CHEWING SURVEY Fall 2010 94 Online Respondents

1.

How old is your dog?
Age 2 1 5 9 3 7 4 6 12 8 13 10 11 Count 13 11 10 10 9 8 7 7 5 4 2 1 1

14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

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2.

What breed/mix is your dog (if known)?
Count 1 5 1 1 6 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 3 2 1 17 1 3 8 1 13 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 3 1

Breed Airedale Australian Shepherd Beagle Bloodhound Border Collie Boxer Dachshund Doberman English Bulldog English Shepherd English Springer Spaniel German Shepherd German Short Hair Pointer Golden Retriever Great Dane Greater Swiss Greyhound Husky Jack Russell Terrier Lab Labradoodle Mix Pembroke Corgi Pit Bull Portuguese Water Dog Pug Red Bone Coon Hound Rottweiler Shiba Inu Standard Poodle Yorkie

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3. What food/ingestible items does your dog like to chew? (Bully sticks, rawhides, etc, that your dog actually ingests/eats - include allowable or unallowable items)
Item Bully Sticks Rawhide Bones Dental Bones Ears Antlers Cow Trachea Fruits, Vegetables & Leafy Greens Tendon Cow Hooves Tails Breath Treats Dehydrated Chicken Duck Jerky Pepperoni Pork Skins Poultry Neck Snouts Count 49 49 34 8 8 7 4 4 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Percent 52% 52% 36% 9% 9% 7% 4% 4% 4% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%

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4. What non-food/non-ingestible items does your dog like to chew? (Please be specific: extreme/black original Kong toy, red Kong JumpNJack, Premier Busy Buddy Twist-n-Treat, sticks, pine cones, cardboard boxes, table legs, etc - include allowable and unallowable items.)
Item Kong Sticks Soft Toys Paper Cardboard Interactive Toys Plastic Wood Shoes Nylabone Squeakers None Blankets Pine Cones Tennis Ball Rubber Rocks Books Rope Socks Undergarments Squirrel Dude Clothes Eyeglasses Hard Chew Toy Aluminum Cans Canvas Carpet Foam Grass Leather Metal Nylon Shoe Laces Count 37 32 28 19 18 13 13 13 11 10 9 8 7 7 7 6 5 4 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Percent 39% 34% 30% 20% 19% 14% 14% 14% 12% 11% 10% 9% 7% 7% 7% 6% 5% 4% 4% 4% 4% 3% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%

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5.

What is your dog's absolute favorite item(s) to chew?
Count 23 21 13 9 5 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Percent 24% 22% 14% 10% 5% 4% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%

Item Bones Bully Sticks Rawhide Soft Toys Kong/Stuffed/Frozen Sticks Antlers Nylabone Dental Bones Paper Rope Shoes Cardboard Cow Tails Deer Hide Diapers Fabric Hard Plastic Hooves Pig Ears Pine Cones Plastic Toys Socks Tennis Ball Toilet Paper Turkey Necks Wood

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6.

How long does your dog normally chew on something at one time?
Minutes 5 10 15 20 30 45 60 120 Count 4 9 10 7 21 4 12 9

25

20

15

10

5

0 5 10 15 20 30 45 60 120

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7. For food/ingestible items, does your dog normally chew until the item is consumed or quit without finishing it?
Question Until consumed Quit without finishing Count 62 28 Percent 69% 31%

8. If given the chance, does your dog regularly destroy non-food items? If so, which items?
Answer No Yes Count 55 39 Percent 59% 41%

Item Soft Toys Paper Plastic Shoes Sticks Underwear Wood Pine Cones Books Cardboard Diapers Hard Toys Nylabone Rocks Rubber Socks Soft Material String Tennis Ball Toys

Count 14 10 10 5 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

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9.

Does your dog ever ingest non-food/non-ingestible items? If so, which ones?
Answer No Yes Count 65 29 Count 10 6 6 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Percent 69% 31%

Item Paper Soft Toys Sticks Plastic Poop Shoes Cardboard Material Pine Cones Rocks Underwear Books Clothing Grass Kong Nylabone Rubber Socks String Tennis Ball Wood

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10. Have you ever had to have a non-food item surgically removed from your dog? If so, what was it?
Answer No Yes Count 90 4 Percent 96% 4%

11.

What items have you given your dog to chew that he has had NO interest in?
Count 21 11 7 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1

Item Rubber Kong Nylabone Non Food Item Not Specified Rawhide Bone Ears Antlers Dental Chew Soft Toys Tennis Ball Celery Chewsticks Hooves Paper Shoes Sticks

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12.

How much do you spend on chew items in a typical month?

Cost/Mo. 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 50 60 100

Count 9 12 11 9 23 5 9 3 2 5 1 3

25

20

15

10

5

0 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 50 60 100

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