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:
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 Chewy.com 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.
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.