Well Pea has been with us now 3 weeks. He’s gone from a shy little thing to a tiny terror who loves to growl at Barry whenever he comes near his toys so we’re having to keep a close eye on him that he doesn’t get aggressive and too possessive over them. He’s also teething quite a bit what with his molars just starting to poke through so rather than using me and Hudad as a teething ring, I’ve had to buy a whole host of toys specifically for this stage.
He has already destroyed his poor Maisie Mouse dolls legs as he loves to chew those when he goes to bed although he’s less keen on his Molly Mouse even though her legs are a strong rope. But I’ve noticed that he does like new textures so I went back on Amazon yesterday and hunted out another Rosewood toy, the Petstages Multi Texture Chew Ring.
Now some of the reviews were quite negative but I thought it looked ok online so we’d give it a go. It arrived this morning, and Pea was happily sitting by the box when I came down to breakfast as Hudad had left it in the kitchen for me. The furries always know there’s something nice for them when they spy a brown box as 99% of the time it’s something I’ve bought for them. So opening the box there were lots of eyes on me as I pulled out the bags and cut them away from the packaging.
I actually loved the look of the chew ring with it’s brightly coloured rope, round balls and spiky balls and for about 30 minutes Pea thought it was fantastic, then he fell asleep. I then picked it up and noticed that he’d managed to chew one of the spikes off the blue spiky ball but couldn’t find the spike, so I imagine that he had eaten it which wasn’t really what I wanted him to be able to do. It left quite a sharp piece behind which I had to rub down with a nail file to make it safer for him. Going back to the read more reviews I found some that showed the chew toy in pieces. Apparently it’s not as sturdy as I thought, since the balls are able to be completely bitten off hence, if you didn’t catch it in that state, could lead to your puppy choking. Hmm, not a good sign. At the moment he’s switching between the chew toy and the Beko Bone which I bought for him the day he arrived and that is still going strong, however I did pop back online to see if there were any more teething toys we could try and I’ve purchased a couple from Nylabone this time being the pacifier and a puppy rope with ring. We shall see if they are any better!