Post # 1
I’ve bought my pup bully sticks in the past & she absolutely inhales a 6 inch stick in a matter of 5 minutes. The first 2 took her maybe 15 minutes but once she got the hang of it she just goes crazy! They are really expensive for her to only get 5 mins out of them in my opinion so I am looking for something that is a little harder to chew than a bully stick but still as good for her.
I don’t like raw hides, I don’t like bones (except for like, raw bones but she’s not on a raw diet yet and won’t be for a while so I haven’t even bothered trying to get her raw bones), I don’t know what to get her! She doesn’t do chew toys at ALL and inhales her dentastix and greenies faster than a bully stick!
I used bestbullysticks.com for her sticks the first time but they have SO many options that I don’t know how to choose what to try next =( I just want something that will help her work on her teeth. We try to brush them once a week on average but I want something to go with that. Do any of you wonderful, also pet obsessed bees, have any suggestions???
Post # 3
Our dog is also not a raw diet, but we give her raw bones a few times a month. It’s really the only thing that lasts a long time. Like yours, she goes through all other hard treats. We also give her a Kong filled with PB and soft treats (frozen to make it last longer) and while it entertains her, it doesn’t seem to be doing anything for her teeth.
Post # 4
Bought these for my dogs once, took forever for them to finish, although they are quite expensive each, http://www.petcityonline.com.au/user/3942716/web/details.asp?ItemID=3194. There are other dental chew sticks that are quite good, they like Pedigree dentastix too, although they eat them quickly they are fairly cheap
Post # 5
My pup LOVES raw marrow bones, bite sized carrots ( not too many otherwise they get the shi*s), fresh fruits but avoid grapes, plumbs, and other pitted fruits Since the pits are toxic. I also recommend doggie biscuits but avoid anything “manufactured” outside of the US – careful with that as some will say “distributed in the US” but doesn’t always state manufacturing location. You should apply the same rule to your pups regular food, also.
A goods Teeth Cleaner treat are “Check-ups” – they are even Gluten free
Post # 6
@soontobemrsm11: I’ve heard good things about deer antler, that they last pretty long and dogs love them but I haven’t tried personally yet.
Post # 7
our dogs love pig ears and they seem to last a bit longer. We’ve given them raw bones even though they’re not on a raw diet. After they’ve eaten the marrow I’ll freeze peanut butter in the center- they last a long time! I’ve also heard good things about deer antlers, but havent tried them yet.
Post # 8
Antlers or frozen marrow bones? A Kong stuffed with goodies (pumpkin purée, plain yogurt, peanut butter, smashed banana, etc.) mixed with kibble and frozen? We don’t do bully sticks or rawhide as they upset my dog’s stomach, but real raw (not ‘roasted’/’basted’) bones are great.
Post # 9
At the suggestion of a bunch of other bees I got my baby an elk antler about a month ago. He has massively powerful jaws and I had to stop giving him raw hides because he would eat an entire one in like a day and then get constipated. Although he doesn’t like the antler as much he still chews it, and it still looks pretty much like it did when we got it.
Post # 10
ive heard of frozen bananas. never tried it as my dog wont tuoch anything frozen (i realised that after i tried an online recipe for dog popsicles. he likes them smushy at room temp but wont touch them frozen)