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    Castor has a new hobby - he is eating twigs and chewing on branches. Perhaps nutritious but the problem is that he sometimes throws up.

    He's not much of a chewer indoors but perhaps he needs something to chew on. The problem is that he's on allergy food, so for the time being meat bones and all types of treats are out. We're going to get a nylabone but he's not really a big fan of them, and kongs etc he's not into at all (unless filled but that's out of the question right now). So is there any other kind of chew I'm not thinking of that would be worth trying?


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    Murphy likes to chew on his rope toys. He has 4 of them.
    Next venture is to get a jolly ball with the rope attached.
    He also has different Star Wars toys that he sucks on and chews at.

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    I know you said food allergies, but what about frozen or semi frozen carrots, sweet potatoes. Make them large enough to eliminate choking hazzard. There are a few places online that talk about this naturalmchew alternative.
    Fritthy

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    What about deer, elk or moose antlers? Can you get them?


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    Thanks for your response! Much appreciated!

    @Kimberlie Castor did like rope toys as a pup - we could try that again!
    @Frith I'm hesitant to try veggies as he's on this allergy diet for the time being and I suspect he might be allergic to potato as that is one ingredient he's had in most of his foods over the years.
    @2BullyMama Castor did have a very heavy antler that he used to chew on from time to time but we actually had to take it away as he kept dropping it on the floor which wasn't nice for our downstairs neighbours! But now we have our own house, antlers will be great when it's time to test different proteins again! Or do you think he could try that even though he's on allergy food?


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    Quote Originally Posted by cefe13 View Post
    Thanks for your response! Much appreciated!

    @Kimberlie Castor did like rope toys as a pup - we could try that again!
    @Frith I'm hesitant to try veggies as he's on this allergy diet for the time being and I suspect he might be allergic to potato as that is one ingredient he's had in most of his foods over the years.
    @2BullyMama Castor did have a very heavy antler that he used to chew on from time to time but we actually had to take it away as he kept dropping it on the floor which wasn't nice for our downstairs neighbours! But now we have our own house, antlers will be great when it's time to test different proteins again! Or do you think he could try that even though he's on allergy food?
    I would give the antlers a go.... buy one and let him have it and watch for any reaction, I would not expect any reaction, but you never know
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    I would give the antlers a go.... buy one and let him have it and watch for any reaction, I would not expect any reaction, but you never know
    Thanks for your advice


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    Mine likes his benebone. I also find that Planet Dog toys last (at least the ones rated 5/5). He likes to chew and have something in his mouth all the time so I haven't had a problem with him not chewing on toys.

    As for outside, mine loves to play fetch and not bring it back. You could try to redirect with a game of toss. Mine gets into everything outside if he does not have a ball to play with.

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    @KimDe Thanks for your suggestions! I've now looked at the Planet Dog website and their stuff looks interesting so might order something from them. Castor does play fetch when we're on our own but his twig chewing mainly happens when he's playing with the dogs of the neighbourhood (dogs around here meet every morning to play - very nice) and then we usually don't bring a ball. But you're right that some kind of redirection is called for.


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    All my dogs I ever had I gave real raw bones with the marrow in it. NOT the joint parts as the poop will be dry n sandy type..... and never have them chewed on furniture, eating branches etc. But yes it will make noise if you have wooden floors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimDe View Post
    Mine likes his benebone. I also find that Planet Dog toys last (at least the ones rated 5/5). He likes to chew and have something in his mouth all the time so I haven't had a problem with him not chewing on toys.

    As for outside, mine loves to play fetch and not bring it back. You could try to redirect with a game of toss. Mine gets into everything outside if he does not have a ball to play with.
    My GS I use to have got a benebone from some and he broke it. Since it's made out of nylon and bullies are known for powerful jaws too so my 2 cents on benebone is if your dog is under supervision. I got rid of it immediately as you don't want any dogs swallowing nylon. Ok my 2 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    All my dogs I ever had I gave real raw bones with the marrow in it. NOT the joint parts as the poop will be dry n sandy type..... and never have them chewed on furniture, eating branches etc. But yes it will make noise if you have wooden floors.
    I'm all for raw bones but Castor is on strict allergy food at the moment so we cannot give him that! And the weird thing is that he is not at all destructuve or even a heavy chewer - it's just this sudden love for twigs and branches outdoors.


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