Opt for tough, sturdy chews made of nylon, rubber, or treated wood that can stand up to serious chewing.
Make sure any chews do not splinter or contain toxins and are too big to be choking hazards.
Choosing chews that engage your dog's interests with flavors, textures, and challenge can prevent boredom.
Brushing chews and sterilizing natural bones helps maintain dental hygiene.
Even safe chews require monitoring for destruction, consumption or hazardous fragments.
Rotate novel, stimulating chew toys to prevent obsessive chewing of favorites.
Some dogs relish chewing raw hides, hooves, antlers or sterilized bones under close watch.