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    Gracie is so hard on any chew toy bones.... she can make serious damage in no time. I have to throw them away in a day or so because she can get little bits of them off too fast. She loves to have something that she can get to the back of her teeth. The dental chew things that are edible create digestive issues so not willing to go there.

    Any recommendations that are truly safe, small enough and can hold up to serious chewing???

    P.S. She does not seem to like the rubber material toys at ALL. Does not play with them or chew on them.
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    Sophie is an aggressive chewer. I recently ordered some of the extra-thick rawhide chews from Dr.s Foster & Smith web site. I got the natural (non-flavored) type. They have been fine and her tummy & intestines seem happy.

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    http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2811443

    We got 18 months out of a set of those keys.We got a second set for our new puppy but Holly just took them and won't give them back.A really powerful chewer can chew tiny bits off,but no large chunks.
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    A friend gave Bentley a hard, bone-shaped chew toy the day I brought him home. He likes sitting on my lap and chewing on that bone. It wasn't in a package so I don't know what it is. I bought him a Kong because I had read such good review of them. He loved it for 5 minutes, circling & growling, but now only goes to it if nothing else is available.

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    Cow hooves. A bully stick lasts about 3 days in my house, the hooves are showing a tiny amount of wear after 2 months.

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    I know these are not toys! But my two love raw beef soup bones and they can have one for a good hour and half before the finish cleaning the meat off it. I always keep an eye on them while they have it. Works wonders on their teeth too. I put Holly on a foam mat while she eats her's that way I can easily clean it afterwards. Jasper takes his out on the grass to eat. They have never been given the chance to bury it as I always take it away as soon as they finish cleaning it! Sorry I can't recommend any toys as my two love soft ones.
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    We've always used Nylabone products for our lot. We used the puppy starter kit for Murphy when he was a puppy, they have flavours and an edible one in that pack. http://www.nylabone.com/product-find...-is/dog-puppy/

    We use the non-edible ones for strong chewers now, and thrown them away once the knuckle has been chewed down.
    Paula - mum to Murphy(6) & Misty(7), and Jerry our cat.

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    If you can find one of these, this toy lasted through a boxer with no damage at all, and Rose loves it too : http://www.vitacost.com/Hartz-Chew-n...-Teething-Ring

    I also have her one of these: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...&lmdn=Dog+Toys (hard plastic, not rubber)

    http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...&lmdn=Dog+Toys (she actually likes the plastic ring on it the best :P)

    And we had one of these for our boxer too (different brand, but this toy survived even being lost outside for weeks at a time, lol): http://www.petco.com/product/102441/...-Squeaker.aspx

    Assorted Nylabones (both flexible and hard plastic),

    Those seem to have been the favorite non (completely) rubber toys for the dogs that we've had. Oh, and plastic wiffle balls .

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    A bully stick lasts about 3 days in my house
    Oh, how I wish that were the case in our house. Sophie demolishes one in an hour.


    After I stopped letting Sophie chew the Nylabones, she stopped having terrible bouts of diarrhea. I think the little bits of nylon she chewed off and ingested irritated her G.I. tract. I figured it out after one too many bouts of cleaning up the carpet, floor, crate, etc. After I tossed them, we haven't had the problem with diarrhea, no more meds, etc. .


    Another favorite chew toy of Sophie's is the antler - elk, I have been told - she loves them and they last forever. I haven't found them in the big box chain pet stores, but the local independent ones carry them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldor View Post
    Oh, how I wish that were the case in our house. Sophie demolishes one in an hour.
    Really?? What size do you buy? I get the 18 inch ones, and I can't imagine one those disappearing in a hour.

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