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    Anybody else have a HEAVY CHEWER on their hands? Kingston destroyed a brand new toy today! It was one of those stuffed Buddy toys from PlanetDog. He chewed the arm off and had stuffing all over my bedroom. I feel bad because he loves soft toys, but he ruins them. Any ideas???

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    hi there, yes both my boys are heavy chewers and soft toys dont stand a chance with them...have you tried introducing him to other types of toys?? like the harder ones? i suggest you take a look at this thread (link posted below) to see if you get any ideas...good luck!
    http://www.cavaliertalk.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3732
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    Most of our dogs are what could be called heavy chewers. They absolutely LOVE to destuff toys. There are no stuffed toys we have found that they can't destuff except one. It's a piece of nylon (?) fire hose filled with stuffing and both ends sewed shut. Unfortunately it's kind of boring and the dogs don't chew on it much.

    So we just let them destuff toys, clean up the mess and then they are very happy chewing on the empty fabric that's left. Just part of the cost of having happy dogs.
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    Please don't leave a dog, who chews, alone with a soft toy. A cavalier puppy, in the North of England, died after chewinga rope toy and swallowing some of the threads, which caused severe damage to his insides.
    Barbara, Monty, Joly and Teddy.

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    Yes soft toys are always best supervised!

    Jaspar used to be fine with stuffed toys but leo taught himn to destuff and now nothing is safe for long. It is not so much that they are heavy chewers 9the destuffers) just that they like to shred things. Other than that mine wouldn't be hard chewers.

    A good unstuffable tough squeaky toy is the small Wubba from www.helpingudders.com or any of their cow milker toys! Note however that the 'donuts' are not intended as chew toys. Anything rubber based or the stuffed items for heavy chewers should be fine.
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    Awww Kingston :P You're growing up.. destuffing toys already..

    Kos has never "de-stuffed" a toy because when they lose their ears (that's what always goes first) they are off the floor. I have about 5 that are waiting for surgery to be done though, LOL. I've completely stopped buying anything stuffed since then though. Kosmo's toys are fairly bland. He can have rubber things and inedible nylabones when I am gone. I usually leave hiim with a nylabone and a kong when I leave. Anything else I have to watch hiim like a hawk as he could choke on them. Forget could.. he WILL. ANything that can be choked on, Kos will choke. He's forever supervised at home because of this.

    I know lots of people leave theirs with pig ears, cow hooves, bully sticks, etc, but I wouldn't do it. I must have gotten a sick cow one time because the foot broke off into nice size chunks. Ugh.. I threw it away.. hooves are off limits now. Pig ears - same thing. I got a soft one that Kos thought he could eat within 10 minutes. I also took that away.. I think those could be high in fat as well. And Bully sticks.. he somehow got a string thing off a bully stick one time. After learning what they are I don't even want to think about what it could have been ( ) but he is not allowed those either anymore.. LOL I am a mean mommy.

    If Kingston is anything like Kos, I'de get the hard nylabones. He has only killed 1 of those since we had him (and I just threw it away last weekend.) He also chews on his Kong regularly and also some kind of rubber toothbrush thing. It took him a while but he was even eventually able to destroy the "indestructable" nylon toy. blah.

    I think I might get some udder things Karlin - thanks for the info on those!

    Good luck on your search and let me know if you come across anything else!
    Sara, mommy to Kosmo ~ 4 year blenheim boy and Faith 3 year b/t girl *rescue*

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    Poor Kosmo, no wonder he's not being a good boy Sara! You've taken all his pleasures away from him Send me your address and I'll send Kos a bully as a prezzie

    Maxx destuffs things as well. He starts with their eyes and then their noses and then that's it.....

    I always have at least one awaiting surgery. He is very patient though, he will sit and watch me whilst I sew them back up and waits so patiently

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    I bought a couple nylabones and Kingston loves them. They really are puppy pacifiers (as I've heard them referred to). I'm scared about the rope toys now. Kingston is crazy about his. Has anyone else had a problem with these? Should I take it away from him?

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    Our little cavalier used to raid our sock draws and chew socks
    We used to give our dogs cow hooves and bones to chew on (supervised of course). Jonty would bury his and steal the other dogs bones.
    We also have raw-hide toys in various shapes and sizes that we used to give them as well.
    No heaven can heaven be, if my cavalier isn't there to welcome me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingstonsMom
    I bought a couple nylabones and Kingston loves them. They really are puppy pacifiers (as I've heard them referred to). I'm scared about the rope toys now. Kingston is crazy about his. Has anyone else had a problem with these? Should I take it away from him?
    Usually there are tags on the toys with warnings, and I've never seen a rope toy that didn't have the warning on it. Rope toys do require supervision, it's dangerous for dogs to swallow the threads.
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