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Armitage Good Boy Dental Teething Bone

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Brand: Armitage - Good Boy / Type: Health - Teething Bone

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      02.06.2011 12:08
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      My dogs wouldnt pick it

      Yet againa nother toy bought for my pup when she was little. It is called a teething bone but unlike other toys which have a quality in the material to assist in the teething process this is purely a rubber bone!

      It has a kind of rough surface which will massage the gums as they chew but apart from this it is just rubber.

      I paid about £2.99 for this from the supermarket, it was pink so fitted in in the puppy toy collection quite well!

      Unfortunately the pup paid little attention to the bone and even the oher dogs who reguarly pinched her toys left this one alone. I guess it was a boring toy!

      It is still laying around the floor 2 years later, I keep thinking I should pick it up and maybe put it away as none of the dogs want to play with it.

      Waste of money? For my dogs yes as they have never played with it. However I dont want to give a really bad review on this as seom dogs may like it.

      In itself it is not a bad toy, it is a bog standard rubber bone! It is nice then it has raised bit on it to massage the gums but maybe this doesn't work as the dogs dont chew it! Either that or they dont like the feeling!

      It looks nice and did fit in well with the pink array! I wouldnt discourage nyone from buying this as it is not a bad toy just dont expect your dog to go made over it!

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      01.10.2010 16:05
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      5 out of 5 stars

      Armitage Good Boy Dental Teething Bone


      Teething is just a natural part of growing up, something my pup has been experiencing of late. As with all puppies he has started to lose his baby teeth and go through the uncomfortable necessity of teething. They can't tell you they are sore but they can show you and he has had most of the house in his mouth at some stage over the last short while. However, thankfully he has been very good at being repositioned and given a toy to chew on rather than my coffee table leg. So far the furniture apart from a few mild scratches has lived intact to tell the tale.


      He is the first puppy that I have been responsible for, in the past it was my parent's job to do all the practical things while I just played with the puppy. Now I am realising that there is a rather big learning curve to owning and bringing up a puppy. I am, however, enjoying every moment of it...well almost, I could live happily without cleaning up anymore pee.


      I have been trying to provide him with lots of toys, treats and anything else I can think of to distract him and hopefully help with any pain or discomfort he is going through. I have been wrapping up some of his socks in sealable plastic bags and leaving them in the freezer, putting cut up lumps of carrots in the fridge to cool and I have been buying treats that are aimed at helping. However, none of those things last that long, the sock warms back up, the carrot gets eaten as with the treats. That is when I wanted to get him some sort of rubber chewable bone. As luck would have it we came across just this sort of thing while doing a routine weekly shop in Asda. This dual textured rubber teething bone by Armitage in their Good Boy range.


      This bone is made of hard rubber with a sort of spiky plastic texture in the centre and so far my pup has spent hours mouthing and chewing on it. You can clearly see the path of destruction that his teeth have cause. The bone is available in a two toned pink or blue colours, having a little male pup we opted for the blue choice - stereotypical, I know.


      This chewable bone won't last forever, in fact I would be surprised if ours saw another seven days. However, this bone lasts a lot longer than most of the other treat options available and of course it means that you aren't going to end up over feeding them to try and relieve some of their discomfort. He's been chewing on this bone for the last four days and he has been chewing contently away for hours at a time.


      I have seen these chewable teething bones available in a few pet stores and some major supermarket chains, so getting a hold of one shouldn't be too difficult. I believe our one cost us around £3 and has been one of his most played with toys.


      As with all of his treats I only give him this bone to play with when he is supervised. I am aware that one day it will begin to fall to pieces and I wouldn't want him to be able to eat any of it before I swoop in and snatch it up. I am also checking this toy on a regular basis to make sure that I am aware of any wear and tear and will notice when to call it a day with this one and put it in the bin.


      Even though this chewable bone won't last for that long I still think it has been of a great benefit to my pup and I would recommend it for anyone else with a little puppy. I would also like to mention that I have a large breed labradoodle pup and this bone has been an ok size for him. Overall, this teething bone gets a five out of five stars from both of us.

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