(Closed) Fav dog bones (edible or toys)?

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

This is going to sound really canadian, but my Fiance picked up some elk horn pieces from the local farmers market. They last months on my 2 small dogs. Highly recommend! 

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Black kongs are tougher than the red. Our dogs are large but this could work for a small dog too. I stuff the kongs with peanut butter and kibble. If I want to be really nice I mix bananas,  Greek yogurt, peanut butter and unsweetened apple sauce, stuff it in the kong then freeze it. That lasts a while.

petsmart has some toys r us toys for dogs. One is a wheel that you put kibble in and the dog has to spin it and flip the lids with their nose to get the food. They have a few different ones. A bit small for ours but perfect for a small dog

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Newbee

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caligirl0011:  

I AGREE with Caligirl – I am Canadian and the elk antlers ARE a life-saver for all animals. I have a golden retriever who LOVES them -they don’t make a mess, don’t stink and last a long time – and we brought a small one over to my parents’ house (they have a chihuaha-shih-tzu mix and a bijon frise) and they LOVED them – we actually left one there for them because they were so obsessed.

 

Additionally I would suggest the nylabones (flavoured) and the benabones (bacon-flavoured) – they are big hits as well with their pups when we visit with them.

 

– O

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Newbee

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caligirl0011:  

I AGREE with Caligirl – I am Canadian and the elk antlers ARE a life-saver for all animals. I have a golden retriever who LOVES them -they don’t make a mess, don’t stink and last a long time – and we brought a small one over to my parents’ house (they have a chihuaha-shih-tzu mix and a bijon frise) and they LOVED them – we actually left one there for them because they were so obsessed.

 

Additionally I would suggest the nylabones (flavoured) and the benabones (bacon-flavoured) – they are big hits as well with their pups when we visit with them.

 

– O

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happymarigold:  

OP – I just noticed after I posted that your username is Marvin love – my dog’s name is Marvin!!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Stillwell House

Cow hooves were popular with my two, but now they fight over anything organic.  My rottweiler is a power chewer — he favors the Nylabone dinosaurs (bumpy) over the smoother textured Nylabone bones.  He does eventually whittle them to pointed ends.  I get them off Amazon for half the price of the pet shops. Cotton rope bones also last.  Check out the Orka brand chew toys that are blue in color.  They are also durable and safe.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I agree with elk antlers. But dont buy them at the big pet stores. The quality is terrible. Find a small company or farm. I got some from etsy (http://etsy.me/IpHggL) and they have lasted months!!! They are great for the health of the dogs teeth too! 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

Antlers and nylabones!!

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

Cotton rope bones are great! All three of my dogs loved them! My youngest girl loves them still, and they last really well.

ETA: My two girls (and my other dog that has passed) are Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, so small-medium dogs.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

My mini dachshund is a power chewer. He can and has chewed through the black kongs, nyla bones and basically every other type of toy on the market. I like the antler bones though too. They last much longer, they don’t smell or make any mess. Don’t bet me wrong, my dog can destroy one, but it will take him a lot longer.

 

I will say that I’ve heard that the antler bones might not be good for your dogs teeth because it’s too hard. That was from a reputable animal care specialist, so I’m not sure about them, but occasionally is probably fine.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Just chiming in to agree with antlers! They do get worn down eventually but they last a really long time. They are sort of hit or miss at pet stores though as, according to my local pet shop, they have to wait until the elks naturally shed the antlers. I’ve always had good luck finding them online though, usually for much cheaper!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

Antlers and Nylabones!  My dog uses the red kongs, but they aren’t her primary chew toy. She kind of just tosses them around.  

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Mine both love nylabones!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My two German Shepherds love pigskin oinkies,  but they are not super-chewers, thank God 🙂 I treat them with 2.5 inch marrow bones, do they can eat and lick  inside the bone, but unable to break the external thick bone.  I make sure to toss them, once the inside is eaten though, because it’s not good for dogs to eat the bones themself, they can be sharp. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I am not Canadian but will cast another vote for antlers!  We do get ours at the pet store but have found that you have to go to the high-end store to get the best antlers (we like to make sure we know where things are sourced, etc.).  Almost always elk, occasionally I think we get a moose antler piece.  Lucy strongly prefers the antlers that are cut, so the marrow is exposed…she gets bored easily with the ones that are hard all the way around since she can’t get to the meat (she’s a 4-pound toy poodle).  She will tear through the small antlers that many small dogs take ages on, but the medium antler pieces last her quite awhile.

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