What kind of chew is best for my dog?
As pet owners, we always want to find the best for our furkids, since they cannot make the best decision for themselves, it become our task to source for the best ones for them.
There are so many different kinds of chew in the market, ranging from plastic artificial chew to natural bone chew, natural boneless chew to natural wood chew. So which kinds of chew are the best?
Obviously, the plastic artificial chew is out, since it gives no benefits at all to your furkid and the plastic and artificial ingredients ingested are toxic to your furkid.
Natural bone chew is great as it triggers your furkid natural instinct in chewing and their liking to chewing bones. It is perfect for aggressive chewer as bone chew is long lasting and tougher. However, for beginner chewer, it is always better to start with boneless chew in case your furkid just like to gobble everything down and resulting in unneccessary choking risk.
All the natural bone or boneless chew not only helps to treat your dog boredom, but also providing them with dental benefits. The scraping and chewing on the chew will help to scrape off the plaque and tartar on the tooth. The continuous chewing helps to stimulate their brain as well and prevent unnecessary chewing of your house furniture or other items.
In addition, natural bone or boneless chew also consist of alot of health benefits. They are mostly high in protein, and low in fat, and also consist of a lot important minerals that is required for your dog good health being.
Despite so much benefits the natural chew can provide to your dog, be aware that the natural dog chew can smell, and human might not be able to tolerate it. However, this is the smell that your furkid actually loves it. The reason that natural chew or treats smell, is because they are all 100% natural with no additivies or preservatives, hence when all the moisture of it are removed, the smell of the treats become more intense.
Aside from the natural bone and boneless chew, antlers are also another popular chew that pet owners love to provide for their furkid. However, price of antlers are slightly at the higher range, but they are tough, and definitely long lasting for days or weeks. They are low or no odour, and longer lasting. Moreover, they are super mineral packed full of benefits such as Glucosamine, Calcium and Phosphorus to name a few.
There are Whole Antlers and Split Antlers. Split Antlers are easier for the beginner chew to chew on as the marrow is being exposed hence easier to chew, and dogs mainly like to scrape the marrow of the antler. Whole antlers are more recommended for the aggressive chewers as they are very tough and challenging to chew on. Fallow antler is another kind of antler, but it is much softer comparing to whole antler, and harder to chew on than split antler.
Olivewood chew and Coffee Wood Chew are both top favourites for furkid who has a special liking in wood and sticks. They can serve both as a chew as well as a fun playing time between owners and furkids. Olivewood chews are naturally rich in antioxidants while Coffee wood are not. However, Coffee wood chews are much lighter than Olivewood chews. Olivewood chews have unique texture whereas Coffee wood chews have unique flavour.
Both of the woods are tough and are long lasting. The difference between the two different kinds of woods will ultimately come down to the individual preference of the furkid.
Regardless of which chew you choose, it’s important to supervise your furkid while they are chewing to ensure their safety.