Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and happy to answer your questions today.
Thank you for your question, I do tend to avoid nylabones not necessarily for their teeth with the flexible forms but because it is not digestible and if one of your dogs elects to try to swallow a piece it can cause an obstruction in the intestinal tract.
As far as alternatives, you can use greenies but my GSD gets diarrhea from those. If your dogs handle them without gi upset they are an option.
I primarily recommend rawhides, ones that are made in the US (avoid Mexican varieties, they tend to not have the process of sterilization as we do and are at higher risk for Salmonella for example)- preferably the strips or flat variety versus the rolls because again there is less risk of an obstruction if a large piece is ingested.
Otherwise my GSD gets a whole raw
carrot daily with her meal or as a treat which is chewy, good for the teeth, and low in calories!
There is also a company named Zukes that make Z bones
that are all natural and locally made in Colorado that are great chews as well. Here is a link:
You can order directly from the company or do a search on their page of where else to order from them more locally.
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