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Perfect Toys and Treats for Aggressive Chewers
All dogs have a natural urge to chew, ‘aggressive chewers’ aren’t in any way aggressive in other behaviours- it’s just the term we use to describe dogs who put so much energy into chewing that in most cases, regular dog toys and smaller treats don’t last very long!
Here at Pets & Friends, we want to make sure you’re getting the right products for your pet. It’s important to know how different toys and treats are designed to suit the behaviour, size and dietary requirements of your dog at each stage of their life.
Finding the right toys and treats for an aggressive chewer is crucial to helping keep them happy, healthy and entertained (especially if they are home alone for periods). If their current selection isn’t satisfying their chewing urge- it could lead to your dog turning to household items such as your favourite shoes, slippers or sofa cushions!
There’s a huge selection of toys for aggressive chewers available. It’s important to read the label to make sure that they’re designed to be tough. The KONG toy collection makes it easy to recognise which toy you need with their colour coded range. For the most aggressive chewers, they offer the KONG Extreme toy, which is made from ultra-durable, natural rubber. For a more traditional shape, the KONG Goodie Bone is also perfect for the chew-happy dog!
Another heavy duty range of toys are the Zeus Studs collection. These quirky animal designs have been created to withstand even the most enthusiastic of chewers. These toys are made from heavy-duty canvas which is then reinforced with ballistic fabric on the inside and spiked thermoplastic rubber on the outside. Try getting through that!
When it comes to treats for aggressive chewers- other factors such as their dietary requirements need to be considered before putting your hand in your pocket. If your dog has stomach sensitivities, it’s important to choose more natural treats, or treats which suit their current diet (such as grain-free or high protein) so you don’t cause any digestive upset.
Deer Antler Chews are a tough, tasty natural treat for dogs who love to chew. Available in lots of sizes to suit a range of breeds; these naturally shed antlers are not only a strong, durable treat- but they’re sustainable too! Earth Animal chews and treats are also a great choice, their no-hide chews are hand rolled without any additives or chemicals and uniquely cooked and dried to make them more easily digestible.
For something a little different, the YAKERS Himalayan range also offers up chews for aggressive chewers. Made from Yak milk, the hard texture means dogs need to soften and work at the treat (potentially for hours) before they’re rewarded with small pieces to chew off.
Available on-line and instore, you can shop our full range of dog toys and treats at Pets & Friends today. If you have any questions or would like to discuss what treats may be right for your dog, pop in to your local store and speak to one of our pet experts who can help you find the ideal products.