(Closed) Need recommendations for LONG LASTING chew…

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have the same problem with my bluetick coonhound pup so Im interested in hearing some recommendations!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Antlers!

We have a larger dog so are buying a $30 antler each time, but they are worth every penny!

http://www.thisandthatcanineco.com/products/chew-this/

 

This is the brand of antler’s we purchase. We have one from February last year, I buy one every 3-4 months. Soak in chicken or beef broth if he loses interest at all (not usually!). I would totally love for you to buy one and see how long your take take to put a mark in them!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Beebug:  

Is it literally antlers? Or a product they manufacture to make it look/taste like antlers? If so what are the ingredients?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@regberadaisy:  If you take a look on the website, they are naturally shed. Lots of information on there 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Beebug:  

I did look at the site. Not sure what they mean by “naturally shed”? There’s no ingredients listed either, that I found at least.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Big nylabones? My parents golden has had the same one for over a year!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Those antlers look awesome, my guy can devour a huge braided bully stick in like, 20  minutes. Used to take him several hours, I guess he’s gotten good at it…

Gonna give an antler a try 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

How could there be ingredients if they are not “made”?

Here is a link from another site: http://www.antlerchewz.com/healthtips.html on the nutrition breakdown, I would assume they are all similar?

Regardless of content, bully sticks, any rawhide, stinky bone, etc wouldn’t compare to this for safety in the chew and nutrition!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@jillmatt:  When our guy was a puppy (Golden Ret), bully sticks were a god send. As a pup it was like one a week, and eventually he got to one a day. He got older he began to get through them too quickly, and got them down to unsafe sizes in the blink of an eye. He is too powerful for nylabones and he loves all three of the antler’s we’ve bought for him!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Beebug:  

That’s what I was asking. If they manufactured them or they were literally antlers.

They were not explicit on their site regarding that.

Thanks!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

At her age it’s *really* a good thing she is chewing so much.  And giving her the “right” things to chew keeps her from chewing on things like nice shoes and furniture!

 

Have you tried feeding her in Kongs?  They are basically durable hollow rubber toys (dishwasher safe as well) that you can put her food in, and then meal-time becomes a “puzzle” for her.  So she gets mentally stimulated as well.  They have some different formulations for puppies and for more aggressive chewers also.

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@regberadaisy:  I did look at the site. Not sure what they mean by “naturally shed”? There’s no ingredients listed either, that I found at least.

LOL!  Animals with antlers, like deer for example, shed those antlers yearly and grow new ones.  Naturally shed means they fell off at the end of the season, as opposed to being cut off.  They are made of bone, so that’s the “ingredient” list.  Hehehe…haven’t seen ingredients listed on Bully Sticks.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

this is totally random – but we bought our shiba one of those long plastic scoops that comes with and holds a tennis ball at the end. hes a major chewer too, same situation with bones & etc – but that stick has lasted us months! he is the happiest pup to just chew on that plastic stick. it took our pup awhile to start chewing on the plastic scoop.. we originally got it when he was a baby and held peanut butter in the scoop in front of him to leash train him and get him walking on a leash.. but now he totally loves it! i think i read your dog doesnt like anything not edible so maybe that wont work – but if it does, its a long lasting chew saver!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Miss Apricot:  

ahhhh….thank you! I did not know that so thanks for the clarification!

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