Renew your dog’s interest in old chew toys

18 Jun

This tip came from Susan Raymond in Houston.

My dog has toys that he used to love. He chewed and played with them all the time. But now he's lost interest. I read somewhere to spray cooking spray on bones and other hard chews, then sprinkle with garlic salt. Works like a charm. And the garlic has added health benefits.


10 responses to “Renew your dog’s interest in old chew toys

  1. funstufffordogs

    June 18, 2006 at 8:14 pm

    I have tried this on natural bones. It does work. Makes those toys last a little longer and gives the dog some variety.

  2. Jean

    June 19, 2006 at 7:56 pm

    Anything to help and old favorite not lose its flavor is a plus in my book! Great recommendations.

  3. Hope

    July 8, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    I tried it and it doesn’t work with my dog. I wonder if it would work with dog treats?

  4. Brien

    November 16, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    Ooooops. Isn’t garlic bad for dogs? I’ve read that the thiosulphate in garlic can upset your dog’s stomach, and if they eating too much of it can cause a form of anemia.

    Editor’s Note: Garlic has been a natural insect repellent/flea control for many years. Although too much of anything would probably be bad for dogs, normal levels of garlic has many natural benefits for people and dogs. – LW

  5. Dog Food Forum

    September 17, 2008 at 12:46 am

    Garlic is bad for dogs in bigger amounts.. If you “sprinkle” and not over do it your dog will be fine. We have used this before and it works.

  6. German Rottweiler breeders

    August 18, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Yea we’ve done this with our Rottweilers and it really works like a charm. 🙂

    Vom Bullenfeld German Rottweilers

  7. Lee C

    August 18, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    I don’t know why I received a notice of a new comment on this post, but as long as I did …

    If you haven’t already seen it, to get a well rounded perspective of diet in particular and natural care overall, you might be interested in reviewing the book “Ol’ Shep’s Well-being: A Natural Perspective” :o) [strictly noncommercial]

    The author Euan Fingal has offered up a free ebook (pdf) to try to help us understand how we might improve our well-being and that of our domestic animals in general, but especially that of our canine companions. The book brings together ample unbiased natural sciences evidence, and the experiences of many naturally oriented caregivers, to clear a convincing swath through the propaganda surrounding well-being, and the misguided understandings it fosters.

    To learn more about the book, and to download it, see the journal entry:

    My best to you and yours,
    Lee C

  8. Cassie

    November 11, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Garlic is ok in small quantities, it is only in large quantities that they can get sick.

  9. Claire

    December 27, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Sounds like a good idea, but ill have to try it. Large amounts of galic arent good for dogs. Another way to reintroduce toys is to recycle them. If your dog doesnt play with a toy, take it away for a month or so and then give it back. Worked with my dog.

    ps. My blog is fairly new and theres not alot of posts. Constuctive critisim would be GREAT. Thanks!

  10. Debbie

    August 25, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Great idea!


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