Win a Free Crumps’ Naturals Elk Antler Dog Chew
No matter how much they love to cuddle, all dogs are wild at heart. One of the inborn instincts that most dogs never lose is the need to chew. Giving your dog a treat that satisfies that natural instinct is healthy for your pet in many ways. It may also help preserve the condition of your shoes, pillows, and furniture! That’s why you should try a Crumps’ Naturals Elk Antler Dog Chew as a safe and beneficial solution to your dog’s natural urge to chew.
Why do dogs like to chew?
In puppies, chewing is important to the teething process. At the age of about 2 months, a puppy’s first set of “baby teeth” begins to emerge. A few months later, these teeth fall out to be replaced by the adult teeth. Chewing helps move this process along while also helping to relieve associated discomfort.
Young dogs just past the puppy stage may chew as a way of exploring their environment, so whatever is available to be sniffed, licked or chewed may be fair game.
Adult dogs require strong teeth and jaws in order to kill and eat prey in the wild. For them, chewing is a form of exercise. Dogs may chew on certain items because they are attracted by the smell, such as shoes, wooden table legs or garbage. They also have a natural instinct to chew as a means of cleaning food debris and plaque from their teeth and gums. Chewing on objects like blankets and pillows is often a form of doggie dental care.
Excessive, destructive chewing can arise from stress or insecurity. Dogs who must spend many hours alone often display anxious chewing behaviors as a way to fight boredom or separation anxiety. This can be dangerous if they choose to chew on electrical wires, items that can break up and be ingested, or their own paws or skin.
How to stop your dog from chewing everything in sight
To break your dog of the chewing habit, follow these suggestions:
- Brush your dog’s teeth daily and provide dental chews
- Keep attractive items out of your dog’s reach
- Introduce chew toys to young dogs before bad habits form
- Provide attentive supervision as much as possible
- Verbally correct bad chewing behavior WHILE it is happening
- Make sure your dog gets adequate exercise and daily activity
- For extreme cases, take your dog to a professional dog trainer
Satisfy the wild side with Crumps’ Naturals Elk Antler Dog Chews
A Crumps’ Naturals Elk Antler Dog Chew will make your dog feel like the king (or queen) of the forest!
Dogs know deep down when something comes directly from nature. Their natural instincts are triggered by scent, taste, and texture that factories just can’t replicate. That’s why dogs love these all-natural elk antlers to satisfy their urge to chew.
The Crumps’ Naturals Elk Antler Dog Chew has smooth ridges on one side yet is gently abrasive on the other. Your dog will appreciate the natural teeth-scrubbing action and the varied surfaces and densities of this fun-to-eat chew. Dogs also benefit from the natural source of calcium and essential nutrients that support overall wellness.
And don’t worry about the elk! These antlers are naturally shed each spring so no animals are harmed in the process. Giving your dog a Crumps’ Naturals Elk Antler Dog Chew is sure to satisfy the inner hunter while keeping those canine teeth busy (and off your favorite shoes).