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i’m with a pair of 8 month old females they love to chew!
they love coconuts, abundant here and free, would you have a tip for an alternative?
the kong toy i can not find here, are rawhide chews ok?
Finding toys that these power chewers can’t destroy is definitely a challenge even in locations where dog toys are plentiful… I’m sure it must be doubly so in other places!
Rawhides are ‘okay’, especially for smaller puppies but only if you supervise the pups with them at all times. Also, I’d only ever use pressed rawhide, and the extra-large sizes, that way your pups can’t rip off large pieces so easily. If the rawhide does become soggy or soft, and they start to tear pieces off you need to remove the whole thing and give them a new one.
‘Bully Sticks’ are another good alternative, these are actually edible which is both a plus and a minus. It’s good because they’re safe to be chewed up, but not so great because they don’t last too long. And giving them too often can cause tummy upsets.
Natural bones would probably be the best option for you, cow-hocks and other large bones that can’t be splintered work best and are by far the safest. To avoid upset tummies (again), you can clean the bone of as much meat as possible, but if your puppies are used to eating raw meat then they would be fine. These types of bones have an almost endless play value.
Other natural chew toys include pig ears (although like the bully sticks these are edible) and animal hooves.
You can also buy natural and sterilized bones from online stores if you can have them delivered to your location – I’m not sure exactly how that works though.
I’d recommend checking out this website as it has lots of bully sticks, bones and other chews. I’ve no idea whether you could actually purchase from them from where you live, but it will give you an idea of the type of things I mean…
A last thought would be that most dogs LOVE rope toys, and these have the added advantage of keeping their teeth clean due to the abrasiveness of the rope. If you can get some very heavy-duty rope and tie a big, tight knot in it, I would imagine it could make a great chew toy.
I hope this helps in some way and wish you the very best of luck with your Rottweiler pups, they’re beauties!
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