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Haz
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11-10-2006, 02:22 PM

Chew, chew chew......

Hi, my young cocker spaniel has developed this habit of pulling his plastic toys apart and swallowing the plastic which he then brings back up a few hours later. Yesterday, he managed to chew his way into a plastic rugby ball and eat the 'squeaky' bit! I am a bit anxious as to how 'safe' these toys are. Any advice please?
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11-10-2006, 02:25 PM


I take away any toys, as soon as my lot start to take apart..
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11-10-2006, 02:26 PM
Originally Posted by Haz View Post
Hi, my young cocker spaniel has developed this habit of pulling his plastic toys apart and swallowing the plastic which he then brings back up a few hours later. Yesterday, he managed to chew his way into a plastic rugby ball and eat the 'squeaky' bit! I am a bit anxious as to how 'safe' these toys are. Any advice please?
Welcome haz.

I would perhaps try and find something else for your pup to chew if he swallows bits. He could cause himself to have a blockage which could result in surgery. Harder toys may be better.

I hope he isn't squeaking now!!!!!
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11-10-2006, 02:29 PM
welcome to dogsey .....same here i take them away once mine start shredding them I did read in the Perfect puppy book this should be done to teach a pup who is boss as well
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11-10-2006, 03:06 PM
Hi
maybe try a kong (or similar) instead of the plastic toys. They do a range of sturdy ones, including puppy ones. The dental kong I bought has lasted months, my son's leather football was left out this morning & now has a huge hole in it so I know what you're going through.
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11-10-2006, 03:10 PM
Yep - take them away as soon as they start to disintegrate. Lennon destroys all in his wake also...
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11-10-2006, 11:33 PM
I just use nylabone and kong toys for my dog. I don't want to run the risk of her swallowing anything she shouldn't!!

There are so many dog toys on the market that just don't last a second with a chewer.
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