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Old 02-10-2015, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Nylabone

Are these okay? My 5 month old is obsessed with the bacon one! She's eaten 1/4 of it in two days.

We have bully sticks and Himalayan chews but I bought these before we had her and the kids wanted her to have the. She ignores the plain white one and plain brown but the bacon one is more textured and she won't put it down.
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Old 02-10-2015, 03:57 PM
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I don't feed Nylabones to Emmie because they're made of plastic or rubber and I don't think they're good for her.

Nylabones are considered non-edible chew products so it worries me if a dog can chew them up - could lead to intestinal blockage.

Here's the disclaimer Nylabone has on their products:

“NON-EDIBLE CHEW PRODUCTS are made with plastic, rubber, or nylon. They are NOT intended for consumption. During normal chewing, tiny bristle-like projections are raised that help clean teeth. If these tiny pieces (no larger than a small grain of rice) are ingested, they should pass through. A dog should not be able to break off larger pieces of any Nylabone® Non-Edible Chew. If you think that your dog swallowed a large piece of a Non-Edible Chew, take the chew away and contact your veterinarian for advice. No dog toy or chew is totally indestructible. Frequently inspect any chew before giving it to your dog to make sure it’s whole and intact, with no missing pieces. Replace a Non-Edible Chew when knuckle ends are worn down, or if it becomes too small to chew safely. Nylabone Chews and Toys should not be boiled, placed in a dishwasher, washing machine, or convection or microwave oven.”

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She's gnawing at it enough that tiny pieces are kind of melting away. Neither of the other two are doing that and she has no interest. Guess I will keep searching for that perfect chew.

Another $$ tossed to the trash. Ugh.
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Nylabone makes edible chews also so maybe that is the type you have.



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The two she does not like are nylon and chicken flavored. She has not been able to break anything off of those - she doesn't care to either.

The bacon one is an edible chew.

Still wondering if she should have it though. If it' solar, how much per day should I let her consume?
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Henry gnaws at his at the end of each day.
It relaxes him (I think).

When it looks sharp and really really gnawed I replace it.

(I buy him the Hartz brand)
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I don't trust Nylabone products; have heard too many stories of dogs experiencing medical issues after gnawing on their edible and non-edible chews.

These are the chew toys Emmie enjoys and which I approve of:

1. Bully or Pizzle sticks (made in USA)
2. Himalayan Dog Chew
3. Moose Antlers from Acadia Antlers

She also likes to chew on her


Small Ultra Balls when she's not fetching them. These balls have never had any pieces come off of them from chewing; they're indestructible to her, hence why she's allowed to gnaw on them.

I don't let my Hav chew on any plastic, nylon, or compressed dog chews, no matter how small the pieces are that she may end up breaking off and swallowing, which is why I'm very particular about what I give her.

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I would only worry if she is able to break off large pieces that she might choke on. When I give Molly her Himalayan chew I let her chew for 10 minutes or so and then I take it away. It breaks down very gradually and I supervise her while she has it. Also be sure to throw it out when it gets too small so she doesn't fit the whole thing in her mouth and choke.



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Sheba loves her non-edible nylabones. I keep an eye on them to make sure she's not chewing pieces off. She has lots of different favors.

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I found beef jerky for her - can she have that?! It's a big piece and I will watch her.

Also found chicken jerky. Are those okay? Did not buy that as it only came in big packs and without knowing, didn't want to risk it.
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