Nylabones have been a controversial chew toy for dogs for many years. Some dog owners swear by them, while others have had bad experiences.
Let’s explore our experience with Nylabones from a first-person, or first-puppy, perspective.
What is a Nylabone and Is It Good For Dogs?
Nylabone is a type of synthetic bone made from nylon. It is a popular chew toy for dogs, although there is some controversy surrounding its safety.
Nylabone was first introduced in 1955. He was inspired to create the toy after seeing his dog chew on a bone and thinking it would be better if the bone was made out of nylon.
Nylabone was originally designed to be a safe alternative to real bones, which can splinter and cause health problems for dogs. However, some people believe that Nylabones can also be dangerous for dogs.
There have been reports of dogs choking on Nylabones, as well as reports of dogs breaking their teeth on them. There is also concern that Nylabones can cause gastrointestinal blockages.
Overall, there is no definitive answer as to whether or not Nylabones are safe for dogs. It is important to supervise your dog while they are chewing on a Nylabone and to make sure that they are not swallowing large pieces. In other words, follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
If you are concerned about the safety of Nylabones, there are many other types of chew toys available that may be safer for your dog.
How Does The Nylabone Blue Puppy Version hold up?
We have had our Nylabone Blue Puppy for about 1 month now and I have to say that I’m really disappointed in how it’s held up. We have a Havanese puppy that is 10 weeks old and it has been able to break off pieces of the Nylabone within minutes of starting to chew on it.
I contacted Nylabone customer service to ask about it, and they told me that the Blue Puppy version is not meant to be a chew toy, but rather a teething aid. They said that if I wanted a chew toy, I should try the white version.
Well, the Havanese could care less about the white version. He is not interested in the least.
So, in short, if you have a puppy who is a heavy chewer, I would not recommend the Nylabone Blue Puppy. It’s not durable enough to stand up to even moderate chewing, and it’s not meant to be a chew toy anyway.
Nylabone Edibles – Are They Worth It?
We have had good experiences with the edible Nylabones. We have a Havanese puppy and a Boston Terrier, and both of them enjoy chewing on these. Frankly, they cannot get enough of them and we have to limit the amount of time they spend with the Nylabone Healthy Edibles. They are obsessed.
The Healthy Edibles Nylabones do not last longer than other chew toys as they deteriorate faster. You probably won’t find them lasting more than a day or two. They are also messier than some of the other options (such as rawhide) since our dogs break off small pieces as they chew on them.
Overall, we think the edible Nylabones are a great option for dogs who like to chew. They will keep your dog busy for a while, but you will be replacing them often. If you are looking for an edible chew toy for your dog, we would recommend giving the Nylabone Healthy Edibles a try.
White Nylabone for Adult Dogs – What A Boston Terrier Thinks
We have had our share of Nylabones in this house – the blue puppy ones that didn’t last more than 15 minutes, the edible ones that are great for supervised playtime, and the white ones that are supposedly for adult dogs.
Honestly, the white ones are just okay. They’re durable, which is good, but our Boston Terrier doesn’t seem to be as interested in them as he is in other chew toys. Maybe it’s the flavor, or the lack thereof. Either way, they’re not his favorite, but they’re not the worst thing in the world, either.
We won’t be buying any more of these due to a lack of interest.
Pet Stages Tree Branch – Our Boston’s Favorite Chew Toy
We have had our Boston Terrier, Ryder, for about 6 years now and he loves to chew, but only after he is done playing ball which is his first obsession. Toys, bones, sticks, you name it. We have tried a lot of different things to try and deter him from chewing on things he shouldn’t, and we’ve been successful.
But, finding something he can chew on, not completely destroy quickly and he enjoys has been a bit of a struggle. So, when we saw the Pet Stages Tree Branch, we thought we would give it a try.
The Tree Branch is made of natural wood combined with typical nylon-based materials and is designed to be safe for dogs to chew on. It is also supposed to be super durable, so we were hopeful that it would be a good option for Ryder.
We were not disappointed. The Tree Branch has been Ryder’s favorite chew toy since we got it. He loves it so much that we actually have to hide it from him when we are not home, because he will chew on it to the point of bleeding gums if we leave it out.
The Tree Branch has lasted much longer than any other chew toy we have tried, and we are very happy with it. If you are looking for a durable, natural chew toy for your dog, we would highly recommend the Pet Stages Tree Branch. Here are a couple of links to it on Amazon and PetCo if you want to check it out.
Sorry, I couldn’t find it Walmart or Chewy.
We hope you enjoyed reading about our experience with Nylabones! In short, we think they are a great option for safe chewing, especially the edible ones. We do not recommend the blue puppy version for any dog, as it simply does not hold up.
The white version is much more durable but our dogs have no interest in it. And the edible ones are great for supervised chewing sessions.
Thanks for reading and we hope this helps you make a decision on what kind of chew toy is right for your pup!