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    I have raised a lot of puppies of different breeds over the last thirty years.....We have had no destructive chewing issues and I believe this is due to the fact that we give our dogs lots of safe bones. Our Breeder and previously my Father always gave puppies brisket bones from very early. this satisfies their urge to chew. We feed bones daily- 2nd daily, depending on availability
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    I'm not sure there is such a thing as a "safe bone" for my dog. She upchucks chicken wings.

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    I agree that bones help if you can give them as Brono was a rescue & I never have as much trouble with dogs I've raised.
    But for Bruno undies where heaps better than bones, lol...............

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    I own a chewer. She doesn't swallow any of it, just seems to enjoy tearing things to pieces.

    Doesn't chew the indestructible toys, just things that can be ripped. It got to the point we had to put up an electric fence around OH's work bench as she enjoyed chewing electric cords. Crawled under the 4WD and chewed the secondary aircon cables....

    She gets a bone each morning, but we've found the only way to stop her is to lock everything away (new house has a large shed luckily). She is also never allowed unattended in the house.

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    Same reason I stopped at Maccas for an iced coffee yesterday. Bored, thirsty and I wanted my mum to yell at me :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I'm not sure there is such a thing as a "safe bone" for my dog. She upchucks chicken wings.
    I consider chicken wings/necks one of the least safe bones.Often they get swallowed whole and might be great for the only small dogs. They are also OK for dogs that chew their food, which mine do. But I like large brisket bones which are mostly cartilage and very soft crumbly bone. Out breeder gives them from pup from four weeks and we just follow on
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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    I consider chicken wings/necks one of the least safe bones.Often they get swallowed whole and might be great for the only small dogs. They are also OK for dogs that chew their food, which mine do. But I like large brisket bones which are mostly cartilage and very soft crumbly bone. Out breeder gives them from pup from four weeks and we just follow on
    I like the raw chicken carcess also & turkey necks are great when you can get them. I agree though not great for dogs who swallow not chew although I do have a dog who swallows chicken necks whole & never had a problem with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    I have raised a lot of puppies of different breeds over the last thirty years.....We have had no destructive chewing issues and I believe this is due to the fact that we give our dogs lots of safe bones. Our Breeder and previously my Father always gave puppies brisket bones from very early. this satisfies their urge to chew. We feed bones daily- 2nd daily, depending on availability

    That makes sense to me.
    We have never had anything chewed or eaten. Toys are supervised and only when we are watching t.v as they have a toy box. We are also bone feeders.
    When we bought home our GAP grey home he collected things and put them on his bed for a couple of weeks but no chewing. Found out this is common practice.
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    Our Bichon ate 200 g of dark (!!) chocolate out of my friend's luggage while she was visiting... Lucky she saw it and we rushed him to the vet. His dumb *ss is fine now.


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