By:Pet Age Staff
Dogs have a natural urge to chew. This instinct is strongest when they are puppies but continues throughout their life.
As puppies, chewing provides relief from irritated gums as a result of teething. As they age, chewing exercises jaw muscles and helps scrape away dental plaque. It also helps relieve boredom. Additionally, dogs gain natural nutrients when they chew animal parts like bones and tendons.
It’s important for manufacturers and retailers to discuss the benefits of chewing for dogs, especially if they have a habit of targeting items like shoes, kids’ toys and furniture. While it can be a nuisance for dog owners, it can also be a potential risk for dogs to chew items not meant to be chewed or played with. Dangerous consequences like poisoning or mouth injury can occur.
By having an expansive knowledge on the multitude of toys and chews available, retailers can emphasize the importance of providing dogs with something to chew on as part of their care with items that are specifically meant to be chewed on, diverting them away from household items without discouraging their natural instincts.
This is why many toys on the market are being made with stronger and more durable materials. Not only does it keep them away from other items by satisfying their need to chew and play, it also provides longer-lasting play and increased interaction between dog owners and their pups.
Toys that feature heavy-duty materials like rubber and nylon are designed for hardcore chewers. And many manufacturers are also rolling out products with stronger fabrics and ropes meant for more pulling and tugging activities.
These products encompass all of those traits and more for toys that put chewing at the forefront of their designs. And with added features like places for treats and unique colors and shapes, these products entice a dog’s sense of play that is heightened as much as it is encouraged. Now the duration of play can be as endless as the options.
Fluff & Tuff Toys
Fluff & Tuff has a long line of high-quality, durable plush dog toys, including Tico the Sloth, Violet Unicorn, Gordon Stingray and Manny the Lobster. Gordon Stingray, notably, is the company’s version of a flat toy. The toys are made from Fluff & Tuff’s extra-plush outer fabric and lined with the company’s durable tuff-web interior fabric.
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