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    Re: Do tennis balls wear down dogs teeth?

    And if you have a retriever, it probably doesn't much matter.

    My black lab wasn't much interested in retrieving, unless it was in the water, but he would get ahold of a tennis ball from time-to-time and shred it.

    One day, I was picking up after him and saw this fluorescent yellow fuzzy stuff in his stool. My first thought was that it was some horrific new parasitic worm that I hadn't heard of.

    Then I remembered that he gotten ahold of a tennis ball and skinned it alive.

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    Re: Do tennis balls wear down dogs teeth?

    Wally's definitely a shredder.

    He will sit there a pry the fuzz off of it. No idea why he does that, but he will.

    So no tennis balls for him.

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    Re: Do tennis balls wear down dogs teeth?

    Quote Originally Posted by RonE View Post
    I'm not sure this is actually something I should be bragging about, but Esther will carry two tennis balls in her mouth if she happens to run across a second one.

    I used to know a rott mix that could carry three. When he wanted you to throw one for him, you did.
    I knew a male golden (110 pounds!) who could carry 5 at once. It was a sight to see.

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    Re: Do tennis balls wear down dogs teeth?

    So I took the girls to the park today and parked at my sister in laws to walk with her to the park. I realized when I got to her house that Maggies kong was at home...so we tried to find something to throw for her at the park (best way to entertain her LOL) we found a tennis ball and I thought well one day wont hurt. Well we get to the park and I threw the ball, Maggie chased it and then stopped to look at it LOL she wouldnt pick it up and bring it back. Bella did and had alot of fun playing fetch...she usually doesnt get to fetch because Maggie always beats her to the kong and so she just chases her to it and then back to me.

    Its funny how she is Kong obsessed and I have to hide it or she goes nuts...But she wouldnt touch the tennis ball at all. She ran everytime I threw it but wouldnt pick it up and bring it back LOL.
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    Re: Do tennis balls wear down dogs teeth?

    Ron, those were some great pictures of Esther that I hadn't seen before. She has excellent flappy hound ears.


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    Re: Do tennis balls wear down dogs teeth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
    I really think it's a matter of whether the dog is a "shredder" or a "crusher". Shredders sit there with the ball between their feet and pull the fuzz off the ball with their front teeth..this wears them down. Crushers simply CRUSH the ball to smithereens with mostly their back teeth.
    True tennis balls are certainly tougher, because they are meant to have more bounce..especially the good ones. So if you have a shredder I'd buy the cheap petstore ones and if they're a crusher I'd go for the used or new sport worthy tennis balls.
    Hope does both. She crushes for a long time until something pops, usually the two halves of the rubber core, when that happens, or if it doesn't happen soon enough, she skins it alive.

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    Re: Do tennis balls wear down dogs teeth?

    I just bought a dozen "pressureless" tennis balls to try out. They are regulation size and probably regulation fuzzy, but with a solid core, instead of hollow.

    We'll try them out on Esther later today and see if they pass the Plott test.

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    Re: Do tennis balls wear down dogs teeth?

    Quote Originally Posted by FilleBelle View Post
    Ron, those were some great pictures of Esther that I hadn't seen before. She has excellent flappy hound ears.
    Thank you. The picture in my avatar is of Esther waiting for me to throw a tennis ball for her. She won't wait long. That's her put-down-the-damned-camera-and-pick-up-the-ball look.

    Here's a couple more:







    There are very few photos of Esther without a tennis ball in her mouth.

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