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on September 25, 2012
I just want to see that the "Most Helpful Critical Review" is NOT what you should go off of. At the time of writing, this person claims warnings and that your dog can die. If you read your review, she states her dogs chew at these until nothing is left. For the record, the instruction manual in the packaging and common sense say that if large chunks are breaking off or the nubs on the end get too worn, then THROW IT AWAY. Not doing so can very well kill your dog, but thats because hes not using it properly. People die from ladders too, doesnt mean I'm gonna stop using it so long as I follow instructions.

On to the item itself. I love Nylabones. My Husky loves Nylabones. I usually get just the regular basic ones, but my dog is coming up on a year old, weighs 43 pounds, and chews like crazy. So I purchased the Dura-Chew Large, rated for dogs over 50 pounds. I looked at pictures, read reviews and thought "I can't wait; he'll actually be able to use it for more than a week". The item arrived, and by the next day large gashes were on one side, and the other was already bristling (it's supposed to, see my above paragraph if you don't read instructions). By the middle of the next week, I threw it out.

So I give it three stars. It's a great product, my dog loved it, and he used it. However, I certainly would not call this "Dura-Chew", nor rate it at 50 lbs+. Perhaps the weight rating is only for the size of the bone. A good product, but powerful chewers look elsewhere.
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on March 10, 2008
I never liked nylabones before I got them for my dogs. They always seemed dirty, hair sticks to the ends after they've been chewed and dogs will make their gums bleed chewing them. But my dogs make quick work of any chewy (they finish even very large edible chewies in less than one minute), so we got the durable nylabones and the dogs love to chew them. They are not indestructable but they last for months even with daily use. The dogs do make their gums bleed chewing them at first but I was surprised to see how clean their teeth are now. A good thing to have for a serious chewer.
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on April 22, 2010
The Nylabone Souper is the best product I have found for my aggressive chewing dog, a lab mix. Nylabones give her a safe and very effective outlet for her chewing needs, and help keep her teeth clean. Highly recommended.
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on October 13, 2013
Our dog loves it. She gets super excited when I give it to her. I think she can smell the bacon, but fortunately, we lesser humans cannot. At least I can't, and I've got a pretty good nose.

All in all the product is great. But boy, Nylabone really needs to rethink their atrocious chew sizing nomenclature.

From the Nylabone website:

Xsmall = up to 15 lbs
Regular = up to 25 lbs
Wolf = up to 35 lbs
Giant = up to 50 lbs
Souper = 50 lbs +

Get real, Nylabone. In what universe is a Spaniel a "Giant" or Beagle a "Wolf"? And what the heck is a "Souper" (it turns out, my 55 lbs Golden is a Souper. Who knew?)

Please don't make us memorize this absurd system. Why don't you just use the weights, instead of the non-sensical names?

For example, this product could be called "Nylabone Dura Chew Bone, Bacon Flavor, 50 lbs +" rather than "Nylabone Dura Chew Bone, Bacon Flavor,Souper."

It would be a win for you, I swear. And for us.
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on January 9, 2015
These hard nylon toys can break a dog's teeth. We learned the hard way when our lab-collie mix chomped down hard and fractured her big pre-molar. The dentist said it couldn't be repaired and we had to pull the tooth. A $1600 lesson. I recommend giving your dog toys that are softer and more pliable. We got an Orbee-tuff ball from Dog Planet that she likes.
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on May 10, 2010
We've had several nylabones for our dogs. They loved chewing on them and the bones seemed to hold up very well--until a piece broke off and lodged in the small intestine of my dachsund. Since it's plastic, it doesn't show up in x-rays and the blockage wasn't identified until it was too late. Always supervise your pet when they are chewing anything that can be chewed up!
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on September 4, 2010
My Lab has always been an extremely aggressive chewer, to the point where we don't dare get him any plush chew toys any more because they'll be shredded on the first day. We got this for him when he was about 4 months old and he showed no interest in it. He much preferred the Nylabone Dura Chew Wishbone Wolf instead. This was simply too big for him and he preferred other chew toys that fit his smaller jaws better.

He's now 7 months old and he's grown to the point where he LOVES this Nylabone. It's super hard so it'll last a very long time for even the most aggressive chewer. As with any hard plastic chew you need to supervise: throw it out before it gets too small.
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on March 24, 2015
Do not buy! In 2 days my 14 lb puppy had lacerated his tounge and mouth. This is a dangerous chew toy! Research it yourself. There are reported broken teeth, lacerated intestines and even deaths attributed to this product. I bought this because I read the reviews here. I was appalled and broken hearted when I researched further after my dog started drooling and I checked his mouth and soe the damaged these caused. If a 14 lb puppy can turn this into a sharp danger in 2 days imagine what it could do to your dog. Do not buy!! I wish I could give it zero stars.
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on April 19, 2011
I don't know what it is about the white colored nylabone material; it is just so much softer than the yellowish material. Even though both are labeled "Dura Chew" The dogs have not yet taken off sizeable pieces of this bone, but they can leave pretty clear tooth markings. This chew needs closer monitoring than the other nylabones we have bought.

UPDATE: It is a little more than a year since I first put up this review and I just bought a liver flavored Nylabone that is also made from this white colored material. I'm uploading a customer photo to show the difference. If you have a dog that is an agressive chewer, you may want to stay away from the white nylabone material.
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on March 4, 2014
Our 2 year old retriever/shepherd mix has loved Nylabone's products since she was a puppy.

I thought they were great; they never upset her sensitive stomach (passed harmlessly), didn't split or splinter, and I always thought they were at least soft enough to not cause dental damage. Every 6 months or so, we'd just replace it as it wore down and became gross.

Unfortunately, she just broke an incisor on one last night.

I'm pretty shocked. Her teeth are perfectly healthy. She's an active chewer, but never chews for more than 15-20 minutes several times a day.

I honestly wouldn't have believed it was the Nylabone that caused it if I hadn't seen it happen.

Your mileage may vary, but seriously consider if it's worth the vet bills.
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