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    Quote Originally Posted by PunkyPug View Post
    I do accept when others cannot agree with my opinion. But my issue here and nearly all of you don't see the harm in eating PLASTIC. Why don't you go eat some plastic and see how you feel tomorrow? Why not just feed your dogs nothing but plastic and see how he or see feels? It is common sense. Dogs aren't supposed to eat cloth, they aren't supposed to eat anything that isn't meat, bones or organ. And yet you still feel the need to feed your dogs inappropriate items.
    you haven't mentioned WHY eating tiny pieces of plastic is a horrible thing other than "it's not natural". And yes I have eaten bits of plastic now and then, now a days it's unintentional but when I was a little kid it was a bit more of hmm chew on plastic, whoops swallowed it, oh well.

    And as I said I DO NOT FEED my dogs plastic. They CHEW ON IT and happen to ingest some now and then I'm sure but it is NOT the intended purpose of the toy. You are telling me your dog has absolutely ZERO toys that are not made out of animal bone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PunkyPug View Post
    I do accept when others cannot agree with my opinion. But my issue here and nearly all of you don't see the harm in eating PLASTIC. Why don't you go eat some plastic and see how you feel tomorrow? Why not just feed your dogs nothing but plastic and see how he or see feels? It is common sense. Dogs aren't supposed to eat cloth, they aren't supposed to eat anything that isn't meat, bones or organ. And yet you still feel the need to feed your dogs inappropriate items.
    goodness gracious- there is a difference between EATING and happening to swallow. And honestly, yes, as a child I did consume small amounts of plastic (a few beads one time) along with sand, playdoh, my friend swallowed a barbie shoe and a penny once- let me assure you, they pass right through.

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    No one is FEEDING their dog plastic. We simply aren't concerned over the tiny pieces that may be ingested from time to time. Funny enough my foster dog just chewed off a decent sized chunk off of one of the nylabones upstairs. Foster dog spit it out, I pick it up and set it aside on the couch next to the cup holder, few minutes later my own dog comes over and grabs it. Before I can get it out of his mouth he swallows it. Even with a larger bit of plastic swallowed I'm not worried, he'll pass it and it won't hurt him.

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    And just throwing this out there....brachycephalic breeds and dog life vests arent exactly "natural." The fact that they're unnatural doesn't make them inherently harmful.

    same with nylabones.

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    Years ago, I used to use the fruit Nylabones til one of my then dogs almost choked on a piece. Now, we only use the blue dental ones with the nubs. So far, neither of my two has gotten a piece off

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    Quote Originally Posted by PunkyPug View Post
    I do accept when others cannot agree with my opinion. But my issue here and nearly all of you don't see the harm in eating PLASTIC. Why don't you go eat some plastic and see how you feel tomorrow? Why not just feed your dogs nothing but plastic and see how he or see feels? It is common sense. Dogs aren't supposed to eat cloth, they aren't supposed to eat anything that isn't meat, bones or organ. And yet you still feel the need to feed your dogs inappropriate items.
    As others have noted, eating is not the same thing as chewing. Dogs need to eat, and dogs need to chew on things (most dogs, anyway), and these are two separate needs. Unlike dogs, most people don't need or want to chew on non-food items, but for those that do, there is something called "chewing gum," and it is basically a wad of rubber or a similar polymer (i.e. plastic). I suppose you think people shouldn't chew gum (or their fingernails, or pen caps) because they shouldn't eat rubber? Because it is THE SAME THING. Swallowing a piece of gum is the human equivalent of swallowing a piece of Nylabone. It's inert, it passes right through, no one cares. If my ate an entire plastic bone in one go, sure, I would not give them to her anymore. That would be dangerous. But these things last for months or years because the dog is not eating them! Because chewing is not the same as eating! I fail to see what is so complicated about this concept.

    The fact that you're still here saying things like "you still feel the need to feed your dogs inappropriate items" indicates to me that you're not doing so well at accepting that others might disagree with you. I agree with the person who suggested that you start a blog. I would totally read that.

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    Re: Nylabones

    We have two of these

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    Quote Originally Posted by PunkyPug View Post
    I do accept when others cannot agree with my opinion.
    Obviously you don't

    Try living with 2 JRT for a while, I don't think your house will make it. I also don't think you get the >>> THEY DON'T EAT THE PLASTIC!!!<<< They might swallow little shreds, but they don't even notice.
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    Re: Nylabones

    what about antlers? they dont splinter and are softer than a bone. nylabone alternative?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keechak View Post
    We have two of these
    We have two of those as well. And this one (Bubba's favorite)


    And a couple of various other ones but df probably doesnt need to see them all

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebelyell22 View Post
    what about antlers? they dont splinter and are softer than a bone. nylabone alternative?
    my dogs ate an antler this weekend. the whole thing, chewed on it until it dissolved.

    probably the most expensive dog toy ever.

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    First off, not in regards to the quote below, WOW.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rescued View Post
    my dogs ate an antler this weekend. the whole thing, chewed on it until it dissolved.
    probably the most expensive dog toy ever.
    NO KIDDING! My dobe chews on antlers for about an hour or two and then he starts consuming it. I might as well just be feeding him $20's.
    Then again.. feeding him $20's wouldn't be too natural, would it

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebelyell22 View Post
    what about antlers? they dont splinter and are softer than a bone. nylabone alternative?
    They're too expensive, for one thing. But mostly I just don't trust my dog alone with them. She's too enthusiastic about antlers. I worry that if left alone, she would chip a tooth. Also, some of them are too soft and you can't predict which ones it will be.

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    Haha Rescued, you post the picture of the one nylabone I've bought that I would NOT recommend. Jubel was popping out those red nubs within minutes of me giving it to him and had it split open down it's side seam in about 30 minutes. He did enjoy it though, as you can see in the picture he wasn't ready to give it up when I took it away.


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    Well there are many things that dogs should not eat and if I were you I would be talking/preaching to the dogs. I'm just sayin..
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    Quote Originally Posted by PunkyPug View Post
    If the dog chews the blanket. Then REMOVE the blanket.
    Ask any vet. They will tell you why your dogs shouldn't be eating plastic. It is common sense.
    I have asked my vet, who is holistic and a huge proponent of raw diets, by the way. She recommends Nylabones.

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    We have Nylabones in the house that are older than some of you. Eventually, they get shoved under the couch and disappear for an embarrassingly long time. Then we lose the TV remote or somebody's cell phone and, in the course of searching for it, the Nylabone resurfaces and Esther acts like an old friend has returned.

    Just to remind you, this is the dog that dispatched a black Kong in 30 seconds. (If I had thought there was any chance of that happening, I would have video-taped it.) I took the pieces back to the pet store the next morning with the receipt, got my money back and bought several Nylabones.

    If I noticed more than a little wear-and-tear, I'd replace the culprit. THAT is common sense.

    Nylabones do not constitute a significant portion of Esther's diet. She does not EAT them.

    Some dogs like Nylabones. Some aren't interested. I've never heard of a dog being injured by one, and that's more than I can say about nearly any other chew-toy.

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    I will say, my friend's dog chipped a tooth on one of the Durable Dental Dino nylabones and had to have it pulled. There are a few reviews about that on Amazon. These things happen. Still safer than most options.

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    Yeah I think you misread my first post. lol

    I've eaten plastic before. I ate a plastic spoon once when I in elementary (no comment) and it passed right through. I would expect any nylabone shards would do the same. At any rate, my dogs don't chew them enough to make more than a few dents in them. They've never broken off a piece at all.
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