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brid kenny
14th September 2007, 07:57 PM
Does anybod know of something to chew that doesn't affect their weight and takes a dog ages to chew?

ppotterfield
14th September 2007, 08:59 PM
Plug the small hole end of a Kong, put a couple of tablespoons of fat free chicken broth in a cup of water, fill the Kong and freeze (you have to set it up in the freezer carefully). My Clumber who is a huge chewer and my Cavalier who is not so much a chewer but is a little pig will lick and lick and lick on their Kongs when frozen like this and it has almost no calories. If they really want to chew you can try making ice cubes this same way, but for me the Kong lasts longer. You can also stuff Kongs with frozen cut green beans or chunks of raw carrot. Finally, take a marrow bone and boil off the marrow and any fat. The bone will still have lots of flavor and for some dogs this will keep them busy (although some do not seem to enjoy it unless there is meat or fat still on the bone). I feel your pain! Been there, done that!!!

cy1266
14th September 2007, 09:00 PM
Miles likes these things called "flossies" - they're made by Merrick, and they're beef tendons - also, they're all natural. He loves them, and they keep him occupied for a long time...they usually last a month or two before they get too small and you have to throw them out.

ere's a link: www.onlynaturalpet.com/products/Merrick-Flossies/134014.aspx (http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/products/Merrick-Flossies/134014.aspx)

brid kenny
14th September 2007, 09:01 PM
Thanks they are great suggestions.

Cathy Moon
15th September 2007, 12:55 AM
Watch them closely when they are chewing flossies - one of our members had quite a choking scare. :shock:

sallymum
15th September 2007, 09:25 AM
I will u the frozen kong idea on Sam. Thanks for the idea as i have been stuck trying to find low cal treats for him. :p