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Every dog is different

“Chew personalities” vary from dog to dog. From the tiniest toy Terrier to the biggest St. Bernard, all dogs love to chew! Knowing your dog’s chewing style will help you choose the appropriate size treats and chews for them. This can help prevent digestive issues and choking hazards, and give your pet the best experience with their Pawstruck chews and treats.

Size matters. Sort of...

Not every large dog is an aggressive chewer – dogs of any size can be a power chewer. (Chihuahuas may be tiny but they can chew up a storm!) However, it’s important to make sure you’re giving your dog the appropriate length chew. Here are some general guidelines for all dogs:

  • Chews should be bigger than your dog’s snout
  • Hard chews should be slightly wider than your dog’s mouth.
  • Supervise your dog when feeding them treats or chews, especially the first time you give them something new
  • Remove any large swallowable pieces to prevent blockages in the digestive system.
  • Provide plenty of drinking water to help with digestion

Every dog is different

“Chew personalities” vary from dog to dog. From the tiniest toy Terrier to the biggest St. Bernard, all dogs love to chew! Knowing your dog’s chewing style will help you choose the appropriate size treats and chews for them. This can help prevent any digestive issues and choking hazards, and give your pet the best experience with their Pawstruck chews and treats.

Size matters. Sort of...

Not every large dog is an aggressive chewer – dogs of any size can be a power chewers. (Chihuahuas may be tiny but they can chew up a storm!) However, it’s important to make sure you’re giving your dog the appropriate length chew. Here are some general guidelines for all dogs:

  • Chews should be bigger than your dog’s snout
  • Hard chews should be slightly wider than your dog’s mouth.
  • Supervise your dog when feeding them treats or chews, especially the first time you give them something new
  • Remove any large swallowable pieces to prevent blockages in the digestive system.
  • Provide plenty of drinking water to help with digestion
Passive Chew Style (white text on green background and blue text on white background

Passive chewers - also known as gentle nibblers - like to take their time when chewing. They’re not the type to gobble up treats and often savor each chew as if they’re a food critic trying to figure out the intricacy of the treat they’re nibbling on!

Often, passive chewers are picky eaters, and aren’t usually food motivated. They may turn up their nose on treats that don’t have a strong smell or taste. A gentle nibbler probably won’t consume a bully stick in one sitting, and will need 30-45 minutes to spend nibbling on their treats. Fortunately, passive chewers are not likely to swallow large pieces, or make themselves sick by eating too quickly. Nevertheless, it’s still necessary to supervise your passive chewer when enjoying their favorite Pawstruck product.

Passive chewers - also known as gentle nibblers - like to take their time when chewing. They’re not the type to gobble up treats and often savor each chew as if they’re a food critic trying to figure out the intricacy of the treat they’re nibbling on!

Often, passive chewers are picky eaters, and aren’t usually food motivated. They may turn up their nose on treats that don’t have a strong smell or taste. A gentle nibbler probably won’t consume a bully stick in one sitting, and will need 30-45 minutes to spend nibbling on their treats. Fortunately, passive chewers are not likely to swallow large pieces, or make themselves sick by eating too quickly. Nevertheless, it’s still necessary to supervise your passive chewer when enjoying their favorite Pawstruck product.

Moderate  Chew Style (white text on green background and blue text on white background

Moderate (or average) chewers love to chew, but they usually won’t destroy the toy or finish their favorite treat in a matter of minutes. Some of them can be very picky, ignoring some products but able to devour treats they fancy quickly. Many adult dogs are moderate chewers.

With the right product, moderate chompers are food motivated. Once they find a treat they love, you can expect a good chew session! A variety pack containing different products can help you figure out what your pup likes to nibble on.

Moderate (or average) chewers love to chew, but they usually won’t destroy the toy or finish their favorite treat in a matter of minutes. Some of them can be very picky, ignoring some products but able to devour treats they fancy quickly. Many adult dogs are moderate chewers.

With the right product, moderate chompers are food motivated. Once they find a treat they love, you can expect a good chew session! A variety pack containing different products can help you figure out what your pup likes to nibble on.

Agressive  Chew Style (white text on green background and blue text on white background

Watch out, Superman! Aggressive chewers, a.k.a power Chewers, have jaws of steel and can easily crush treats that are not meant to withstand their powerful chew style. They can shred toys and devour your favorite slippers within minutes.

Super chewers need toys and treats that are long-lasting, can withstand intense chomping, and satisfy their instinct to chew aggressively. They’re often food motivated, wolfing down treats with no care at all. If your pup is a power chewer, be sure to supervise them closely during meal times as they’re likely to swallow large pieces that pose a choking hazard. We recommend products that are not extremely hard since aggressive chewers have an increased risk of damaging their teeth.

Watch out, Superman! Aggressive chewers, a.k.a power Chewers, have jaws of steel and can easily crush treats that are not meant to withstand their powerful chew style. They can shred toys and devour your favorite slippers within minutes.

Super chewers need toys and treats that are long-lasting, can withstand intense chomping, and satisfy their instinct to chew aggressively. They’re often food motivated, wolfing down treats with no care at all. If your pup is a power chewer, be sure to supervise them closely during meal times as they’re likely to swallow large pieces that pose a choking hazard. We recommend products that are not extremely hard since aggressive chewers have an increased risk of damaging their teeth.

Need help choosing the right product for your dog?

Our customer service team is always ready to lend a paw! We’re all real dog owners dedicated to giving our dogs – and yours – the very best. Bark at us and we’ll gladly help you out.

Phone (800) 715-4955

Email contact@pawstruck.com

Need help choosing the right product for your dog?

Our customer service team is always ready to lend a paw! We’re all real dog owners dedicated to giving our dogs – and yours – the very best. Bark at us and we’ll gladly help you out.

Phone (800) 715-4955

Email contact@pawstruck.com