3 reasons to give your dog a chew bone
A dog chew bone is not just a tasty treat that dogs become thrilled for; it is also a source of joy and offers some excellent perks for your furry friend. Let's dig into why!
1. Dog chew bone: the secret dental superhero
Those yellowish tartar buildups on your dog's teeth can lead to gum inflammation and periodontitis, an inflammation of the tissue surrounding the tooth. In addition to tooth fractures, periodontitis is one of the most common reasons for tooth extraction in dogs. The powerful chewing action on a dog chew bone helps combat plaque, preventing tartar formation and maintaining your dog's dental hygiene.
Chomping on a chew bone is a dog's way of keeping their pearly whites gleaming. The chewing motion naturally removes plaque, giving dental issues a run for their money!
While some lucky dogs may flaunt naturally clean and dazzling teeth from their chew bone habits alone, most dogs will eventually need a little extra dental care. Regular visits to the veterinarian are essential, especially if your furry friend has a case of bad breath. That is a sure sign to schedule your dog's dental check-up.
Want to take the best care of your dog’s oral health at home? Get into a daily brushing routine using toothpaste for dogs and a gentle toothbrush and throw in some regular dog chew bone sessions. Not only will these routines keep your dog's teeth shining, but they will also save you from digging deep into your pockets for costly dental procedures. However, it's not advisable to skimp on your dog's dental care. Toothaches can be a real pain, and untreated oral issues can seriously affect your dog's overall well-being.
2. Enjoyable activation for your dog's brain
Indulge your furry friend in relaxing activities that nourish their mental well-being. Dogs are naturally inclined to explore for food, savour a good chew, and tear it apart. Merely munching on dry kibble from a bowl fails to satisfy their deep-rooted connection with food. That's where dog chew bones come in.
Dog chew bones offer a safe and enjoyable outlet for dogs to express their instincts and engage in typical behaviours. They provide natural mental stimulation while ensuring your dog's safety. However, it's crucial not to leave your dog unsupervised with a chew bone, as some enthusiastic dogs may attempt to swallow it whole or in large pieces.
It's not uncommon for dogs to try to devour the bone swiftly if another furry companion shows interest. To maintain your dog's tranquillity and well-being, it's highly recommended to let them relish their chew bone without interruption.
3. Tranquillity with dog chew bone
By encouraging chewing, you activate the release of endorphins, those wonderful "feel-good" hormones that bring pleasure and create a calming effect for your dog. This helps alleviate stress and anxiety levels. If your dog is feeling overwhelmed, nervous, or excessively excited, they may resort to chewing on inappropriate items like shoes or furniture. Offering an approved chewable item, such as a delicious dog chew bone, redirects their chewing behaviour, safeguards your sofas and table legs, and promotes a peaceful environment.
After an adventurous stroll through the woods or a lively play session, a chew bone becomes a soothing and beneficial way for your dog to unwind. It satisfies their need to chew while providing a moment of relaxation and contentment.
PrimaDog Rough Chews, made in Europe, are grain-free chew bones that offer durable and delicious chewing experience for your dog. The Rough Chews range includes dental bones and tough chew bones with meaty filling infused with Nordic superfood berries. Explore the products!
How to choose the right chew bone for the dog?
Tips for finding the perfect dog chew bone:
Chewing strength: Even the smallest terrier can have a mighty jaw, so they might need a tough chew bone. But if your senior dog has dental issues or your dog has a very tiny mouth, a crunchy chew bar or a thin chew stick could be an easier option to sink their teeth into.
Taste preferences: Some dogs will happily devour plain rawhide bones, while others might crave a chew bone with a meaty filling or a tasty wrapping to really get their drool flowing.
Allergies and sensitivities: If your dog's tummy or skin gets upset by grains or certain proteins, make sure to check the chew bone's product description for any potential allergens. PrimaDog's European-made Rough Chews are grain-free, and filled bones feature turkey or lamb, which are usually well tolerated alongside the rawhide.Want to know more about feeding a dog with sensitive stomach? Read our article.
Puppy-friendly options: Double-check the packaging to make sure the chew bones are safe for your little rascal, as some of them may be recommended for pups six months and older. All PrimaDog Rough Chews are suitable for puppies too!
Intended use: For those dogs in need of long-lasting tranquillity, a sturdy filled chew boneis the way to go. But if you are simply looking for a quick chew or a reward after a successful nail trimming session, go for a crunchy chew bar or other quicker chewing options that won't keep the dog occupied for too long.
While chewing is a natural urge for dogs, it is important not to go overboard with chewables. Dog chew bones are considered treats, so they should make up no more than 10% of your furry friend's daily diet.
Main photo: Mariia Kornevitš, 1st illustration photo: Jutta Romppainen