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Need Safe (Longer Lasting) Chew Treat Suggestions!
Boomer with his little friend
Hello, my husband and I have gotten our first larger-sized dog. Boomer is a 4 month old blue-merle Australian Shepherd and he LOVES food and treats. Because he is teething and already seems to love to chew on everything, we are trying to find safe, cost-efficient chew treats for him.
We are staying away from rawhide for obvious reasons, but found he was going through bully sticks too quickly and frankly we were beginning to worry they may pose a choking hazard as he would end up swallowing them hole after only a few minutes of chewing.. We freeze some natural plain yogurt, orangic peanut butter and other dog-safe foods in kongs for him, but even that will only last a minute or two.
Our pet store has recommended us beef knuckle bones and antlers, but I'm a little wary to give these to Boomer. They are hard, and I worry he may break (another) tooth. I guess my main questions are, are these safe? Has anyone else given these to their Aussie? And also, what types of treats are you giving your pups? I would love some suggestions.
Thanks in advance.