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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 05-03-2008, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
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What do you give your babies to chew on? I'm looking for something that will keep Cricket's attention for more than 10 seconds. Thanks

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Bully Sticks........they love them

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i use the trusty kong- put some chicken jerky on it and let him go to town...sometimes he gets it out fast, other times he leaves it and will go back to it later-- guess it helps that he loves his jerky and that is the only way he gets it!
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I second the bully sticks (don't ask what they "really are...") and give a HUGE thumbs up to the Merrick Flossies -they love these! Both bully sticks and Flossies are parts of the animal that aren't bone so they are completely digestible. The flossies are shaped like a curly que and so they get in between the teeth and "floss" them. Honestly dogs that don't even like to chew on stuff like the flossies. I get the big ones and Posh eats about 1/3 of it in a morning. Gives me some time to be on the forum.
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Merrick Flossies all the way here. She loves them and like Amy, it always gives me a few moments peace when I need it. She will even play with hers for a while before chewing it by tossing it, then chasing and pouncing on it. It's so cute!

I also cut it in thirds and give small pieces, not the whole thing.

The only downside is it makes her thirsty so I won't give one to her in the evening.




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In addition to the Flossies, you can give a beef knuckle bone - they are messy so perhaps let her chew in her crate without a pad. Also, remember to put it back in the refrigerator so it doesn't go bad. You can buy at the butcher store frozen most of the time for very little money and it can help them work out those puppy teeth that are stubbornly still attached.


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Mine love Flossies. They don't like rawhide unless they are very bored. I put treats in their Kong, but they go through those too fast.


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I fill a kong with cream cheese, pop a few treats in the middle, and freeze them. Then i put a little fresh dab on the kong and give it to Lola before I leave the house. It will last about an hour, or she goes to sleep and picks up on it later.

Bully sticks rock - they last forever with lola and when she chews off part it is digestible, unlike rawhide.

I also have a soft plastic ball full of holes that I put large pieces of Natural Balance food in, and she pushes them around trying to get the treat out. They usually last about 20 minutes. Again, long enough for me to get out the door without any whining.

There is a thread here about pigs ears and lambs ears. I haven't tried those yet, but again, they are digestible, unlike rawhide.

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Flossies are Marley's favorites. I have to video his little happy dance some time when I give him one. It's too cute.

I order them from dog.com (if you order more than 12 they are $2.29 a piece)

A local pet store has mini versions of them for 49c, which are great when you don't want to go for the whole thing.

He also likes pigs ears, but someone mentioned the other day that they are pretty fatty and he is already not the skinniest, so I think the flossies are overall better.

He likes Greenies, but they don't seem to last very long at all, not sure how that is for other people, but Marley pretty much bites them and eats them instantly, not much chewing going on there.

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Exhaustion from a bully stick

Here is the progression for Lola of working on a bully stick. Happy to sound asleep. but not letting it out of her arms....
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---Little Lola a.k.a. Princess Pee and Poop and her humom Anne

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