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I'm prettty disappointed that it was so easy for her (she didn't ...
on 12 December 2016
Disappointingly not very durable (nor large!).
I bought this reduced to around £7 in the Black Friday Sales, I was a little apprehensive as the only size on sale was the X-Large and there were a lot of warnings about the importance of getting the right size for your dog.
However, my dog is a Cocker Spaniel x Poodle 8 month old puppy weighing 19lbs - far from the bracket advertised for the X-Large size - and she has still managed to destroy the chew within a couple of weeks. I'm prettty disappointed that it was so easy for her (she didn't pay it much attention after all, the material came away within a few hours of giving it to her) to chew up.
I'm also a little confused at why the X-Large is marketed at much larger dogs but was fine for my medium dog and didn't offer her much of a challenge in the way of destroying it!
Surely it should be more durable to be aimed at larger dogs?
My dog did seem to like it and enjoyed carrying it around with her for a couple of days but I don't think paying out the extra money for it to be durable paid off as it really didn't seem to last much longer than the cheap plastic toys I buy from Wilkos. In fact, I bought her a cheap £1.50 rubber tennis-sized ball from Wilkos the same day this arrived and the rubber ball managed to survive a week longer than the Nylabone chew.
As another reviewer pointed out - when this toy is chewed, it gets really sharp and after noticing this and seeing it on other reviews, I have taken the toy off my dog. Had I have taken this off her as soon as it was sharp (I didn't because I assumed it was safe with it being 'durable'), the chew would have been in the bin after a couple of hours but it doesn't look to have damaged her mouth/gums in anyway fortunately.
If anyone can recommend some toys/chews that are Cockerpoo-proof (I really don't know how she's getting through them all so quickly being a smaller dog!) then I'd really appreciate it!