Does your dog chew?
It’s worse when their puppies. They say it stops at a year old, I was never that lucky. Mine chewed until she was 18 months to two years old.
Toys not only helped reduce stress on my dog but helped with other destructive behavior such as digging.
Dog bones are my dog’s favorite ways to prevent boredom.
They meat-eaters by nature, and they don’t care what part of the animal it came from, they want to chew.
A favorite ball has saved endless boots, couches, and shoes.
Benefits of Chewing
- Chewing is a natural behavior for puppies and dogs.
- Good dental hygiene
- Chewing is good for keeping tartar from building up on the teeth (which helps prevent dragon breath).
- When a dog chews on hard objects, it helps to scrape away the tartar can build up and cause bad breath, staining, and periodontal disease.
Satisfy the natural desire to chew
Dogs are animals, and animals use their mouths for many things. It’s natural for dogs to chew on hard objects. It provides the right outlet for your dog’s desire to chew.
They Chew to Relieve Boredom
Chewing is an enjoyable pastime for many dogs, while others may chew to relieve boredom, frustration, or anxiety.
If you had to choose between your new couch, your leather wallet, or a bone, which do you want your dog to have to chew?
To Aid in Teething
- Puppies chew for several reasons.
- Puppies love to chew on something hard to relieve the discomfort in their gums as their adult teeth come in.
- Chewing helps develop strong jaws and trains them as youngsters on the items acceptable to chew.
Dog’s Chew Bones
- As long as they aren’t too small or brittle, bones are great choices for dogs to chew.
- Chicken bones, for example, are small and could splinter, getting caught in your dog’s throat or digestive system.
- The best bones come from the femur (leg bone) of a large animal, such as a cow. They are dense so they don’t splinter, yet are a manageable size for a dog to handle. They even come smoked and basted, so your dog has a variety of choices.
Pets prefer a softer chew, or for older pets who struggle with hard chews, try a boneless dense.
Booda Velvets made with digestible ingredients (such as corn) that are safe for your dog. They may come in a variety of flavors.
If you offer your dog a bone, and she doesn’t care for it, don’t give up!
Pets are finicky with their chews. Maybe she doesn’t enjoy the consistency of the bone, or maybe it’s too big or too bland.
Whatever her preference, keep trying until you find the right chew item. Just remember those benefits!
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Pig ears, we’ve seen them, smelled them and yes, we’ve touched them.
They aren’t too appetizing to us, but our dogs love them. They don’t mind they’re real pig ears off of real pigs.
What they know about pig ears:
- natural pork
- tasty and tantalizing
- great for crate training or as a snack
- an acceptable outlet for their natural chewing needs
- easier to digest than rawhide.
- Yes, these are the hooves of the animal.
- They are 100% protein, so they are digestible but, hooves have the potential to splinter.
- Supervise your dog if they are aggressive chewers.