How can I find a healthy treat that will last more than a second or two? That is the challenge many dog owners face when trying to pick a nutritional snack for their pet. Some dogs are mouthier than others and can demolish any treat quickly. If you are a pet owner to a dog that chews everything, don’t worry. Here are a few great treat choices for a dog that need to chew.
The top choice amongst dog owners to keep their dog busy is the bully stick. Unlike the name implies, this stick isn’t going to push your dog around and call it names. However, it will keep your pooch busy for hours on end. Bully sticks are 100% beef, and should never have any fillers. Chewing these can decrease tartar on your dog’s teeth and they don’t splinter like rawhide. Many dog owners report that even the most avid chewers will keep a bully stick for quite a while.
Beams (Fish Skin Chews)
A top dog-favorite for chewers is a fried fish skin chew, called a beam. They aren’t the best smelling treat but will keep your dog entertained. They are entirely natural and made from the skin of wild-caught fish. In addition to being delectable to your dog, they also provide omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids can decrease joint inflammation, keep your dog’s hair and skin looking and feeling its best.
Himalayan Dog Chew
This unique chew treat is made from yak cheese. Dogs love the flavor, and owners like that it is 100% natural. While this bar seems very hard and sturdy, it can be devoured quite quickly by a large, powerful breed. However, smaller breeds can keep a Himalayan dog chew for much, much longer. If you have a smaller dog with the need to chew, a Himalayan dog chew may be the perfect fit.
If you are looking for a no-smell chewing alternative, an antler is an excellent choice for you. Elk naturally shed their antlers throughout the year, making this an environmentally-friendly option for dogs. They can last for months-on-end and have the benefit of not producing a smell.
If your dog chews everything in sight, it is nice to know there are so many natural and healthy alternatives on the market. It may take a bit of trial and error, but choose a few of the above and see how your pup likes them. You may find an all-time favorite treat that saves your shoes from falling victim to your power-chewer of a dog!