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  1. HairyAss

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    Seems like a lot of knowledgable dog owners here.

    Our vet has poo-poo'd hard dog bones as they're not good for the teeth long term and even says they can cause major issues.

    So - what are people using for dog bones? Any brand/material specifically? Our 10 month old *loves* to chew on a bone and anything too soft just gets torn apart.
     
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    I heard hard bones and antlers could break teeth, but my dog still gets an antler supervised every now and then.

    As for bones, I don't give her bones at all, maybe the odd tartar buster.
     
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    My girl chews on Benebones, himalayan cheese bones, meaty bones (mostly in the summer when she can do it outside) and bully sticks (aka bull penises lol) are the fav chew by far.
     
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    Bully stick

    get the one with the urethra removed or it’s gonna stink
     
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    I give my dogs antlers. They love them. Last forever too.
     
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    :rofl:

    did not know this
     
  7. HairyAss

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    We do bully sticks as a treat once in a while - they don't last very long.
     
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    Antlers are on the no-no list from my vet - too hard, causes broken teeth and issues later on.
     
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    We've got a bunch of Kong products. From rubber cones with treat cavities, bones that look like vibrators, stuffed squeaky toys and soft balls. They have all kinds of things. Our dog chews the shit out of everything and loves to play tug o war. These have survived ok.
     
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    Remembering why we don’t use bully sticks as much any longer. Nova has a major food allergy and can’t eat them without getting sick.

    picked up some benebones this morning.
     
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    When they start to get ratty looking, I'll take my knife to them and cut off any loose bits fyi
     
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    We give Molly frozen beef marrow soup bones. I don't know if they are good or bad but she loves them and is almost 8 now so I will just keep going.
     
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    generally you want to avoid any weight baring bones. Softer pork ribs and such are ok. But every dog is different. Some arent aggressive chewers and could be fine with anything.
     
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    Molly just goes for the marrow and chews a little on the bone but not aggressive, usually only if there is some meat scraps one it. She is not a food driven dog.
    We have left her in the house with hundreds of dollars of grocers from Costcos and she will leave them alone. Best dog ever I will say it again Best DOG EVER. :lol:
    Not food driven but knows when it's 5:00 exactly :lol2:but still best dog ever
     
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    Their internal clocks are on point. It's extremely impressive.
     
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    Mike (my oldest mix) starts to get realllly vocal if you haven't fed him his dinner come 5. I agree, it's legit impressive how they know what time it is.
     
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    The time change is the worst with the internal clocks :lol:
     
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    He seems to figure it out regardless! :lol:
     
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    An analogy to that clock - doing intermittent fasting now, I finally really understand what hunger actually really means. When my fasting window is over, it’s like a switch goes off saying, “it’s ok to recognize your hunger now”. I imagine it is something similar with your dogs.

    Saying that, neither of my dogs start asking for their food at a specific time but maybe because we feed them more inconsistently in a 2 hour window?
     
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    I feed my dogs twice a day. Morning and night. They are definitely ready at 0600 and famished come 5 o'clock for dinner.
     
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    How long do you fast?
    I used to eat because I thought I was hungry now I have no appetite due to medications and I only eat dinner with my wife and snack to maintain my glucose levels throughout the day but I have some days where I don't need to eat anything and I am fine with that. My problem with this is I am not dropping any weight. I am also not doing much activity except in the shop cleaning, building tools and trying to set up a workable shop in a small space (losing battle)and moving snow.
    I think I need to set up my bike on the trainer again and get back on it and see if I can knock off a few lbs. Or just get on the treadmill it's already setup and ready to launch me into the wall across the room :lol:
     
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    I fast from 8pm to noon daily. I'm also pretty active - tons of running and biking, adding in yoga and some weight work, skiing, hiking, walking the dogs, etc.
     
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