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I know, I am totally going through new-mommy panic right now, but I just read on an older thread on here (from 2006) that Nylabones are really dangerous!  Is this still true??  Porter ate an entire one yesterday and I bought a bag of 18 smaller ones at Costco today.  I just wanted to see if they were safe or not.... thanks for putting up with my 20 questions today.   :D
 

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Are they the digestable ones?

IMO best to stick with marrow bones & bullysticks for recreational chews.  Bullies are 100% digestable and will not cause any blockage.
 

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Boy I didn't know they were dangerous.  Just make sure he is going to the bathroom and not vomiting too from eating the one.  Are you feeding the edible kind?  They can be rather piggy about bones and chews and quaff down to big a piece so I always monitor chewing of things that can come apart and be swallowed.  I use the soup bones you can buy at the grocery store for mine.

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Ashley is a Bullystick Girl, although when she was teething I did buy one of Nylabones 100% digestible chews to help her get some of those baby teeth out..but it soon was tossed, as UGH..she got it slobbered on, and it was sticking to my carpet!
I would imagine, one every rare once in a while will not HURT your dog, but 20 in a shorter period of time will def cause digestive upset.
Also, important to keep in mind as Heather writes above..Digestible is the trick..if your boy is injesiting chunks of a REGULAR nylabone..you might want to check if he is part billy goat!!LOL ( Really..the package should tell you to take it away when it becomes worn looking )
 

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HannaBanana\";p=\"115025 said:
Are they the digestable ones?

IMO best to stick with marrow bones & bullysticks for recreational chews.  Bullies are 100% digestable and will not cause any blockage.
Yeah, it was a "Healthy Edible" one in the roast beef flavor.
 

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Ahh. then you are fine, I feed those all the time to mine..Angel can devour one in 5 minutes!!! 8O I also use the really hard ones as well, great for teething :)
 

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samsonsmom\";p=\"115055 said:
Ahh. then you are fine, I feed those all the time to mine..Angel can devour one in 5 minutes!!! 8O I also use the really hard ones as well, great for teething :)
Ok, good... thanks for the reassurance.   :D
 

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Just my opinion....... But, anything made of plastic is not digestable. It may pass the system but therew is no way it is digestable and for that I personally wound never feed them to my dogs. Again just my opinion.
 

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I agree, I wouldn't give my pup anything that says 'digestible' on the package, but you can't decifer the ingredients.
 

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[quote="laura11982\";p=\"115600":1ghwxmgu]Wait, I am confused....
 

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Bumpy\";p=\"115602 said:
[quote="laura11982\";p=\"115600":en0akyhf]Wait, I am confused....  So the edible Nylabones are made of plastic?!?!    8O
                            Actually Nylon(plastic)...... hence...nylabone.[/quote:en0akyhf]

Even if the packaging says "contains no plastic"? The ingredients all sound familiar.
 

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[quote="laura11982\";p=\"115616":3163zyx6][quote="Bumpy\";p=\"115602":3163zyx6][quote="laura11982\";p=\"115600":3163zyx6]Wait, I am confused....
 

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Bumpy, this may be a question I should know the answer to, but what %'s of crude proteins, etc should I be looking for in treats and such?  I want to do the best for my baby!!  Thanks!!  Anyone else, chime in please.   :lol:
 

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[quote="laura11982\";p=\"115642":2vqqsxju]Bumpy, this may be a question I should know the answer to, but what %'s of crude proteins, etc should I be looking for in treats and such?
 

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If you have some good pet stores near you check to see if they have Sam's Yams.  They are dehydrated then baked sweet potato chews. The pups love them but they are a bit expensive.
 

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I used to give them to Major, but he'd eat it in like 5 minutes, and i needed to find something that he could chew on all day.  He never had a problem with the nylabones though.
 
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