A few weeks back, I came home tired from my day job, and took off my 350s and left them in the living room. I go out to the store, and come home and find my fresh 350s chewed up. They had holes. The laces were scuffed up with chew marks, and even the material was dirty from my dogs paws. This little incident got me thinking, one, why its so important to give your dog chew toys, and two, why the hell didn’t I put my shoes back in the box!
Chewing Keeps Your Dog Focused
Ever chew on your pens and pencils? If you did, one, you’re gross, and two it distracted the mind from something. Chewing on your pen helped calm you down, entertained you and even helped you focus. For dogs, chewing ensures their mental fortitude, keeping their mind focused on chewing their toys rather than your shoes, according to the Preventative Vet.
Chew Cleaning You’re Teeth?
Chewing, believe it or not, keeps the teeth clean. A healthy regiment of chewing can ensure your dogs teeth remain clean and free of plaque. Humans brush their teeth and floss, and dogs, well, they chew…a lot. Not providing your dog with enough options to chew can lead to your furniture, clothing, pillows, sofas and anything else you can think of being riddled with chew marks.
Chew for Heathy Jaw Muscles
From the time their pups to the time they grow old, dogs will chew on bones, toys and whatever else they can to keep their jaw muscles healthy. Regular chewing ensures your dogs joints and jaw muscles remains strong and durable.
Chewing Helps Dogs Explore
Ever see an infant put everything in their mouth? Like, what the heck, why do they do that! Well, according to science, its because sucking or placing objects in the mouth is a way a baby explores the world. Dogs, like infants, chew to explore and discover what the world has to offer.
Sure, dog toys and bones get messy and dirty. But having a healthy assortment of dope chew toys provides a great way to keep your dog from making his own chew toys out of your shoes.