The best chewable toys for your pug when teething and otherwise.
If you have experience with teething babies, then you will have some idea how uncomfortable, frustrating and painful it can be for the baby. The fact of the matter is, the same can be said for puppies. It’s important to be aware of the best chewable toys and the benefits of chewing for pugs. A part of your pug care knowledge should be familiarizing yourself with the kind of toys that help to soothe the gums. And those toys that are designed to distract him or her from the pain and discomfort. During the teething process, they will lose a few teeth as the permanents make their way out.
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All puppies tend to want sniff, paws at and explore their world with their mouths and hence, planting their teeth into anything that would accommodate it is very attractive and fulfilling. At this point, it is important to remove any items you may have of value out of their curious world environment and replace with some of the following doggy toys:
1] Treat toys are toys that can be filled with treats as the name suggests. The dog has the ability to be interactive and in so doing finds a way to extract the treat from the toy. This toys are specifically made to be durable, long-lasting and are safe. The materials often used for these toys are made of non-toxic rubber and able to withstand chewing marathons.
2] Nylon Toy – these come in different sizes and it is important to buy a one that is rightly suited for your puppy. Since this article focuses on pugs, consider getting a no larger than a medium sized nylon bone toy.
3] Kong – this is a perfect toy since it is possible to add water and freeze it, which adds a cooling effect to the teething process as it soothes the dog’s sore gums. These are extremely durable and can act as soothing agent for hours upon hours.
Remember to always check to ensure there are no bits and pieces, fiber strands or left-over chunks that may pose a choking hazard to your puppy.
So, putting some effort into learning the benefits of chewing toys for your pug and which one/ones would best suit them will pay off tremendously. It ensures your pet is comfortable while they realize some relief from pain, gum irritations and teething symptoms.