Charlie has always been a chewer, I think it is the nature of his breed, but currently he looks like he needs to chew more than ever. He is 4.5 months so prime age for teething I believe. He has a few toys and Nylabone chews, most of which he has semi-destroyed. He has been really chewing all of his toys, including those that are not meant for chewing, and he has recently been going for my slippers every time I wear them, which means I constantly have cold feet!
So today I headed to our local pet shop to have a look at some more chew toys and I picked up quite a variety. Charlie had the Nylabone puppy starter set when we first got him and the bacon flavoured chew was his favourite, but he chewed it so much I had to throw it it out. So I got another set of Nylabone chews. I thought they were similar but having just got them out of the packet I’m not sure if they are the same texture. I tend to put these in the freezer as I think the cold is good for Charlie’s teething gums.
Charlie has a tennis ball on a string which he likes to play with, although he has been chewing that and getting all the fur off it, so I found a rubber ball on a string which I thought he might like. I also got a rubber toy with fabric bits to vary the textures.
I also got Charlie some edible chews, although you do have to check on all of them as some are not suitable for puppies. The ones I got are suitable for puppies over 4 months. I gave him one of the beef flavoured bones and it has kept him occupied for hours, although there isn’t much of it left now I’ll definitely be getting these again. They are great to keep him occupied while I am working in the day.
I couldn’t resist one soft toy, as last night he pulled a leg off his monkey toy. I picked up this long cow, which has different squeakers inside, as well as a crinkly texture and noise in the middle, it’s quite hard to describe but Charlie likes it!
It’s safe to say Charlie’s toys and treats bags are getting full! I love these bags so had to share – they were a Christmas present from my mother in law, and personalised from Not On The High Street.
Do you have a dog that needs to chew a lot? If so can you recommend any particular toys or treats to keep them away from the slippers?! As always, any advice is much appreciated!