Are chew toys really good for teeth? And what about puppies?
Here's a fun fact, when your dog chews on toys, it's like giving their teeth a workout. The act of chewing can help scrape away plaque and tartar, promoting healthy teeth and gums, also by chewing it helps to exercise the jaw muscles. Plus, chew toys are like a toothbrush for your dog. They help to keep a dog's teeth clean and healthy by stimulating salivary flow, which neutralizes acids that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
Puppies can also have dog chew toys. In fact, it is a good idea to provide chew toys for puppies to help them develop healthy chewing habits and to alleviate the natural urge to chew that all dogs have. Puppies also lose their baby teeth and grow their permanent teeth and chew toys can help with this process as well. It's important to choose the appropriate type of chew toys for your puppy. Puppies have delicate jaws and teeth, so it's best to avoid toys that are too hard or too large for them to handle. Instead, opt for toys that are specifically designed for puppies, or those made from softer materials like rubber or nylon. Puppy toys can be made from softer materials and some of them can be infused with enzymes or other substances that can help freshen breath and promote dental health.
It's always a good idea to supervise your dog/puppy while they are playing with chew toys, and to replace any toys that show signs of wear or damage.