Friday, January 16, 2015

Jerky, Bully Sticks, Rawhide?


Mr. P asks:
Do you prefer to give your pups jerky, bully sticks, rawhide or chews?



Mother:
Honestly...none of the above. Since French Bulldogs mouths are much larger than their throats, they think they could swallow more than they can chew. I had scares with all my Frenchies. I refuse to give them any type of chew with the exception of the bone in the picture. On one instance if I was not at home, Lily would have choked to death. I literally stuck my fingers down here throat and pulled out a piece that was lodged. Antlers are also out of the question since one splintered.

31 comments:

  1. I sadly get that tasty things only rarely... and after a super bad experience with a raw hide bone I think that treats are banned here :o(
    Easy Rider

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  2. I didn't know antlers splintered, I thought Leah was safe with that!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx
    (Who's now sulking 'cos Mum's snaffled her antler!)

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  3. WELL our Mom must be stooped cos hers gives us all kinds of fings that we can choke on, antlers, bully sticks, and one time I even choked on jello cos I sucked it down the straw to fast!!!! DAD is going to haf to clean out our toy box today. Stella Rose (Angus toles me to tell all these lies about ours mom hers is really careful wif us also)

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  4. We did not know that about antlers. Is it the same with the hooves too? Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. OMG that is so scary. Mom doesn't give us any gnawing sort of treat. I don't know why. I'll have to look into that.

    Roxy

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  6. I never really thought about the size of your mouth in proportion to your throat. That must have been truly scary.
    BRAVO for a smart Mother
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  7. I now truly, truly will not provide any of the above to any of my canines. I'd always monitored the pugs closely and let the golden retriever pretty much on her own with these treats. Until recently the golden swallowed a 3-4 inch piece of bully which she later vomited. She was sick approximately 2 days and I couldn't figure out why until she vomited the piece. Never again.

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  8. We never get rawhide and now you're telling us that antlers are taboo too? We hope our mom doesn't find out about this one. Gosh, what is safe to gnaw on anymore?!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  9. It sounds like you have had a few scary experiences. I have had that problem with Dip trying to swallow things that were too big.
    Dip and Elliot x

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  10. OUR mom is VERY much Pawticular about what she lets US have to Gnaw on, also.

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  11. Wells, I get bully's and tendons and jerky's, butts no rawhide cause our breeder said it was a no no. I got hoofs when I was a pups, butt the breeder also said once I turned one, they were a no no too! Anyhu, I am not a huge chewer, butts I am only allowed a chewie when Ma is around. She just doesn't trust that I won't swallow the last inch or two whole! Pffft!
    I thinks you need to know your doggie, and only give a chew when you;re around. Just my 2 cents
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  12. Well, we have BIG mouths with BIG teeth, so we love most things. But we especially love roo tails and big beef bones. (We'd never turn our noses up at anything, though.)

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  13. We love chews but have to say rawhides are bad as they just sit in your tummy and never break down. We avoid rawhides.

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  14. Arty loves to chew, but he only gets bones and only when he is supervised...

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  15. We recently had a problem with raw hide and Ryker chewing off big hunks and swallowing them. I am afraid he will get a bowel obstruction so no rawhide here!

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  16. Me and Stanley would die without our chews but we have never had a bone EVER!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  17. Mom gives us rawhide to chew on. They last forever because we don't swallow them.

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  18. I don't give rawhide or those types of bones, but I do give hooves, antlers and bully sticks. Never had a problem, and the dogs (the dachshund girls especially, with their long and narrow muzzles) are very careful.

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  19. The girls are huge fans of Greenies and some nylabones...but only when I'm around. They do not have anything to chew on when I am not home! They do occasionally love bully sticks...but they are so expensive!!

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  20. We are the same as you - too worried to let our pups have any of those things. We used to do Bully sticks, thinking they were safer than the others. But then our vet said that dogs often get into trouble with bully sticks, swallowing too big of pieces.

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  21. I had no idea, good advice.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  22. I don't get anything unless its BIG,,, and then I am watched constantly
    love
    tweedle

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  23. I didn't realize Frenchies had much larger mouths than throats. I'm always wary of chew sticks and rawhide, but my dogs go wild for them. I do give them bully sticks and raw hide on occasion but always supervised. That marrow bone looks like a good bet, I have one of those that we haven't opened yet, I'll try it this weekend!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Cathy, Isis & Phoebe
    www.dogsluvusandweluvthem.blogspot.com

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  24. We don't get that stuff here either. I, Lily Belle, eat stuff way too fast and would probably have it stuck in my throat also. Bully sticks make me vomit, they just don't agree with my tummy. Not to worry, there are many other excellent treats out there.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  25. We never use rawhides. I have pulled more of those nasty slimy things out of my dog's throats than I can count through the years. It used to be one of the few "special" treats available for dogs. Life is much better in the dog treat world now!

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