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User Topic: Corgi broke 2 teeth chewing...new toy suggestions?
sad12008
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Frustrated  Posted: 2:36 PM, October 29th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Yep, two more teeth actually, since she broke one 2-3 years ago, too. Below the gumline, I pick her up from her surgery in about an hour. Aside from feeling bad for my poor little rascal, I'm already looking ahead.

She LOVES to chew! She loves to chew Nylabones, HARD. Next to eating, having the chance to lie on the floor with a Nylabone "Wishbone" clamped between her two front paws and her jaws is heaven to her.

Sadly, it appears the Nylabones have to go bye-bye permanently. Now what? We also have 2 big dogs, and corgi's the alpha. Rawhides are too desirable an item to have around all the time I fear; she'd be likely to launch preemptive strikes against any perceived chance of thievery. My nervous system can't handle that.

We have Kongs, but nobody gives them a second look unless they've got peanut butter or another treat in them. Then we're back to the preemptive strike thing again... Everyone loves tennis balls, but both big dogs chaw-chaw-chaw away on them until they split in half...so they don't last in one piece more than a day.

I know it's a long shot, but does anyone have any suggestions? I'm afraid without something to occupy her little mind, she'll entertain herself by doing things I'd prefer she didn't...like bark her head off at squirrels and such...


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Default  Posted: 4:41 PM, October 29th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Kyle and Teddy love those toys that you can stick empty water bottles up. They go nuts chewing on them and the water bottle making an extra annoying sound


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Default  Posted: 4:52 PM, October 29th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

(((corgi)))

I'm sorry I don't have any advice. Sending healing mojo.


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metamorphisis
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Default  Posted: 5:05 PM, October 29th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

On our very first vet visit we brought the Nylabone with us (the small white hard one) and the vet said he sees more broken teeth from those than anything else!! He told us to throw it out! He showed us which teeth it was too, the upper back ones.
He said to look for something with a little give to it. I have found some of varying strengths, most of which he can't be bothered with. The biggest draw for him is flavored because he's a lab and is ruled by his stomach .
Now nylabone does make a softer chewier one..it's a brown color and rubbery. I think it's flavored too. Would that be ok or was it the one that broke her teeth?



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Default  Posted: 10:09 PM, October 29th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My dog loves chewing on antler, which I buy in pet food stores here. They are hard and I think they must taste good. She slowly wears them down to a nub, and she's never broken her tooth on one. You might look into those and see if they are better for their teeth?


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Default  Posted: 12:11 AM, October 30th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I second the toys that you stick empty water bottles into--my 160 lb mastiff Mona LOVED them. They do make a lot of noise, though.

My corgi, Tigger, never played with toys.


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Default  Posted: 1:12 PM, October 30th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I give mine raw chicken legs.


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Default  Posted: 2:14 PM, October 30th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

How about real bones? That is what we use at our house. Never had a dog break a tooth on a real cow bone.
We buy our lab a new bone once a month. She loves them, and chews them until they are all hallowed out, and smooth, then they get tossed.


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Default  Posted: 2:18 PM, October 30th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I give my dogs sheep legs.
I buy them from our local dog store. It is not a chain and they cost $2 a leg.
My dogs big and small love them.
I don't ever give them manmade chews. Go to the butcher shop see what they have.
I hope your fur baby did well in surgery.


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sad12008
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Default  Posted: 9:23 PM, October 30th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thanks for the suggestions and caring for the 4-legged patient. Glad to say that she came through surgery fine and now it's just a white-bread-fest as I use it as the vehicle of choice to get her to take her sundry meds.

The empty bottle toys...do they come in a Kevlar version? Stuffed toys don't do well here; I know they'd love the bottle-crinkly sounds, but given that they rip the squeaker-things out of squeaky toys....it'd have to be one *durable* fabric! I'll see what I can find online in that vein.

When I picked her up yesterday, the vet suggested sterilized cow femurs. She did not, however, offer any suggestions as to where to find them...

Thanks again!


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Default  Posted: 10:37 PM, October 30th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Sad...

Try your local feedstore for the antlers and/or the vet suggested sterilized cow femurs.


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