When looking for toys to satisfy our pitbull's desire to chew, I found that many people online suggest Nylabones. I even saw that Ms. M and Mr. B from Two Pitties in the City have a Nylabone. However, for how many people that praise Nylabones, there are just as many people who are against them.
Nylabones are not actually real bones, but are nylon bones that are flavored and shaped like actual animal bones. When dogs chew on them, small pieces of nylon come off from the bone. It is said that the nylon is safe for dogs to ingest because it comes off in such small pieces. However, many people caution the use of Nylabones for dogs who are able to chew off larger chunks that could cause blockages.
When we first introduced Athena to her Nylabone, we supervised her the entire time and continually checked the bone to see if she was able to chew off large pieces from it. We continue to inspect the bone after each time that Athena is allowed to chew on it. So far, Athena has not made any large dents in the bone, but rather has made one side kind of jagged.
Athena is currently chewing on the BIG Beef Bone.
DuraChew Galileo Bone because I have read that is the strongest in the Nylabone brand and our trainer also suggested it to us.
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Do you let your pooches chew on Nylabones? Which ones have you found to work best for power chewers?