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#21 Carebear

 

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        Posted 27 June 2010 - 10:32 AM

I looked all over Petsmart yesterday for a toy like the one from kong that mike described and I couldnt find it. and i actually realized that petsmart has a very small selection of toys for dogs that have strong teeth.

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        Posted 27 June 2010 - 10:52 AM

For Rufus, we tried the cheap toys and within a day or two he was eating the stuffing of the padded toys. The smaller rawhide bones meant for a large dog lasts about a week.

So we got him two Extreme Kongs one is the Large and the other is the XX Large. I found this monster sized rawhide bone at the Vets. These have lasted for months now.

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        Posted 27 June 2010 - 05:20 PM

I just got Joe a new toy. It is made out of real firehose material. Joe seems to love it. He actually just found the squeaker, I didn't know it had one. He is laying here playing with it (well actually trying his hardest to destroy it lol) as I am typing this. He was too into it to even bother chasing the cats after I gave it to him. :D

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        Posted 27 June 2010 - 10:41 PM

London!!!! Are you really from London? Can you tell me what chew toys are considered the best in England? The shipping from the US is tough and thus we have limited exposure. I am sure am interested in what chew toys are lab proof that are sold in your area. Thanks.

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Anything from Kong seems pretty much indestructable, tho a little more expensive. We also buy cheap frisbees, balls and soft toys from Poundland (you guessed it, everything costs 1)

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        Posted 29 June 2010 - 11:07 PM

Anything from Kong seems pretty much indestructable, tho a little more expensive. We also buy cheap frisbees, balls and soft toys from Poundland (you guessed it, everything costs 1)



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        Posted 05 September 2010 - 07:26 PM

nylabones are the only chew toys i've found that my dog che cant destroy. kongs are good,too, but with a powerful chewer, you still have to monitor them. che tore the top section off a large xtreme kong, the black one. the non-flexible nylabones can withstand the punishment. good variety available.

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        Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:21 AM

I've had lucky with getting stuffed animals from the Thrift shops or garage sales. I'll cut a little hole along a seam and rip out all the stuffying myself, except in the head, and sew across the head so the stuffing can't adventure down the body, and sew up the original hole nad give them to the dogs. I take the eyes and any hard plastics off as well and sew those holes up too. I did this to a Tiger i had and the dogs absolutely love it and haven't destroyed it yet.

I find that Kong's are the best...i bought a toy rubber tire they seem to like as well. I'm looking for toys i can leave out in their indoor/outdoor pen as well so they are challenged during the day and tired in the evening.

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        Posted 17 September 2010 - 01:06 PM

I've just bought Summer a solid rubber ball attatched to a bungee cord made by Kong. The ball seems pretty much indestructable and so far the cord has resisted Summer's teeth. Only cost 2.50 from our local pet shop.

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One of our friends made something similar for their lab. They bought one of those tough rubber "tires" that are made for dogs. They attached it to a long spike in the ground and connected the tire to the spike with a bungee cord. Their lab loves it! He gets really wild with it too.

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        Posted 18 September 2010 - 09:39 PM

I think we finally found one. I went to petsmart today with the intention of replacing Joe's rope toy. One of the other customers showed me this pinki and yellow plush dragon. I thought yeah right another stuffed animal but they said thier dog had destroyed extreme kongs but this dragon lasted for months. Since it was the same price as the rope I decieded to give it a go. So far Joe has managed to make a small hole in the tail but that is about it. He has been playing with it nonstop since we gave it to him about 6 hours ago.
The toy is made by GO Dog. They are on Amazon as well. And for only 15 I found it pretty reasonable. So far so good.

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        Posted 03 October 2010 - 02:07 PM

I find that Kong toys seem to last the longest. We have a few black Kong toys that are a few years old and still going strong!


This exactly! Our guys love their Kong toys, especially their frisbee!

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        Posted 08 October 2010 - 04:58 AM

Hi guys! I saw this thread from Blacklabrador on twitter...have you looked at K9 Vibram tough toys for dogs? Even a pack of wild dogs couldnt destroy these bad boys!
I run an online store that sells all sorts of goodies for dogs, but the K9 Vibram range comes from the US so you maybe able to find a supplier over there? Good luck!! :) If you guys are on twitter I have an account on @dogzdinnerUK

http://www.dogzdinner.co.uk/vibram-k9.aspx

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        Posted 11 October 2010 - 11:53 PM

only nylabones and big size knogs will last for my boy, other toys cant stand minutes....he is a big chewer....lol

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        Posted 25 August 2011 - 12:26 PM

I know this is an old thread, but this just came up for us last night. Steel LOVES tennis balls. Or any sort of ball toy. She has stuffed animals that she likes, but she only really goes so far as to rip the squeaker out. But yesterday, in a matter of minutes, she destroyed a Kong ball (the squeaker ones that look like tennis balls), and I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas for a replacement? She has a regular Kong that she takes moderate interest in, but if there is a ball in the room, she always goes for that first. She has a rope toy, and is usually only interested in it when we play with it with her. She's apparently picky about her toys.
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        Posted 25 August 2011 - 10:23 PM

I know this is an old thread, but this just came up for us last night. Steel LOVES tennis balls. Or any sort of ball toy. She has stuffed animals that she likes, but she only really goes so far as to rip the squeaker out. But yesterday, in a matter of minutes, she destroyed a Kong ball (the squeaker ones that look like tennis balls), and I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas for a replacement? She has a regular Kong that she takes moderate interest in, but if there is a ball in the room, she always goes for that first. She has a rope toy, and is usually only interested in it when we play with it with her. She's apparently picky about her toys.

We use regular tennis balls like Dunlop. They seem to last much longer than the tennis balls you can buy in pet shops. Summer normally loses them before destroying them. You can buy job lots of used tennis balls on e-bay.

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        Posted 26 August 2011 - 03:59 AM

Just be careful with tennis balls. We had a lab once that swallowed a tennis ball whole! Make sure they are larger than standard size. It cost about $3,000. to have the ball removed!

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        Posted 26 August 2011 - 10:27 AM

Just be careful with tennis balls. We had a lab once that swallowed a tennis ball whole! Make sure they are larger than standard size. It cost about $3,000. to have the ball removed!


I would be worried about that, but I don't think she could. Steel is a lab mix, and smaller than most. No idea what she's mixed with, though. I mean, she could try, but I don't think she physically could, the ball is too big for her to swallow as it is.
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        Posted 10 October 2015 - 01:14 PM

What happened with the tennis ball was that the lab crushed it down, swallowed it and then the ball reinflated in his stomach making it impossible to remove without surgery.






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