10 Things you Need to Know About Nylon Dog Toy Chews
- Many dogs are happier with something nice to chew. It’s one of the few things in the house that they can chew without getting yelled at. They especially like it because it was a gift from you! They have your permission to work on it.
- Chewing is satisfying behavior. It’s comforting to dogs when they’re bored or have nothing better to do. It’s like a child with a pacifier. Simply put, it’s a calming behavior.
- Not all nylon chews are born equal. Some are hard, some are less hard & finding the most pleasing one for your dog can take some trial & error. Dogs are individuals just like humans. Glass hard nylon bones are usually not the favorites. For a satisfying chewing experience your dog needs to be able to do some damage to the chew. It needs to be scratchable. More about this below.
- Don’t freak out if your dog creates small granules of nylon while chewing. These little rice size bits are usually not swallowed but if they are, they’ll pass without problem.
- Also, don’t freak out if you can’t find your dog’s chew. If you bought the right size it’s doubtful he swallowed it. He most likely buried it in the garden or under the sofa pillow. Some dogs get funny about hiding their bones. It’s also doubtful that they will forget where they hid it. If your dog values the chew his instincts may take charge. That being said, you should remain vigilant of your dog if you can’t find the chew.
- Dogs pretty much only chew on the ends of the chews & ignore the shaft. Keep your eye on the chew & take notice of the progress he’s making. Replace the chew when the end is excessively worn or if you see anything broken. Virgin Nylon is extremely durable and breaks are nearly never.
- Read the ingredients on the package to see if the chew is up to your standards. Be aware of any peanut or meat ingredients if your dog or even children in the home have such allergies.
- Nylon chews help to scale your dog’s teeth but they’re not a substitute for brushing. Chewing generally scrubs the molars but the pearly whites still need regular brushing. Don’t be alarmed if you see little bits of blood. It’s part of the scrubbing process.
- Most important rule of all! Give your dog a chew that is too large to swallow. Way too large! If in doubt, always pick the larger size. If you have different sized dogs then only buy the chew that’s safe for the largest throat. Do retrievers sometimes swallow the chihuahua’s bone? The answer is Yes!
- Don’t be bummed out if your dog doesn’t like to chew. Some dogs love to fetch and some could care less. Remember that we’re individuals, give her a hug and be happy that you tried.