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I'm wondering what you all give your doodles for chew treats?  Emmy needs something to gnaw on, but I of course want it to be safe.  Those Nylon bones do no good; plus most of them are chicken flavored and Emmy can't have that (allergic).  If anyone could recommend something with a turkey flavor that would be awesome! PS-Emmy is 7 months old now and officially weighs 32 pounds. :-D 

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Comment by Gail, Fozzie, and Ruby on October 3, 2016 at 7:51pm
Maybe it wasn't marrow at the bottom. But he has only occasional interest in them after awhile.
Comment by Gail, Fozzie, and Ruby on October 3, 2016 at 5:43pm
Wait, the marrow bones I got were 5 or 6 ", and Fozzie had trouble getting it all out.
Comment by CJ, Gracie, and Quinn on October 3, 2016 at 4:38pm

In the non-edible category. . . Gracie destroys most stuffies in about 5-10 minutes, so I stopped buying them until I discovered Hugglehounds. You can get them online, but I found the best price at Drs. Foster and Smith. Gracie had the duck for over a year before she tore off one hand. She loves her Hugglehounds!

Comment by Jan, Lily & Nessy on October 3, 2016 at 2:43am

Our favorite chew is a dried beef tendon.  Merrick used to make one they called "Wishbones", but seem to have discontinued them.  I wrote to Merrick, and they recommended their version of a bully-stick, but those are too rich, (and Mom doesn't like the nasty smell).   I did find dried beef tendons at and bought some, but have not tried them out just yet - they are expensive (as in 6 for $25+)...

Otherwise, we've been doing the durable nylabones, various flavors.  (Not necessarily chicken)....  Those are ok, but the dogs favor the tendons...  Well, those, and dried Ostrich hide (hard to find except in specialty pet supplies)...

It is difficult finding a chew that is both safe and satisfying.  Marrow bones might be OK, but most suggest only using the raw version (not baked / dried as those may splinter).  Some folks get them from the butcher, par-boil (a few minutes in boiling water to kill bacteria), and then maybe ok.  I've not gone that route, as am still concerned about the greasy marrow causing stomach upset.  (Well, maybe also because it could go rancid before consumed, or make a mess....  Just not convinced...).

Good luck, and if you find something better, let us know, because we're all trying to solve the desire to chew balanced with the desire to be safe!

Comment by Gail, Fozzie, and Ruby on October 2, 2016 at 7:52pm
I tried a lot of things with Fozzie, and many of them that were digested gave him potty problems. I was told , at six months, they could have some bones with their adult teeth. He likes that the best now. My puppy class partner, used to give her puppy a whole carrot. Fozzie had some great stuffed toys that he would totally rip apart, and he didn't care for Nyla bones. I'm giving all the Nyla's to little Ruby, she likes stealing stuff from Fozzie, so she thinks they're great.
Comment by DonMarie & Picco on October 2, 2016 at 9:45am

I'm pretty much at a lost for chews. They all seem to bother Picco in some way and it's most likely whatever they use in processing.  Luckily he's not much of a chewer.  His Kong seems to satisfy him now.

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