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Old 02-28-2014, 07:05 PM
 
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Is there such a thing as a toy that can be left in my dogs crate to chew on (unsupervised) when I am at work? She has not yet taken to Kongs.

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Old 02-28-2014, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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depends on your dog but i think there is nothing that is 100% gauranteed safe. maybe a nylabone or an antler? I leave antlers for my dogs because it takes a long time for them to get down to the point where they could be swallowed and they are pretty strong chewers.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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depends on your dog but i think there is nothing that is 100% gauranteed safe. maybe a nylabone or an antler? I leave antlers for my dogs because it takes a long time for them to get down to the point where they could be swallowed and they are pretty strong chewers.
Those antlers will wear your dogs teeth out, I kid you not. They are just too hard and are a poor choice of chewing material. My wife and I have seen many 3-5 year old dogs who's teeth are destroyed from chewing them.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:18 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I don't think that there is anything safe for unsupervised chewing, but at least make it much too big to be swallowed and be sure it doesn't have any holes or shapes that a dog could get caught in, or get a tooth caught it.

Best option, let the dog chew while you are there and resign himself to sleeping while he is in his crate. If you've got a chewer, be very careful about bedding in the crate. Wyatt McRiot loves to shred fabric, so he is condemned to a crate with nothing but the bare plastic floor. I won't have him choking to death while I am away from home.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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I really like pork ribs for my dogs to chew on. They do not splinter and the dog gets a good workout eating them. I know a lot of people do not agree with it but we feed our dogs a "Raw meaty bone" diet. We had a litter of 9 puppies 10 weeks ago and they went on this diet as soon as they were weaned. At first the bones were ground very small but now that they are 10 weeks old they can handle entire chicken legs and turkey necks. I like the necks because although they take a lot of chewing to eat, there are no big bones in them. The choking hazard is minimal. They also love chicken backs to munch on for long periods at a stretch.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Paradise
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Have you tried stuffing the kongs or making "kong-sicles"?
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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My pekingese will rip apart any dog toys....he chewed a vacuum cleaner belt in two when
he was still a puppy....I give him the rope type chews....when they look too frayed I throw
them out...He doesn't want any nylabone types, he'll demolish the cute and squeaky toys
so I don't have a lot of choices...I don't know if there's anything that's entirely safe.
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:54 PM
 
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Thank you for the suggestions. I did try adding PB to her Kong and she was uninterested. Then I did it again and freezed it. Uninterested. So I washed it and just threw it in her toy bin. Just last night she was sniffing around in her bin and actually pulled out the Kong! While it's still not her favorite, at least she pays some attention to it!
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