Sticks & Bones

  • Sticks & Bones

     Bill updated 6 days, 5 hours ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Melissa

    Member
    May 3, 2021 at 9:44 AM

    Warm greetings —

    I’d like some accurate information on sticks and bones.

    It seems like dogs have had access to real sticks and bones for millennia.

    Now pet companies are making “fake” sticks for safety (?).

    My puppy dislikes them and wants a real stick! So far, I have discouraged
    her cautious due to the pet companies marketing tactics…

    What is the real deal on sticks? Is it the same for bones?

    Huge thanks!!

    Warmly,

    Melissa

  • Bill

    Member
    May 4, 2021 at 1:27 PM

    Hi Melissa,

    I know what you mean – as you can see in the included pic, my K9 also likes sticks. I understand that the reason for the fakes is in line with the concern about splintering, choking, and sticks/fragments lodging in the dogs mouth. Bone splintering is of concern though I have read that long bones (femurs, etc.) are safer. To satiate my K9’s desire to chew/gnaw, I do use the Nylabone (fake) chew. A strong chewer, these last a long time and clean teeth while he is chewing away. I had to make an exception and allow him to lug the stick below around for awhile – it was too funny.

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