Our 10-month-old newf/lab puppy is a very agressive chewer. I have a pile of toys that have to be repaired (both his and the cats' toys), but have yet to unpack my sewing machine. He loves to chew, and I have found that there are two or three times a day where, if I can give him something to chew on for a half hour or so. he'll be a good boy for (almost) the rest of the day. But he is really destructive and just tears apart (and partially ingests) everything we've tried except for a Super Kong toy. I want to give him a variety (unless I put peanut butter in the Kong, he pretty much ignores it), so does anyone have any suggestions for something that he can chew, maybe actually eat part of, that will last for longer than a couple of hours? He has chewed the bottom railing of our wooden kitchen chairs, chewed a hole in a wool rug, and is on his second crate blanket (the first one literally looked like Swiss cheese). Rubber toys, elk antlers, any ideas? He just loves to chew... *sigh*
Bear says "thanks!". Pigs ears wuld be more of a treat than a chew toy, he is pretty destructive with his chewing. Not much lasts for very long, and I'd love to find a product that he could gnaw on for a half hour, then I'd take it away for a few hours, then give it back to him, and it wouldn't degrade. I may be asking for to much! DH spent 2 hours online yesterday reading various product reviews and the closest one that we had to perfect, upon looking further, was eliminated when it broke teeth (molars!) of several dogs whose owners described as "very agressive chewers".
Maybe a tree log... he does like branches!
ps- still can't figure out where the "wavy" ears come from...
I have an extremely aggressive chewer as well. The only chew toys he's allowed to have are the Nylabone Durachews for power chewers. Those are the only chew toys he can't destroy and consume. Actually he also likes antlers as well. Though truthfully, since these type of hard chews don't have a lot of give, there's probably always a chance that a dog could crack a tooth. Mine never had a problem with them but I watched carefully how he chewed the toys until I felt comfortable that he would not crack a tooth.
I just remembered that I really liked the "Goughnuts" dog toys. My aggressive chewer was not able to destroy these, even though they have "chew" to them and are not hard plastic, but rather rubber. I think you can find these chew toys on Amazon. Check out the web-site below and see what you think...I think we had the best luck with the doughnut one and the ball. I am pretty certain my dog bit through or somewhat destroyed the stick one--though he absolutely loved that one. So, YMMV. The key thing is to closely watch your dog to get a sense of what he can/can't handle in terms of chew toys because it will vary among dogs. I can't tell you how many toys we had to toss because although they claimed to be chew-proof, my little beastie chewed right through them in 2 minutes. For such a small dog (15 lbs), mine could eat through pretty much anything. And while I did not mind the chewing part--I minded the fact that he would ingest what he chewed and thus my quest to find a more suitable chew toy. I can't give him a blanket a bed time because he will chew and ingest it.
And while I did not mind the chewing part--I minded the fact that he would ingest what he chewed and thus my quest to find a more suitable chew toy. I can't give him a blanket a bed time because he will chew and ingest it.
My pup is the same way, he chews but also swallows some of what he puts in his mouth. Leaves, sticks, wool rug, flip flops, mulch, anything he finds... I was so frustrated by my search (and the reviews-- I'd think that I found something then a couple of reviewers would have a (valid) complaint and I'd have to start over) that I gave this "job" to DH. But I will tell him about the goughnuts, too. THANKS for the suggestions!!!
You are very welcome! We learned our lesson very quickly with our dog because he got pretty sick once after he chewed up/ate some of his blanket. He also used to chew/eat his crate pad, even the ones that were made especially for chewers. So, we only give him certain toys and he no longer can have blankets in his crate, which I feel bad about but my vet said the fabric or strings can get stuck in his intestines--so I'm too afraid to give him his blanket back.
Good luck and I hope that you find suitable toys for your beautiful dog!