What do I ask for? Soup bones? At a Butcher? Grocery Store? I'm new to this bone stuff. :lol: Is the marrow easy to get out?I wonder if you could try the beef marrow bones. You know the round ones with the marrow in the middle they sell as soup bones? I don't usually recommend those, as vigorous chewers can fracture teeth on them. But your guys are all little and I can't imagine they would have the jaw strength to cause a problem.
Brody chews on them quite HARD and has never had any teeth problems at all. In fact, he really gets a workout when he gets one as he twists his head all different ways in order to get his teeth on the bone and gnaw on it. It's a good workout. He will even nibble on it with his front teeth, which rarely get any scraping on regular chewies/bones. He will work on one for a long time, an hour sometimes without stopping.
I buy a tray of them and poke/scrape out all the white marrow in the middle. I'm just afraid of pancreatitis with that concentrated fat. I'm sure the flavor of it is still there. You might want to take some kitchen scissors and cut off big hanging globs of meat in case it would upset their tummies. I take one out and give it to him and put the rest in the freezer. I leave it out a couple days. When it's totally dried out, I throw it away and get a new one.
That might work!
Is Hare-Today like Best bullies? Would the dehydrated be different than the ones on Best Bullies? Those are dehydrated, right?We haven't tried either. But I'm planning on ordering some dehydrated lamb ears next time I place a hare-today order. They described them as "like raw hide with out the chemicals". Too bad your crew can't do bullys anymore.
I could handle the RE, minus the fur. :lol: Maybe I'll work up to being able to try stuff like that, but eating anything with fur gives me the creeps. :lol:Also, I'm not sure how you feel about this but what about dehydrated rabbit ears? Hare-today doesn't carry them at the moment--but you may be able to find them somewhere else. They give my pups a few minutes of chew time--and they love them. So far they haven't caused any tummy upset with my guys even with the fur. They've had them twice so far & I definitely will get some more when I can find them again!
I saw some kind of dehydrated lung puff thingies. I'm looking for more of something they can really gnaw on. To clean their teeth. I got the lil bit of plaque off their teeth, and want to use something that will keep it from coming back. We never had problems while using bullies, and other chews.Zoey loves the dehydrated lung, every time we visit my friend who feeds her rotties/chows raw, she sends me home with some, she cuts it up and uses it as their training treats. I haven't tried the lamb ear or the BC but they both sound like something my crew would like...I'll have to give it a try.
Is Hare-Today like Best bullies? Would the dehydrated be different than the ones on Best Bullies? Those are dehydrated, right?
I could handle the RE, minus the fur. :lol: Maybe I'll work up to being able to try stuff like that, but eating anything with fur gives me the creeps. :lol:
Nope, haven't tried the OT yet. I'll have to see if I can find them. Pork ribs like you would get at the grocery store? I don't know if the Wee's could get much benefit from those. They would only be able to gnaw the sides/corners of it. I guess I just need to give it a try. Maybe it sounds harder in my head than it would be. They might woof it down like a charm. Not having the marrow makes me feel a bit better, though.Have you tried ostrich tendons??? My girls go nuts and they're especially good for sensitive tummies (and mums with sensitive noses lol) daisy is fine on them and Chloe said twig has no repercussions of her colitis from them and they give them a good work out too
I wondered about pork ribs daisy eta the whole ting but lotus has a really biddy mouth and strips the meat and knaws away and the same with lamb ribs!! Then you don't have to worry about marrow
I wish Zooplus was in the US as well. Sounds like you guys are finding some awesome chewies. I'll have to do a search and see what I can come up with. I'll give the Ostrich tendons a try.yep Twig couldnt tolerate hardly any treats before i discovered the chewies on zooplus -but shes fine on the ostrich tendons and loves them they do last a while, shes also ok with the rabbit ears (the ones we have dont have fur tho) and venison ears but doesnt like them as much as the ostrich
I'm gonna go check that website out. I think the Lamb ears sounds like a good deal. I'm gonna search around today and put in an order. The fur thing just blows me away. Lol! Let us know what you think about the LE.Hare-today sells raw meat specifically for pets but they also have some dehydrated treats so it's similar but different to best bullies. I'm guessing the lamb ears are very similar though in both places though. Yeah, I understand about the fur on the rabbit ears. It sort of creeped my daughters out a bit. LOL I haven't seen any w/o fur yet. My crew gets through them pretty quickly but I'm guessing your pups may take a bit longer since their mouths are a bit smaller. But they're very crunchy. I think the lamb ears are going to be a good way to go for you guys. I'm pretty anxious to try them out myself!
You know, I might try the TTP out again. I was kinda scared to use any of the treats we had been using, since we never knew for sure what caused their illness. But they really liked those things, and they last forever! They are kinda hard to corral, but once they get them in the right spot, they just gnaw away. Lol I think the LE may work out great for The Wee's.I find the lamb ears almost "spongy". They are similar to the inside of a Texas Toothpick. Frankie and Ben just look at them, silly boys. I think they would be a good choice for the wees as they are not really all that "hard".