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May 13, 2021 3 min read

CHEW TOYS        

Let's have a quick chat about the benefits of chew toys for dogs! In this blog we answer some very common questions from our customers!

What are the benefits of Chew Toys?            

Chewing is often thought of as negative dog behavior - especially when it relates to your pooch chewing on your shoes or furniture. However, there are many benefits to chewing for dogs that you may not be aware of!  How can you keep your possessions safe but also allow your dog to reap from all the benefits of chewing? The key is re-directing that behavior to chew toys for dogs.  

Are Chew Toys Safer than Real Bones?                                       

Despite common associations made with dogs and bones, bones can be dangerous for dogs. They can harm your dog’s mouth as well as cause broken teeth, choking, digestion issues, and blockages. Cooked bones are especially unsafe and please NEVER give to your dog! We recommend durable, non-consumable chew toys to safely satisfy your pup’s instinct to chew.

Do Chew Toys Improve Dental Health?

Chewing can help clean your pup’s teeth and gums. The act of chewing helps smooth the teeth and scrapes away at tartar. It also promotes antibacterial saliva that cleanses your dog’s mouth. You may also notice your dog’s breath improving!

Do Chew Toys help dogs relive stress and anxiety?

Just like yoga or meditation may be calming for humans, chewing can be a zen activity for dogs. When anxious, dogs tend to chew in an effort to ease those feelings. If your pup gets stressed at the sound of fireworks and storms or suffers from separation anxiety try giving them a chew toy during those times to help keep them calm and happy

Do Chew toys help puppies that are teething?

A chew toy is a must for your new puppy!  Chewing can help ease the pain that puppies are experiencing while they are teething. If your pup’s gums seem extra tender you can try putting a chew toy in the freezer before giving it to your pup for an added soothing effect.  Chewing also promotes teeth growth so your puppy can develop healthy and strong adult teeth.

Do Chew toys provide mental stimulation?

Just like dogs need physical exercise they also need mental stimulation. Chewing is a really exciting activity for dogs and requires a lot of their focus. Chew toys are a great way to build your dog’s brainpower!

Can Chew toys help prevent destructive chewing?

As you now know - dogs LOVE and NEED to chew. However, you don’t want your leather shoes or fancy furniture to be victims of your dog’s natural chewing instincts. Chew toys are a great way to prevent destructive chewing. If you can redirect them to toys meant to be chewed on they can reap all of the above benefits without damaging any of your shoes!

Can Chew toys keep your pup occupied?

Chew toys are a great way for your dog to get some solo play in. While they are busy gnawing on chew toys you can get some work done or eat dinner without being interrupted.

What should you consider when buying your dog a chew toy?

It is important to make sure you are choosing an appropriate and safe chew toy for your dog.  Be aware of your dog’s chewing habits, strength, and what size of toy works best for them. Keep an eye out for signs that the toy may be dangerous or need replacing.

Check out our incredible range of dog chew toys here!

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