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Categories: Puppy Biting/Chewing

Q. I have a 7 month old miniature english bulldog who needs to constantly chew something. I have tried several items and am wondering what else I could try?
I have a question about dog chew bones. I have a 7 month old miniature english bulldog who needs to constantly chew something. I have tried several items (nylabone, kongs, beef bones, beef hide). She's not interested in the kong or the nylabone, she loves the beef bones but they give her blisters on here chin and around her lips, and she is obsessed with the beef hide. She gets them soft and chews long strands that unravel. Is there anything else out there that I could try. Will the beef hide digest in her stomach and pass? I wouldn't mind using those if I knew her intestines wouldn't be blocked.

Thanks,
Caroline.

A. We don’t recommend rawhides; they can cause blockages and are quite unhealthy for dogs. Some of them are treated with chemicals that are toxic, believe it or not.

I would try stuffing a hollow toy with some kind of mixture and freezing it, to keep her attention. We also have several treat toys that occupy dogs for quite some time.

The Everlasting fireplug is a favorite with my aggressive chewers here, besides putting the flavored inserts in the ends, I stuff the middle with different healthy treats and it keeps them busy for a long time.

I do use beef knuckle bones with my dogs also, but with very aggressive chewers there is a high risk of tooth breakage.
  
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