Well, we have reached full-blown stubborn, chewy, crazy adolescence. I am convinced that his cuteness and hilarity will save him, but it doesn't look to be saving much else. :) Rory is 9 months old this week and is quite the chomper, even with good exercise, play time, and mental stimulation (and several cardboard boxes sacrificed), he chews CONSTANTLY on just about anything he can get his teeth around.
What are some recommendations for chewies out there? I have had good luck with bully sticks, antlers (the ones cut for puppies), and Himalayan chew sticks, but am looking for some more variety. He doesn't seem to notice or care for Nylabones or Kongs, and I am trying to stay away from rawhide. Any recommendations?
I've wondered about the dried fish skin. I've only seen it at one store and was leary about trying it. Does it smell awfully fishy? Does the chew last very long or is it mostly just a treat?
There is something interesting on this site somewhere! It was posted this week but it is gone now. For safety reasons I only let Sully have bully sticks. She does chew very gently, VERY gently on toys, nibbles and licks them actually, but she does tend to chew more actively on odd objects that she should not have, such as wires, strings, bottle caps, so I have to keep everything out of her reach. Since bully sticks don't last long and I am on a strict budget, I have tried to find a rubber toy that might give her a safe chewing fix. Aside from the stuffing, Kongs don't interest her as chew toys. We'll have to try the Kong Wubba. The video on this site demonstrated a dog playing with a soft but strong, apparently indestructible chew toy that was shaped like a football. I don't remember which My Corgi member posted it, sorry, but it did look great! It was shaped like a football so it tended to roll in a circle and had the added bonus of not rolling out of reach under the sofa while no one was around to retrieve it. It was so soft it would be very tooth friendly, but strong enough to avoid the possibility of biting off a piece and choking. I thought the post would stay up a few days longer. I was planning to check it out and probably order one. I like that it was strong, but chewable. I think it had a squeaker as well. Seems like it would really hold corgi interest.
Thanks. That's it, the Kong Jumbler Football Toy. The post is visible again. It looks great!
Thanks y'all. I am definitely going to check out that football after next payday! Rory would love that! (Maybe not to chew on excessively, but definitely to play fetch)
One thing that I have newly discovered is beef scapula- basically a nicely sized piece of shoulder cartilage. I picked up 2 today at our independent pet store for around $3 total. At first I was worried because I heard cracking noises as Rory chewed, but it doesn't appear to be splintering or "disappearing" at an astonishing rate. :)
I did have to sacrifice an inexpensive wicker basket this weekend. Sigh. I'll replace it when he is less compulsive. Better that than the carpet, I guess! (Which he also loves shredding...)
Ugh, the carpet fetish is the worst. As awful as that probably is- Jeli sounds super cute!
Rory LOVES unraveling the carpet too! I have already kissed my apartment security deposit goodbye. I can fix the chewed woodwork spots and the places where he has nibbled on the kitchen cabinet, but I can't convincingly fix the carpet. :P He is proud of his handiwork.
I thought Sully was unique in the carpet chewing thing. She somehow pulls out bits of string or thread from an ugly, low fiber, industrial carpet and nibbles on it when I am out. Drives my nuts as a renter. i also worry that she may choke, but my worries seem unfounded so far.