Posted by Lora Shaw on August 24, 2017
Chew on this: bones are extremely beneficial for dogs! They can alleviate boredom, improve dental health, and satisfy a dog’s innate urge to chew. Perhaps most importantly of all, they can diminish bad breath. Put an end to that unpleasant odor by checking out some of our recommendations for the best bones and chews out there.
Benebone Mini Bacon Flavored Wishbone Chew Toy reigns supreme for pudgier pooches. Dogs go bonkers for the bacon flavor, and because it’s nylon, there’s no weight gain. They’ll be “munching” on this toy for weeks, but you don’t have to worry—these chews are calorie-free!
Dog Dental Treats by Blue Buffalo are said to satisfy even the most discerning dogs. And not only do these dog treats clean teeth and freshen breath, they’re also made without chicken/poultry byproducts, corn, wheat, soy, artificial preservatives, colors, and flavors.
Healthy Edibles Dog Treat Bone by Nylabone comes in tons of delicious flavors like filet mignon, beef stew, sweet potato and turkey, lamb and apple, chicken, and bacon. They’re long-lasting, available in 4 sizes, and are perfect for dogs who like to savor each bite. If your dog likes to wolf down his food, these could potentially cause your dog to become ill, however. In this case, he may be better off with an alternative treat.
KONG Senior Dog Toy is specially designed for senior dogs with a softer, more pliable rubber. Simply hide a tasty treat inside and let your older dog have at it. Based by the high number of reviews this toy received on Amazon, we’re guessing your senior will go ape for KONG!
Chipper Critters All Natural Whole Elk Antler Chew is characterized as “virtually indestructible.” While we suppose your dog could finally finish it off at some point, that day is many months, or even years into the future. Additionally, elk antlers (which are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals) are shed naturally, so no animals are harmed in the process of this chew’s creation. And not only do dogs really love these elk antler chews, but pet parents do as well. Unlike other bones and bone alternatives on the market, these chews have no odor and make minimal mess.
Well, that concludes our primer on all-things-bones. We hope that your dog has many in his future to keep him happy and stimulated.
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About the author
Lora Shaw is currently the Vice President of Operations at Pet Palace.