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Are there any of the chewy things out there that are actually good for cleaning teeth that are ok? I bought a pack of the Pedigree Dental Stix for large dogs, gave my boy one thinking it might last about 15 minutes and it was gone in 10 seconds. This cant be a good thing. Seems like every chew thingy I give him, from pigs ears to hooves, he just munches away in no time What do you use?
 

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I go to the meat market where the meat is cut on the premises and get a femur. I don't want the heads, just the long bone and I have it cut into 2, 3, or 4 pieces, depending on the length. You want each cut about 3" long. I don't buy the heads of the femur because my old bitch will chew them down to tiny bits and pieces--I think she was a pit bull in another life! And it sounds as tho your guy might try to do the same thing. My girls spend a good deal of time getting the marrow out and they get their teeth cleaned at the same time.

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I use marrow bones that I have frozen - makes it harder for them to get all the marrow out at once - avoids diarrhea. If you are looking for a "man-made" chewy thing, I've had good luck also with the Placque Attackers by Gumabone. I have gotten the biggest size and they last a long time.

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THANKS FOR THE LINK, BUBBA.

I HAD NO IDEA. I WAS TOLD BY OTHER DOG PEOPLE THAT THEY GET GREENIES. MAYBE I'LL TRY GETTING SOME BONES AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

IT'S AN AWFUL FEELING TO KNOW YOU MIGHT HAVE GOTTEN SOMETHING THAT COULD HURT THE DOG.

THANKS!
 

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Beef bones that I stick in the freezer.... Get'm by the case load from the local butcher....

Tioga retriever dogs have the brightest pearly whites..... :D

Angie
 

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Like most things, it looks like the natural way is the way to go, ie beef bones. One more question, cooked or not? I have heard some say bones must be boiled first to keep from shattering. Correct?
 

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2tall said:
Like most things, it looks like the natural way is the way to go, ie beef bones. One more question, cooked or not? I have heard some say bones must be boiled first to keep from shattering. Correct?
No! Don't cook them.

Angie
 
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