I've given my puppy soft chew toys since I got him at 7 weeks. He'd always chew on them, but his little teeth were never able to do much damage. He's 6 months old now, and he can chew and swallow bits and pieces off his stuffed toys pretty quickly; if left alone with one he'd probably polish off the whole thing in about a hour.
I always figured he just pooped the cloth he swallows out, but the other day he threw up a bunch of the cloth material he ate. Kinda like a cat's hairball. Some of the stuff was a few days old.
My question is whether or not this is okay. Cat's vomit up hairballs all the time, but I never heard of dogs doing it.
On a side note, I want to give him stuff to chew on, because he likes to chew, but I don't feel great about bones. I know raw ones don't tend to splinter, but I still don't like it. Any suggestions on a particular brand or type of toy that's really sturdy? I have a few kongs and they work great, but I'd like to get other stuff too.