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Friday, May 22, 2009

Is Rawhide okay for my dog?



I have received many emails from many of you asking if it is okay to give your Rottweilers/dogs rawhide. My answer, NO. Do not ever give your Rottweiler/dog rawhide,sterilized bones, or smoked bones. These all can cause intestinal blockages or the sharp edges can tear thru your dog's intestinal wall or stomach lining. This requires immediate surgery IF you catch it soon enough and many times it results in death. Unfortunately I seen this happen to a very close friends dog... RIP BUGSY. 

Note- If your dogs stool ever looks like tar like in color most likely means your dog is bleeding internally and you need to get your dog into a VET IMMEDIATELY for MEDICAL ATTENTION!!

So,what toys are safe?
Oz's favorite toys include the Nylabone big chews and durable chew
http://www.nylabone.com/products/non-edible/big-chews/, along with Kong Extreme for strong chewers http://www.kongcompany.com/worlds_best.html.  I also have other toys listed under Oz's links -- these are toys that dog do not have a tendency to destroy. But it is always tough with a Rottweiler... Oz's favorite toy... a motorcycle tire.

If you start your puppy young on the right toys like Nylabones and Kongs that is what they will grow to LOVE them!! Oz has stock in Nylabone, Kong, and Zogoflex.

Please remember too that many dogs have died from also eating non digestible items like socks, tennis balls, golf balls, nylons, ect... so never leave them on the floor or unattended with puppies or dogs.  

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Rottweilers that need homes

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