I just came across this website (see below) and am now very worried since I have given nylabones to Mason. When he was a teething puppy I bought him the edible puppy nylabones and now he was just chewing his regular chicken nylabone and swallowed a piece before I was able to get it out of his mouth. Now of course I'm worried. Should I stop buying him nylabones??
Now, the little rascal has been chewing off the ears and noses off of his stuffed animals. This is getting to be an expensive habit. He has tons of chew toys by the way. I have sprayed bitter apple on those parts, but then of course he doesn't want to play with his stuffed animals after that. Does anyone have any better idea to deter him from doing this?
My little 6 month old JRT pup is also hard on his stuffed animals. I also bought him a few nylabone chew toys. Well the little bugger (as I sweetly say that) didn't go near them! I think every pooch is different. They all have some type of texture they luv chewing on.
Beulah does not know what stuffed animals are for except to rip apart.... to be honest, I am not sure what dog would just want to cuddle with them and not rip their bodies apart! That is the fun part! Do what I do and check your local thrift stores. You can get a stuffed animal for 50 cents. I but a whole bag full, wash them and keep them in the closet. Beulah takes about 20 minutes to rip a stuffed animal apart. She, and I , love the event!
I give my dogs the durable nylabones. I don't give them the plaque attackers, the flexible or the edible bones in fear of them chewing pieces off and swallowing them. I'm always careful which toys I get for my babies!
Any toy edible or not has the potential to be a choke hazard. Pretty much all edible chewies though shouldn't be used without supervision. Which is part of how the greenies uproar happened. Unsupervised dog chokes on small piece of toy it swallowed.
I don't buy anything like that. For the cost it doesn't last long enough. Raw bones and cattle hooves are easier to keep an eye on.
You should only provide you dog with chew toys designed for his breed and size. I've noticed with the Kong toys I buy my pup, its written on the package that if the dog is able to destroy the toy you've bought the wrong size.
As for nylabone, they make a toy called the Galileo which is supposed to be super strong designed for powerful chewers. I wonder if the stranfge shape has anything to do with it.
If you're worried about the dog swallowing pieces of toy I would be even more concerned about giving him stuffed animals. If he's destroying them with ease then I would imagine theres a good chance of swallowing stuffing and fibers which isn't good for him either.