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Top Tough Toy: Nylabone Dura Chews


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Small dog with a “Giant” Nylabone – a combination what works very well.

I’ve used Nylabone hard bones – now Dura Chews – for over 25 years as a dog care/dog training professional. Personally, I have never had a problem result from their use.*

I buy the flavored Nylabone Dura Chews because these don’t stain, unlike flavored rawhides, and your dog can’t “over eat”. Try Bacon Chicken , or Liver .

Some dogs need help starting on these toys and if your dog is one, smear a tiny amount of cream cheese or regular cheese or wet food or peanut butter on an end. For other hints look here. Once a dog starts gnawing, this usually becomes a favorite toy quickly.

Sizing: Pay NO attention to the confusing size names.

Here’s what I do:

  • Petit – for the smallest dogs only. Under 10 pounds. And if I have an under 10 pound puppy who is going to grow larger, I buy the “Giant.”
  • Regular – for dogs under 20 pounds but I usually buy the oddly named “Giant” for most dogs over ten pounds and under 40.
  • Wolf – Just buy the giant.
  • Giant – For dogs under 40 pounds.
  • Souper – For all other dogs.

Hints: If you have a multidog household, size for your largest dog. Small dogs will use larger bones but big dogs could get into trouble with too small ones. And, if any chew toy including this one is worn down so short it might be swallow? Throw it away!

Nylabone Dura Chew Wishbone Chew Toy

  • Designed for powerful chewers.
  • Bristles raised during chewing help clean teeth and control plaque and tartar build-up.
  • Made in the USA

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Nylabone Galileo Bone Dog Chew Toy

  • This durable chew of extra tough nylon
  • Designed to stand up to even the most powerful chewer
  • The Souper size is for large and extra large dogs over 50-pound
  • Made in the USA
  • Sarah: Your dog needs to be a large dog and serious chewer to enjoy this toy. For those dogs, there is nothing as durable as this toy.

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Nylabone Dura Chew Ring Dog Chew Toy

  • Long lasting durable nylon chew
  • Especially designed for strong chewers
  • Large chew bone for medium and large dogs up to 50-pound (Sarah: This is my favorite choice for puppies. Many seem to really enjoy the ring.)
  • Made in the USA

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Nylabone Dura Chew Bone, Bacon Flavor

  • 5 Sizes
  • Long lasting durable nylon chew toy with new textured design
  • Especially designed for strong chewers
  • Extra large chew bone for large dogs over 50-pound
  • Irresistible bacon flavor
  • This long lasting chew is made from durable nylon, and is especially designed for strong chewers.

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 * Some people report tooth cracks/breaks with truly hard chew toys. While this is not a problem I have personally experienced, I think it is worth mentioning.

That said, we do NOT recommend or sell Nylabone’s softer products. Strong chewers, of any age, can break off pieces of this indigestible material. Blockages have and will happen. Even if your puppy chews it “safely” at one point, they can mature quickly and you may not throw it out fast enough. Look, instead, here or in our Edible Chews category for safer options.


Author: Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, Dog Expert, offers experienced-based dog info with humor. Author of 8 books, seen on PBS, Sarah knows all about dogs. {Pip} is her rescue dog.

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