I have been reading a lot of stories about dogs dying because of rawhids or greenies causing blockage. I googled up nylabones and it also said that nylabones cause blockage. Is there ANY safe chew toy that is edible and safe for dogs (under supervision) that doesn't cause blockage beside raw bones??
Nala chews on the nylabones but she never swallows the peices. She always spits te peices out and i know this because i always manage to step on the bits of the bone. But I am not sure of any other chew toy thats ok with supervision.
***Edited By: HectorLuver3 on 12/31/2005 12:59:52 AM*** Reason: add
I want to give my puppy a variety of chew toys, but I don't want anything dangerous like greenies or rawhides! I already know that bullysticks are digestive and I am planning on brushing my dogs teeth every other day. Is there anything else besides raw bones that clean their teeth? Has anyone tried the booda cheese stick thing?
We had an issue with Baxter and rawhide, he swallowed too big a piece and had some pooping issues. It was pitiful, he'd try to poop, start pushing then start yelping and crying, jump out of position, try another spot, same. Vet put him on canned prescription food for a few days and finally things worked themselves through--but I was nervous! My brother had a pitbull that had to have surgery after eating one of my Mom's knee high pantyhose so I was pretty worried about surgery! My vet said not to give them anything they'll ingest. :( He sold me a bone he sells that has seasonings and meat on it, Baxter still loves that even though all the "flavor" is gone. --He still gets booda bones though and loves them. No more rawhide, and I haven't given greenies other than the bits since he had one and I found out they might not be safe enough for my liking.
We give ours the pressed (I think its called) rawhide. They can just chew it up and its not like the rawhide they chew on for hours. I never give them any treats at all without us there to supervise. Choking scares me to death.