My monsters demo the rope in short order. For really bad chewers, consider rope-less.Favorite toy in the whole world. It was created for horses.. so imagine the durability on this toy.. later folks discovered that dogs loves them too. I have GSD... yep, she's destroyed everything but her JollyBall. The one with the rope looks awesome, I think I"m going to pick it up for her for X-mas. My dog has the "Tug n Toss"
I agree with the need to supervise, and we do, but we had no clue about the damage until the vet found it. It happens slowly, over a period of months or years, and is not obvious to us. The vet knew what to look for.Sorry to hear that your dog suffered from a slab fracture. The same thing happened to my dog, though thankfully it was minor (one piece slabbed off) and not a full-on cracked molar. I'm keeping an eye on it for now, but I also no longer give him very hard and edible chews, or weight bearing bones. I hope your dog's surgery goes smoothly!
But I must say that the 'fault' is on us owners. Every chew comes with its own hazards and some dogs like ours cannot handle these kinds of items. But there are many dogs who are able to chew hard or weight bearing bones 'responsibly.' The warning label is universal: supervise, and know your dog.