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What to chew...

Okay, Lucky is a chewing monster. He is teething teething and desperate for something to chew, but the vet said rawhide is dangerous and the idea of the pig ears or the bully stick really turn me off, so what can I do?? The HImalaya chew thing is good but they're hard for him to hold in his paws and chew at the same time AND we tried dried Yam which satisfied him for over an hour, but as it melted, he was covered with it and it really affected his poops (bountiful and orangy) this a.m. He's after the wood moldings and the rugs...and Nylabone doesn't hold much appeal. Thoughts? Many thanks. We're treat adverse (I know that's a maverick view) and training him with praise, but we'd be thrilled to have something safe to offer him for chewing. Any ideas? Thanks.

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We tied knots in old washcloths, soaked them in water, then frozen then. We had enough that we could rotate, so he always had a cold one to chew on. He loved them.


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During the teething stage, Tucker like to chew on a full size carrot. He couldn't get much off, but it kept him busy. We tried the different bitter sprays but that didn't always stop Tucker. Someone mentioned using Tabasco sauce and we found that worked wonders. Just a little sniff of it and he would high tail it in the other direction. It wipes off of wooden items. It was no time before he left things alone he wasn't suppose to chew alone. We have one rug that we had to put up until he was older. Other than that, I don't know what to tell you about rugs.
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Atticus loves empty plastic bottles BUT you do have to check because once they get them bent up enough to start chewing on you have to take them away so they don't actually eat the plastic. As a puppy this took awhile but he is not much of destroyer. Some bottles are stronger than others. You can also buy animal toys to put plastic bottles in. They love the sound of the bottles crackling ,I won't tell you why. I didn't like the idea of bully sticks either BUT I have a bully and a cow hoof in my bed right now YUCKO!!! and YEARS ago I didn't want to train with food either HAHA! Good luck!

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I know what you're going through with Lucky.....Maggie had a terrible time with teething. She is such a sweet looking little puppy.....who would have guessed that she had the jaws of a pit bull. What did survive? Antlerz. Himalayan Chews. Two solid rubber bouncy balls. Tightly constructed cotton tug ropes. Regular Kongs (she chewed hunks out of the puppy ones). She loved frozen, twisted washcloths and socks (especially when she could rip holes in them the minute they thawed a little). In fact, she loved anything fabric or plush that she could chew on and shred. We had to keep a close eye on her and made liberal use of Bitter Apple Spray on our furniture. Chewy things that were disappointing.....Anything for puppies made by PetStages. Ditto to Nylabone products.

Maggie has a great time with soda/water bottles, too. Make sure the caps are screwed on tight and take them away once she punctures holes in the caps.

Maggies is contentedly chewing away on her first bully stick.....OMG.....do they ever look disgusting! Yuk!
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When Dexter was very young he loved plastic bottles, remove the caps first.



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Yes I had always removed the caps too. Warning about bottles... Atticus will stare and cry at any bottle(Wine,vase,whatever) sitting on my counter. He is sure they are all his!

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I know what you're going through with Lucky.....Maggie had a terrible time with teething. She is such a sweet looking little puppy.....who would have guessed that she had the jaws of a pit bull. What did survive? Antlerz. Himalayan Chews. Two solid rubber bouncy balls. Tightly constructed cotton tug ropes. Regular Kongs (she chewed hunks out of the puppy ones). She loved frozen, twisted washcloths and socks (especially when she could rip holes in them the minute they thawed a little). In fact, she loved anything fabric or plush that she could chew on and shred. We had to keep a close eye on her and made liberal use of Bitter Apple Spray on our furniture. Chewy things that were disappointing.....Anything for puppies made by PetStages. Ditto to Nylabone products.

Maggie has a great time with soda/water bottles, too. Make sure the caps are screwed on tight and take them away once she punctures holes in the caps.

Maggies is contentedly chewing away on her first bully stick.....OMG.....do they ever look disgusting! Yuk!
I've got to agree with you about Bully Sticks, even the thought of them is disgusting to me, but they do satisfy ravenous chewers. Just have to make sure that you throw them away as soon as they get small enough to swallow, or thin enough to bite off a chunk. Joey chews right through anything Kong except for the black rubber toys (the "industrial" Kongs). He also loves anything fabric, but they are shreaded in a day.
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Kodi can even chew through the black "industrial strength" Kongs!


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Whoa, Kodi can chew through the black Kongs? Whoa! That's impressive. Those things are like truck tires!
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