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Post by Tezzers on Tue Oct 13 2015, 15:41

Hi all, as Maya is now in love with Natures Menu food i placed a rather large order last night direct from NM`s site. In the order i got a couple of Paddywhacks as treats, but i was just reading on another site that said they can be dangerous, as they are hard to digest.

Does anyone have any knowledge on this matter ? As Maya is only 5 months old, and although as a pup she loves chewing, will it be safe to let her try them ? Obviously i don`t want to put her in any danger, and i would appreciate your thoughts.

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Re: Paddywhacks

Post by kozmos on Tue Oct 13 2015, 20:07

was curious .. as my 'Lady' luvs N.M. food ..
googled 'paddywhacks' dog treats/chews
read various forum posts ..

my choice would be to avoid them ..
or if decided to offer them .. only under supervision ..

don't like the fact that they could get stuck 'n cause a blockage ..

don't rekon .. after reading about them .. would chance it on a young pup ..

that's just my opinion .. i be no 'dog' expert :-)

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Post by Tezzers on Tue Oct 13 2015, 21:35

kozmos wrote:was curious .. as my 'Lady' luvs N.M. food ..
googled 'paddywhacks' dog treats/chews
read various forum posts ..

my choice would be to avoid them ..
or if decided to offer them .. only under supervision ..

don't like the fact that they could get stuck 'n cause a blockage ..

don't rekon .. after reading about them .. would chance it on a young pup ..

that's just my opinion .. i be no 'dog' expert :-)

Yes, i have probably read the same negatives as yourself Smile I will wait to see if any more advice comes along on here before i do anything If not i may just cut them up into manageable sized pieces, and just try Maya when supervised. Thanks Smile
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Post by Mia05 on Wed Oct 14 2015, 07:57

Try her with them terry see how she goes just make sure you make the pieces big enough to take away from her. Smile

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Post by LizP on Wed Oct 14 2015, 08:06

I think I'd wait till older as well. They're harder than rawhide chews and yes, they can swallow bits. It's good to have things for them to chew though, so don't stop that, just find other things. We don't feed chicken because we keep hens but, dare I say it, chicken wings are good, and if NM does things like trachea that's good too as it's hard enough that it takes time to chew but soft enough that it won't get wedged.

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Post by Mia05 on Wed Oct 14 2015, 08:17

Hate rawhide

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Post by Tezzers on Wed Oct 14 2015, 16:43

Thanks guy`s, i think i will let her try one under supervision, for tonight though she has got a nice marrow bone to be getting on with. Smile
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Post by LizP on Thu Oct 15 2015, 08:13

Be careful with marrow bones too, Terry. Weight bearing bones of big animals are very hard and can cause damage to teeth. I was horrified when I saw Bobbert's back teeth had worn to almost nothing. I don't give them any more. My guys have lamb or veal bones instead. The only downside is that, if it goes in more quickly, it comes out more quickly too!

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Post by Tezzers on Thu Oct 15 2015, 17:22

LizP wrote:Be careful with marrow bones too, Terry. Weight bearing bones of big animals are very hard and can cause damage to teeth. I was horrified when I saw Bobbert's back teeth had worn to almost nothing. I don't give them any more. My guys have lamb or veal bones instead. The only downside is that, if it goes in more quickly, it comes out more quickly too!

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Thanks Liz, i`m always careful when it comes to bones, and only let Maya have one under supervision. Maya doesn`t really chew on them, she goes more for the marrow, and bits of meat on the outside. The one i gave her last night is nearly done with now ! Smile
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Re: Paddywhacks

Post by Mia05 on Fri Oct 16 2015, 01:42

You also get flavoured nylabones terry she wnt get her teeth damaged with them amd easily digested too Smile

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