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Which Chew Toy Is Right for Your Dog?
By: Ian Fortey
5 Min Quiz
About This Quiz
They say necessity is the mother of invention, and that's truly the history of the chew toy. If you've observed wolves just having fun or wild dogs in their natural habitat, these creatures like to chew. Sometimes it'll be sticks, sometimes bones, sometimes the hapless carcass of their prey. Our domesticated friends never lost that instinct. Dogs need to chew; it's just what they do. And they'll chew on your furniture and your pillows and your shoes if they don't have the right outlet. Enter the chew toy!
From humble beginnings with sticks and ropes and rawhide to the remarkably advanced and quirky squeaky toys you can find at pet stores today, there's a massive industry of these things. Dogs need to work out that nervous energy, to alleviate stress and anxiety and to just do something, because they're not able to run free through the woods like their ancestors used to. They get that urge, and they need to work it out. If you want to save yourself the aggravation of the dog chewing on things you want to keep, you need to choose the chew for you. But which one will it be? Take the quiz and find out!
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