Lumabone nylon chew toys are high-quality chew toys enjoyed by many dogs. But unfortunately, no chew toy is perfectly safe. Here are some basics for keeping your dog safe and happy.

1. Not Edible – While they’ve got some yummy real bacon flavor, Lumabones are not edible.

 

2. Let’s Keep Your Dog Out of the Dentist’s Chair – Dogs don’t like emergency trips to the dentist.  Recognize that Lumabones are made of nylon, which is a hard substance. Aggressive chewing can cause chips or cracks in teeth and possibly result in tooth loss/removal.  This is an unavoidable risk when using chew toys of this hardness and durability, such as nylon, natural bones, and antlers.  Consider softer products to avoid this risk.  Lumabones are also not appropriate for or older dogs that may have compromised tooth strength.

 

3. For Adult Dogs Only – Lumabones are for use only by adult dogs.

 

4. Keep it Smooth – After aggressive chewing, the product can become bristled and sharp. The product in this condition can cause gum irritation, even bleeding. Also, the product could cause abrasion or injury to another part of a dog’s or human’s body. The product can be smoothed with a wood file or heavy grit sandpaper. Need more help?  Shoot a photo to  info@lumabone.com.

 

5. Not For All Dogs – Our weight guidelines are for rough reference only. Lumabones are not suitable for all dogs. Lumabones are not suitable for dogs that weigh more than our recommended guidelines or for dogs that are very strong or very aggressive chewers. Always choose the largest product your dog can handle, even if you have a dog rated for a smaller size. Not all dogs have the teeth to withstand aggressive chewing of hard substances such as nylon. Use judgment in evaluating the strength of your dog’s chewing and the condition of your dog’s teeth. Lumabones are not appropriate for puppies, and are only for dogs with a full set of adult teeth. Lumabones are also not appropriate for older dogs that may have compromised tooth strength.

 

Dog toys with closed holes and irregular shapes have the possibility of getting stuck on a dog’s jaw, paw, or other part of their body. Size up your dog and your Lumabone to reduce this risk.

 

6. Supervision Required – A dog’s use of Lumabone products should always be supervised.  Monitoring and replacement are essential to your dog’s safety.

 

7. Replace Frequently – Watch for wear and replace Lumabones frequently to ensure that the product remains whole and intact. Though a rough guide only, Lumabones should be discarded if more than a sugar cube’s worth of product is missing.  Even so, replace Lumabones at least once per month. The amount of time it can take a given dog to wear down the product to an unsafe level varies. If your dog has worn down the product very quickly (a matter of hours or a few days), please email a few photos to info@lumabone.com and we’d be glad to help.

 

8. Reduce the Risk of Tooth and/or Gum Injury – Lumabones are made of nylon, which is a hard substance. Aggressive chewing can cause chips or cracks in teeth and possibly result in tooth loss/removal. After aggressive chewing, the product can become bristled and sharp. The product in this condition can cause gum irritation, even bleeding. Also, the product could cause abrasion or injury to another part of a dog’s or human’s body. Monitor the condition of the Lumabone closely to watch for bristles or sharp edges. The product can be smoothed with a wood file or heavy grit sandpaper. If this condition causes a problem for you or your dog, email info@lumabone.com for a refund and avoid nylon chew toys in general.

 

9. Allergy Notice – Lumabones are made of nylon and are made in facilities that process peanuts, tree nuts, chicken, pork and beef. In addition, as a result, Lumabones may contain trace amounts of peanuts, tree nuts, chicken, pork and/or beef ingredients. Therefore, Lumabones should not be purchased for use in households where a human or pet may have an allergy to nylon, peanuts, tree nuts, chicken, or pork.

 

10. Don’t Turn it into an Ice Skate – Lumabone is a hard toy and can cause injury when stepped on. Keep in a safe place to avoid the risk of a slip or fall, particularly in the dark. Keep in a safe location.