Olive Wood Dog Chews: Are They Safer Than Sticks?
You may be thinking, why would I buy my dog an Olive Wood Chew Toy when there are perfectly good sticks in the garden or the park?
Actually, there are many advantages to this chew toy and they are even regarded to be safer for dogs than sticks you would find in the outdoors.
Dogs Need To Chew!
Even from a young age, dogs will chew on anything they can get their teeth stuck into. If you were prepared, you would find them munching on chew toys but if you weren't, you would often come home to missing chair legs or chunks taken out of the skirting boards.
It is a natural instinct for dogs to chew, it helps them relieve stress and reduce boredom and anxiety. It’s important to make sure your dog has the most appropriate and edible chew toy, especially from a young age.
There’s a common misconception that sticks are good for our dogs but actually they are quite dangerous. Broken branches that have been laying on the ground for a while can become soft and will fall apart easily. Dogs can then swallow these wooden splinters which can puncture tongues, mouths and throats. If there has been a rainy spell, sticks in the park that are covered in mud can also lead to some serious infections.
Unfortunately, there are also some types of trees that are poisonous to dogs and contain leaves, nuts and flowers that contain toxins that are lethal to our furry friends. To stay on the safe side, it is best to stick with chew toys that are safe and beneficial for your dog like the Olive Wood dog chew.
The Benefits of Olive Wood Dog Chews
Our Olive Wood Dog Chews are naturally harvested from close-grained olive trees which means they are dense and compact in structure – harder than most native woods. They are then graded, dried and sanded and treated with olive oil to create a wholesome, safe and satisfying chew toy for your best friend.
✔️ Safe to Digest – Their compact texture means they will not splinter or shard like normal sticks so they do not pose a threat to your dog’s health. Rather, the wood will come away in soft pieces that are perfectly safe to gnaw and digest.
✔️ 100% Natural – From the natural origin of the olive wood tree, virgin olive oil is the only added ingredient which means the chew is free from any preservatives, additives, gluten or grain!
✔️ Dental Hygiene – Besides satisfying their natural instinct to chew, they help to maintain strong teeth and gums and help eliminate tartar and bad breath.
✔️ Minerals – Our Olive Wood Chews contain elements of Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and Calcium which are complementary to your dog’s diet and they are even low in fat!
✔️ Long-lasting – Harder than most native woods, they devour slowly, making them durable so your dog can enjoy a long-lasting chew.
✔️ Eco-friendly – Gently harvested and hand-crafted, Olive Wood Chews are sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Olive Wood Chews are the Best Alternative
If your dog is mad about sticks but you don’t want to risk a trip to the vet, Olive Wood Dog Chews are the best alternative. With the added benefits that they provide, why would you look anywhere else?
Here at Betty & Butch we offer three sizes of Olive Wood Chews, to suit all those waggling tails out there!
Small – (60 to 100g) puppies from 12 weeks and small dogs
Medium – (101 to 220g) small to medium size dogs
Large – (221 to 450g) suitable for large dogs
Our Olive Wood Chews are graded by weight and will vary in size because they are a natural product. Make sure the size is the most appropriate for your dog and remove if it becomes a choking hazard. Always supervise your dog while gnawing on these naturally safe, healthy Olive Wood Dog Chews.