- Grinding and gnawing can clean tartar off teeth, while shredding and tearing aids in flossing for healthy gums. The dexterity needed to chew keeps the dog's jaw, neck, and forearms well-muscled. So for our pet dogs, the need to chew is a hard-wired, healthy, normal dog behavior.
- SodaPup nylon toys are made from pure virgin nylon, which makes them exceptionally strong.
- Sodapup nylon toys are therapeutic for dogs because they are designed to satisfy the chewing instinct of aggressive chewing dogs; safer than other dog chews; they will not splinter or break off in chunks but must be worn down or be chewed off in very small fibers that are easily passed through the digestive system.
Chewing is often thought of as negative dog behavior- especially when it relates to your pooch chewing on your shoes or furniture. However, there are many benefits to chewing for dogs that you may not be aware of. How can you keep your
Despite common associations made with dogs and bones, bones can be dangerous for dogs. They can harm your dog’s mouth as well as cause broken teeth, choking, digestion issues, and blockages. Cooked bones are especially unsafe. We recommend durable, non-consumable chew toys to safely satisfy your pup’s instinct to chew.
Chewing can help clean your pup’s teeth and gums. The act of chewing helps smooth the teeth and scrapes away at tartar. It also promotes antibacterial saliva that cleanses your dog’s mouth. You may also notice your dog’s breath improving!
Just like yoga or meditation may be calming for humans, chewing can be a zen activity for dogs. When anxious, dogs tend to chew in an effort to ease those feelings. If your pup gets stressed at the sound of fireworks and storms or suffers from separation anxiety try giving them a chew toy during those times to help keep them calm and happy.
Just like dogs need physical exercise they also need mental stimulation. Chewing is a really exciting activity for dogs and requires a lot of their focus. Chew toys are a great way to build your dog’s brainpower!
As you now know- dogs LOVE and NEED to chew. However, you don’t want your leather shoes or fancy furniture to be victims of your dog’s natural chewing instincts. Chew toys are a great way to prevent destructive chewing. If you can redirect them to toys meant to be chewed on they can reap all of the above benefits without damaging any of your shoes!
Chew toys are a great way for your dog to get some solo play in. While they are busy gnawing on chew toys you can get some work done or eat dinner without being interrupted.
It is important to make sure you are choosing an appropriate and safe chew toy for your dog. Be aware of your dog’s chewing habits, strength, and what size of toy works best for them. Keep an eye out for signs that the toy may be dangerous or need replacing.
We call those holes "treat pockets". They are intended for you to smear soft foods into so that your nylon toy does double duty. It's both a durable chew toy and an enrichment toy that your dog can lick.