July 20th 2010 7:48 pm
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We recently found that Dixie and Burt like to chew bully sticks. It gives them something to do that seems captivating, and helps with their dental hygiene. But, in the 30+ years we've had dogs, we've never given rawhide because of the possible obstruction danger if too big a piece is chewed off and swallowed. It seems that bully sticks are different in that dogs can gnaw on them with only little passable bits coming off at any time.
The question is, when do you take the bully stick away? When they've chewed it down to a couple of inches? Dixie and Burt seem to enjoy rolling the smaller pieces in, out, and around their mouths as they chew on it. Our concern is they might swallow a solid piece 1 or 2 inches long.
So, when should a bully stick be taken away? Or is a 1" solid piece swallowed nothing to be concerned about? Is it a good rule of thumb to take the bully stick away once they no longer have to hold onto it with their paws to chew it?
Inquiring minds want to know...
Pearls, Mom thought she anwered this,can't trust her brain lately,bol. Mom takes mine away when they get about an inch or so. Don't think they are obstructive but just to be safe she butts in. We have been wondering about those Antlers,heard they don't break or wear down quickly. have you tried them? I am eating my hidden braided BS as we bark. Enjoy pals & stay cool. Hugs & pokes, Darla xoxoxo