Petstages Orka Bone - be wary.

(13 Posts)
SistersOfPercy Sat 03-May-14 00:35:30

As a last ditch attempt at finding something to chew I got him a ruff n tuff chicken ring for strong chewers from pets at home earlier. It lasted half an hour before a small piece broke off so I suspect it's death knell will sound tomorrow.

I've ordered him the dental Kong with the lines down the sides to see if that eases him a bit. I think his back teeth are breaking through and that's giving him some discomfort at present.
Even tried getting him interested in a bull horn today but he wasn't keen on that either.

I've had both a Scottie and a westie in the past and neither were chewers, in fact neither were as toy obsessed as this one.
He's incredibly clever, very quick on the uptake (which I find hilarious as my last Scottie was unbelievably stupid). I'm considering maybe buying him some of the wooden puzzle toys when he's past the chewing stage and perhaps even a tunnel and some basic agility equipment. I guess I am fortunate in the fact he only chews what he's supposed to though and isn't damaging the house.

SistersOfPercy Sat 03-May-14 00:34:40

As a last ditch attempt at finding something to chew I got him a ruff n tuff chicken ring for strong chewers from pets at home earlier. It lasted half an hour before a small piece broke off so I suspect it's death knell will sound tomorrow.

I've ordered him the dental Kong with the lines down the sides to see if that eases him a bit. I think his back teeth are breaking through and that's giving him some discomfort at present.
Even tried getting him interested in a bull horn today but he wasn't keen on that either.

I've had both a Scottie and a westie in the past and neither were chewers, in fact neither were as toy obsessed as this one.
He's incredibly clever, very quick on the uptake (which I find hilarious as my last Scottie was unbelievably stupid). I'm considering maybe buying him some of the wooden puzzle toys when he's past the chewing stage and perhaps even a tunnel and some basic agility equipment. I guess I am fortunate in the fact he only chews what he's supposed to though and isn't damaging the house.

SpicyPear Fri 02-May-14 09:26:11

We've got this and had the small puppy one as well. It's lasted a year in pretty good shape but neither of mine are strong chewers, even the staffie.

SistersOfPercy Fri 02-May-14 09:00:59

I had a westie before that would have happily chewed on that bone for hours. He never destroyed anything. This little swine however...

On the subject of dentasticks, they do last him, but only because he buries them in the plant pots in the garden, something i discovered last night when he dropped one, covered in soil, on my lap.

I have a BT who can destroy most things in seconds. I bought him a kong wubba with high hopes after reading a recomendation and it was in 6 pieces within the time it took me to remove the label and nip for a wee!

I have stopped buying anything over a couple of quid and then it feels less upsetting!

musicposy Thu 01-May-14 22:33:20

tabulahrasa I'm sure you could make money out of that tree eating skill!

musicposy Thu 01-May-14 22:28:38

I think all toys and manufacturers lie too. It's the same with anything like dentastix or similar chews. The adverts usually show a large dog happily chewing them at a very sedate pace. They must source dogs with only one or two teeth because even our fairly small Jack Russell X has them down her throat within seconds!
Take everything you read on these packets with a large bucket of salt wink

tabulahrasa Thu 01-May-14 18:23:51

Ah, I'm just of the opinion that all toys lie, lol

Though to be fair, I did catch my dog trying to chew down a tree in my garden once, so maybe it's just that he destroys everything.

SistersOfPercy Thu 01-May-14 17:11:29

He has carrots tab but he likes to squeak his teeth on this kind of material if that makes sense.
It's reasonably thick, and as I say the fact it said it was for hours of chewing and showed a very large obviously adult dog on the packaging led me to believe it wouldn't be so easily destructible.

tabulahrasa Thu 01-May-14 17:07:53

Oh my dog would have that destroyed in seconds as well...kongs are the only things he hasn't destroyed.

Carrots are good for teething - straight from the fridge

SistersOfPercy Thu 01-May-14 16:59:24

claimed he loves his Stag Bar, he's especially fond of this as well (well worth buying, this has lasted him for months!) but when a product is advertised for hours of pleasure you would think it would last more than 5 minutes.

He loves his Kong as well, but as he's at the stage where his last adult teeth are giving him a little grief he just wanted to chew to ease them and I'd got plans to chill this for him. Sadly it didn't last that long so it looks like frozen kong time.
sad

ClaimedByMe Thu 01-May-14 16:53:02

Stag bars, nylabones or black kongs are the only thing my staffie cant get through in 5 minutes the toy above would have been in bits in under a minute sad

SistersOfPercy Thu 01-May-14 16:45:31

I have a 6 month old Scottie. Like all dogs his age he likes a good chew and so we keep him with an endless supply of stag bars, filled bones, rawhide etc.
We'd bought him Petstages products when he was a tiny puppy and he still has those chew toys, but, as he's getting bigger we thought he might be better with a bigger chew.

I bought him the Orka bone and the big one at that, at almost £6 it wasn't cheap really either. The picture of it here shows a golden retriever chewing on it. The packaging describes it as 'durable, reduces a dogs boredom & destructive behaviour, for hours of chewing pleasure'.

I gave him the bone for the first time this afternoon. Within 5 minutes it was destroyed. I caught him before he swallowed it (though I believe it's non toxic) but what the picture doesn't show as clearly is that most of the end of the bone is hanging on by a thread and the rope is now easily detachable.

I've emailed Petstages, I am assuming this might be a bad batch for the reason he has another petstages chew of the same material which hasn't met this fate, but if you are considering buying this for a chewy puppy may I suggest you invest in a stag bar or something instead.

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