Your bedroom slippers. The couch corner. The leg of a chair. Dog’s will chew ANYTHING it seems! Although annoying and sometimes a sign of bad behavior, chewing is a natural and healthy habit that most dogs have.
Puppies may get a hall pass when they’re caught red-handed but it’s important to recognize that adult dogs chew, too. Adult dogs may be chewers for the sake of boredom, anxiety, or play! In this blog, we’ll cover why dog’s chew, how to monitor their behavior, and the safest and healthiest dog treats to let your pup gnaw on!
Why Do Dogs Love to Chew?
Chewing is a natural instinct.
Dogs are born with an innate need to chew. It's not just a pastime; it's a fundamental aspect of their nature. Chewing is a natural behavior that helps dogs explore the world around them, alleviate stress, and maintain dental health. Puppies, in particular, chew as a way to soothe teething discomfort.
Chewing is great for teething and dental health.
Just like human babies, puppies go through a teething phase where their baby teeth fall out, and adult teeth emerge. Chewing provides relief during this uncomfortable period.
Regular chewing is not only how some dogs “play” but it helps maintain your dog's oral hygiene by reducing plaque and preventing dental issues. With the right treats, like bully sticks from Bully Sticks Direct, your dog can keep up their hygiene and enjoy an all-natural treat!
Dog’s chew when they are playing!
Although it can be annoying, we all think puppy bites are adorable. Being four-legged creatures, it’s only natural for dogs to explore the world with their mouths. It’s how they eat, how they fetch, how they defend themselves, and how they play!
Chewing can relieve your dog’s anxiety.
Why is it that our dogs decide to chew up our belongings every time we leave the house? Well, believe it or not, your dog experiences anxiety just like human beings do. Chewing on whatever they can get their paws on may be their only escape from the anxiety of being left alone.
This is a habit that dogs can grow out of. If you notice your dog participating in this behavior, follow these tips:
- Make sure you leave them with toys and high-protein dog treats that they can occupy their time with.
- Keep shoes and valuables locked away to avoid destruction.
- Set up gates to secure your dog in a safe area.
- Crate-train your pup.
- Leave a TV on! Studies show that dog’s also enjoy watching TV.
- Find a dog-sitter or daycare so your dog has human and pup interaction while you’re away.
Dog’s different chewing styles
Some dogs have a delicate chewing style, nibbling gently on their treats. This group tends to enjoy treats that can be easily broken down. For these dainty chewers, Bully Sticks Direct provides a perfect balance. Our treats, like the Turkey Tendons have a high-protein, natural turkey flavor that keep the nibblers engaged without overwhelming their gentler chewing tendencies.
“The Power Chewers”
On the flip side, there are dogs with a more robust chewing style. These power chewers can make quick work of traditional treats. Bully Sticks Direct has the ideal solution with our long-lasting, durable bully sticks. Made from high-quality beef pizzle, these treats offer a satisfying chew that can keep even the most enthusiastic chewers occupied. The hardness of the sticks ensures a prolonged chewing experience, promoting both mental and physical stimulation for your furry friend. Choose from a large catalog of size and features including:
- 12-Inch Braided Bully Sticks
- 6-Inch Bully Stick Rolls
- 6-Inch Curly Beef Collagen Sticks
- And more!
“The Puzzle Solvers”
Certain dogs enjoy a challenge, and chewing becomes a form of mental stimulation for them. For these puzzle solvers, Bully Sticks Direct serves as an engaging and rewarding treat. The unique shape and texture of our options provide a satisfying puzzle, keeping your dog entertained and mentally sharp. It's more than just a treat; it's an opportunity for your pup to engage in an enriching activity.
“My dog loves them. Great price. Bully sticks a lot cheaper than new shoes or furniture for my active chewer.” (Andre E. 5-Star Review)
The safest dog treats for chewing
Bully Sticks Direct….
Natural and Healthy:
At Bully Sticks Direct, we prioritize your dog's health. Our bully sticks are made from 100% natural beef pizzle, sourced from free-range cattle slaughterhouses that follow the strictest safety and quality standards. This ensures that your dog is getting a wholesome, high-protein treat without any artificial additives or preservatives. The natural composition not only makes them a safe option for your pet but also a nutritious one.
Dental Health Benefits:
Bully sticks aren't just a tasty treat; they contribute to your dog's dental health. The act of chewing on a bully stick helps reduce plaque and tartar buildup, promoting healthier gums and teeth. Regular chewing can be an essential part of your dog's oral care routine, preventing dental issues that could lead to discomfort or more serious health problems.
Whether your dog is a nibbler or a power chewer, our bully sticks offer long-lasting enjoyment. The durable nature of the sticks ensures that your pup stays engaged, providing a satisfying and enriching chewing experience. This not only helps alleviate boredom but also channels your dog's energy into a positive activity.
Versatile Treat Options:
We understand that every dog is unique, and their preferences vary. That's why Bully Sticks Direct offers a variety of bully stick options of both size and flavor. This versatility allows you to choose the perfect treat for your dog's chewing style, breed, and age. From puppies to senior dogs, our range accommodates the diverse needs of your canine companion.
Your Choice for Chews!
Understanding your dog's chewing behavior is key to ensuring their overall well-being and happiness. As responsible pet owners, providing suitable outlets for their natural instincts is crucial. Bully Sticks Direct takes pride in offering a range of premium bully sticks that not only cater to different chewing styles but also contribute to your dog's health.
Make the joy of chewing a delightful experience for your furry friend with Bully Sticks Direct. Explore our collection today and treat your dog to the goodness of natural, high-quality bully sticks – because a happy dog is a healthy dog!