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Teething toy recommendations

Discussion in 'Pit Bull Puppy Discussions' started by Lyssa, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. Lyssa

    Lyssa Puppy

    I could really use some help/ ideas on a teether for my girl. She is desperate to tug/rip/shread. She is very particular though, it has as to be stingy, and have give. She won't touch anything hard plastic not even a Kong with frozen treats. Her top choices are green sticks, she mostly spits them out, stuborn roots are also a favorite, but I'm not crazy about her digging up the yard, especially since it's been raining so much here. Bully rings are great, but these she eats. she will demolish one of the big rings in a few hours. Then she had tummy issues. It's almost impossible to get them away from her too, it's the only time I thought she might actually nip me. She has not shown any other signs of food/resource agression before or since. They are also bit expensive, so all in all not not a great option. She goes for the sinew and connective tissue on bones (we're careful about the type, mostly lamb legs), we let her strip them but generally take them before she starts crunching bone to avoid accidents, i just dont know if that's the best idea for a puppy, but amt shes not even keen on crunching her kibble so I'm considering it. I'd rather have something that wasn't food though. She is a very good girl but I can tell she's starting to feel miserable, and I want to help. Suggestions appreciated.
  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    You can make ice cubes and put carrots in the cubes. Freeze and give her the cubes to chew on. You can also make a big chunk of ice and give her that too. Of course, if you do give ice cubes, give them to her outside so as not to make a mess in your house.
  3. Lyssa

    Lyssa Puppy

    She doesn't like frozen things much, I tried freezing a dish towel in an 8 and that had her intrested for about 5 mins till it started melting. She is very anti water. On that note my yard looks like a swamp atm, and we have more rain all week, so inside options are way more helpful now.
  4. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    Go to Chewy.com and look up antlers.
  5. Lyssa

    Lyssa Puppy

    I think I ll try antlers as a chew, but she really needs something rippable too. Is there any reason I shouldn't give her more meaty bones? Ripping the joints apart seem to be the thing. She looks like she s in puppy ecstasy.
  6. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    You are giving raw bones, right?
  7. Lyssa

    Lyssa Puppy

    They seem to be dehydrated with the meat turned to jerky. I've seem similar ones shrink wrapped at pet stores but it comes direct from the butcher. This is one I just took from her as done.

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  8. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    As long as it's raw. Never feed cooked bones.
  9. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    Also, don't get raw hides. They are not good.
  10. Lyssa

    Lyssa Puppy

    Yea cooked ones splinter funny, right? I had heard rawhide were bad so I dont give it to her. On our last jaunt to Petco we discovered trachea. Omg I think she liked it better then the bully sticks, she chases it across the floor, pounces it and runs the nubbys over her gums then rips at it till it flies out of her grip. Wash rinse repeat. I approve of the self play too. She doesn't do that enough.

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