Still a puppy or not, your wet-nosed pal is going to chew, chew, AND chew! It’s just the way dogs are. Whether they know it or not, puppies chew because they are teething and adult dogs chew to strengthen their chewing muscles, to keep their brain engaged and to keep their teeth clean.
Chewing is good for your dog physically and mentally, however it is extremely important to make sure that their dog chew toys are safe. A lapse on providing them safe dog chews will result on them chewing on inappropriate things, like the legs of your table, your newly bought shoes, the cushion of your bed, and I know you can imagine what else, but let's not go there! Instead, simply make sure they are provided with appropriate dog chew bones.
There are several dog chews available in the market today. We need to know which ones are okay and which ones are a no-no! It is best that you identify your chewing dog's personality and assess which type of dog chew bone is suitable for him.
KNOWING YOUR DOG’S CHEW PERSONALITY
DANGER ZONE: Inhaler dogs are able to bite large chunks of dog chews and can devour them real fast.
These are the dogs that are always able to shatter and wreck whatever they lay their mouths on. They will or will not swallow what they try to chew on.
The Nibblers are the dogs that love to take their time. They chew on slowly and enjoy every bit of gnawing.
THE RIGHT ANTLER CHEW
Yes, there are a lot of dog chews available but one of the considered safest are the antler chews. There are two types of antler chews - the whitetail antlers and the elk antlers. To tell you, elk antlers are the better choice and for good reasons!
Whitetail antler chews are very hard. Like hard-hard, even for the Destroyers. These will cause your dog’s teeth to break first (instead of the chew) and they can splinter, causing your dog to swallow sharp shards of it.
On the other hand, elk antler chews are softer and more nutritious. They don’t splinter so easily or will break your dog’s teeth so you become stress-free all the time.
But elk antlers are not created all equal. Make sure you choose the grade A elk antler chews. They are more expensive but they are selected from Grade A premium raw elk antlers for their weight, density, color, & shape.
WHAT MAKES IT A GREAT CHOICE
The common rubber/stuffed/rope chews you find in stores are either very hard, will easily break your dog’s teeth or splinter and can cause choking.
Other dog chews simply won’t last. The great thing about antler chews is that it gives your dog a longer gnawing experience and saves you money, too!
No Unpleasant Smell
Unlike the rubber chews that has smell, antler chews are completely odorless and does not stain your carpets and floor.
Great Nutritional Value
It is our goal as pet parents to keep our dogs entertained and healthy at the same time. Antlers are natural chews and have no artificial ingredients added that can cause digestive upset.
At Pet Parents®, we love animals, not just the ones in our homes. Because of this our raw elks antlers only come from antlers that have naturally fallen from elk and deer. This guarantees nature's natural dog bones & perfect bone marrow dog treats for years to come!