Did I ever give an update on the Busy Bone Debacle? I don't think so. Anyway, we kept getting Busy Bone sightings in the backyard and, finally, I had enough. I grabbed Bodie and the remnants of the Busy Bone and tossed them into the puppy pen. He made a huge ruckus, and RB thought I was being cruel. But after a little while, he calmed down, grabbed the Busy Bone and chewed it up. Crazy puppy!
So, last night was Halloween. We don't get many trick or treaters where we live, but we do get some and we were hoping to keep Bodie calm. It was just a coincidence that the puppy was due for his vaccinations, and the appointment just happened to be yesterday. The vet said that Bodie would likely be lethargic in the afternoon. We could only hope! In addition, we had a couple of chewies to try and keep his attention - another Busy Bone and a soup bone.
We researched natural treats rather thoroughly and discovered that raw bones are safe for dogs. They are fully digestible and don't splinter like cooked bones do. Of course, you need to monitor the situation but we have never had a problem with Bodie chewing soup bones. We have been giving Bodie soup bones for about a year now. There are easy to find; we get ours from the local grocery store in the meat department. The butcher says everyone uses them as dog treats, he has never heard any customer wanting them for soup!
Well, we put Bodie in his pen and gave him a Busy Bone. Well, he whined and paced for awhile before hiding the Busy Bone under the right back corner of his cushion. After about an hour, we gave him the soup bone. Bodie raised a bit of a ruckus and hid the bone under the left back corner of the cushion! Crazy puppy! When we let him out of his pen after there was no chance of anymore trick or treaters, he grabbed the soup bone and happily chewed until bedtime. This morning, he grabbed the Busy Bone and devoured about two thirds of it.