Dog toys that are too soft
Willy LOVES to chew. He loves to shred things. If I don't keep him occupied, he will chew my socks, underwear, or towels. He especially loves to shred towels. I would give him old towels to play with but he ingests the strings. I am concerned that he will have digestive problems if he eats the strings.
There are dog toys that he shreds in a similar manner. I've had dogs that can peel tennis balls or shred the tug ropes, but not as quickly as he can. I've stopped giving him tug ropes due to the same concern I have about the strings from towels.
Dog toys that are too hard
Willy's teeth are incredibly sharp and strong. I have never met a dog with such sharp teeth. He can bite through a thin leash in just a few moments. Because of my concerns with soft toys, I opted to give him very hard toys. I've given him antlers, rib bones, and hooves. He loves them! But it doesn't take long until he is somehow chiseling off very sharp pieces. I can't imagine that ingesting the bone or hoof shards is good for his digestive tract either. So I give bones or hooves to him only when I'm supervising.
He likes large rubber treat dispensers and they like him. But finding a treat that keeps his interest, to put in the treat dispenser, is the problem. I have purchased bags of treats that he won't even eat from my hand. Have I mentioned that he's a fussy dog?
Chew treats that are just right
I was very hesitant about giving him yet another rawhide, since he has thrown up after eating previous rawhides. But for whatever reason, the Oinkies don't come back up.
If you are looking for a chew toy for a finicky dog, I highly recommend the Hartz Oinkies.
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