Dog chew toys recommendations

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cyclingwife Mon 17-Aug-20 14:16:23

Hi, We have a very chewy 9 month old labrador.
She especially loves our dining table chair legs. I'm looking for something to give her as an alternative when we're sitting eating dinner. She hates those plastic nylabones, but loves the texture of wood (rather than plastic).
Does anyone have any recommendations of toys so I can save our chair legs please

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TheVanguardSix Mon 17-Aug-20 14:26:40

Any dog rope toy and also Kong toys have been a hit with our 4 year old lab cross (who never destroys our house but did a lot of damage in his first year). He tends to love soft ropes and cushiony type of chewy things at home.

Clymene Mon 17-Aug-20 14:32:44


cyclingwife Mon 17-Aug-20 14:39:21

@TheVanguardSix thanks, yes she does prefer softer things.
She does have a rope but then she gets really excited and wants to tug with it. We're trying to find something to give to her when we're sitting at the table and she's wanting to chew. Most of the time we distract but thought a toy might be a good alternative!

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TheVanguardSix Mon 17-Aug-20 14:40:06

I suddenly feel so 'urban' with my synthetic recommendations. grin
I got a beating for grossing out over antlers and deer legs on a thread a few weeks back, but yeah... antlers? Deer leg? I mean, what dog wouldn't absolutely go ape for a deer leg? I'm tempted to try one for our dog.

cyclingwife Mon 17-Aug-20 14:42:28

@Clymene thanks. I read some reviews on amazon and many said antlers weren't great. They do seem to be the right texture though

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cyclingwife Mon 17-Aug-20 14:46:37

@TheVanguardSix we've been buying "beef head chews" from Millies wolfheart. She loves them but will get through one in 20 mins.
My teen boys can't face being in the same room as them due to their smell

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Bananaman123 Mon 17-Aug-20 14:46:41

This was the only thing my staffy boy didnt destroy glow in dark chuck it

The teeth squeaaking can get on yohr nerves but good for chewers

Ihaventgottimeforthis Mon 17-Aug-20 14:56:12

Antlers are good as are buffalo horns
Steer clear of rawhide.

Clymene Mon 17-Aug-20 15:49:49

Or you could get her a kong and just smear just enough peanut butter inside it to keep her busy while you eat

@TheVanguardSix - antlers really aren't in the same category as deer legs! My dog has duck necks in the freezer. He doesn't get them often because they gross me out blush

OliveButler Mon 17-Aug-20 16:37:58

I have purchased kongs, toys, have frozen teacloths but my puppy was still chewing furniture, shoes and even the housebricks!
I have now bought a Green & Wilds ChewRoot which is basically just a lump of wood. You can put peanut butter on it but my pup has it as is. It has been a revelation. You can also get coffee wood sticks which are a smaller stick. I find these satisfy pup's craving for actual wood.
Watch it doesn't get dropped on your foot though.

Apologies for long link. I got mine from Pets at Home though.

OliveButler Mon 17-Aug-20 16:38:35

Ignore that - I was trying to link but the link was huge

OnlyToWin Mon 17-Aug-20 16:40:40

Antlers - he always goes back to them.

cyclingwife Mon 17-Aug-20 17:27:24

Thank you @OliveButler we also have tried kongs and frozen tea towels whilst we eat!
Will look at the chew root and coffee wood sticks thanks as I think it's a texture thing. Think I need a trip to pets at home.

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cyclingwife Mon 17-Aug-20 17:29:45

Thank you @Bananaman123 she does have a soft chewy thing that squeaks. She loves it but it drives us crazy! May be time to "refind" it.

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cyclingwife Wed 19-Aug-20 21:50:08

Thanks everyone, just to say I bought a large lump of coffee wood (forgotten the brand already) but she loves it! Kept her busy whilst we ate today. So far so good!

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