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Dog Chews: What’s the difference?

Dog Chews: What’s the difference?

It would be impossible to find a dog that doesn’t love a good chomp on a bone, meaty stick or breath-freshening chew.

Created to prevent the chewing of household furniture, toes, shoes or anything else our puppies can get hold of, a chew can be a tremendous tool in improving the behaviour of any four-legged friend.

But as more and more chews step into the spotlight, selecting the right chew for your dog can be overwhelming! With aims such as providing flavour, freshening breath or simply busting boredom, when it comes to chews, there are just too many to chews from!

To make life as easy as possible, we're breaking down our most popular chews in our store to help you find exactly the right chew for your pooch.

The Dental Chews

For those in-between brush days, there is nothing more efficient at cleaning your dog’s teeth than a dental chew. Infused with herbs such as mint and parsley and cleverly designed to massage your dog’s gumline, dental chews can freshen breath, maintain oral health and keep your dog’s pearly whites looking sparkly!

These types of chew can be given daily, and used as part of your dog’s dental routine. Used from puppies to golden oldies, no matter what age, size or shape dog you own, we have a dental chew for you!

Our top choices have to be:

These chomp-tastic chews are ideal for dogs who struggle with brushing episodes or even for those in-between days when your pet’s breath might be getting a bit stinky. Just one chew a day can combat plaque, reduce tartar build up and keep their breath smelling fresher for longer!

The Bones

We have long associated dog’s with chewing on animal bones.

This natural instinct has developed from their ancestral need to chew throughout evolution. With animal bones being the only source of chewing our dog's ancestors would have, this need for animal bones has still remained with our domesticated dogs.

With animal bones often providing safety problems such as their fragile cartilage splintering, alternative bones have been discovered, that are 100% safe and fun to chew.

Totally natural, long-lasting and packed with magical minerals, Deer Antlers make fantastic dog chews!

Suitable for dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes, antlers are a delicious, durable chew that will certainly keep your pet occupied for hours! Sourced sustainably when deer naturally shed their antlers, these chews are packed full of minerals that boast a wide range of health benefits, including: 

  • Glucosamine – Great for joints and tissues
  • Calcium and phosphorous – Benefits bones and teeth
  • Iron – Essential for healthy blood cells
  • Potassium – Good for nerve and muscle function
  • Magnesium – Aids in storing and releasing energy

What’s best about Antler chews is they don’t go off meaning that dogs can leave them buried beneath the couch cushions ready to be found and munched days, weeks or even months later.

Shop Green & Wild's Antler Dog Chew Range Here

The Wood Chew

Wood based chews are currently soaring on the dog food market, and we aren’t surprised why! Long-lasting, durable and tasty, wood based chews are ideal from puppies all the way to golden oldies; so no matter what pooch you might love, we have a chew for them!

Olivewood chews are created from 100% natural wood, and contain no artificial colours or ingredients. What’s great about Olivewood chews is their durable nature that ensures your pooch keeps boredom at bay!

Made from sustainably harvested wood from managed Olive tree forests, these chews showcase the beauty and deliciousness of Mother Nature. Graded, dried and sanded by hand, before being lightly infused with virgin olive oil, these terrific treats are an all-natural alternative for dogs who tend to favour dentasticks.

Shop Olivewood Dog Chews Here!

Mighty Meats

We all know how much our dogs love their meats. From chicken to beef, lamb to fish; no matter what protein they get, they gobble it up! However, as many leading high street brands pack their meaty chews with animal derivatives and artificial meat flavours, choosing a chew at the Natural Cornish Pet Shop means you are guaranteed a chew that not only tastes great, but is completely natural, wholesome and free from nastiness!

In addition to this, we love to mix up our flavours, so not only do we sell chews from classic proteins such as chicken and beef, we also stock more exotic unique proteins such as kangaroo, venison, ostrich and goat which are great alternatives for fussy eaters and dogs who may suffer intolerances.

No matter what meaty chew they want, we have something for you. Check out our range of mighty meaty chews.

From wood chews to dental sticks, whether your dog needs fresher breath or a taste of something exotic – there is always a chew for you here at the Natural Cornish Pet Shop.

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