wow, good question!! I don't know, and i especially don't know about what small dogs are allowed to have, but, i have been taught by people here that nylabones are okay, but rawhides are undigestible and should not be given,
bummer!!!!! Apparently, they could possibley clog up a dog's colon. They say, the rawhides REhydrate and swell a lil bit to be moist again, while inside your dog, and could cause problems by blocking the colon up.
but i have been told Bullysticks are good. I can't find actual bullysticks in pet aisle at grocery(but, honestly, most anything in a grocery store for dogs is total crapola anyway) but i can find them at any pet shop/pet supply shop.
All the pet shops carry Bullysticks. Ask the clerk, cuz there are only like 100 lookalikes, ha ha!!
They are shockingly costly, like $3 for 1 medium size one, which, for your very small dog, would be months supply, ha ha!!
Snooks told me, she orders her Bullysticks online, says is cheaper that way, and she freezes them.
I only let Buddy have a bullystick about once every 2 or 3 weeks. I always give him a teaspoon of punkin the next day, to help make sure he doesn't get any blockage in his colon from it. Punkin, is mild laxative for dogs, the kind that is unspiced, in a can, in the pie-making aisle at the grocery store. It "kicks in" about 5 hours after Buddy eats it, so i never give punkin at bedtime!!:dognowink:
My Buddy cleans his teeth by gnawing on toys. He didn't understand about it was okay and fun to gnaw on toys, at first, but we rubbed cheese or peanut butter on them to get him started/interested. Ha, NOW he is a toy NUT!!! :msnohyes: He gnaws them often, and that cleans his teeth. LIke flossing almost!! Really, IF you took a piece of furry fabric, or rubbery toy, and rub your teeth, over and over---- yes, that does clean teeth!!!
He doesn't shred his toys, we tell him to stop if he does......Now, he only shreds his toys if he is very annoyed about something, which isn't too often. Maybe, you can help your chewing dog develop a love of chewing around on toys???
Buddy needs fresh supply of new toys eveyr now and then. We rotate his toys around, half hidden away for a few weeks, then swap them out. Abotu every 3 weeks he gets something brand new to him, WHAT A THRILL that new toy is to Buddy!!!:dogbiggrin:
If we dont' do this, Buddy will get bored and quit playing with same old toys.:dogtongue: We get his toys at Goodwill (only 25 cents each!!) :msngrin:or at the Dollar store.
HOpe someone who knows about small dogs and bullysticks will be by to help you know if you can give these to very very small dogs!!??:msniwonder: