Choose safe and durable chew toys

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To encourage healthy chewing, pet owners should keep plenty of items that are safe to chew around the house. Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Most dogs explore and learn about their world with their noses and mouths. Chewing is a normal part of canine development, and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said that dogs will chew in many stages of life. Young dogs chew to alleviate pain caused by the eruption of adult teeth. Adult dogs chew to keep their jaws strong and their teeth clean. Chewing also can alleviate boredom or tame mild anxiety or frustration. Chewing is a healthy response, but dogs will need to learn which items are appropriate to chew and which ones, such as furniture, are off limits. To encourage healthy chewing, pet owners should keep plenty of items that are safe to chew around the house. Here are suggestions on picking the best and safest options, courtesy of The H
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