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Old 01-27-2013, 01:44 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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The extra thick bully sticks are really good, but they are expensive.

I used to buy them by the case, but the last case I ordered contained the 50 I paid for, but they were much smaller in diameter than a pencil. Even my Papillons could finish one in a couple of hours. They are just too expensive to feed as treats.

I've got a mega-chewer and I buy him the 10 inch retriever rolls. He doesn't want to chew the kongs, so those were a waste of money. The dangerous part of rawhide bones is the knot and the retriever rolls don't have knots. The retriever roll has to be safer for him than chewing the arm off of the leather sofa, which would surely get him killed.

Those nice pigskin chews from Costco come from China, so they are off my shopping list.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Yep. Sam and his brother, Colonel, had these toys for years. They can't destroy them. And they tried. Chewed em, dragged them around, played tug of war...these things last a long time. Just google "zoo toys" and buy toys for zoo animals.
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Zoo toys! That's what I need. I recently adopted a 3 year old hound who chews like he's 3 months old. Kills everything. Most things within a few minutes. Stuffed animals don't stand a chance. I usually give them a life expectancy and I'm pretty accurate sadly. I decided to stop buying them because it's a waste and I don't want him ingesting who knows what. So I should check out the suppliers I use for med supplies and see what they have. Zoo toys! Makes so much sense!
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:00 PM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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Yes, bully sticks! DandJ sent Beesley some a while back, he LOVED them! Unfortunately he's such an aggressive chewer he demolished a stick in a half hour. Those things are not cheap
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Yes, bully sticks! DandJ sent Beesley some a while back, he LOVED them! Unfortunately he's such an aggressive chewer he demolished a stick in a half hour. Those things are not cheap
When you bring him along on a visit here, I'll give him some more.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:09 PM
 
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OK, with all the thumbs up they've received in this thread, I think I'll have to buy some bully sticks. So I've gathered I need to look for big, thick ones.. anything else I should know? Are they normally 'made in the USA' or will I need to be careful about that?
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:13 PM
 
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They can be a little stinky. The ones I purchased were sold as no odor from doggy loot. My dog loved them, but was able to chew them up too fast.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:50 PM
 
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If you know anybody that hunts, perhaps they'd be willing to give you free antlers.

When I had horses growing up, our dogs loved pieces of horses hooves. It looks like you can purchase either them or cow hooves online at a fraction of the cost of antlers. Please research (I know K9 will) to verify safety. Our dogs never had a problem, and vets saw them doing it, and I don't think it was unusual.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:18 PM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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When you bring him along on a visit here, I'll give him some more.
Does he need a passport? Can Rocky come along, too?
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Does he need a passport? Can Rocky come along, too?
Nope (just you do)! And absolutely to Rocky!
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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We buy 6 inch jumbo odor free bully sticks from bestbullysticks.com, we also buy them bladder sticks. They don't last as long as bully sticks but the dogs love them.
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