The Benefits of Dog Chew Bones
Chew bones for dogs have multiple benefits and are recommended by vets for dogs of all ages. Chew bones are entertaining and healthy for pets. They like chews for their flavor and varied texture.
Healthy Dental Care
Dog chew bones have numerous advantages for canine oral hygiene. Dogs are carnivores and back in the ancient times were used to chew on hard prey and meat. Dogs need to toughen their teeth and gums, and biting on chew bones is a great exercise to do this.
In addition, chew bones have the advantage of scraping the plaque and tartar deposits off the dog's teeth, preventing gum and periodontal disease. Dogs need daily teeth brushing. However, some dogs reject tooth brushes or you simply forget to brush your dog's teeth, so plaque may build up. Plaque is the result of food bits that are caught between the teeth combined with saliva. Plaque is a thin pellicle on the surface of the teeth. If this pellicle is not scraped off, it will combine with the minerals in the saliva and result in tartar, which cannot be removed by regular brushing.
Hard textured chews may remove tartar. However, tartar can lead to gum disease or even periodontal disease, which results in painful gums and even loss of teeth.
Gum disease may also help bacteria enter to dog's body and possibly affect the heart or the kidneys.
Chewing on rawhide bones, dry treats, rolls or twists helps keep plaque away and reduces the acidity in the dog's mouth that can cause gingivitis.
Chewing on bones or rawhide treats is a stimulating activity for any dog. This will keep him busy for a few hours and will also engage his mind.
Prevent Chewing around the House
Dogs that get bored tend to develop behavior problems such as chewing furniture, shoes or barking excessively. By offering chew bones to your dog, he will have an activity for the hours that you are away or unable to pay attention to your pet. Chew bones will prevent destructive chewing.
Chew treats help teething puppies in relieving the pain caused by the pressure of growing teeth on the gums. These treats also stimulate tooth growth.
Offer softer chew bones to puppies, to avoid bone fractures or injuries. Starch-based bones are excellent for teething puppies.
Dog chew bones have the advantage of reducing halitosis, which is bad breath. Bad breath can be caused by the deposits of plaque or tartar, tooth decay or gum disease. The chew treats act as abrasives and may prevent these dental and gum issues, so the dog will no longer have bad breath. The chews will freshen up the dog's breath, so the next time your dog is licking you, you don't need to turn your head to avoid his breath.
Last but not least, rawhide bones help removing the plaque and will also prevent yellow, unhealthy looking teeth.