Product Type: Nylabone dog accessories
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Didn't en'dura' for mine
Nylabone Dura Chew
Member Name: Larrabee
Nylabone Dura Chew
Advantages: Clean, non disgusting, tough and durable
Disadvantages: Not tasty enough for my dogs, sadly
The Nylabone Dura is a dog chew made of very tough plastic (from the name I assume its a type of NyLon) that's intended to be tough, tempting and good for the dog's teeth and jaws. Unfortunately, the two I bought for my dogs when I first brought them home have gone more or less unchewed for most of the last year. They don't seem to be too tempted by the nice clean, hygienic plastic bone and prefer more disgusting smellier options sadly.
The nylabones are nothing special to look at, a traditional bone shape in a creamy colour and available in a range of sizes to suit the size of your particular dog's jaws. They come with minimal packaging and are easy to find in bigger pet shops. They're always at Pets at Home and I've seen them in the bigger Tesco Extras too. They seem to be popular so maybe my dogs are an anomaly in being uninterested!
The nylabone is certainly tough, they seem like they would be very satisfying to chew on but would last a long time with even a very determined chewer. One of my dogs managed to completely destroy a kong within a matter of weeks so you'd think he'd have enjoyed the challenge of the nylabone, but no dice. It isn't completely inflexible which could put them off, it does have some give and no sharp edges that might hurt their mouths.
I think when it comes down to it the nylabone just isn't tasty, smelly or satisfying enough to tempt my two disgusting little pigs! They much prefer a stuffed kong, a pig's ear, a tripe stick or their newest favourite, a stag bar. Nylabones aren't incredibly expensive so they're worth a try just in case your dogs are more enthusiastic about them than mine! If they like them, stick with them, because trust me they're a far less disgusting thing to find 'buried' around your house than half a soggy tripe stick!
Summary: Worth a try, but be prepared for it to be rejected!