Dogs will chew on almost anything. From toys to table legs, anything that fits in a pup’s mouth is fair game! To help combat this behavior, many pet parents turn to dog chew treats. While they may keep your pup happy and occupied, this assortment of weird chews just might gross you out!
Here’s a rundown of the 17 strangest dog chews that pups love but that make us humans gag.
1. Beef Lung Chunks
If you think you need a breather, consider letting your dog chew into one. That’s right! Beef Lung Chunks are exactly what they sound like. These soft chews are made from genuine cattle lung, and they’re perfect for any mouthy pup.
2. Kangaroo Femur Dog Bone Chew
For something a bit more adventurous, there are companies that process kangaroo meat into dog chews or even sell off the bones. Kangaroo-meat-based treats that are perfect for cleaning teeth and staying busy. Check them out!
3. Freeze-Dried Turkey Neck
Is your pup still craning for some more chewing? Turkey Neck Chews are a perfect way to let your pup crunch without worrying about them destroying your house! These chews also hit up a few key nutritional needs, such as phosphorus.
4. Yak Dog Chews
If you’re finding that your pup’s chewing is starting to get hairy, then it may be time to serve up something a bit more luxurious. EcoKind offers delicious, natural treats that are made from yak cheese!
5. Ostrich Neck Dog Chew Treats
Roam Pet Treats returns to the list with another exotic meat offering: ostrich! These natural chews are made from the neck of the ostrich, making them perfect for long chewing sessions. For something chunkier, Ostrich Gizzard Dog Chews and Ostrich Marrow Bone Dog Chews are also available.
6. Beef Trachea Dog Chew Treats
For something closer to home, we’ll be returning to the dairy farm. Beef trachea treats are the perfect way to keep a pup occupied. Made from the windpipe of a cow, these chewy delights are known to contain chemicals that help ease symptoms of arthritis.
7. Pig Snouts
Another farm-fresh favorite might have you wrinkling your nose. As with everything on this list, pig snouts are exactly what it says on the box. These dried and cured pork treats are softer than many bone-based chews, making them the perfect pick for pups with sensitive teeth.
8. Water Buffalo Horn
If your dog is a fan of the harder-to-chew things in life, then water buffalo horn is a unique and gorgeous treat. Horns are made of the same material as bone, which means that any buffalo horn you happen to pick up will last a while!
9. Tripe Sticks
In a unique twist, tripe sticks aren’t all that uncommon. These thin chews are facets of most pet stores, but many people don’t think about what they are. A tripe stick is actually the cured byproduct of twisted and elongated cow stomach! 🤮
10. Possum Dog Chew Treats
For a locally based taste of the wild, consider purchasing Possum Sticks for your pooch. Though similar in shape to tripe sticks, these treats are made of possum meat. Thanks to how they are processed, these sticks can easily be broken into smaller pieces, so dogs of all sizes can enjoy them.
11. Marrow Stuffed Shin Bone
Dogs with taste for the more refined things in life may prefer something more flavorful than a plain bone. Fortunately, there’s a solution. Stuffed dog bones are all the crunchy goodness of beef shin bone stuffed and perfect for aggressive chewers.
12. Beef Knee Cap
Waste not want not, because cows are a gold mine of doggy goodness. The strong knee caps of bovines make for amazing chew toys. Best of all, the toughness of a Beef Knee Cap chew pleases aggressive chewers without being hard on the stomach.
13. Giant Beef Femur Bone
Moving along on the cow, their massive femur bones also make for amazing treats. If you have a large dog, Beef Femur is perfectly suited for chomping. As with any bone-based treat, this gigantic chew also helps to clean teeth and keep the mind occupied.
14. Beef Gullet Sticks
While tripe sticks may be from the stomach of a cow, Beef Gullet Sticks come from the esophagus. These shouldn’t be confused with beef trachea, though! The trachea connects the mouth to the lungs, while the esophagus links the mouth and the stomach.
15. Herring Whole Fish Dog Chew Treats
If your dog is a beach goer, they may appreciate the salty taste of whole herring dog treats. These yummy, chewy treats are a great way to promote tooth, skin, joint, and coat health.
16. Beef Esophagus
17. Bully Sticks
Let’s round out today’s list with something that may already be in your pantry: Bully Sticks. These pungent chews may be common, but they’re actually made from cow penis. Now that’s a fact for the dinner table! We all know how disgusting a well-chewed bully stick smells but this one is odor free.