8 Cheap Chew Toys Your Dog Will Dig
Chewing is a favorite doggie pastime and -- depending on what the dog is chewing -- a less-than-favorite habit from an owner's perspective. Rather than have a bored pup chew up something that's expensive to replace, give that four-legged pal one of these safe edible or non-edible chews.
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Fans of Nylabone products (and their dogs) tend to be very big fans. Reviews on the website of the pet supply company Doctors Foster and Smith say Nylabone's DuraChew toys seem to last forever -- one says longer than six months. They even have little nubs designed to clean teeth as the dog chews. The toys come in different sizes and shapes, ranging in price from $5 to $14.
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Wholesome Hide rolls (starting at $7 on Amazon) have long been available only at select online and bricks-and-mortar retailers, but scarcity hasn't deterred fans who like their durability and safety. Several say the chews don't cause stomach upset, as other brands do, and appreciate that the products are made entirely in the United States.
Bully sticks are considered safer than rawhide chews because they're softer and less of a choking risk, but they generally don't last as long as rawhides or other dog chews. Bully sticks are relatively cheap, though (starting at about $3), so dog owners can buy several for the price of one non-edible toy. Several brands win a thumbs-up from reviewers, including Pet Expertise. Amy McWhelpley, a dog owner from Cleveland, Ohio, says she regularly gives her two dogs bully sticks because they're safe and digestible.