Tip for large dog owners whose dogs like toys and chews - buy a coconut (69p)

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Found 6th Jun 2010
If you have a large dog who loves to chew and play with toys and chews, you should buy them a coconut!

69p brings hours and hours of joy (aka peace and quiet).

First you make a hole in one of the eyes and they have fun rolling it around and dropping it to get the coconut water out - yummy treat number 1.
Then if they are clever they try and open it by dropping it on a hard surface.
If they cannot open it themselves, help them by cracking it open. Take most of the coconut flesh out for yourselves and leave a bit on for the dog - my dog loves it - yummy treat number 2.
Then they have the fun of chewing/grinding/flossing/cracking the shells - treat number 3.

I dropped a coconut shell and my dog took it and had a lovely time which is how I first came across it, I looked it up online to see if it was dog-friendly and yep, no problems and the shell is supposed to be really good for their teeth and the husky bits give a good flossing.

My dog can get a funny tummy with some treats which are too rich, but no problems with this. A great outside treat for your dog.

19 Comments

Original Poster

I guess it would work with smaller dogs too if you give it to them after you have cracked it open.

outside only though lol

don't feed them bounty bars though, cos chocolate of any description isn't good for a mutt.

Can't imagine the amount of cracked canine teeth, doing this.

Lulu'sMammy;8773781

Can't imagine the amount of cracked canine teeth, doing this.



I wouldnt give mine this personally, I have always thought coconut shell to be quite sharp!

Haahaa gonna try this on milo !

Original Poster

It's supposed to be a natural de-wormer as well.
Never had any problems with bleeding gums or anything when giving coconut to her, she does though with the raw hide chews we buy from the pet shop but she still keeps going (how can a dog be so clever yet so stupid at the same time)
Online loads of people say it's fine, no problems and I just texted my friend who is a trainee vet and they say it's good for them.

aah96;8773924

Haahaa gonna try this on milo !



that's not your hamster is it??

sickly sweet;8773984

It's supposed to be a natural de-wormer as well..



probably cause when its spanked the milk inside it will have the runs for a week lol :w00t:

Banned

or goto butchers and get it a bone for nowt

fern37;8774009

that's not your hamster is it??



:lol:

Nope its my dogs name ! haha as if you missed my thread!!

Original Poster

casparwhite;8774290

or goto butchers and get it a bone for nowt



Our local one charges for them, do you think Tesco or Waitrose butchers would give them for free if I asked nicely?

Banned

sickly sweet;8774578

Our local one charges for them, do you think Tesco or Waitrose butchers … Our local one charges for them, do you think Tesco or Waitrose butchers would give them for free if I asked nicely?



probably.....

think ive seen them sellin salmon heads/carcass n stuff before for pence

try any that have butchers instore like morrisons

nice bit of marrowbone is what you want

Banned

I'm gonna try this with most of the HUKD Women.

vibeone;8775039

I'm gonna try this with most of the HUKD Women.



most of them wouldn't come within a mile of you!!

Banned

fern37;8775063

most of them wouldn't come within a mile of you!!



Thats what they claim.

vibeone;8775081

Thats what they claim.



I think I would believe them. Be interesting to see if anyone does say that they would!! Where's AF? :whistling:

Banned

scrumpypaul;8773743

don't feed them bounty bars though, cos chocolate of any description … don't feed them bounty bars though, cos chocolate of any description isn't good for a mutt.



thanks for the chocolate tip....should sort out the neighbours dogs!

Banned

fern37;8775107

I think I would believe them. Be interesting to see if anyone does say … I think I would believe them. Be interesting to see if anyone does say that they would!! Where's AF? :whistling:



Driving to London while posting on HUKD? :P
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