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Does anyone's dog actually like Nylabones
  • This is probably very trivial, but I was wondering this yesterday as I was clearing toys out of Chibi's crate

    Chibi is now the second dog I've had that has basically ignored this as a chew toy. He's more than happy to chew on every other toy we've gotten him, but shows no interest in nylabones.

    Our last dog was the same.

    I'm just wondering if anyone has found their dog actually likes these things.
  • LosechLosech
    Posts: 2516
    Heh, nope. Conker will "chew" on it, but only for like, 30 seconds then he ignores them. I even had the flavored kind, and he still doesn't care. That's fine with me though. I actually prefer to give him things like bully sticks, trachea and ears to chew on.
  • Yes it has helped for some really crazy chewers who need to exercise their jaws. However, the down side is the fact the product can cause slab fractures on teeth. This is an expensive repair.

    As Losech suggests it probably is best to give bully sticks, trachea or lambs ears if your dog can digest them. Other alternative is the kong products that can be stuffed. Avoid hooves they can also cause fractures and gum cuts for some dogs.

  • brscrnsbrscrns
    Posts: 447
    Our 3 dogs like to chew on Nylabones but since one recently had a slab fracture, we limit their chew time. We are not going to buy them anymore. Instead we get them Marrow Chews by Yuppie Puppy. They are durable nylon bones with jerky filling.
  • SayaSaya
    Posts: 6678
    Saya likes nylabone she had a puppy nylabone keychain she loved it. She and Bella mainly chew on antlers and sometimes on nylabone. I get them bully sticks for a yummy treat they love bully sticks.
    Nicole, 5year old Bella(Boxer), and 4year old Saya(Shiba inu)
  • lindsaytlindsayt
    Posts: 4786
    Mine occasionally chew the hard plastic regular size, but I stopped buying those and buy the gum bone variety souper size which worked better with my puppies when teething. I mostly just provide natural chews now if I leave, like cow hooves and antlers, and I don't intend to replace the Nylabones once the edges get too sharp.
    "Common sense isn't so common"
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  • My Akita kind of liked his puppy nylabone that he got in his puppy kit from his breeder. And then Bel liked it because he liked it...meaning she didn't care about it but wanted to steal it from him. But overall, even he wasn't that into it.

    None of my other dogs have shown much interest in them, but my best friend's GSD LOVES them.
  • Out of my three dogs and many fosters I have only had 1 dog that really liked the nylabone.
  • My puppy and my adult dog kind of like the peanut butter flavor but they only chew for like 45 seconds and don't touch it for days afterwards.
  • lucylulucylu
    Posts: 500
    We bought one when we first got Lucy. She didn't touch it until about a week ago. Now she's chewed it to nothing.
  • catloreecatloree
    Posts: 1541
    Elwood got a puppy Nylabone when he was only a few months old. He had zero interest in it, but our Pomeranian, Sadie, found it & ate 1/4 of it in about 10 minutes, so I threw it away. We haven't gotten any since then. I prefer natural chews, like bully sticks & antlers.
    Catherine (human), Elwood (Shiba), & Sadie (Pomeranian)
  • HamletHamlet
    Posts: 146
    Both Hammy and Jules are really big fans of Nylabones, but we only buy the huge durabone kind. Otherwise they destroy them in about five seconds. Hammy is a TOUGH chewer and any edible chews or bones (including pork rolls, bully sticks, pig ears, etc) are gone in less than 20 minutes. Durabone nylabones and himalayan chews are the only things that last for more than a day or two.
  • Jazz loves her's and I'm a bit biased since the company I work for owns Nylabone. When the sharp edges appear, I file them down and let her start anew. I've played with the entire line of toys with Jazz and some she's not as into as others, but she'll play with them all.
    LJ - owned by Queen Jazz, a Shiba Inu, Atlanta, GA
  • Nope. Zume ignores every Nylabone we've ever given her (we got a pack a loooong time ago). We tried them when she was a puppy and the best we ever got was the edible chicken flavored ones, but that stopped after a couple months and now completely ignores them. Actually, a lot of the things we gave her as a puppy doesn't like anymore or as much. Her tastes must be changing.
  • mattzmattz
    Posts: 418
    Etsuko loved her nylabone, it was one of the only toys she would interact with when we first got her. It took her about 2 months to warm up and open up to us and playing with the other toys. Anyways, I got rid of the nylabone because as she chewed and chewed eventually the toy started cutting up her gums...
  • Akio LOVESSSSSSSSSSS his Nylabones. We got through them pretty quickly >_< He's a pampered princess so he brings his bones to us and makes us hold them for him. :P He does chew them on his own or him and Miya will share one bone together. It's cute :)
    But, I'd say the Nylabone is probably his favorite so we have multiple ones with different things on them.
  • Hiro loved it when he was a puppy. I haven't gotten him any more....
  • MayamaMayama
    Posts: 270
    Maya loves the Dura Chew ones, but she swallows the pieces and throws up at night if she ate too much. The only reason I give it to her is because she's on a limited diet for allergy test, so I can't give her bones, raw hide or bully sticks, and if she doesn't get anything to chew on for too long, she'll start chewing on our dry wall. We usually only let her have it for 5-10 minutes and make sure to pick up any broken pieces on the floor. She just threw up again last night, so I'm kind of hesitant to give it to her anymore. :(Shiba Inu Maya's blog and FB page
  • Shogun does not really like nylabones, i have never seen him chewing it more than 1 minute or so. He is only interested in it when i cut it into small pieces and he does not have to chew too hard and can immediately eat it.
    I thought he is kinda like me, i also do not like to eat troublesome food like crabs, or any food that i have to struggle just to eat like i have to open the shells or strip the outer skin like prawns, etc.
  • Just a note - I assume that you are talking about the non-edible lines of Nylabone (Nylabone is the name of the company) and not the edible line, right?
    LJ - owned by Queen Jazz, a Shiba Inu, Atlanta, GA
  • ugh...i thought nylabone is something like this man made bones that dogs can eat...because in this country where i am living right now, there are these types of bones that has almost the same brand name, nylon or ny..something and the bones can be eaten, they came in two forms, the hard ones and the flexible ones that is used to clean teeth...
  • ^ I meant for the overall thread - (Ladywolf) I knew when you were talking about cutting them up, that you were referring to the edibles.
    LJ - owned by Queen Jazz, a Shiba Inu, Atlanta, GA
  • I was referring to the plastic (nylon?) ones originally. It's interesting to see that there are some dogs who do like these. Chibi generally is more interested in bully sticks and antlers and occasionally string toys. It must just be individual preference. After all, I can't imagine they'd manufacture or sell these things if nobody bought them
  • AraksAraks
    Posts: 399
    My cousin's 6 1/2 month old puppy loves the plastic ones. She's already gone through a couple of them, and they really helped her during teething.
  • Kenzo started throwing up little pieces, so I took it away from him. D: I think the throw up was partially because he stole a grape from me. He's sad without something to chew on, but I'll get him something soon.
  • Miyumi still carries around her puppy nylabone key ring. She didn't touch any nylabones when she was teething but now that she has most of her adult teeth- she has recently destroyed her puppy nylabones and I had to ditch them. She does chew on her antler. But she has started growling when we give her a bully stick. So we are training on that and she can only get a few good chews on her bully stick a minute at time during our 30 min training session. I really hope she learns to drop the bully stick and leave it without growling and snapping at us as I would like her to be able to have a good chew session on it.
    Heather, Logan, and two Shibas named Miyumi & Yoshiro
  • BruceBillisBruceBillis
    Posts: 100
    I just bought Bruce a variety pack of Nylabones. It had one that was edible, one that had little bumps on it for cleaning teeth, and just a regular one.

    He ate the edible one in about 30 min. and sat and chewed on the regular one for about 2 hours straight. He seems to like it and it keeps him entertained. Also he has stopped chewing on my baseboards which is wonderful :)

    only thing that I didn't like was the teeth cleaning one, because he was starting to eat the little bumps off it it, so I trashed it.

    I'm a little surprised to find that these bones can cause a slab fracture, they're not nearly as hard as bone or ice cubes. I supposed I'll have to limit Bruce's access to these.
    Bruce Billis | Red-Sesame Shiba Inu | DOB: 11/12/2011 | Southern California - Irvine
  • I give them to puppies, because they kind of need something easy to chew on, but none of my dogs like them, and I don't like how they vomit up the bits if they eat them, so we don't really get them.
  • esiepielaesiepiela
    Posts: 394
    Zach has two puppy ones...he will pick it up once in a while but never chews on it. Its the one toy/chewy he doesn't show much interest in.
  • BrewSterBrewSter
    Posts: 193
    brewster loves them but he favors real bones over anything
  • konpeitokonpeito
    Posts: 281
    I got the puppy three pack for Apollo when I first got him and he chewed on the healthy edible one and the blue spikey bone a lot. Never touched the clear chew bone. As he's gotten older though, he doesn't chew the blue one much anymore.
    Apollo the Shiba Blog - red male - d.o.b. 10/30/11
  • hkfirewolfhkfirewolf
    Posts: 113
    Jade loves all nylabones, rubber bones, spikey bones, real bones...anything shaped like a bone and is there for her to chew.
    Owned and loved by "Jade"
    ~ DOB: 5/18/11~ Cream Shiba ~
  • kaysejeankaysejean
    Posts: 76
    Kona also a big fan of his Nylabone as well. We dont give the edibles very often, mostly because Kona goes through them so fast, but he'll spend quite awhile on his regular nylabone. He has other chews, but that one is kind of his favorite.
  • deerparkdeerpark
    Posts: 237
    My dog only likes the bacon flavor Nylabones. I had a few ppl discouraged us from using it as they splinter which I found to be true.

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