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chewing- rawhide alternative?

Postby flechero » Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:04 pm

Been reading a lot and not finding much so I thought I'd post a new one.

My 3-4mo old PP is a chewing machine! I'm looking for another option because the rawhide is causing bad gas and diarrhea. She's only mildly interested in nylabones (the dinosaur more than the others) or the occasional toy she steals from my son. Beyond that, it's my shoes, furniture and and all woodwork in the house or pillows, etc. Basically she chews everything in the house except what she should be chewing on!

I saw marrow bones recommended but they saw a bunch of pics of them stuck over the lower jaw and figured that would happen to my dog! Also saw kongs recommended.

What do your dogs stay interested in besides rawhide?

Thanks!
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Re: chewing- rawhide alternative?

Postby orhunter » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:05 pm

I suggest you keep everything up and out of the dog's reach so the only thing it has to chew on is the Nyla Bones. Dog will learn not to chew everything else if it has no access. E-Collar for those things you can't put away. It'll learn quickly.
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Re: chewing- rawhide alternative?

Postby Hdc » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:22 pm

I feel your pain. My PP was a chewing machine for the first year. All the corners on the columns on my back porch are gone.

Unfortunately, I don't have a good answer to your request for alternatives (other than the ones that you have tried or that have already been suggested).
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Re: chewing- rawhide alternative?

Postby Diplomat019 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:41 pm

kongs are good. id fill mine up with peanut butter and let my gsp have at it. also this might sound weird but my dog likes chewing on a lacrosse ball. its tough enough that he doesn't shred it up and he seems to like it.
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Re: chewing- rawhide alternative?

Postby Doc E » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:02 pm

Made in USA Pig Ears :D

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Re: chewing- rawhide alternative?

Postby Misskiwi67 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:56 pm

Bully sticks, knuckle bones
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Re: chewing- rawhide alternative?

Postby Chadwick » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:27 am

Kongs filled with canned dog food and then frozen keeps them occupied for quite awhile.
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Re: chewing- rawhide alternative?

Postby Duckdog17 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:32 am

Variety...
Sometimes I think our living room floor looks like we still have little kids with all the toys laying around!
If they're teething, or being destructive, you just have to keep giving them alternatives to stuff you don't want tore up.
Water bottles keep them busy but keep an eye on them so they don't tear it up and swallow pieces.

When J├Ąger was really young, I hung an old vinegar jug from the bottom of the deck with some rope. That was a big hit, and those jugs are tough so they're hard to tear up.
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Re: chewing- rawhide alternative?

Postby Calvinator » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:31 pm

Cow hooves. Raw marrow bones outside or in the crate or kennel.
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Re: chewing- rawhide alternative?

Postby Doc E » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:51 pm

Misskiwi67 wrote: knuckle bones


I've had two dogs break molars on knuckle bones --- Never again.

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Re: chewing- rawhide alternative?

Postby spinster » Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:32 am

I've know folks to give their dogs knuckle bones...raw, not cooked. Others have used frozen kongs with peanut butter or other treats inside. I let my dogs chew on nylabones and frozen carrots.
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Re: chewing- rawhide alternative?

Postby Mike zo » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:50 am

Four month old Griff here. I have been keeping a varied selection of shape and texture, deer antler, knotted rope, nylla bone, raw beef bone, and some softer chew toys.
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Re: chewing- rawhide alternative?

Postby Coveyrise64 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:58 am

Doc E wrote:
Misskiwi67 wrote: knuckle bones


I've had two dogs break molars on knuckle bones --- Never again.

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I had one dog break the large molar on a deer antler.....pretty expensive lesson! Won't do that again......

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Re: chewing- rawhide alternative?

Postby flechero » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:34 am

I ordered some US made bully sticks and pig ears... hopefully, in addition to the nylabones and other toys, this will help out.

Thanks for the ideas!
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