Not too long ago, we wrote a post about Extreme Chew Toys. Duke has always been a heavy chewer and we shared some pictures of toys he had destroyed over the months and our new toy, the WestPaw Zogoflex Tux. Today, I want to share the fate of the Zogoflex Tux when left in the jaws of Duke.
Here’s the photo I shared of Duke and his new Tux over Thanksgiving.
Last week, I sent the Tux back to WestPaw to get a refund. On their website, WestPaw says, “If you do have a dog with a great pair of chompers and he was able to damage our Zogoflex® dog toy, (you have one amazingly powerful chewer as the return rate is less than 1%) You may choose to receive a free one-time replacement or refund – your choice!”
So apparently, Duke is in the 1% of dog chewers because he destroyed that thing within two weeks. It lasted less time than the traditional red Kong. Once I found chunks of the toy scattered around our living room (and bright orange pieces coming out his backside) it went straight back. I didn’t even bother to get a replacement, because if it only lasted us two weeks, it just isn’t the toy for us.
Here are some photos of the toy right before I sent it back.
Huge chunks were missing. It was too dangerous to keep around. Luckily, the folks over at WestPaw were super helpful in getting the paperwork done and I mailed it back last week. I had to pay for the return shipping which amounted to about half of the price of the toy, but getting a 50% refund isn’t bad.
So, right now Duke is using his Extreme Kong Bone, which he doesn’t go crazy chewing on. I still have my eye on the GoughNuts toys and even emailed the company for a recommendation for Duke. They seem very helpful and have a lifetime replacement policy, but their toys are $30-$40 for what Duke would need which is just a little pricey for me, especially around this time of year!
We also had someone give us a hand-me-down Nylabone. So we’ll give that a try when I get home and can give it to Duke. It seems pretty hard, so I’m curious to see what Duke does with it. I also got a tip from a friend that some of the big pet stores might let us return toys Duke damages quickly, so we can try some toys without pouring tons of money into it. I can’t wait to investigate more into both of these things when I get home!
Speaking of getting home… unfortunately, Duke and Sam are spending the holidays back in New England while I am out with my family in California. Which means I won’t be seeing my boys for three weeks! (Eek, so long, don’t remind me!) Anyways, the posts will keep coming and hopefully pictures too, but there will be some delays with trying new toys and sharing the fun prizes we’re hoping to get in the mail and such.
Q: Have you ever tried Nylabones? Or been able to return a quickly damaged toy back to the store?
Today we’re linking up to Follow Up Friday, the blog hop that wraps up your week and leads you right into the weekend. Follow Up Friday is hosted by Heart Like a Dog.
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