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Old 01-04-2013, 12:47 PM
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My good friend is a veterinarian with lots of dog stories, some funny and others not so good.

He's had on many occasions had to remove tennis balls from the throat of larger dogs. He suggested not leaving tennis balls around so a larger dog and play with them unsupervised, or get a larger size tennis type ball. Another toy to be aware of is cheap squeaky type toys that are filled with stuffing. Most dogs, Mine included eventually rip these toys apart and pull out the stuffing. If a dog eats the stuffing, this could be a bad thing.

The bottom line is use good judgment with dog toys.
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The breeder said the same thing about the standard size tennis balls. We buy the larger ones.

Bella can no longer play with most stuffed toys, because it only takes a matter of minutes for her to rip them apart. We've sewn a couple of them up a few times, but I finally just put them away. Some softer toys are more durable, and are filled with squeakers, rather than stuffing. That's what she plays with now.


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We buy larger tennis balls for Shadow - he can hold them in his mouth, but not chance of getting them in the back of his throat.

My parents' dog, Cooper - loves to shred toys and find the squeaky. He is supervised when he does it though and they immediately take the stuffing away from him. He's more interested in pulling it out anyway. He pulls it out, puts if off to the side and then goes back to "surgery."
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Thank goodness Lola outgrew tearing up her toys. Now2 years old, she only loves to tear to pieces paper towel rolls and anything paper. Her toys now last a long long time!
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Thank goodness Lola outgrew tearing up her toys. Now2 years old, she only loves to tear to pieces paper towel rolls and anything paper. Her toys now last a long long time!
That's why I didn't throw the stuffed toys away. Hopefully, we can sew them up and give them back to her when she's older.


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That's why I didn't throw the stuffed toys away. Hopefully, we can sew them up and give them back to her when she's older.


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Oh I forgot to say that I still have to hide both mine and my husbands slippers..... something about slippers....
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Logan and the Hedge Hog

I forgot to post some pictures of Logan's favorite stuffed toy when I started this post. Some friends bought Logan a stuffed hedge hog with 16 squeaky things in it. The first hedge hog lasted about 2 months and he destroyed it. All the stuffing was gone and i the yard, no squeaks, just a flat hedge hog. The same friends bought Logan a second hedge hog for his birthday. After two weeks I was stitching him back together, a month later, no more hedge hog. He looked like road kill.
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My old boy used to chew the arms/legs off of stuffed toys, but if you found him something that was round, or "round-ish", he wouldn't tear it apart. Weirdest thing.
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A stuffed animal doesn't even last 5 minutes before Shine has a hole in it. We only buy her the rope toys and the heavy duty hard rubber toys. She loves to chew, but she's more of a digger...my poor backyard is a mess of holes!
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