Nylabone Natural Nubz

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  1. Punkygirl0101

    Punkygirl0101 New Member

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    I bought a bag of 18 large (Can be broken in half to make smaller sized ones) Nylabone natural nubz at Costco today! They were only 5$..I thought that was extremely cheap, as they are 6.99$ at PetSmart for TWO!! They are supposed to be extremely digestible. They are dental chews...

    What do you think of them? I get worried when I feed them treats like that since Greenies have been proven to cause intestinal blockages! But these are much softer than Greenies.
     
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    nearly anything at all can cause an intestinal blockage... there's no such thing as a 100% digestible food item.

    i've used both greenies and nylabones with no issues.. Now, real bones, however... those cost me $625 from an obstruction....
     
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    Ingredients: Wheat starch, glycerin, cellulose, lecithin & natural flavor.

    The ingredients aren't terrible... I mean, they are very similar to Greenies, and fine for an occasional treat.

    Honestly, I think the BIGGEST preventative as far as a dog choking on or getting a blockage from ANYTHING is supervision. Spend time with each dog, alone, give them the chewy and supervise! If they are breaking off chunks and attempting to swallow them, take it away immediately. Hold it and allow the dog to chew at first, to get a guage of their chewing style. The dogs who died from undigested Greenies swallowed LARGE chunks, inevitably they were not being supervised.

    Personally, I prefer raw bones over anything, but I supervise every single second and I do not hesitate to take them away if my boys are chewing too vigorously. I think it's a matter of knowing your dog's chewing style and knowing what is and isn't appropriate for them. I would hesitate to feed these to dogs known to gulp, but otherwise I would think they'd be ok for a supervised chewy.
     
  4. rayter

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    I've bought this Nylabone Natural Nubz and I must say it's kinda good. I like the fact that
    it's made from natural, high-quality ingredients, plus it's gluten-free...:D
     

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