Posted on October 27, 2011 by
When we first got Stella almost three years ago, she had no idea what to do with toys. She was actually afraid of some of Argo’s big heavy chew toys. When they fell to the floor with a big, loud thud, she’d run into the other room shaking. But, because both dogs are strong chewers, we can’t buy wimpy dog toys. I got Stella an Orbee-Tuff bone hoping she wouldn’t be afraid of it and it would be strong enough to hold up to both sets of super strong choppers. It was a perfect solution.
It’s the toy that taught Stella how to play with toys. She loves to chew on it, even when she was younger and smaller she could easily carry it in her mouth. There are holes at either end that are perfect for putting a small treat in. It has a little bounce when you throw it, and it’s soft enough that it doesn’t drop with a big loud thud. Seeing her march around the living room with her new toy in her mouth made me so happy. Now she plays with all sorts of toys, but her blue bone is still her favorite.
When we first got the Orbee-Tuff bone, I didn’t think it would last very long because the rubber is really soft. I thought for sure Argo would get a hold of it and chew it to bits in seconds. But it’s incredibly strong. Stella has had her Orbee-Tuff bone for almost three years now and there aren’t even any tooth marks in it. The rubber is so soft that it seems to just bend around her teeth. And, it’s non-toxic, recyclable, and made in the USA.
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