Pets can’t enjoy chews without a good set of chompers. Luckily, chews work a little like flossing — they help scrape off plaque build-up as your pet gnaws. Some specialty dental chews go the extra mile at fighting plaque and tartar and are even made to freshen breath, so be sure to work them in regularly (in addition to brushing your pet’s teeth and giving them dental supplements).
Chew time is a great way to distract your dog and entertain them, but you should definitely stick around to supervise. When small pieces of chew break off, be sure to throw them away before they become a choking hazard. You also might want to consider learning pet CPR.
Dogs aren’t the only ones with this animal instinct. Cats like chewing too, and it’s an easy way to help them with their dental health and give them mental stimulation.