Corgis love chewing. It’s good for their dental and mental health when they chew something. The downside of this is that they are capable of chewing things that they are not supposed to chew. They can destroy property and they can cause you a lot of trouble.
That’s where the dog chewing toys for Corgis come in handy. These will keep your dog occupied and mentally stimulated. Corgis are intelligent dogs and when they find something that engages them, they tend to spend a lot of time with it. After chewing on the toy for some time, the dog will get exhausted and take a nap. That’s the way we want our pets to behave. We don’t want them running constantly all around the house.
Having said so, it’s important to consider the kind of chewing toy you give to your dog. Everything that the dog puts in its mouth has is potentially harmful. Cases of choking, allergic reactions, infections, tooth issues are common when inappropriate chew toys are used. Since we want our dog to chew something, we therefore need to find a suitable chewing toy for our Corgi.
One common mistake people tend to make is to think that since a toy is labeled as dog chew toy, it will be appropriate for Corgi. Different dog breeds have different requirements. Even the dental formula is different. This is why Corgi owners need to get a chewing toy which is appropriate for the specific breed.
The chewing toys for your corgi has to be natural, long lasting and healthy. Since corgis already love to chew, the toy doesn’t mean that it has to be tasty necessarily. They will gladly chew on anything that they can fit in their mouth. The toy should not have pieces falling or some parts that the dog might accidentally swallow.
Another big no are chew toys made of plastic. Even though there many companies indicating that plastic toys are absolutely safe, they are not appropriate for your Welsh Corgi. They have been associated with kidney and liver complication on dogs due to phthalates found in the plastic.
Toys made of rawhides are a good choice. Make sure to purchase these toys from reputable retailers with quality products.
A popular chewing toy is known as KONG. You fill it with treats and your corgi is kept busy trying to retrieve these from the toy. This is a good chewing toy provided you put healthy treats in. Few products we can suggest are broadly available in shops and online retailers and can be summarized as follows in random order:
- Benebone Bacon Flavored Wishbone Chew Toy
- Nylabone DuraChew Hollow Stick Bacon
- KONG Extreme Dog Toy
- Nylabone Dura Chew Wishbone Chew Toy
- KONG Wobbler Treat Dispensing Dog Toy
- Mr Bill Plush Toy
Artificial bones are also good chew toys. Avoid natural bones since they can splinter in to small sharp pieces which can injure your dog sometimes fatally. Artificial bones are available in a wide range of flavors.