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The best dog chew toys for aggressive chewers

While there are many good dog chews on the market, with aggressive chewers you really want to make sure you get one that’s durable and long-lasting. It needs to be strong enough to withstand the enthusiasm your dog has for chewing. Here are our top picks.

Whether your dog is an aggressive chewer or not, chewing is a natural instinct for dogs. The best dog chews will give your little buddy hours of fun. They can also help fight tartar and plaque buildup. Playing with a dog chew can help keep their muscles strong and even keep their brain engaged. All are good things if your dog will otherwise just rip your slippers or sofa legs.

Benebone Dog Chew Toy

Best Bacon Flavor

This bone-shaped dog chew is one of toughest out there. It’s stronger than real bones, and as such it will last for weeks on end. It also packs lots of flavor. It’s made with 100% real bacon that’s sourced in the U.S.

Pet Qwerks BarkBone Stick

Best Peanut Butter Flavor

Peanut butter-flavored chews are becoming a popular alternative to the typical, meat-heavy flavor you usually find in stores. This one is designed to look like a bone and is strong enough not to break, no matter how aggressive your dog chews on it.

Nylabone Power Chew

Best Nylon

Nylon chews are some of the most durable you can get. That’s why they’re recommended for dog that are really aggressive chewers. This power chew will last longer than most and has a delicious chicken flavor, a great choice.

Don’t forget that some of these chews are designed for big dogs and can be problematic for your dog if they’re smaller. Getting a chew toy that’s too strong for your dog’s size and breed can cause discomfort and pain or just might not be fun for your dog, which means it might be open season on your slippers.

Why you shouldn’t feed your dogs trail mix
3 reasons why dogs can't eat trail mix or their common ingredients
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At first glance, trail mix might look like a healthy snack for everyone in your home. It has a little sugar, some healthy fats, and a small number of carbohydrates to keep you going throughout the day. Sounds great, right?
Although people can eat as much trail mix as they please, the same isn't true for our canine friends. There are many ingredients in this popular combo that aren't safe for dogs to eat. Let's go over a few of the reasons why as we answer some of the most common questions:

Can dogs eat raisins?
Why can't dogs eat trail mix?
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5 safe and fun adventures you can plan with your small dog
Your small dog can do just as much as a big one if you follow these tips
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As a small dog owner, you might gaze longingly at the humans who can play endless games of fetch with their shepherds and go for 5-hour walks accompanied by their collies. But you can have all sorts of good times with your little guy. Don't let their size stop you from planning outings together. While, of course, you'll need to work within your beastie's physical constraints, there are lots of things you can do while accommodating their diminutive size.

Hang at the dog park
This is the pastime of many dogs, both large and small. Don't stay away from the park just because your bud can't race around for hours on end. Many parks now specifically set aside sections for small breeds. Take your pup there to find friends of a similar size. If you want to foray into the big dog section (or there isn't an area available for your pup), you can always ask the group if the dogs in there are friendly to their little cousins.
Go for hikes
While it might take a little preparation (and possibly a dog sling), your tiny Fido can enjoy hiking, too. You should work up to this by doing a little bit more each day or each week until they're ready to strike out for a longer adventure. Also, be sure to prep with necessary accouterments, such as water, treats, possibly a dog carrier, and mushers wax if it's winter.
Travel together
One of the biggest benefits of having a little dog is they can go on planes and trains. If your pooch seems to enjoy exploring new places, take them with you on vacation. The fees to travel by air can be a little high and there are some rules (you need them to lie down quietly under the seat for the duration of the flight). But for many doggies, they prefer the flight to staying behind with a sitter.

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Think big dogs breeds can’t be in an apartment? Think again
Consider these big dog breeds if you're an apartment dweller
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When you think about an apartment-dwelling dog, you likely think of a toy or small breed. Chihuahuas, French bulldogs, Maltese, and Pomeranians are often seen walking out of high-rises and suburban rentals. There are valid reasons for this stereotype. Unlike big dog breeds, smaller pups typically don’t need as much exercise (physical activity is important for dogs, regardless of their size, though). Practically, smaller dogs take up less room.

However, don’t count out a larger dog if you live in an apartment. With the right situation, some big dog breeds may even be better roommates in an apartment than their smaller peers. Before welcoming a larger dog into your smaller space, here’s what to know.

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