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Safe Chews won't cause blockage

What chews/things are safe to give dogs that last awhile? I am hearing so many problems with dogs getting surgery for blockage and it concerns me. Are flossies safe?
I am giving my guys kongs, marrow bones, merrick knee caps. I am considering stopping the flossies if they are a threat because my guys are gulpers.....





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I use the CET chews from the vet's office but I buy for the larger breed vs the small ones....and I also use the ODOR FREE bully sticks that Dave posted a link on awhile back and I haven't had any problems with either of those
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from Sabine. "I usually buy from here, as they are free range and not irradiated (not US sourced though):
http://www.bestbullysticks.com/home/...ly_sticks.html

I think with any chew ,you should always watch them and limit how much they eat at one sitting. I give Molly these for ten to fifteen minutes a day. It takes a couple of weeks for her to eat one. I throw it out after it gets below two inches. They don't break off in chunks like some chews do.

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What chews/things are safe to give dogs that last awhile? I am hearing so many problems with dogs getting surgery for blockage and it concerns me. Are flossies safe?
I am giving my guys kongs, marrow bones, merrick knee caps. I am considering stopping the flossies if they are a threat because my guys are gulpers.....
I am giving Ache the knee caps and she loves them. I am always afraid of these things. How long do you let them chew on the knee caps before throwing it out? I've noticed that sometimes she eats small pieces of bone from it. Is that safe? Thanks.


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I am giving Ache the knee caps and she loves them. I am always afraid of these things. How long do you let them chew on the knee caps before throwing it out? I've noticed that sometimes she eats small pieces of bone from it. Is that safe? Thanks.
Hey Tere every time I see Ache's picture , I smile . What a cheeky look on her face. Never tried knee caps. I 'm still keeping mine although they're getting a little creeky. I throw out the chews if they're small enough to get the whole thing in their mouth at one time. I don't like things that can break off in chunks.

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Hey Tere every time I see Ache's picture , I smile . What a cheeky look on her face. Never tried knee caps. I 'm still keeping mine although they're getting a little creeky. I throw out the chews if they're small enough to get the whole thing in their mouth at one time. I don't like things that can break off in chunks.
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Thanks guys. I let my guys chew on the knee caps for as long as they like. The only chunks that I notice breaking off are the meaty parts. They make a real mess but I feel they are safer than most things.





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Yes, it is messy at first but they love it !! Thanks.


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Himalayan dog chews! Made from natural ingredients (mostly milk) and it takes Cey (who is a voracious chewer) a long time to work it down!
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Where do you find the Himalayan dog chews and what are they made of??

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