Providing a variety of different chews for your puppy is essential. Here are some favorites to help soothe those sore gums and address the chewing instinct.
Frozen carrots are a fantastic way to soothe sore gums and address the chewing instinct. A natural source of vitamin A, potassium, and fiber they are also a good addition to your pups diet. In fact, there are many vegetables and fruits that can be used as a treat for teething. For a complete list click here, and don't forget to discuss the correct portion for your dog with your veterinarian.
Honest Kitchen Ocean Fish Skin chews are made from 100% fish. They are easily digestible and provide an extended chew time. A great alternative to traditional rawhide chews. Suitable for all dogs from teething puppies to seniors!
Himalayan Yak Chews are another healthy alternative to rawhide. Made from yak and cow's milk, they are 100% natural, fully digestible, and a good source of protein—and they're durable enough for even the most enthusiastic chewers. If the chew gets too small for your dog to work with, try popping it in the microwave to puff it up and soften, then let it cool before giving to your dog. An easy treat for your pup to enjoy!
Jax and Bones Rope Toys are cute, eco-friendly, non-toxic, and chemical free. Can be used as-is, or soak in water and place in the freezer first. Once frozen, give to your pup as an extra boost to soothe sore gums!
QWIZL by West Paw is a safe, eco-friendly, treat dispensing puzzle chew toy. You can stuff the Qwizl with treats, peanut butter (xylitol free), yogurt, or frozen vegetables . Great for everyone from puppies to tough chewers!
Frozen Bone Broth Cubes: make these at home using bone broth and an ice tray! Bone broth ice cubes can provide a tasty boost of protein for your pup and support gut health, while helping to soothe a sore mouth. Make sure your broth is free of added ingredients like spices and onions which can be toxic to dogs. We like the bone broth made especially for dogs by trusted brands like Honest Kitchen and Primal.
Buck Bone Organic Elk Antlers are an excellent source of protein, calcium, and phosphorous. I always reccomend sizing up when it comes to choosing an antler for your dog. Elk antlers come larger in size and can come in split form which makes them easier to work with. One word of caution: while some dogs do just fine with antlers, they can be tougher than other chews and rough on some teeth and gums. Using only split elk antlers and softening it by soaking in water first can help lower the risk of harming teeth.
The Baroo notes : No chew is indestructible and all chews have the potential to pose a choking hazard for your dog. It is always good idea to monitor your dog while chewing.