I see that term bandied about quite a bit and since the majority of the blogs I read are centered around Pit Bull-type dogs, I imagine quite a few of these dogs are “Power Chewers.” Sometimes I think Ray fits into that category and sometimes I don’t. For instance, when I first started giving him Churpi-chews it would take about a week or so for him to chew the entire thing. The last time I gave him one, he had it entirely eaten before we finished our dinner. At that price, there will be no more Churpi-chews for Ray-Ray. Hooves have been a great and inexpensive replacement, as we can get those for just a few dollars and they do last well more than a week.
Bully sticks are a highly favored treat for Ray and a twelve inch bully can last almost 15 minutes if we’re lucky. We use them mostly at the beginning of a football game since they tend to settle Ray and get him more focused. We’ve also been favoring the frozen stuffed kong, using the recipe that Pitlandia posted the other day. I had been freezing Ray’s kongs, but not using a lot of the mix-ins so he was clearing the contents pretty quickly. Ray loves his kongs, we’ve been using them a lot more for feeding, though we do still use his bowl as well.
Antlers are something that Ray is very mezzo-mezzo about. He prefers the split elk antlers but right now only has his deer antlers, one with a large nub and one more tapered. Because that is what we have available right now, he has been chewing on those more lately.
For some reason, the antler seemed much more fun on this day than on previous days.