We think these natural wood root chews from Antos Origins are the best thing since sliced bread! Well, maybe they're the best thing since antlers took the pet market by storm, for keeping really chewy, destructive dogs occupied for ages...and ages!
Root dog chews are chunks of natural wood, carefully harvested by hand from tree roots and left to dry for months. Only part of the tuber of the root is taken, which then sprouts again to ensure tree growth is not affected. And to preserve the root chew's eco-sustainable pedigree, only a limited number of them are harvested each year.
For dogs that just love to chew, especially objects they shouldn't like furniture, slippers, sticks and welly boots, there are many benefits of giving them a root dog chew:
Natural toothbrush - great for scraping off excess food and tartar.
Will not splinter.
Extremely durable and long lasting.
Suitable for ALL dogs large or small - INCLUDING puppies!
As a guide, we give our 8 kilo Terriers a small size root chew. A medium would probably suit a Spaniel. A large may be better for German Shepherds or Staffie type breeds.
Weights, shapes and sizes will vary as a root chew is a natural product, but on average the weights for each size are as follows:
No! Root dog chews will not splinter. They are large, gnarled and knobbly chunks of wood for your dog to get their jaw round - unlike antlers! Small, tiny pieces will literally crumble off a root chew as your dog works on it, but no shards or splinters.