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Old 11-04-2009, 12:27 AM   #1
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Default What is the best chewing toy?

So my oscar loves to chew on his tennis ball, which he is most partial to.

And this happens in about a couple hours.

This ball was a little older, one we lost and found

and he did this 3 minutes after he brought it inside





So i am tired of going through atleast a can a week of tennis balls.

I heard the kongs were ok,

I got him a rope, kinda tug o war, 5 minutes on the couch and its in 2 pieces.

and what is real bizarre, every tooth that is not missing is broken in half.
if he he does not have a ball he chews on wood, like 2x4s.
he must of chewed alot on that ranch.

so what is agood chew toy that will last a good period of time?

anyone got any good ones?

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Old 11-04-2009, 01:45 AM   #2
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Kongs, Squeeker Kongs, Kong balls (outlast Labby playtime at work ... which is saying ALOT!) Indestructa-ball, though this last one is a little more chew-able, it is still a play yard favorite...

All of these are Labby tested, Labby approved! If 10 Labs playing with the toy at the same time cannot dismantle it in minutes it MUST be good.

There is a fetch Kong on a rope which is a favorite with my crew, and thay also make a frisbee which is awesome. Ash loves them!
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Over the years, I have looked and looked for the best toys that would be as close to indestructable as possible. I had friends with dogs known for jaw strength that were high end chewers who recommended all these toys. Sadly, none of them worked. I have two males (father and son) who make it their mission to destroy every single toy that they come in contact with. All the black kongs and black kong toys that are suppose to be indestructable...nope, they are destructable! (an aside, a friend of mine had to rush his GSD to ER Friday to have a portion of a kong removed from the dog's intestine).

A couple months ago, a friend told me about this rubber type interactive ball he got for his dogs. He has two GSD and two Dobies, none of the dogs had been able to destroy the ball at all. I waited a couple of weeks, and asked again about the ball. It was still intact and still a favorite toy of the dogs. So, I bought it. I am happy to say, that all my dogs love it, play with it constantly, and no one has been able to destroy it. It is meant to put treats in, so of course it is a favorite. Even when there aren't any treats in it the dogs are very excited to play with it. I have one caution though, it is like an old indian rubber ball (super ball to all the young folks). It bounces VERY high. I learned rather quickly with my prey monster that to play with it outside, I needed to keep it on the ground, as he managed to jump about 10 ft in the air trying to snag it out of thin air.

Trust me, it is worth the money!

http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=3207021

We never let the dogs have tennis balls. The fuzz on tennis balls works like an abrasive on teeth, wearing them down. The glue used to adhere the fuzz to the rubber actually strips the enammal off teeth. I have knowledge of dogs who have died because of tennis balls. The compressed tennis ball is lodged in the throat upon lack of compression the dog suffocates. One of the members of my club lost part of his finger trying to remove a ball from his dog's throat when he swallowed it.

Most of my club members and I get the dog balls from Sweden. They are very hard rubber, cannot be compressed, and have a good sized heavy duty handle on them (makes it easy to throw, you never have to touch the yucky ball, and you can play tug with it). We also get Gappay balls, which come in various sizes that also have a handle on them.
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Yes! The Everlasting Fun Ball! That was the other one I mentioned... in my tiredness last night I called it our nick-name at work.

It CAN be pulled apart around where the treats go in. But most of the time they don't bother. Just watch the dog. The good news is because it's hollow it cannot be popped!
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Eek he does love his chew toys! Teddy did this to Pipi's tennis ball But we found that the Kong distracts him from the tennis balls.. other than that we just bought rubber tennis balls which cannot be pulled apart.
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I'll have to give that ball a try.
Sadie seems to be able to destroy all the stuff I get her including kongs which last about 10 minutes.
I did get her the biggest rawhide bone I could find last week and its still intact. I put peanut butter in the cracks and she works on it forever. Well not intact but still mostly there.
She needs to chew on something it seems as we've found out after losing a leather hat, some slippers and a few other things she thought were treasures for her.
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Wow, I cannot believe she destroyed a kong! We've had our kongs for a few months now and there is barely a chew or bite mark on them and they use them everyday.
Does Sadie like squeaky toys? The rubber balls we have bought are squeaky. Cheap too, only about $3 for the smallest ones but I am not sure about the price of the larger ones. Also how old are your pooches? If they are still young, as in around the age of a pup they may be teething.
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Sadie's estimated age is about 4.
She is very intent on working at things when she chews.
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Rubber filled tennis balls!!! I think they're called 'Woofa Balls'


My Oscar destroys normal ones as soon as he gets hold of them, I went through 20 in 3 weeks.

I bought these things off ebay, they look like a tennis ball but they're solid all the way through and although he can tear the felt off the outside, he can't completely annihilate them in seconds like he can with normal ones.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WOOFA-BALLS-*3...27203004r38824

They throw really well too, so great for playing fetch.

For chewing, I give my dogs filled knuckle bones etc, or a fresh bone - nothing better really.
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Rubber filled tennis balls!!! I think they're called 'Woofa Balls'


My Oscar destroys normal ones as soon as he gets hold of them, I went through 20 in 3 weeks.

I bought these things off ebay, they look like a tennis ball but they're solid all the way through and although he can tear the felt off the outside, he can't completely annihilate them in seconds like he can with normal ones.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WOOFA-BALLS-*3...27203004r38824


They throw really well too, so great for playing fetch.

For chewing, I give my dogs filled knuckle bones etc, or a fresh bone - nothing better really.
Woofa Balls? That's what they must be called then haha! Also regarding chewing, I would go with what Melamaphine suggested. By the way, Pigs Ears are another good suggestion yes? Teddy loves Pigs ears, thats what our vet recommended for us. Or any healthy treats such as the "Drontal Bone", not to mention it leaves their breathe smelling fine!
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