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      Quick question. We have never given her any bully sticks , bones or antler ,raw hide or anything with the fear of getting belly upset .
      Should I consider these. She has a few chew toys.i will order a few more stoday.

      I did get her a big Petco ball that fills her whole mouth which obviously helps alot

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      IMO, dog NEED to chew. It's a huge stress relief. Plus it cleans their teeth. We give ours white knuckle bones, USA made rawhide, raw marrow bones. The ONLY time ours get some tummy troubles is when they break off pieces of the raw marrow bones and swallow them.
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      I am really have not idea what to use here.The platic looking bone the doc asked us not to give.

      can some one suggest a healthy chewing stuff and also where to get them.How do you know its good quality.

      btw, i never had a dog that never gets tangled and even tangled untangles itself before. she is a smart dog and i wonder if she is messing with me all the time. She even picks gloves and hats i drop on the walks and gives it to me when i am doing the get the plastic bag and pick the poop dance...must be a lab smart thing. surprises me every time.

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      I use the following on a very regular basis. Bully sticks. Yak milk chews. Cow hooves. Raw marrow bones (scoop out the marrow, very rich) . Bully horns (Brooks loves these, Sophie, not so much). Elk antlers. Retriever rolls (Digesteze or only made in America). Stiffed Kongs.

      As Jen said, dogs need to chew for a variety of reasons. I try to make sure they get something to chew daily. Makes them happy and helps my sanity.

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      I also recommend any of the Zogoflex line of dog toys, they are firm, but have some give to them and my dogs LOVE them

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      Lark is very mouthy as well. If she can't quickly find a toy to carry around, she'll try to take our hands or pick at the hems or edges of our clothing. If she has something in her mouth it avoids her trying to pick at us but she will poke us with the toy repeatedly, too. She's nearly 4 years old and I don't see that changing. I'm just glad she learned to pick up a toy when she's excited. I usually end up with a pile of them on the counter by the back door because she brings them to the door when I let them out.

      Mine both love gnawing on knuckle bones but Chase has chipped off all the tips of his canine teeth on something so I don't give them anymore. Likewise marrow bones. I get the super thick retriever rolls from Wholesome Hide and they both get a chewing session after breakfast which lasts 15-30 minutes, depending upon how much rawhide they chew off. Neither of mine are interested in antlers- some dogs seem to like them better than others. They're expensive so if you want to try them, get one and see how it goes. I wouldn't order a larger amount until you know if your dog likes them. Lark is the more enthusiastic chewer and will chew Zogoflex toys, Nylabones which I guess is similar to the type your vet discourages. I don't usually give ears, snouts, horns, bully sticks, yak milk sticks or the like because mine go through them so fast, plus bully sticks smell bad to me. It can be hard to find something that works for your dog. Good luck to you, it takes some trial and error to find what works best in my experience.

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      Anthony is such a wackadoodle that we have to monitor everything he chews which is a good rule of thumb anyway. Stella can be trusted but doesn't know when to give it up. So we look to USA sourced material, Wholesome Rawhide is made in the US and we get Happy Dog of Cape Cod antler splits. We just tried a Zogoflex toy and it appears to be holding up. We also fill our kongs with peanut butter and that occupies them too.

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      Update
      We play fetch in the morning in the cold
      she gets some training.
      I do the same with a walk thrown in the evening.
      supervised bones for 30 minutes a day and some bully sticks.


      the biggest help seem to be bones/bully sticks. i ordered a few from chewy.com and gigi has never been a tug player as she will let you take anything from her mouth without a fight. so when you tug she will let it go and sit.
      she will never use her bite force either. I think we let her chew on a bone and give her bully sticks now and this is changing her. also we think the mouthing is reduced due the chewing she does on the bones.
      she wants to play tug now . i will buy her a good tug toy the big rope thing i got from petco got shredded in 2 days. She seems to have discovered the power in her mouth weird.

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