When your puppy is teething, he will want to chew: a lot. If you wish to protect your furniture from being mauled, it is best to teach him what to chew upon and what to avoid. Your pup will start chewing when his first set of teeth erupts and continue the behavior throughout this teething period. Chew toys are perfect for puppies and aggressive adult chewers who love to chew. Most dogs get a lot of satisfaction from chewing which is a soothing, somewhat idle canine activity. These days, chew toys are available in various shapes and sizes as well as in different materials. So today we will be discussing special chew bones made from bamboo fibers and compare them with other similar products. We will also review safe chew toys for dogs apart from (bamboo) bam bones.
Your puppy cannot distinguish between rawhide bone and your furniture
When your puppy chews on something, whether it is your favorite shoe, or your coffee table leg; he is actually not able to taste anything. This is due to undeveloped taste buds and sore and sensitive teething gums. When a puppy chews upon something juicy and hard, his gums bleed a bit. The blood and saliva get onto the object he is chewing. This makes him believe that he is chewing on a juicy bone of an animal. Since the beginning of time, dogs have been known to feed on raw animal bones. Thus there is an evolutionary aspect as to why puppies want to chew on stuff; and it really does not matter if it is a rawhide bone or a wooden piece of furniture.
It is up to you to correct your puppy’s chewing behavior
As stated above, your dog cannot distinguish between rawhides, plastic, wood etc. This is where you come in. You have to set boundaries right from the start and teach him what is and isn’t acceptable to chew. The best thing to do is say a firm ‘No’ when he starts chewing on slippers or furniture legs. You can also give him chew toys or rawhide bones. However, not all chew products are safe. You can check out this guide on safe dental cleaning chews for dogs.
All chew products are not safe – Nylabone review
When it comes to chew products for puppies, all aren’t made equal. Many chew products are actually dangerous and can harm your pet. Often, there is a recall of chew products which your pet may have taken a liking to. Many top canine experts are especially warning dog owners against using Nylabone. Nylabone has always claimed that their chew bones are safe for dogs to swallow. However, some dogs have actually broken their teeth on these hard bones. Nylabone also makes non-edible chews which pet owners may not be aware. As a result, many a dog has swallowed Nylabone bits which can harm your dog. If your dog has accidentally swallowed the non edible Nylabone parts, you need to get him to a vet immediately. These parts are dangerous and could harm your pet. If you decide to continue giving your pet Nylabone, make sure you monitor him and also get him the right size to prevent choking hazard. In general, it is best not to give Nylabone to very aggressive chewer.
Are bamboo bones safe for dogs?
Bamboo dog bones or bam bones as they are known are safe for dogs. They are made with bamboo fibers which are natural and edible. Bamboo, as we all know, is also a renewable resource. Bam bones last long and they satisfy your pet’s urge to chew. Bamboo dog bones will not hurt your puppy’s teeth and gums. They are neither too hard to cause broken teeth nor are they too soft that your dog loses interest in them. This makes them safe chew toys for dogs. They also come in natural delicious flavors which makes them interesting to pets.
Best Bam bones for puppies
Ethical Pets Bamboo Bone Chicken
Currently, the only company making bam bones for dogs is Ethical pet bam bones. They have become extremely popular and have received great reviews from pet owners on top retailer sites. Many pet parents have praised these natural chew bones that are safe and healthy for young and old dogs that like to chew. Bam bones keep dogs busy for hours. They come in delicious chicken or bacon flavors. Bamboo bones are made using sustainable bamboo fibers which last for a long time. Ethical pet bam bones come in different sizes and two different shapes. The wishbone shape is easy for your pet to hold and it also lasts for a long, long time. Ethical pet bam bones will keep your pet from boredom, anxiety and destructive chewing. Here are some salient features of bam bones:
- Non messy-these bones do not leave a gummy mess behind
- Your dog can chew at it for hours and yet not take off a lot of it.
- Safe for young pets’ delicate teeth; won’t cause broken teeth or bleeding gums.
- Flavor is delicious!
Bamboo chew sticks
Bamboo chews are currently only made for hamsters, squirrels, rabbits and other small pets. Unfortunately, there are no bamboo dog chew sticks for canines.
Other safe chew toys for dogs
Oneisall safe chew toys
This is a safe and healthy chew toy for puppies that are teething and older dogs with aggressive chewing urges, separation anxiety or boredom issues. The toy is made with food grade nylon, and comes in bacon flavor. Oneisall safe chew toys for dogs are durable and made for the most aggressive chewers. The delicious bacon flavor will keep puppy busy for hours and also prevent tartar and plaque.
Aipper pets pack of 12 chew toys
Your pet will never get bored with this super pack of safe chew toys. The toys clean and massage irritated gums and clear away plaque and tartar. These high quality chew toys are non toxic and they also come with a food dispensing toy that is safe and keep your pet entertained for hours. In short: great value for money, great price and great variety for teething puppies and older chewers!
Benebone Real flavor chew bone
This cleverly designed dog chew toy is made in the US. It has received more than 7000 positive reviews. Benebone has a dog friendly design that makes it easy to grip. The bone has 100% real flavor (chicken/peanut/bacon) and a delicious aroma that is enticing to dogs and pups. The company also donates a large part of their income to support animal welfare groups. Benebone comes in 3 sizes: small, medium and large. Note that while this is one of the top rated safe chew toys for dogs, it is inedible and is made using nylon. SO always monitor your pet and/or humans allergic to peanuts, nylon or chicken/pork.
- Cleans dogs teeth and gums
- Made for the most aggressive chewers
- No shards or sharp bits that could endanger your pet.
- Ethical company that has welfare of animals on its mind!