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Is the Flexi Chew stronger than the Puppy Bone? (Nylabone)

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by wordgirl, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    Probably a silly question, but I'm wondering. My puppy just hacked the end off his Nylabone puppy bone (it could be that it's the wrong size - he's had it for almost two months now and he's a big boy). His big sis, 8-year-old Tip, helped him, actually - so maybe he couldn't have done it without her. But anyway - I'm wondering if I should up him to a tougher chew and am wondering if the Flexi Chew is stronger than the Puppy Bone. I'm assuming it is???

    Thank you! [​IMG]

  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I believe it is. The only nylabones we've been able to get for our boys and expect them to last more than 15 minutes is the big, hard white one. They still managed to chew the knuckles off both ends, but still like to chew on it from time to time.
    Best chew bone ever, is a raw beef bone.
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2010
  3. amity3520

    amity3520 Songster

    Sep 5, 2009
    New Hampshire
    I second the raw beef bone, plus you can just refill it with peanut butter when the marrow is gone. I've also found this blue toy called an "Everlasting Treat Ball." The treats it comes with are rubbish and are dug out within seconds, but if you fill it with mini milkbones or whatever you can come up with, the rubber lasts forever. It's my Rottie's favorite toy, and so far the only one that doesn't even have a chew mark on it because the rubber is so good!
  4. synoviaus

    synoviaus Songster

    Apr 30, 2009
    Blountsville, ALabama
    Our local Tractor Supply has a nice "assortment bag" for ten dollars. It has some good bones, bully sticks, hooves, and other "nasties" they love. I personally love the Kong toys. They are tough and stuffable. Plus if thrown they bounce all over. There is all different levels of toughness available. Rosto my Boston mix has a small puppy Kong he loves! It's really flexible and bouncy. If you get some of the bigger beef bones or hooves they seem to last a good while with rough chewers. Amy
  5. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    I emailed Nylabone and they said that the Puppy Bone and the Flexi Chew are both made out of the same soft thermoplastic polymer, but the Puppy Bone has extra flavoring. So I guess they're the same. [​IMG] Thanks for your help. I guess I may need to go straight to the Dura Chew. [​IMG] Those Labs. [​IMG]

    On the beef bone thing - will my puppy hurt his teeth on it? And if it's raw...does that mean he really should not be eating it around the kids and on the carpet?

    Thank you so much!
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2010
  6. Crazyland

    Crazyland Songster

    Aug 14, 2009
    Sandhills NC
    Raw is for a crate or outside only to minimize the mess. [​IMG] They sure love them though! He won't hurt his teeth at all. Mine have had a bone outside for several months. They still pick it up and throw it around.
  7. SallyF

    SallyF Songster

    Jul 5, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    I have two who are ardent chewers (a golden lab and a chihuahua/terrier mix) and the Kong toys are the only ones I will get. They demolish everything else in short order! Kongs are the only ones that seem to last more than a day and they're made in the USA, which is important to me.

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