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Old 09-10-2012, 05:02 PM
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Anyone have any experience with Nylabones? Are they safe? Do they efficiently clean the teeth? Any input would be great!
If this is in the wrong section, I apologize... I figured it would get the most attention here
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:04 PM
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We have them, the dogs love them, but they don't clean teeth imo. I always size up to minimize the risk of tooth breakage.
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:09 PM
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We have Nylabones laying all over the living room. My dogs chew on them pretty much every day for a while. As far as being safe, there is a risk of tooth breakage with any hard chew. Dance did fracture a tooth on a Nylabone... but I still give them anyway as my dogs are big chewers and enjoy chewing on them in the evenings when they don't have anything else to do. And no, they don't seem to do much in the way of keeping teeth clean, but I am sure some Nylabone chewing is better than no chewing at all.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:45 PM
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Nylabones are great. We love them here. My dogs grind down the larges rapidly, so we stick to soupers and the other big ones.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:50 PM
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All of my dogs used to chew on them, until 2 of them ended up with slab fractures that abscessed. All of my guys are heavy chewers, we always got the correct size for them. The vet said no more, all of them have severe wear on their teeth from nylabones. They now only get the rubber ones that are soft. My new puppy only gets the rubber ones, none of the hard chews.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:52 PM
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Ok thanks guys. I absolutely love bully sticks but my dog polishes a large one ($27 for one) in 2 evenings.... she could do it in one evening but I spread it out to sometimes three evenings. That is a horrible price and I would go broke paying it for everyday use!
Have any alternatives besides Nylabones?
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:19 PM
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Sadie plows through 1 inch thick bullysticks like its beef jerky, so I feel your pain. We buy her these http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.h...FQoFnQod7z8ABQ. expensive but I can tell you we're only on our second one in the past year and a half.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:21 PM
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I gave one to Rosey once. She looked at me like "THIS IS PLASTIC" and wouldn't touch it.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:22 PM
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My dogs couldnt care less about nylabones....no appeal for them.

Other options, yes, good raw bones, (knuckle and hard leg bones can break teeth but I do still use them, their fave are probably ribs), antlers, and other things like that
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:53 PM
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All of my dogs used to chew on them, until 2 of them ended up with slab fractures that abscessed. All of my guys are heavy chewers, we always got the correct size for them. The vet said no more, all of them have severe wear on their teeth from nylabones. They now only get the rubber ones that are soft. My new puppy only gets the rubber ones, none of the hard chews.
^^^ this is kind of what I'm scared of....
I heard that the softer rubber ones weren't good either. Dogs were getting large chunks off and it was perforating bowels I'll try to find the link...
Here it is-- a small section on the recalls-- http://www.ehow.com/facts_5953224_ny...ful-dogs_.html
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