|Barked: Sat Aug 7, '10 5:39pm PST |
|As a chew toy, many raw meaty bones won't suffice unless your dog is a painfully slow chewer. Charlie tears through RMBs in about 20 seconds, except for one: pig's feet. I LOVE raw pig's feet, they're such a dental and mental workout for Charlie.
Any weight bearing bone of a large animal (cow, deer, and some pig bones) are a no-no for us, cooked OR raw. They are way too hard to chew through and can cause broken teeth and blockages.
As for rawhide, I also steer clear of it. Too many horror stories.
Edit: Charlie is a power-chewer as well. No toy can withstand his bite, he even takes chunks out of the Extreme Kong. I ended up buying him a bunch of elk antlers off ebay, and they are a MIRACLE. I put a bunch of them throughout the house so he never gets bored, and they take weeks and weeks for him to get to a size I feel uncomfortable with (at which point, I toss it).
Edited by author Sat Aug 7, '10 5:41pm PST
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