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dog bone dilema...

Postby FantomsDad » Sun Sep 05, 2004 10:07 pm

OK, my dog isnt a pit bull but he has a set of jaws on him. When he was 8 months old we we're getting him those nylon bones for powerful chewers and they even didn't last a week. Those big 18" rawhide bones had a life-span of 2 weeks max. Is ther any other dog bone for exeptianly(sp?) powerful chewers?

P.S.=Don't worry about him messin up his teeth eighter. I brush his teeth weekly and he has pink gums and all white teeth.
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Postby jmann4 » Sun Sep 05, 2004 10:10 pm

Real, raw knuckle bones.

I wouldn't feed raw hide. Basically its leather. Like giving a dog a belt or leather purse to chew. Not healthy.
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Postby FantomsDad » Sun Sep 05, 2004 10:13 pm

Are the raw knuckle bones at your local pets mart or someplace else?
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Postby jmann4 » Sun Sep 05, 2004 10:14 pm

FantomsDad wrote:Are the raw knuckle bones at your local pets mart or someplace else?


Butcher. Or Grocery Store.
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Postby FantomsDad » Sun Sep 05, 2004 10:28 pm

Thanks jamann4.
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Postby Diane Jessup » Sun Sep 05, 2004 10:36 pm

Having fed raw bones for 35+ years, I will say they are the way to go. However, there is a slight chance your dog will get slab fractures on back molars from this. Not a huge deal, but ANYTHING in life worth doing has risks.
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Postby barbponys » Sun Sep 05, 2004 11:55 pm

Beef knuckle or femur bones. Some places have big buffalo bones available.

You are so right DJ, the benefit far out weighs the risks. My dogs won't chew on other stuff unless it's bully sticks. Spoiled rotten, ungrateful brats!!
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Postby Fish » Mon Sep 06, 2004 12:14 am

Kunckle bones, is that the round looking bones that fit into the socket of another bone?
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Postby kbreese » Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:03 am

It seems my dog wont sit and chew for more than 30 seconds or so, but it only took her 2 times of that to shred the end of the Nylabone so that there was little pieces barely hanging off of it. So I think I'll be heading to the butchers sometime soon myself, for some raw bones.

Do you guys buy many at one time and than put them in your freezer and give them to the dog frozen or??
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Postby SKoth » Mon Sep 13, 2004 10:55 am

I have always loved the bully sticks. I do like knuckle bones too. I do however aviod giving my dog bones that are really hard because I don't want them breaking their teeth. There is a feed store by my parents that I get daily fresh smoked sows ears. There nothing like the pet store ones. They are thick and juicy and it does take the dogs a while to get through them. I sorta think they taste so darn good that they savor them a little. Who really knows though?
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Postby kbreese » Mon Sep 13, 2004 11:47 am

Where do you guys keep the raw bones? Freezer?
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Postby heatherlyn » Mon Sep 13, 2004 12:32 pm

Chew toys that last for a while around here:

The Souper Gallileo Bone (I'm not sure if you tried this one or not): http://www.pet-shop.net/html/galileo.html

All things Orbee:
http://planetdog.com/dog-toys.asp?ID=8
http://planetdog.com/dog-toys.asp?ID=650
http://planetdog.com/dog-toys.asp?ID=13

Raw bones are good, but I'm not personally comfortable letting the dogs chew on them excessively, they just don't know the meaning of moderation and dental surgery is EXPENSIVE. Also, they're too high value for them to chew on in 'company' and I don't want them on my (white) carpet, so they're not the sort of thing I can give them while they're just hanging around the house.

I do get the (non-splintering) smoked bones, which don't last terribly long, but they're not as high value and don't stain the carpet while still keeping those jaws busy: http://www.sitstay.com/store/edibles/bo ... tml#ED1015
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