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Female Labrador goes through Toys/Treats too fast..


Female Labrador goes through Toys/Treats too fast..

Old 11-10-2015, 07:06 AM
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Default Female Labrador goes through Toys/Treats too fast..

Okay so some of you might have remembered about 4 months ago I picked up a female yellow lab puppy; now she is 7 months and goes through toys/treats like none other.. Rawhide bones? max survival time is about 4 hours... I give her those little rawhide chips and they are gone in 45 minutes. I have tried "Pork Chompers" but they gave her the runs/smelled bad and even those only lasted 2 hours....Deer antler lasted about 3 hours... Can I get some recommendations on some toys/treats that will actual last? I have spent over 100 in the past 2 weeks alone just on dog toys... The soft cloth ones are no match, she rips out the stuffing in the first 15 minutes to silence the squeaker.... Could it be a boredom thing? I take her on 3 walks a day... Swims on the weekend... She isn't interested in the rope toy I got unless we are playing tug of war/catch... Any advice?

She is also not fixed but I do not think that has anything to do with it.. (does she have good markings to you guys or should I go ahead and get her spayed to get the breeding idea out of my mind?)
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:11 AM
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I quit buying soft toys with squeakers, my dog gets through them in about 5 minutes... Try getting the rubber toys with squeakers, but make sure the dog doesn't eat the rubber up. My dog does not destroy the rubber toys, not sure why. Have you tried real bones from the butcher?
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We had a big male chessie that was a shredding machine. Tried the shoulder clod bones, bake them dry first otherwise it will not be pretty. Finally the things that lasted were an old 13" tire off a Datsun or chunks of firewood from the pile.
The more exercise I gave him the less he needed/wanted to chew. When he bored or did not have enough exercise then when it came to mouth, if it fit he bit it.
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:17 AM
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Have a 9 month old lab. Get deer/elk antlers or water buffalo horns. They don't stink and he loves them. Extremely hard. That's what they would chew in the wild. Takes my lab 3-4 months to get through them.
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Does she like to play with balls? How about fetch? If so I've found that street hockey balls are are almost indestructible and available in bright colors that can be easily spotted if left laying around.
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Your lab needs more exercise not stronger toys. Try it. You might be surprised.
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Don't waste your money on the toys that advertise they are indestructible. I bought my lab one, and he shredded within an hour.
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:21 AM
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Had the same problem with a Cattle dog. finally went to regular tennis balls. She'll chew on them for weeks. Don't get the ones from the pet store, they only last an hour.
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:24 AM
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Mine two labs chew the Nylabone. The bigger the better

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Old 11-10-2015, 07:25 AM
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As far as toys, either go with these: http://www.tuffietoys.com/, or get the flat toys that don;t have the stuffing in them, something like this:
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Neither one is certainly indestructible, but I have found that both do last much longer than the regular stuffed toys. My lab will disembowel a stuffed toy in about 6 minutes. At least these usually last a week or more. Also, check out the Kong or tire biter. Both are pretty hard to destroy.

Go easy on the rawhides. They are not great for their digestive systems, and can occasionally cause intestinal blockages or other GI problems. Best bet is real soup bones or shank bones (raw is best, but smoked is ok too) from a butcher. If you go soup bones MAKE SURE they are the long ones and not the little "donut shaped" ones which can actually get stuck on your dog's jaw and require a trip to the vet to be removed (ask me how I know this).
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It's either more toys or your furniture.....your choice.
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by gtpvettte View Post
Mine two labs chew the Nylabone. The bigger the better

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I had a dog that went through raw hides like crazy, I didn't really pay attention to him, I just knew they were disappearing, I figured he was eating them. One day my girlfirend was watering a plant that was on the floor and saw a white spot. Upon investigation, it turns out he was burying them in the house plant pots. I found about 6 of them in different plants.
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Get her a cat and put any thing valuable away, that'll keep her busy for a bit.
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Kong brand toys... made for this kind of dog.


Try the Extreme line
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Have a 7 month old male yellow lab- going through the same thing. Exercise helps a lot, but with both people working, he spends most of the day in a kennel unfortunately. His problem is not just chewing stuff, but he swallows it too... waiting for a trip to the vet for removal of something one day... The large rope bones or nyla bones as pictured above won't last a day. Then I find them in the yard when cleaning up after him. Eats toys, rags, towels, sticks.. love to EAT sticks.... About the only toys he can't destroy are the super hard nyla bones- the hard white plastic ones. He does wear them down pretty quick though...
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:50 AM
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My yellow lab also did this at least until he was 2+ years. He also ate his way thru things like an entire hammock, power cords, teak outdoor furniture, screen porches, etc. She will calm down in time, esp. with training... hard to believe now I know!

Try a Kong rubber toy, refill water bottles and freeze with a treat inside and give her the last of an empty peanut butter plastic jar to keep her busy... Good luck 😎
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My one year old lab chews through all of his chew toys too. He will hold any of them between his front paws and tear them apart piece by piece. Other than having to vacuum them up it's not a problem (he's the one who gets to poop them out and he hasn't said anything yet). My vet says it's not a problem for him. He also loves to de-fuzz tennis balls.

BTW he managed to do this to Kongs too. He does not chew on furniture but loves to eat any toy the younger grandchildren share with him.
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:59 AM
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Get some marrow bones from the Publix meat shop. Eat outside then when they get all the marrow they can bring them inside and its just a bone
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