If your pup is an aggressive chewer, then you know the struggle of finding the right chew toy that can stand up to their jaw strength. You don’t want to be constantly replacing your dogs’ toys, so it’s important to do your shopping research and find a chew toy that will last as long as possible. Here are a few tips on what to look for when shopping for chew toys for aggressive dog chewers.
The material that makes up the chew toy is a key factor in how long it will last against your pup’s powerful jaws. Look for rubber or hard plastic materials such as nylon and Polyethylene, which are known for being durable and resistant against scratches, punctures, and abrasions. Avoid softer materials like cloth or rope, which will not hold up against constant gnawing.
Size Matters Too
When purchasing a chew toy, size matters too. Make sure you’re buying something that isn’t too small; if it can fit entirely in your dog's mouth, then it's likely too small and could pose choking hazards if swallowed. On the other hand, if the toy is too big then your pup won't have any interest in playing with it anyway. Look for something that's large enough to provide entertainment but still small enough so they won't have trouble carrying it around or taking bites out of it.
Shapes & Textures Are Important Too
Your pup needs more than just a boring flat rubber disc! Look for shapes with ridges, nubs, bumps textures—anything that'll keep them entertained longer by providing variety and different sensations with each bite. Chew toys come in all sorts of shapes such as bones (for those pups who love pretending they're wolves chomping on bones), balls (for those pups who like chasing things), and even characters (for those pups who like cuddling their toys). Plus, when the outside texture of the toy gets worn down from chewing, you can always flip it over to expose a new side!
All in all, finding the perfect chew toy doesn't have to feel like an impossible mission! To make sure you pick out something truly indestructible (or at least close to indestructible!), check these factors before buying: material composition (rubber or hard plastic is best), size (not too big or small), shape & texture (ridged/nubby/bumpy surfaces are best). Taking all three into consideration should help you find something strong enough even for those most enthusiastic of aggressive dog chewers!
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