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, a limited number of them are harvested each year.
For dogs that love to chew, especially objects they shouldn't like furniture, slippers, sticks, and skirting boards, there are many benefits of giving them an appropriate chew like a root dog chew:
Will not splinter.
Extremely durable and long-lasting.
100% natural & untreated.
Suitable for ALL dogs large or small - INCLUDING puppies!
WHAT SIZE SHOULD I BUY?
As a guide, we give our 10kg spaniel x a medium size root chew. A medium would probably suit a Spaniel. A large or extra large may be better for German Shepherds or Staffie-type breeds but if you have a power chewer we would always recommend sizing up a size
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:
Extra small: 60-150g
Extra large: 750g-1kg
DO ROOT CHEWS SPLINTER?
No! Root dog chews will not splinter which is one of the reasons we like them so much. 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.
WHERE DO ROOT CHEWS COME FROM?
Root dog chews are harvested from a sustainable source of the European Heath tree which is part of the heather and gorse family. Wood from the Heath tree is tough and heat resistant and is more commonly used for making smoking pipes, jewellery and knife handles.