I've always been cautious of dog toys, especially of rubber and rawhide. The parts can get caught in the digestive track. That can lead to a blockage or even death. I choose to give my yellow lab treats / toys made from rice flower or beef jerky made for people. He can share with my wife! My smaller dogs, I gave boiled soup bones from the butcher. The bones were too big for them to chew and break or splinter. The dogs spent hours attempting to lick all of the marrow out of the bones, My yellow lab could probably break them. Nothing beats taking them for a walk. It does them good and would probably do you some good, as well! Most of my dogs have lived to be over twenty years old. I must be doing something right. Good luck with your buddy and remember nothing replaces love!