Do you give your dog chews? Chews can be so helpful when you have a newborn or a young child.
Many dogs are bred for a purpose: herding livestock, hunting and killing vermin, retrieving, guarding property, pulling sleds, or for search and rescue work, for example. Most of us don’t have a flock of sheep in our backyards (if we are lucky to have a yard at all), nor do we hunt with our dogs to provide food for dinner. Dogs can become bored and destructive without their purpose-filled jobs. Chews can save your furniture and your sanity.
There isn't one 'always-safe' chew for every dog. Possible concerns: broken or cracked teeth, choking, gastro-intestinal irritation, or digestive obstruction, should a dog bite off more than they can chew or decide to swallow something whole.
Here are some options:
I have to admit, they look a bit freaky but many dog parents rave about them.
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Per the manufacturer, it is made from softwood (Hymalian Root) and therefore won't splinter. Not for dogs who will consume it. Not every dog likes it but if they do, hours of entertainment are guaranteed!
They help manage joint conditions and maintain dental hygiene. The bones are crunchy and crumbly and don’t splinter. The only part which may cause a problem is the nails. They can be sharp and harder to digest.
It is a medium-strength chew and is recommended for small to medium-sized dogs.
Very popular dental chew beloved by dogs that could be a choking hazard. Best to consult your veterinarian first.
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