Puppies chew while they are teething, sure, but have you ever wondered why your dog still loves gnawing on that toy years after their teeth have all come in? It may seem like a simple answer, but dogs chew toys because they like the sensation, and it's fun! Chewing helps clean their teeth as well, and can satisfy a dog's boredom. Yomp's all silicone, safe chew toys are a great alternative to rubber, bone or plastic dog toys.
If your puppy likes to chew - and let's face it, they probably do! - make sure to get them toys that are safe. There are a lot of options out there so here are a few keywords to keep in mind while you're looking for your pup's next new toy: nontoxic, safe, durable, and stimulating.
The best material on the dog toy market today is silicone. It is both nontoxic and hypoallergenic. Silicone dog toys are also durable, and as if that wasn't enough, the feeling of silicone is incredibly pleasing to a dog's mouth. Checkity check it! Yomp made all of our toys out of this amazing substance so our toys will really get tails wagging.
For dogs or puppies with sensitive teeth and gums, a softer chew toy can make all the difference. Rope or rubber chew toys can increase inflammation or leave fibers behind. A harder material can actually cause your dog to bite down harder to try to sink their teeth in. If they are experiencing dental issues, chewing too hard can lead to breakages or gum bleeding and infection. Help them out with a softer material like silicone.
If they are puppies, they are most likely teething. Try giving your older dog a harder toy and if they cringe or drop it, check with your vet as they might be experiencing a toothache. If there are no issues, your dog is probably enjoying the mouth feel of a softer dog chew toy! Some dogs just like being able to sink their teeth into something.