Pros and Cons of chews you've tried - Page 3 - Poodle Forum - Standard Poodle, Toy Poodle, Miniature Poodle Forum ALL Poodle owners too!
   

Go Back   Poodle Forum - Standard Poodle, Toy Poodle, Miniature Poodle Forum ALL Poodle owners too! > Poodle Forums > Poodle Health

Poodle Health Discuss Poodle health and important health testing for common poodle diseases.

PoodleForum.com is the premier Poodle Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-17-2012, 12:59 PM   #21 (permalink)
Senior Member
Points: 63,305, Level: 100 Points: 63,305, Level: 100 Points: 63,305, Level: 100
Activity: 99.5% Activity: 99.5% Activity: 99.5%
Last Achievements
 
Chagall's mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Names of dogs: Chagall
Poodle Type: Silver male miniature poodle
Posts: 6,813
Thanks: 10,849
Thanked 10,405 Times in 4,166 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by liljaker View Post
Update: Himalayan chew -- I know everyone raves about them.....Sunny hardly looks at it. Seems uninterested --- however, he has some bullies and other stuff around so it just could be he has too many to choose from. I have not given up yet...hoping if he does meander over to it and pick it up he may find out it's great!
You might try briefly soaking it in some beef or chicken stock to up his interest. Not long enough for it to soften, just for a few minutes for it to soak up some added scent and flavor. Alternatively, if Sunny is anything like Chagall, you could put a dab of peanut butter on it to attract him. Chagall would go through brick wall for a lick of peanut or almond butter.
__________________

Just be nice.

Cabryn Chagall, CGC
Chagall's mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-20-2012, 07:47 AM   #22 (permalink)
Member
Points: 1,526, Level: 23 Points: 1,526, Level: 23 Points: 1,526, Level: 23
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Last Achievements
 
LegalEagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Names of dogs: Laszlo
Poodle Type: Miniature
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 88
Thanks: 100
Thanked 96 Times in 41 Posts
Default

So, we were a little late starting with chews. When Laszlo was about 4 months and we were sick and tired of having chair legs, bookshelves and moldings chewed up, we decided to start investing in alternative chewing materials, because they are cheaper than replacing the furniture!

1) Nylabones: Loves 'em. We haven't tried the edibles, but he really likes the chicken infused polymer ones. We have to be careful though, because his jaws have gotten a lot stronger from chewing Kongs, and he started chewing through the toys for moderate chewers, so even though he's a little narrow-mouthed mini poodle, we have to get him the strong chewer toys.

2) Kongs: We feed Laszlo exclusively through Kongs (thanks, Dr. Dunbar!). This makes him calm and pacifies him when we have to leave the house, especially when we put wet food inside. When they are empty, though, Laszlo ignores them.

3) Rawhide bones: These are a favorite of mine, though not of Laszlo's. They are cheap, you can buy them anywhere, and they are long-lasting. Laszlo really likes the retriever rolls rolls, because of his narrow mouth, but we finally got him into the bones. The store-bought flavored ones often stain, but when we soak a natural rawhide in unsalted chicken or beef broth, he likes it almost as much and the color isn't as intense. They do seem to make the hair near his front paws sticky though.

4) Pork skins ("Chompz"): He loved these right off the bat. They don't last as long as rawhides and are slightly more expensive, but we don't have to convince him to chew them.

5) Pig ears: AWESOME! We get them individually wrapped for $1.39 from PetSmart. Laszlo goes CRAZY for them and they give him about 5 hours of chewing bliss. They do smell like a barbecue pit, but that could be a pro or a con depending on your perspective. I rather like the smell, to be honest...

6) Deer antlers: Laszlo likes antlers. He didn't when he was a pup, because his jaws were too weak to make much of a dent. Now, though, he likes them and they last for several months.

7) Soft toys: Laszlo likes to chew on his tug toy (Happy Moppy) and his other soft toys. When he was a puppy, we would correct him when he started playing too rough with them (mostly thinking about the possibility of one day having other small pets in the house), so he never got in the habit of disemboweling stuffed toys.
LegalEagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Poodle Pros/Cons as Apartment Dogs Jsc Poodle Talk 16 03-24-2012 05:17 AM
Thinking of a third dog. Tell me your pros and cons going 2 to 3 mandyand casey Poodle Talk 9 02-10-2012 07:55 PM
Pros and Cons of Standard Poodles...? BigDog Poodle Talk 37 12-26-2010 01:50 PM
Pros and Cons of toy poodles? zoey11 Poodle Talk 11 12-23-2010 02:17 PM
Pros and Cons of switching to raw. Purley Poodle Food 37 09-30-2010 09:34 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:37 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
All (C) PoodleForum.com
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com