Thursday, February 19, 2015

Chew For Sake of Chewing

BUDDY:  Merci, Sam and I got gypped this month.  The new chew toy is for Marcus.  We told him he should do his own post on it but he asked nicely for our help. 

MERCI:  Marcus is doing better about chewing up things he shouldn't but he still likes to chew, especially when he's hungry.  Come to think of it, he's always hungry!

SAM:  Jan brought the Nylabone DuraChew Dino Dog Toy made of nylon and chicken flavor to the back steps to take the pictures.  Marcus was busy playing his version of soccer so I checked it out for him.  This dinosaur is supposed to:

Last long
Raised, rounded nubs help clean teeth and control plaque and tartar
Engage and entertain
Discourage destructive chewing

SAM:  For comparison purposes, here is the well-worn chew bone Marcus has had for a few months.  It isn't the dental kind and we don't remember what company sold it.  He has sharp teeth so it doesn't have much of a bone shape any more but Marcus still likes it.

MERCI:  Jan is a bit disappointed in the size.  This one is supposed to be a large but there is no size marked on the packaging, just that it is for a dog up to 50 pounds.

BUDDY:  We're not sure how much Marcus weighs but he is at least 45 - 50 pounds.  Jan has watched him when he has it.  The directions state a non-edible chew toy must be big enough for the dog to chew from the side instead of up and down so he doesn't break a tooth.  Marcus has a problem holding it in place to chew on it, since one narrow end is in his mouth and he's trying to hold the other narrow end down with a paw.  Is this intentional so he can't exert enough pressure to break a tooth or is the chew toy too small?

MERCI:  Jan thinks it looks to be more my size (under 20 lbs.) but at my age chewing on something non-edible doesn't appeal to me. And surprisingly, non-edibles don't appeal to the ex-trash compactor Sam any more.  Otherwise, we would have had to order a

MARCUS:  Uh, hey guys, I do get to say something, don't I?  I know you guys are all older but I'm young and chewing for the sake of chewing still appeals.  And I'm a pit mix, so I have a big ... um, wider mouth than Merci and Buddy so I can just about hold the whole chew toy in my mouth if I want to. 

MARCUS:  Jan watches me carefully with it and puts it up when I'm "done" with it.  She "hides" it and I steal it so I can take it to bed with me.  It is my toy!  Sometimes I want to play tug with it but Jan won't play.  She says it is a chew toy only.

SAM:  I would like to point out Marcus' nose in the last two photos.  Do they look a bit strange to you? Well, that's the usual color of Marcus' nose - MUD!  He is such a soccer junkie, his nose is muddy from "kicking" the ball around with his nose.  Now that you know why he loves the color mud, we can resume his review.

BUDDY:  Nylabone also has non-edible chew toys for teething puppies.  Those should never be given to a dog with ANY permanent teeth. 

MERCI:  Marcus enjoys his new chew.  Believe me, it is no longer white and already has missing nubs.  We don't think it will be long before Jan will have to take it away from him. Yes, a larger one would undoubtedly have been better but Jan had no idea what to expect.

MARCUS:  If you have more than one dog, buy a Nylabone DuraChew Dental Chew Dino Chew Toy for the largest dog. If he is between sizes, buy the larger size.  And if your dog doesn't want his, you can mail it to me at the Funny Farm.

We would like to thank  for providing the sample chew toy for Marcus.  We were not paid for this review nor influenced in any way. 

BUDDY:  We have not been posting much the last weeks because of Jan's injuries, so we forgot today is blog hop day.  She is freezing but healing, however, walmart didn't have a sense of humor on sale Tuesday, so we're still searching for one.

Stop by Pepi Smart Dog and join the Thankful Thursday blog hop.

And stop by Ruckus the Eskie, Love is being owned by a husky, and Barking from the bayou for the Thoughtless Thursday blog hop.


  1. well thats interesting fur a dog chew toy... but if nubs come off easily... not sure if that is safe? It sure doesn't look big enough for you guys!!!

    Thanks for the review. Something to think about whenever it is that I have a backyard and place for doggies who like cats. -Katie.

  2. oh and did you ever finish the Charlie knock knock joke from back in December? the post showed up in the "you might like to read this too" area.


  3. Hmmm, I used to chomp those kinds of things down to shreds, but now I mostly ignore them...I like some small rawhides to gnaw on ...and I ha e had a broken tooth removed about a year ago, plus I still have 2 chipped sure how and when those happended...

    Enjoy your 'treat'!

  4. Looks like a fine toy to us! But it is a ... y'know.... dog thing. PS: we see Marcus is still listed as "temp". What will happen to him? Does he have a another home lined up?

  5. We have that toy at our house also, for some reason none of us are even interested in it, mom got it for us at Christmas time. We like hooves instead.
    stella rose

  6. We have a T-Rex one.... we like to gnaw on it sometimes...
    Enjoy it Marcus...

  7. Bentley really loves his new Dino Chew, but Pierre is still trying to kill it. Bahaha!

  8. hay ewe dawgs...frank lee that dino chew toy does look like a lotta fun...we bet it makes yur teethz feel grate N gumz two...kinda like a maysage...N buddy...we iz crackin up at yur ree mark bout de centz oh humor....{ sorree jan } .... good one guys !! ♥♥♥

  9. OMC we do fink dat bone/dino looks a little on da small side, but it's been a while since mommy had any need fur doggy stuffs so we may just not know what be da standard these days. As fur Jan, purrlease be careful. Weez purrayin' fur ya.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  10. We have 2 of those but we ignore them unless mom puts peanut butter on them and she says no.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. That might be good for little Arty...but we aren't too interested in chewing something inedible either!

    Hope your Mama keeps feeling better and better!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  12. We love our Dino Dental chew! ♥

  13. Looks like a good chew being had by all....we hope you can find a sense of humour soon..think the store here has run out too! hugs Fozziemum xx

  14. Love the Dino dental chew, Kilo doesn't seem to like them or give them any attention however.

  15. That looks like a good choice for a doggy chew toy!!!

  16. That does look like a fun toy, Marcus. Sorry it's just small enough that Jan has to supervise your "chewtimes."

    Jan, we hope you're healing up and resting up!

    Hugs to you all!

  17. our Sibes loved their nylabones. In the 80's there wasn't a lot like them on the market. great product

  18. Happy chewing ~ it's National Pet Dental Month, after all! Just make sure you don't loose any teeth..

  19. We never knew that chews came in dinosaur cool!

  20. That is soooo cool!

    Noodle and crew

  21. What a great chew toy, but our hairy slobbery sister likes it when her chew toys is on the bigger -rather than the smaller size.
    And wes hopes yous taking good care of your Mommy!

  22. hello funny farmers its dennis the vizsla dog hay chooing for the sayk of chooing sownds gud to me!!! i do not hav enny of those treets so maybe i wil get started on sum furnitcher!!! ha ha ok bye

  23. I love to chew to but not the chew toys things like willow balls apple wood card board boxes stuff like that,xx Speedy

  24. Thanks for the review of the Nylabone Dino chew toy and the heads up on the size. I'd like to try it, I'd order the largest size they make for my Husky.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Cathy, Isis & Phoebe

  25. I am glad you enjoy the Dino Nylabone.


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