Puppies have a natural instinct to chew, and this behaviour serves several important purposes for their development:


Puppies, like human babies, go through a teething phase where their baby teeth are replaced by adult teeth. Chewing helps soothe the discomfort and pain associated with teething.


Chewing is a way for puppies to explore and interact with their environment. It allows them to learn about the world around them through taste, texture, and scent.

Dental Health

Chewing helps promote good dental hygiene by reducing plaque and tartar buildup. It also strengthens the jaw muscles and helps maintain healthy gums.

Relieving Boredom and Anxiety

Puppies have a lot of energy, and chewing provides them with an outlet for physical and mental stimulation. It can also be a way for them to cope with anxiety or boredom.

What should I give my puppy to chew?

To fulfil your puppy's chewing needs, it's important to provide appropriate and safe items.

  • Puppy-Specific Chew Toys: Look for toys designed specifically for puppies. These are often made of softer materials that are gentler on their developing teeth.
  • Soft Rubber Toys: Durable, soft rubber toys can be suitable for chewing. Ensure they are the right size for your puppy and don't pose a choking hazard.
  • Teething Toys: Some toys are designed to soothe the discomfort of teething puppies. They may be made of softer materials or have a cooling effect.
  • Puppy Safe Treats & Chews: Choosing safe treats and chews for your puppy is crucial to ensure their health and development. Take a look at our Air Dried Chicken Jerky & our Air Dried Rabbit Ears with Hair (both suitable for pups 12 weeks and older).

Always supervise your puppy when introducing new toys or chews, and monitor for signs of wear or damage. Avoid giving them items that can splinter or break into small pieces, as these can pose a choking hazard.

Regularly rotate and inspect the toys to keep the puppy engaged and safe. If you have any concerns about your puppy's chewing behaviour or choices, consult with your veterinarian for advice.

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