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Old 01-05-2013, 12:05 AM
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Cool Bully stick chew duration average!?

So we got Bruce some bully sticks right after Christmas and he loves them.. obviously. The only thing is...... we've read on here that most of your chis take almost a week to chew through one. Bruce on the other hand is a machine and he can get through a 6 inch bully stick in about 1-2 hours!!

It kinda sucks because we really wanted to give him something that would occupy him for a long time, but he's such an aggressive chewer that I worry about giving him too many in a period of time because of the extra calories, etc. We are averaging about 2 6 inch sticks a week. He's in great shape and on a strict diet so he's ok intake-wise.

I was going to ask this in another thread but it sort of has to do with this...

We got him eating the smallest form of Greenies as well every other day but he seems to chew through those in 3-4 bites in about 3 minutes. Because of his aggressive chewing, am I wasting my time with Greenies considering they're barely in his mouth long enough to clean/freshen. He's already on another supplement which I give on the offsetting every other day so we don't need the Greenies for the vitamins, etc.

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Old 01-05-2013, 12:21 AM
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Our dogs go through bullies pretty quickly also! I buy kneecaps from Jeffers - Pet Supplies, Equine Supplies, Livestock Supplies for $1 each. They will sit and chew them initially for and hour or two. They also chew on them for the next day or two in small bursts. They are from Jones Natural and are a product of USA. Our pups have no interest in antlers or the plain bones you can buy. I tried the new himalayan chews but they went through those as fast as a bully and they are MUCH more expensive!
Have you tried frozen stuffed kongs?
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Toby is unusual- it takes him two weeks to finish a six inch bully. He doesn't chew them that often and isn't a power chewer.

I wouldn't give greenies. They are notorious for some pretty nasty issues. They swell up in the digestive tract and can cause the dog to get blockages.
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Our dogs go through bullies pretty quickly also! I buy kneecaps from Jeffers - Pet Supplies, Equine Supplies, Livestock Supplies for $1 each. They will sit and chew them initially for and hour or two. They also chew on them for the next day or two in small bursts. They are from Jones Natural and are a product of USA. Our pups have no interest in antlers or the plain bones you can buy. I tried the new himalayan chews but they went through those as fast as a bully and they are MUCH more expensive!
Have you tried frozen stuffed kongs?
We have not tried the fully stuffed Kongs. We used that cheese in the can type stuff at first but he cleaned it out fast. Plus I know that stuff is probably not the healthiest thing for him. I will have to try getting a bigger Kong and filling it with different things. I just found a few good examples online.

We may have to try the kneecaps. I just worry he may machine through those as well. I don't think I can convey on here how crazy of a chewer he is. Once he "learns" how to chew something, he could probably win a world record or something.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:33 AM
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Toby is unusual- it takes him two weeks to finish a six inch bully. He doesn't chew them that often and isn't a power chewer.

I wouldn't give greenies. They are notorious for some pretty nasty issues. They swell up in the digestive tract and can cause the dog to get blockages.
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I did read all about the Greenie problem, but I thought with their new formula that they are safe again? Just to be safe though we always break them in half and only give every other day. I think we've had them for almost 2 weeks and he's really only had 5 or so.

I may scrap those if they don't work. Between the supplements and bully sticks I think his teeth and vitamin intake is where it needs to be.
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I just posted this in the antlers thread but Ill post again cause theyre great! Antlers are good for power chewers because they "supposedly" last a really long time. I recommend getting them from Acadia Antlers because they have a great variety of types, sizes (they have extra small for chis!), and theyre very reasonably priced. Theyre having a sale right now and they always have free shipping.
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Oh man you should see how quickly bullies disappear in our house!
Even tiny Bella with missing teeth works through them in no time.
Antlers are great, so are raw bones! I'm not a fan of Greenies either.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:25 AM
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These two are the best, longest lasting chew toys I've ever come across.
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