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Cooking Level: Intermediate

Home Town: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Living In: Houston, Texas, USA
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Hubs came home Friday with two dogs that are puppies that are stays that hang out at his work. They are both puppies and one wants to to chew on everything. I have gone through tons of rawhides and dont want to buy more. Is there anything I can make or do to get her to stop. My husband and I foster dogs and this is the first one I have had this problem with. She even started chewing my coffee table and bar stools. Any ideas on some sort of treat to make to keep her busy? I already have 2 dogs so everytime I give her a rawhide I feel like I have to give all 4 one and that just gets expensive. We are looking for a home for the 2 strays but I need to figure out what to do until I find homes. Any doggie treat ideas to keep her busy? She isnt fond of the kong either.. Thanks a bunch!

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Last updated: Dec. 30, 2012 6:29 pm
Posted: Dec. 30, 2012 12:18 pm
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Dec. 30, 2012 12:21 pm
Congrads on the Puppies I LOVE dogs . I always thought Puppies couldnt have raw hide ? You may want to try getting some bitter apple spray most dogs dont like it. Its also used for Horses that chew on fencing
Dec. 30, 2012 12:31 pm
They are almost a year old or so. One has given birth so she must be at least 7 months. I love doggies too! I forgot about that bitter apple spray. I think I have some leftover from a dog we had a few years ago. I dont know if it goes bad but I am sure it will say on the bottle. I love dogs too. We are going to get them into a rescue or try to find a friend to adopt them but with the holidays it is too hard to get them adopted right away. I told my hubs he had to bring them home because he is off the next 4 days and it is too cold for them to be outside.
Dec. 30, 2012 12:39 pm
i ? dogs n have one foster in addition to my own.. one thing that might help though its not exactly food related is the kong toys, though u can use stuff inside em. my foster chews everything plastic. so i have to pick up the food dishes and everything.
Dec. 30, 2012 12:54 pm
I tried one of the kongs we have and she wasnt really interested. I put peanut butter in it but she didnt really care for it. I dont think she has ever had a home. The other one knows how to sit and listens really well so I think she was someones at one point. Someone literally dropped her off in front of his work and left her. He works building oil rigs so they are always outside and several people saw the owner just leave her there. Some people make me sick. She recently had puppies too bc she is lactating still but she is still a baby..
Commented by: manella
Dec. 30, 2012 12:23 pm
Jessie 124,if you go to my recipe box there is a recipe there for teething biscuts,i make there for my dog.I'm told that puppies chew cause they are lacking something,can't remember what,maybe someone else can help.Hope you can find a good home for them.
Dec. 30, 2012 12:25 pm
sorry "Jess" 124
Dec. 30, 2012 12:27 pm
Forgot you can get a bone (thingy) that you freeze I remember one of our dogs liking that.
Dec. 30, 2012 12:29 pm
I had a chewing puppy once too, ugh I feel your pain. I don't think puppies are supposed to eat rawhide. Hopefully you get some good ideas.
Dec. 30, 2012 12:34 pm
Koriekiss She is probably about a year old. I cant tell for sure. I am feeding her puppy food for the extra vitamins and since I am not sure how old she is. I know they should get puppy food for the first 18 months. Manella I will check out your recipe box. That is just what I need. Thanks!
Dec. 30, 2012 12:35 pm
Icooknow I have seen those but never thought about buying them. I might have to look into that. Just like you would give a teething baby so it makes since.
Dec. 30, 2012 1:00 pm
My puppy is almost 8 months old and is chewing everything. Chewed a chunk out of the wood at the bottom of my sliding door and my bookcase. Chewed holes in 2 rugs I had to throw away, my DH's old shoes(thank goodness), countless shoeless and on and on. LOL but he is the cutest little guy. We almost lost him the day after we brought him home from the rescue center, was a very sick little guy, spent 3 days at the Vet and was on 4 different medicines for over a month. Sorry I got carried away. He loves the chew strips but we also save are old white socks and tie knots at both ends. He likes to bite on the knots and it is also good to play tug of war. How about an ice cube?
Dec. 30, 2012 1:02 pm
What kind of dog is he Blazer?
Dec. 30, 2012 1:09 pm
The socks is a great idea. I read somewhere to use a washcloth and soak it in water then freez it but it would be torn to pieces so I kinda disgarded that idea but I have tons of old socks since I buy all new ones for Christmas every year. I will have to try that with the socks. Congrats on the new puppy!
Dec. 30, 2012 1:09 pm
terrier and Cavaliar King Charles Spaneil but he looks more terrier
Dec. 30, 2012 1:12 pm
Commented by: Ang-in-GA
Dec. 30, 2012 1:00 pm
I don't have a recipe, but Deer or elk Antlers, found online and in many pet stores now, last much longer and are healthier. they are initially more money, but last years and if the dog loses interest in it, you can boil it in beef or chicken broth for a bit too....they chew on it trying to get to the marrow inside they are on amamzon, but there are tons of web sites and if buying a few it might be cheaper to but from a place that sells by the pound
Dec. 30, 2012 1:03 pm
Ang-in-GA you are right, forgot about those. I think I pd about $7 for the small antler but he still chews on that also.
Dec. 30, 2012 1:04 pm
water spray bottle- like you would for a cat??
Dec. 30, 2012 1:11 pm
Ive never heard of the antler thing. I will have to look into that.
Commented by: Volleyballmom
Dec. 30, 2012 1:40 pm
Not sure of a recipe to make, but I would recommend a real bone. Knuckle bones take an especially long time for dogs to chew. Our butcher is great for donating bones or makes them very cheap for dog owners. I would think since you foster dogs they may be inclined to give you a break on the price?Otherwise the bullies take a long time too. They are really gross but great for the dogs! (It's a bull tendon). We had 2 Labs that chewed everything and these were helpful. Good luck!
Dec. 30, 2012 1:42 pm
Oh sorry, the antlers are great too! And if they are not interested you can soak them in beef or chicken broth.
Dec. 30, 2012 2:37 pm
Ill check with the butcher. Thanks!
Commented by: What's for dinner, mom?
Dec. 30, 2012 3:36 pm
My Great Dane is an avid chewer. He is still a puppy (1 yr old in January). I use these a lot: Another great chew toy that lasts forever, and is naturally shed is an antler bone. Ones we have are still going strong after 6 months! Here is that link:
Dec. 30, 2012 6:29 pm
Go to the pet store and purchase Kong dog toy. They can chew on them to their delight and they hold up pretty good and are made to take the dogs abuse without falling apart. There is all shaped and kinds and even those that come on a rope so you can make it into a game for them. It better to redirect the dogs chewing habit to something that is safe and not destroying your home. They work great for my dogs.
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