real bones and nylabones. She switches off and seems like the Y bones a lot.Hi. I’m at my wits end. My Doberman is chewing through every bone , including bully sticks, and he hates nylabones. What bones can I give him that will hold his interest and last long???
LOL! The bone and toy collection at my house is in a plastic milk bottle crate in the bedroom. From time to time I go around and pick up all of the toys in the kitchen except for a ball that makes noises and one thing (bone shaped but it's either a a Kong or another similar manufacturer's. Take everything except a very worn out Cuz and a red barn bone out out of the computer room and pick up everything off the floor of my bedroom and stick them all back in the crate,
Oh yes, Creed took an entire "knob" off the wishbone benebone and I think his full brother (who I don't own) did the same with a nylabone, both situations made me rethink giving me dog a hard plastic chew. We were able to get both potential obstructions out with some perioxide but it was a scary thought that it could have been worse. Creed has also ripped the entire top "lump" off a large kong- that one I caught him in the act so it didn't go down the chute! And of course he no longer gets hooves after the incident I posted about either! But he doesn't seem to care for antlers, and doesn't go too hard on bones, so at this point whatever he can have some cleaned white bones if that keeps him from trying to kill himself.Interesting Jazi that your Creed has been able to chew off chunks of the Nylabones and Benebones--I've had two in a row very, very aggressive chewers who can scratch up all of the stuff like that but no one has ever manage to remove a chunk from any of them that was bigger than a very small button.
And I stopped giving hooves when first the breeder of one of my dogs (who is also a vet tech--surgical tech mostly) first told me about how hooves can end up with razor sharp edges when chewed and then about three weeks later one of our clients brought in her lab who had lacerations in his mouth and throat from a hoof--he was bleeding like a stuck pig and the clinic owner and another vet managed to knock him out with injections (and I remember when they used to do all surgeries with injectables--before the day and age of inhalent anesthesia--scary stuff) they managed to get the mouth bleeding stopped and sweated bullets over the laceration in his throat--it was in a very hard place to work and they didn't want to open up his whole throat because they were really worried about how much blood he'd already lost.
I went home and picked up all the hooves and remnants of hooves that were around and threw them out.
Did the same thing when a friend nearly lost one of her bitches who had chewed a rope toy into strings and ended up with an obstruction--the small end of a string toy that made it into the gut and not out, She had one surgery to remove the the actual blockage and seemed to be recovering slowly but surely and then toward the evening of the second day she wasn't doing well and my friend ran her down to a big Specialty/Emergency facility--they opened her back up when the x-rays showed a lot of fluid in her abdomen. What a mess! They (her regular vet who did the first surgery) hadn't checked the back side of the gut (mesentarie side) and the strings had knitted themselves together to form strands which then sawed holes through the wall of both the small and large intestine--allowing fluid to leak into the abdomen.
Pork Chomps are awesome. They're not raw hide and come in different sizes. You can find them at any pet store but cheapest at chew.com and believe it or not Big Lots!Hi. I’m at my wits end. My Doberman is chewing through every bone , including bully sticks, and he hates nylabones. What bones can I give him that will hold his interest and last long???