Nylabone Warning: Are Nylabone Chew Toys Safe For Dogs?

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Nylabone with warning messageI was rushing my dog to the emergency veterinarian. All I knew is that she had ingested part of her Nylabone chew toy. I just wanted her to feel better. Was it as simple as letting it pass through her? Did she need medication? Surgery? I had no idea what was in store for us.

This has not actually happened to me, but many pet owners have. These accidents are creating concern about these toys, prompting pet owners to ask a lot more questions.

Are Nylabones safe for dogs? When should you throw them away? What happens if they chew some of it off? We’ll answer these questions and tell you about some of the Nylabone warnings that you should be aware of.

Nylabone Non-Edible Chew Disclaimer

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Before diving in too deep on this subject, let’s read the disclaimer that Nylabone had a few years back about their non-edible chews. It is important to read the warnings for any toy or chew that you purchase for your dog so that you are aware of the potential hazards.

“NON-EDIBLE CHEW PRODUCTS are made with plastic, rubber, or nylon. They are NOT intended for consumption. During normal chewing, tiny bristle-like projections are raised that help clean teeth. If these tiny pieces (no larger than a small grain of rice) are ingested, they should pass through. A dog should not be able to break off larger pieces of any Nylabone® Non-Edible Chew.

If you think that your dog swallowed a large piece of a Non-Edible Chew, take the chew away and contact your veterinarian for advice. No dog toy or chew is totally indestructible. Frequently inspect any chew before giving it to your dog to make sure it’s whole and intact, with no missing pieces. Replace a Non-Edible Chew when knuckle ends are worn down, or if it becomes too small to chew safely. Nylabone Chews and Toys should not be boiled, placed in a dishwasher, washing machine, or convection or microwave oven.”

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Nylabone Safety Tips

While this exact language no longer appears on the Nylabone website, the core values expressed here remain the same. Follow these three pillars of safety when using a non-edible Nylabone chew or any dog toy.


Always keep an eye on the quality of the toy to make sure all parts are intact and small pieces aren’t breaking off during play sessions. You should check the toy before, during and after each playtime. If it appears to be breaking down significantly or the ends have reduced in size significantly, you should consider taking it away and giving your dog a new toy to enjoy.


Just like you would not leave a small child to play on its own, you should not leave your dog alone during playtime either. If a piece breaks off and presents a choking hazard, you will want to be on hand to take it away and redirect your dog’s curious energy.

Proper Care

Since this product is made of nylon (essentially food-safe plastic), you will not want to subject it to harsh heat, chemicals or other abuse. Keeping it intact and safe means maintaining a healthy storage location. It’s probably also best to keep these toys for inside play.

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Help! My Dog Ate Part Of A Nylabone! What Do I Do?

If your dog has eaten a large piece of a Nylabone, you need to go to the vet immediately! The components of these bones are challenging for your dog to digest and can cause many problems, not only to your pup’s health but also to your bank account. It’s critical to watch your dog and check his toys each time before giving them to him to make sure the toys are still in good condition and that there aren’t any pieces missing.

If your dog swallows a large portion of Nylabone or other chew toy, go to your vet’s office immediately for an exam. He may have to get an x-ray, stay overnight, undergo expensive emergency surgery or worse.

For the extreme case, where playtime turns into an accident, you will want to be prepared with pet insurance to avoid paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars in vet bills. This way, you can focus your attention on helping your dog instead of worrying about how you are going to pay for everything.

Seeking an alternative? Read our reviews of chew toys for power chewers.

Are Nylabones Safe For Dogs?

There are many things you’ll want to know about Nylabone safety before purchasing a treat or toy. If you keep in mind these simple safety checks, then your dog should be able to enjoy these chew toys safely.

What Size Of Nylabone Should I Get?

Nylabones come in different sizes, so make sure you are purchasing the correct size for your pup. You don’t want to get a Nylabone made for a puppy and give it to your 90 pound Labrador Retriever. She’ll have that thing torn up so fast that you’ll be on your way to the vet immediately!

When Should I Replace My Dog’s Nylabone?

You should replace your dog’s non-edible Nylabone chew when the knuckle ends wear down or if it becomes too small to chew safely (if it is so small that your pup could swallow it, throw it out).

Can Puppies Have Nylabone Edible Chews?

Nylabone edible chews are best for dogs with permanent teeth (not young puppies). We recommend you talk to your veterinarian before giving a new type of chew toy or treat.

What Is Your Dog’s Chewing Strength And Style?

There are also different types of Nylabones available for different chewing strengths and styles. So make sure you know your pup and what style you should get. You can always address your concerns with your vet and see what they think is best.

Read our heavy chewer dog subscription box reviews

Choosing The Right Nylabone

This video can help you learn more about Nylabone and which type is best for your pup.

What has your experience been with Nylabone chew toys?

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Michelle holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and has worked in marketing at Bank of America, Mattel and Hanes. Her expert advice and opinions have appeared in many outstanding media outlets, including The New York Times' Wirecutter, Forbes, People, Reader's Digest and Apartment Therapy, among others.

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loretta denise pace
August 20, 2020 2:10 pm

My Rocky had two perforations in his small intestines from the plastic nylabone and he also had pieces remaining in his stomach (rubber and plastic). My dog was watched while chewing on these bones. They are not safe for any animal and I truly would love to speak to a representative of Nylabone. I could show her the pictures of my Rocky and what those bones did to him.

loretta denise pace
August 20, 2020 2:01 pm

Hello, my name is Denise and I’m the owner of a small breed chi-weenie named Rocky. He loves to chew so I bought the value pack (3 bones) for small breeds. My Rocky started throwing up and refused to eat. I took him to the vet and he had some abdominal tenderness so she sent us to a vet hospital close by. Two surgical procedures later my dog had to have pieces of his small intestines removed. There is a hole in his stomach to remove pieces still there and countless nights of worry, all because of these so-called edible bones. I am so picky now about what I give him to chew but when a package says edible you would think that they are safe to give to your pets. That little trip to the vet ended up costing us well over $5,000.00 and it all could have been avoided had we know that these bones are in fact not edible. Please do not give these to your pets.

July 14, 2020 12:59 pm

I gave my 2-year-old Scottish Terrier a chicken-flavored Nyla bone a few weeks ago. One day I noticed over half of it gone. Now he is puking in the early morning hours on an empty stomach a yellow almost foamy puke. At first, he spit up a few pieces and now just the yellow bile. He is eating, pooping, and otherwise acting normal. I will never give my dogs any chewable toys.

June 16, 2020 12:14 pm

Ok, so a few points here:
1. NO dog toy is 100% safe. Not a single one. All of them have the potential to be swallowed, or to break, or to choke a dog or to break a tooth. It just depends on your dog, their playstyle, the toy in question, etc. But this idea that somehow a chew exists out there that will be 100% safe for all dogs is just fantasy. The only safe chew is to not give a chew at all.

2. You are supposed to supervise your dog when they are using a chew. It literally says it all over the nylabone packages, and still I’m seeing people saying things about how they swallowed a big chunk of it, or they left their dog to chew on it for a while and came back and found the chew broken in half, etc. That’s on you, that’s your fault for not following the guidelines clearly laid out in the packaging; they say those things for a reason. When my girl has a chew, she chews it right beside me, and I watch her while she does so, so if any bits break off, I can take them away, or if the chew gets too small, I can remove it. I am fed up of hearing people blame a toy company because they couldn’t be bothered to supervise their dog for 10 minutes. I wouldn’t leave my dog alone with ANY toy, Nylabones are no different.

3. For people suggesting ‘why not just buy some cow trachea or pigs ears?’ Well, you’ve clearly never had a power chewer; my old dobermann could get through a piece of dried trachea in literally 40 seconds. Two crunches, gone. Same with pigs ears and all other dried meat treats. Sure, they’re probably fine if you have the kind of dog that is a gentle chewer or makes those things last, or a very small dog that takes ages to get through something like that, but for some dogs, something like a nylabone is the only durable, long-lasting chew for them. If you want your dog to have a chew that lasts more than 2 minutes, some people don’t have many other options. Again, all dogs are different and some dogs suit nylabones, others don’t.

4. Nylabone is not meant to be edible. Again, it says that on the packaging. Yet still there are comments here from people acting surprised it wasn’t edible, and again, blaming the company for that when they *clearly state* it is not supposed to be ingested. Its not something the dog is meant to bite chunks off and swallow, that really should be obvious. So many of these horror stories stem ultimately from owner negligence, and not reading about how the chew is meant to be used before giving it to their dog. If you buy something, don’t bother reading the inserts, hand it to your dog and walk away and leave them to it, then yeah…..that’s your fault. You’re literally told not to do that on the packaging.

5. I’m sure there are a few cases of legit issues from a dog chewing a nylabone that weren’t down to owner negligence, but again, those will be a small minority compared to how many dogs use these chews every day without issue, and as I said, no chew is ever 100% safe. You can find a horror story for every single dog toy or chew on the market, trust me. When you give your dog any chew, you are taking a risk. The point is to limit that risk by 1. choosing the right style and size of toy for your dog’s chewing style, 2. SUPERVISING YOUR DOG and 3. reading about the chew you have to ensure you are using it as intended, and understand how it is meant to be used.

Not all dogs will suit all types of chew.
Match the chew to your dog! Don’t assume they’re all the same, or that all toys suit all dogs, you don’t do that with kids! I feel like this is all common sense…

May 4, 2020 8:53 pm

I might also add that my miniature dachshund had the correct small sized nylabone and well, ”chicken flavoured plastic”? it is asking for trouble! I can’t believe I was so stupid to give ,my precious dog one – in less that 10 minutes his razor sharp teeth had nibbled some tiny bits of the end- as it is plastic – these sharp little pieces cut him inside and nearly killed him, they did not clean his teeth, I did not leave him unattended – all you folks who think they are the best thing to keep your dog occupied well it’s simply ignorance – dogs need stimulation, or food, or walks to keep them happy – would you dream of giving a toddler a food flavoured piece of plastic to put in their mouth shaped like a piece of real food? no – I certainly hope not or social services would be involved… you may thing that your dog hasn’t been affected by these- but all the time every one he has tiny shards of glass like plastic could be building into a blockage, or cutting him inside, or the flavours of artificial chicken and artificial plastic could be poisoning him.
Again do not give to dogs I wish someone had warned me! Dont do it!!!

May 4, 2020 8:42 pm

do not buy! my miniature dachshund was poisoned by a nylons hen he was one year old, he nibbled a tiny bit off the end the next morning vomitted these tiny pieces up. They had turned from the yellow ‘chicken’ flavoured bone to an illumines green. this followed by severe gastrointeretrial problems blood was coming out of both ends over the next few days. cost £2000 operation where the incompetent vets shaved off his little nipples before the operation and he was extremely weak and distressed being in he hospital in a cage. he was even yelping as the vet dragged him out of the waiting room with a noose type lead around his delicate neck and I would not recommend any toys for dogs or children, Play with. your dog – love him or her, stimulate them, educate them – don’t trust any products especially verging on the cheaper side or mass production and research research and do more research before giving your dog anything.
I am so glad he recovered but it was a very close call – these things should be banned, worse than any type of pigs ear or anything – but I won’t even risk them with my tiny dogs little tummy and intestines. he is far to precious, and please, please keep your dog on a short lead near a road – as it is highly irresponsible to let him walk 5 metres in front as he could see a cat, hear a dog on the other side of the road, or simply step off the curb for a moment and get knocked down by a car – and that is on an irresponsible owner. Also leaving your window so far down whilst u go into a shop that your dog could jump out – I saw a dog do this everyone was trying to Catch him then two stupid muslim girls screamed ”in fear” of this tiny yorkie and scared him so much he ran straight into the road and under the wheel of a car.
Please be responsible,
one last thing – Dogs are not toys for children! Teach your child to respect your dog and vise versa to prevent any potentially tragic situations – which is on the dog owner yet again – not the innocent dog.

Nylabones should be banned! They are extremely dangerous

February 17, 2020 4:41 pm

My Boston Terrier is currently at the vet In critical condition diagnosed with acute pancreatitis. I just received a picture of the end of a large nylabone that my girl pooped out! She found it in a friends yard that we were visiting. Waiting now to see what’s next, I’m sure the bill is going to be tremendou,

January 5, 2020 6:46 am

Nylabones are one of the only chews my dog can’t destroy. I think Nylabones are the BEST chews available. They are so much safer than chews made of real animal products (real animal products contain dangerous chemicals/preservatives and are extremely chokable). So many people are spreading rumors about Nylabones being dangerous, but NO toy/chew is completely indestructible, and anyone who allows their dog to ingest large pieces or chip teeth on this product is a very bad pet owner. As the human, YOU are responsible for keeping your dog safe and healthy, which means that you have to choose the right size and chewing style for your furry friend. If you give a baby Chihuahua an adult chew for a dog 70+ lbs, of course she will chip teeth. If you give a St. Bernard a bone for a dog under 25 lbs, he will most likely choke on it. If you select the wrong bone for your dog, don’t blame the company. You know your dog best, and if you suspect that he/she will get injured chewing a toy, it’s simple. JUST DON’T GIVE HIM THE TOY.

Jacque Mazutis
December 29, 2019 7:37 pm

After 2 months of stress for us and our dog, all the possible tests, X-rays, and an ultrasound ~ I will say $12,000 Later the vet removed a part of this bone ~ Do not gove your pet this bone!!!

Joanne Wendland
February 20, 2020 7:38 am
Reply to  Jacque Mazutis

Sorry to hear what your dog, and you sent through! Many people feel the Nylabones are safe. I will now warn others.

December 24, 2019 10:54 am

Nylabones have been great for our golden retriever. He’s our fourth golden. First not to chew baseboards or furniture legs and think we owe it to these bones (and training and exercise!). All of ours were notorious for destroying most toys in seconds. And for whatever reason, most of the “indestructible“ that weren’t destroyed didn’t hold their interest.
I feel for all of the pet parents whose dogs ingested pieces of the Nylabone and fell ill or required a vet visit. We had one dog who obsessively swallowed any/every thing he could fit in his mouth. Was heartbreaking and expensive- 6 separate surgeries for different items ingested.
However I am a bit baffled by some of these posts. The nylabones do come with a disclaimer to observe how the bone is wearing down. As many have remarked, there’s no safe chew toy. Do your research up front, and be an engaged parent by observing how your dog interacts with the toy. If you just buy it, unwrap it, give it to your pup and forget about it, you just invite problems. Would you give a toddler a new toy he can fit in his mouth and not keep an eye on him?

Michael Wirth
December 27, 2019 1:51 pm
Reply to  Austin

Our dog had a small Nylabone, chewed it moderately. She then vomited in 4 places, then a left a two foot long trail of bloody vomit. A truly “safe” American made product. At least they didn’t add melamine like the Chinese… or do they?

dana Stallworth
December 3, 2019 1:52 pm

I bought a 9.00 Nylabone from Target in Houston Tx and one Nylabone was edible and the other was a chew toy.
In about 10 minutes my dog’s mouth was bleeding from the chew toy (it was the Big Chicken Flavor one) I
immediately took it away from her (4 year old Doberman) so I wanted y’all to know I am not happy with this
product….I am looking at it and the ends look like razors….These are very dangerous to dogs. This is
my first problem with any Nylabones…This is my 5th dog….Any suggestions? Do you give coupons for other
products? Please advise.
Thanks so much
Dana Stallworth

Kimberly Alt
December 4, 2019 11:49 am

If you’re looking for a Nylabone alternative for your super chewer, here are some ideas:
BarkBox Super Chewer
Indestructible Dog Toys

Anita Murley
December 1, 2019 11:47 pm

We bought our Boston Terrier one of these about two hours later he started vomiting and diarrhea so we r watching him I’ll let you know more later very worried about my baby

December 4, 2019 9:49 am
Reply to  Anita Murley

So why the heck wouldn’t you take him to the vet if you’re so worried? It’s illegal to deny animals Vetrinary care where I come from and if he is unable to keep food down he likely has a blockage if he bit off a piece. However you didn’t say if he bit off any pieces or not. Just chewing on the bone itself won’t make him start puking unless he’s actually consuming the pieces he breaks off…if he didn’t break off any pieces it could be a number of reasons he is sick. Your best bet, GO TO THE VET!

October 22, 2019 9:24 am

I’ll just add to the discussion by saying we’ve had lots of “power chewers” in our rescue dog family, and Nylabone (esp. dinosaur) has been a helpful chewing alternative. Only problem I’ve had was with a large Kong, which was chewed into pieces, one of which stuck in his small intestine and required a $5,000 life-saving surgery. After that, we severely limited all toys that he was able to ingest (Kongs and all squeakers), but the Nylabones were indestructible.

Dorothy Clemmer
October 17, 2019 9:06 pm

My dog, a Staffy, had diahrea for over 10 days. I am very suspicious of the Nylabone. It was a 3D type…bacon flavored. Dog didn’t bite off big pieces however all the little nubs had been consumed and more. I only give it to him for 1 minute at a time now.

December 4, 2019 9:55 am

If it has already been worn down on the edges you shouldn’t be giving it to him anymore AT ALL. Not even for one minute! I am certain the price tag of the treat is worth far less than paying for surgery of blocked intestines and a responsible dog owner should always ask themselves, is this cheap toy really worth the risk to my beloved pet? There are many safer alternatives for chewing. Why not try cow windpipes, aka cow trachea? I give them to my dog and they’re totally digestible and much safer than something that can splinter and damage your dog internally.

September 17, 2019 4:53 pm

My 4yr old Kees just had one of his large upper molars removed yesterday, because he broke the tip off down to the pulp on a Nylabone made for power chewers! He has always has these bones and loves to chew on them. I watch him carefully and he never injests any of it, but within 2 minutes of chewing the other day, I heard a snap! At 4yrs old he got an otherwise healthy tooth pulled at the cost of over $600. His molar on the other side is also fractured. He is in pain. He doesn’t want to eat. He mopes around and doesn’t act or look like himself. I am so upset and devastated! There is NO disclaimer on the product that mentions anything about potentially damaging teeth. On the contrary, it mentions how good they are for cleaning teeth! I have tried to email the company on their website, but once I fill out the form and hit send, it does nothing. I cannot locate an email address anywhere for the company, so if someone has one, please share. I have always been a dog person and my dogs have always been treated to Nylabones…well, not anymore! I will be boycotting this company and not just the Nylabone brand. My friends and family will do the same. I encourage you to spread the word to your friends and family and let them know how fake this company’s concerns are for our pets. I cannot even reach out to them, except by calling the 800 number. That’s great, if I wanted to sell the product or buy something, but it does me no good when I want to file a complaint! Unfortunately, there are so many pet toy companies out there that are just as bad or worse, so please, before replacing your Nylabones with other toys, do your research! We need to take action ourselves to reduce the statistics and not rely on companies to do the right thing. If given the chance, I would love to ask their CEO how he would feel if I gave a plastic Nylabone to his son or daughter and had them naw on it until they broke teeth or injested parts of it! After all, my dog is like my son and is a part of my family, so why shouldn’t he be treated as one? How safe would he feel they are then???

Justin Tame
November 16, 2019 1:00 pm
Reply to  Jenn

Nothing personal here but does everything need to have a disclaimer? I mean just in inspection you can tell that they are darn near rock solid. Common sense knows they can possibly break teeth on them. The problem is the issue of if you don’t give them something very hard, they will destroy it quick and also come with the risk of intestinal blockages. Then if you give them something hard you then have the issue of possibly breaking a tooth etc. There truly is no risk free toy for dogs. There really truly isn’t. But I’ll take my chances on a tooth with the nylabone that she’s been chewing for 5 years over intestinal surgery due to blockage any day of the week. The only truly safe toy is no toy. And I’m not about to let her be bored and start chewing other items that she shouldn’t be, digging and acting out due to boredom, etc… I appreciate your concerns and sorry about your doggies bad luck/ misfortune. Sorry you were likely in the small group of bad nylabone statistics.

August 30, 2019 4:58 pm

When we first got my lab mix a nylabone she ate half of it almost immediately. We took it away. That said we soon realized there are different strengths and that first one was inappropriate for a strong chewer. We get the “power chew” about once a month and have no issues at all.

Justin Tame
November 16, 2019 1:04 pm
Reply to  Mp

My pitbull been chewing them four 4-5 years. Best thing I’ve ever found for her. There’s risks with any toy. The only true safe toy is no toy. But I’m not going to do that. I’ll take a small risk of broken tooth any day over risk of intestinal blockages any day of the week. No matter what you get there’s always a risk involved unfortunately. Ive found these nylabones to be the best for my doggie. I replace them if needed and take them away if damaged.

Trudy falter
August 7, 2019 3:33 pm

I thought they were quality made chew toys until my pit/pit mastiff started chewing small pieces of the plastic off at a time, does not digest well at all, so no more

August 31, 2020 4:19 pm
Reply to  Trudy falter

I bought mine a half ball with a handle and on day two, he bit a hole in it. Today, he ripped a couple more holes…This was only while playing toss. He would give it to me and the times he ripped a hole was when he walked away and I had to go after it…
He was well-supervised and hasn’t had it a whole week and destroyed and even stored it up on a shelf in the house when not outside. Pet store told me he had a labs and had no issues with it…Not impressed

Debra Weinsberg
July 13, 2019 4:13 pm

My bulldog puppy swallowed a piece of nylabone and required surgery. He fell extremely ill and they could not figure out what was wrong because you cannot see the nylabone with an X-ray. He almost passed away before they decided to get him in for emergency exploratory surgery. They found a large piece in his intestines. When all was said and done it was about $5600 and he made it. Luckily I had pet insurance which covered most off the cost. Nylabone took no responsibility nor did they care in my personal opinion . I will never give them a dime. You cannot watch every second a dog chews and they can swallow a piece without you even knowing or before you catch it. Not worth it!

Jacque Mazutis
December 30, 2019 4:32 am

Debra, I don’t understand why they would make a chew toy that causes such issues, we spent close to $12K with tests, X-rays and then surgery as you did and there is was a small bit of the end of the bone. We should be able to do something, the package should have a large red warning

Miriam Bland
September 24, 2019 10:41 pm

Your post caught my eye and needless to say I am glad your puppy is well. Would you tell us what insurance you purchased and what is your overall experience? Thank you in advance.

Kimberly Alt
July 15, 2019 8:12 am

Wow, how scary! So glad your dog is ok now! Do you mind me asking about your pet insurance experience? Which company do you have a plan through and have you been pleased overall with them?

June 24, 2019 11:33 am

Please avoid Nylabone. My year old American bulldog developed a serious allergic reaction to a chicken flavored Nylabone, small pieces of which he ingested. Not safe or healthy.

Robert L Gulley
June 18, 2019 5:12 pm

Buy no more than one if you enjoy walking in your house with socks or bare footed. They feel like many tacks when stepping on one. With one it’s a good chance you may spot it before stepping on it. Especially with the elderly the ouch and odd shape will make senior citizens fall.

June 14, 2019 9:54 am

I have kept a steady supply of Nylabones laying around the yard and house for my dogs for years now without incident. From puppy to old age dogs have chewed and continue to chew on them without incident. I do always purchase the lager bones that are made for vigorous chewers. Eventually after months and months they wear them down to a nub. After reading this article I will now throw them out when they get small. My dogs have never had a problem eating these bones.

Justin Tame
November 16, 2019 1:10 pm

I replace mine at any point I feel they are too small or become thin enough I feel they could bite off a chunk. Inspection is key. Mine been chewing them for 4 years with no issues. Best thing I’ve found. Anything else I get her she can destroy in 10 seconds, even the ones they say are indestructible. Anything else is a no go. Rubber products she demolishes, I won’t ever buy her tip rope toys anymore (too risky of intestinal blockages), and other items just too soft or destructive. Nylabone just right for my girl. Anything she does get off are very tiny fragments.

debbie Sinsofsky
May 30, 2019 6:41 pm

Bought my dog a Nylabone yesterday, she is a big puppy and has been chewing the base boards in the house so I thought I would buy her a toy to chew in place of the base boards. I wish I had kept walking past the Nylabone products, this should come with a LIFE AND DEATH warning for a dog. What kind of a company makes a product for a dog that is a chew toy had a meaty taste( chicken, beef etc) that is not digestible, its a dog for heavens sake. Dogs eat everything, My dog ate half the puppy Nylabone when we showed the vet what and how much she ate he couldn’t believe his eyes…..
We took our poor puppy back to the vet this morning to be x rayed and monitored, on the way she vomited up about a piece of Nylabone about the diameter of a quarter, To date she is still at the vet and he is not sure how much is in her stomach we have to x ray her again tomorrow to see if any pieces still remain in her stomach if so she will need an operation to remove the pieces. WHAT A HORRIBLE PRODUCT THIS SHOULD BE OFF THE MARKET. I am going back to the store that sold this junk product to a)to return the 2nd Nylabone I bought and b)try to encourage them to remove this from the store, I have no idea what the vet is going to cost I am afraid to ask.
I am so sorry I did not read this forum before I gave the nylabone to her. I hope all the poor pets who are victims of this product have a speedy recovery.

May 8, 2019 6:06 pm

Gave my blue healer a pig snout yesterday from feed store. It was consumed quickly.today diarrhea vomiting $257 trip to vet could have digestive blockage please avoid these at all cost !!

March 17, 2019 8:34 am

I came back from a few hours away, and my puppy ate half of his nylabone, after reading this article, I realized that I should have done my homework first, I will never purchase them again

Kirsten Young
September 11, 2019 6:48 am
Reply to  russ

Did your puppy eventually poop it out or did you need surgery?

Marcella Folkmann
April 23, 2020 1:24 pm
Reply to  Kirsten Young

Did your puppy poo it out. Thanks

February 18, 2019 4:19 pm

I’m upset after reading the comments. I’ve let our new goldendoodle puppy have these bones. After noticing he had chewed one end I questioned how safe these must be… taking back to the store! This is a dishonest and we will not these again!