If you've got a power mouth pup in your house that just won't quit, you may find it difficult to keep enough chew toys on hand. Aggressive chewers can turn a rawhide chip into a soggy string in one sitting, but fortunately there are a number of chew treats available designed to keep even the strongest gnawers busy for days – even weeks – before you have to replace the.
Here are a few ideas for the mighty mouth in your house:
Retriever Sticks – The secret to these flavored chew toys is they're actually several feet of flattened rawhide spooled into a compact, retriever roll. So even as the outer layers eventually succumb to your dog's jaws, the inner layers stand up for even more punishment.
- Pressed Rawhide – These ultra-dense rawhide treats are formed by compressing 100% cowhide under intense pressure into bone-shaped molds. Since no chemicals are used in the processing and they're available in a variety of flavors, pressed rawhides make a long-lasting, nutritious and delicious obsession for even the most dedicated canine.
- Plaque Attackers – If your dog loves to work on his favorite bone for hours, why not give him a toy specifically designed to work on improving his dental health as well? Toys like
Nylabone Dinos and Dental Chews, and
Nutri Dent Complete Dental Chews all feature raised bumps to massage gums and scrape dental plaque from teeth. They resist tough chewing using unique composite formulas like hardened cornstarch or pet-safe, flavored thermoplastics.
Do you have an AGGRESSIVE Chewer?
Don't be fooled by the size of your dog. Aggressive chewers come in all breeds, shapes, and sizes. Some breeds are known for the power of their jaws, but even the smallest Schnauzer can out-chew a laid-back Labrador if he has the right personality. So when shopping for long-lasting toys, choose the right size for his mouth – and the right style for his temperament.