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Need recommendations for a DURABLE toy for a puppy

We recently got a pitbull puppy, shes 16 weeks now and going through her toys like crazy. We cant seem to find anything that she cant chew apart. Shes even chewing through those super durable toys! Any suggestions will be helpful. Preferably something we can get from like walmart.

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Asked by exxOHjackie at 11:07 AM on Jan. 29, 2013 in Pets

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  • Puppies are going to chew. Partly because they are teething, partly because they are anxious or nervous and especially if you leave them alone for long periods of time (in which case I would have to wonder why you got a puppy to begin with as they need lots and lots of attention). try upping your puppies outdoor activity levels. Take it on longer walks (not just let it outside to go potty). Play more with a tugging rope (it's good for their teeth too). You can try a variety of chewies too. You can start with rawhide twists but if the dog is finishing one in a day you'll need to switch to something larger like a bone.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:16 AM on Jan. 29, 2013

  • Kongs!



    Answer by cassie_kellison at 11:17 AM on Jan. 29, 2013

  • Kongs are great toys, especially because you can put peanut butter in them, or put dog food inside and freeze them, so the puppy can do things besides just chew. A Kong with peanut butter in it will keep a dog busy for hours, and the Kongs come in different sizes to use as the dog grows. Tug ropes are also good; avoid stuffed toys that can be torn apart and those with squeakers that can be swallowed.

    Please do not give your dog rawhide. Many dogs have gotten blockages in their digestive tracts and died because chunks of the rawhide broke off and got lodged in their intestines. If you insist on getting rawhide, only buy it if it clearly states on the label that it's made in the USA. Other countries don't always adhere to the quality standards we have here, and many use arsenc in the tanning process. Dogs who chew a lot of rawhide have been found with arsenic, also formaldehyde, built up in their bloodstream.

    Answer by Ballad at 12:16 PM on Jan. 29, 2013

  • Yeah, get a Kong. It was the only thing our dog didn't chew through.

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 12:32 PM on Jan. 29, 2013

  • Nylabones & Kongs

    Answer by liss05 at 12:46 PM on Jan. 29, 2013

  • Rawhides are only harmful if your dog is swallowing them faster tham chewing which is how chunks are broken off. In which caase you need a larger rawhide or bone for the dog to chew.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 1:23 PM on Jan. 29, 2013

  • Agree with kristi. Our dog would only chew rawhide (and our kids toys)and completely ignores kongs and nylabones do we made sure we had rawhides sized correctly and supervised her while chewing. But that was before we discovered antlers. Some dogs will only chew on natural materials, not rubber for nylon. Try getting an antler from a speciality pet store. Petsmart has them but they are very small and not appropriate for a dog that will get as big as yours. I found a locally owned store in my area and they sold antlers by the pound. We got a big "prong" for her, it was expensive, but they last forever. It will be here after our dog is gone. She chews and chews and it doesn't get smaller. Our kids toys are finally safe!

    Answer by Kitkat61277 at 12:12 PM on Jan. 30, 2013

  • We have Siberian Huskies and they go at it on a toy until it is dead...doesn't matter what it is or how "durable" it is, they will kill it, and kill it good.

    The only thing that has survived them are KONG products. Not just the chew-only toys, but the ones you put treats in and such. They are kind of expensive, but worth every penny.

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 8:36 AM on Feb. 1, 2013

  • I've got a bulldog and have the same problem. She tore a Kong into little pieces in about 10 minutes. The only thing we've found that she doesn't chew through is a soup bone. I'm not sure what they are really called, my Grandma always used them to make soup. At one time you could only get them at the butcher. Petsmart has them.

    Answer by tracy0812 at 7:32 AM on Mar. 7, 2013

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