Healtchare & Nutrition Forum for your puppy's health

Puppy Edible Chews June 28, 2013, 6:15 pm

        What are some good edible chews for a puppy?  I had an older dog that loved dried lamb tracheas.  I was told they had a lot of collagen.  Can puppies chew these and digest them ok?  Any other good or bad ones?      
Category: Nutrition

Answer:

        While the dried lamb trachea are suitable for an adult dog they are not a good choice for a young puppy until permanent teeth are in, around 8 months of age.  I feel that Nylabone products are both attractive and safe for dogs of any age.  Their "edible chews and gummie bone" products are well suited for young puppies.  I do not like small or thin raw hide products as these can cause gastroenteritis or result in obstruction that may require surgery.