What do you all give your strong (STRONG) chewers?

I am having trouble finding stuff for Tallulah that a) isn't bad for the digestive system, or b) lasts more than 10 minutes.

Any good non-edible toys that she can chew on that won't break down? Or any edible stuff that is healthy, won't run the risk of blockages, etc? I feel like she really needs at least a good half hour of chew time per day, but I don't want to ruin her diet!
Thanks!
Jodi
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What do you all give your strong (STRONG) chewers?

Marrow bones, although occasionally they break or splinter at which point they go into the trash immediately.
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I have a Boston. Her main pasttime is chewing.. I give her nylabones. All kinds. I give her hoofs. (hooves) I take them away from her when they get smaller than a golf ball. Also when I buy them, I look for the thicker walled ones.
Any other toy is immediately dismembered and eaten. I've been through them all.
For crate times, I pack a Kong with peanut butter and goodies. Sometimes I will stick a chewed nylabone in the peanut butter and she really likes that. Perry
What do you all give your strong (STRONG) chewers?

Of "my" couple of dozen dogs, I have a handful of strong chewers and each likes something different. Two dogs love the huge red monster nylabone. Others prefer Kongs, though some rip apart the tougher black ones and chew the softer red ones - and vice versa.
My own dogs don't like chewing on plastic (and I don't give rawhide to strong chewers, or anydog for that matter), so marrow bones are the way to go. As Melinda said, you have to keep an eye on them because when they get old and dry, they can splinter. Knuckle bones are good, too, as long as you size them to the dog. Of course, no cooked or smoked bones. Smaller strong chewers like pig hooves - Eenah is in a crate right now enjoying hers while Rocky lies in front salivating.

Rocky, unfortunately, gets no hard animal matter to chew on - no bones, rawhides, or hooves. He swallows them way too soon.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
What do you all give your strong (STRONG) chewers? I am having trouble finding stuff for Tallulah that a) isn't ... least a good half hour of chew time per day, but I don't want to ruin her diet! Thanks! Jodi

My girls like nylabones (wolf size, marked "for powerful chewers") when Zoe was at her most chewingest, she would go through one of these a week. Now I usually get a couple a month one for each dog, although they share.
Zoe's also a fan of those really large knotted rope toys to chew on.

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Rosalie the calico
Hi Jodi.
Kong products are excellent. Very strong, come out from the dishwasher fine and last for ages. They can be stuffed in all imaginative ways too! I find dogs vary in what they like. My dad's Staffie will chew the hard plastic nylabones for hours and devour them, my dog is not so keen, and much prefers a Kong with a biscuit inside and will spend hours.

Ensure the dog is well exercised too as it may be pent up energy? Hide chews can have a varying effect on the digestive system too, but are fairly harmless IMHO. I like to cut the floppy ends off as they can remain down the throat whilst chewing! Nice.
What breed and how old is it?
HTH.
Nick.
1st post here :-)
Zoe's also a fan of those really large knotted rope toys to chew on.

Have you found one that doesn't get ripped apart into tiny little strings that wind up not only on the floor but inside the dog?
Zoe's also a fan of those really large knotted rope toys to chew on.

Have you found one that doesn't get ripped apart into tiny little strings that wind up not only on the floor but inside the dog?

No, you do have to keep an eye on them and pitch them before they fall apart. But they do last a while before that happens.

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Rosalie the calico
(knotted ropes)
Have you found one that doesn't get ripped apart into tiny little strings that wind up not only on the floor but inside the dog?

No, you do have to keep an eye on them and pitch them before they fall apart. But they do last a while before that happens.

They don't last here and are quickly chewed apart and swallowed. Next to rawhides, I vote rope toys as The Worst Toy Ever for Rocky.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
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