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My 8 month old shitzu doesn't like rubber chew toys of any kind. He only likes to chew on hard plastic harness latches or shoes. I don't like the ides of him being poisioned with plastic and same with shoes and sandals. I don't want to give him rawhide bones to chew on all the time either. Suggestions please
 

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Definitely keep him away from those latches and such, they could break into shards and cause serious injury if swallowed.

Rawhides are risky for bowel obstruction.

No chew is 100% safe but if he likes hard chews, deer or elk antlers and cow hooves are relatively safe. Mostly a chance of breaking a tooth biting down hard. Hooves are stinky, very barnyard smell. But that just adds to the popularity for the average dog :)
 

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Yeah, you don't want him chewing on things like shoes or buckles.

Rawhides can be downright dangerous... I quit giving those a long time ago, after having to reach down the throat of a choking dog to pull a hunk out.

Good hard chews include the antlers and cow hooves already mentioned, as well as man-made things like Nylabones and Kongs.

Somewhat softer natural chews include pizzles (bully stick, whatever you want to call it), tendons, and backstraps.
 
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