Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/07/01

hooves for dogs

My dogs are lab crosses and have the expected ravenous appetites and tendency to gain weight. Apart from feeding them " lite"  dog pellets and exercising them is it ok that I give them hooves to chew? they really love them, sometimes demolishing them in a day, sometimes keeping them a long time. My only worry is that the greediest dog sometimes seems to have a tummy ache after demolishing a hoof. Other chew toys/snacks are no good- they don' t survive 5 minutes. My only other option, I thought, is tractor tyres!

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Dear Anon

I have never had problems with hooves.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/07/12

If your dogs are extreme chewers with hooves etc and go through toys very quickly, consider getting them Kongs (the black ones). They are made for extreme chewers and last a lot longer than normal toys (my GSD will go through a normal toy in a day, a Kong lasts a good 6 months!)
Also, try Hollee Mollee Extremes

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Posted by: carol | 2009/07/02

Hooves are fine .. and ask your butcher for the end pieces of a nice meaty bone ..... give them RAW and those will keep your dog occupied for a while trying to get the marrow out .

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Posted by: Chill | 2009/07/01

My dogs get hooves all the time - I often fill them with a bit of droewors jammed down tight, and glued in with a bit of pate or peanut butter. Ain' t never done them any harm!

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