Chewing is good for your dog, and providing the right chew toy is important. But, not all chew toys are created equal! Here are some tips on how to choose the right chew toy for your dog.
Why It’s Important
If a dog chews on the wrong thing, it could damage their teeth and potentially cause other serious health issues because broken off bits could get lodged in the dog’s GI tract.
Take O’Riely for example. His person Kimberly reached out to Phinney’s for help after he developed an abscessed tooth fracture and needed emergency dental surgery. Kimberly no longer gives O’Riely real bones to chew on as they are a major cause of tooth fractures, and his case is just one example of how hard bones can do damage.
The first step to picking out the best chew toy is to figure out your dog’s chew style. From there, invest in toys that are sturdy, unlikely to fall apart easily, and can withstand your dog's jaw power!
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What You can Do To Help
Phinney’s believes in keeping people and their beloved pets together. We do this by extending a helping hand to pet parents in need when these emergency vet visits become too costly for some to afford. Ways you can help include donating to Phinney’s or volunteering. And, anyone in need of help in caring for their pets can visit our Get Help page for more information.