products can be used safely and are an important component of a pet's dental
care. Chew products also satisfy a dog's natural inclination for gnawing and
chewing. When selecting a chew product for your pet, know your pet's chewing
habits and make sure the product is the appropriate size and made of an appropriate
material or ingredient. For example, a large dog that has a tendency to chew
and swallow large pieces should only be offered a large bone with medium to
hard density that is digestible. Likewise, a small dog or puppy should also
be offered size appropriate chews that are of a softer material. Dogs can do
dangerous things, think for them before you purchase.
Pet owners should
always observe their pets when chewing. If the pet is able to chew off and swallow
large pieces, that chew is not appropriate for that pet. Pet owners should monitor
what and how their pets chew--regardless of the type or brand of chew or toy.
It is possible for a pet to choke on anything that is swallowed whole.