Chew Toys for Puppies

Not all chew toys are suitable for all dogs. It’s really important to get size appropriate toys for your puppy or dog (see my top tips for buying dog toys).

A puppy’s mouth is a lot softer, and their baby teeth will also come out before they grow bigger ones. So that’s even more reason to make sure any toys are puppy-specific. Otherwise they can damage their mouths and teeth as they are growing in. The other consideration is as this changeover of teeth occurs, they will be just like human children! They will want to chew constantly to relieve the pressure on their gums, and this is a natural part of helping the new adult teeth to come through.

So let’s take a look at what’s suitable for your puppy to chew on.

 

Kong Puppy Chew Toy

Available in:

Available in the USA

Available in the UK

 

 

 

(available in various sizes)

Average customer rating: 8.7/10
Kong Puppy Toy

==> check the price and buy here: USA or UK

WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?

Made using a teething rubber, exclusively designed by KONG for puppies up to 9 months old.

KONG Puppy is made with our exclusive teething rubber formula designed for puppies up to nine months. Veterinarians and trainers recommend stuffing the KONG Puppy with healthy treats to aid in crate training, decreasing separation anxiety, promoting proper chewing behavior and deterring misbehavior for happy, healthy puppies. Our super-bouncy, pink or blue natural rubber compound is unequaled for dogs who like to chew.

WHAT ELSE IS GOOD ABOUT IT?

  • Can be stuffed with treats to help with training
  • Promotes proper puppy chewing behavior (instead of your shoe!)
  • Available in “his” or “hers” (i.e. blue or pick)
  • Comes in a range of sizes to suite different puppy breeds

==> GET YOUR KONG PUPPY CHEW TOY HERE: USA or UK <==

 

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT’S NOT SO GOOD?

  • Some puppies don’e like the smell of the rubber, and therefore won’t engage with it
  • It is rubber, so if left in high heat (including a hot sun) it may start to soften, and in extreme cases melt.


Nylabone Puppy Chew

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Available in the USAAvailable in the UK

 

 

 

Indicative size of Regular:  Size of Nylabone Puppy ChewNylabone Puppy Chew

Average customer rating: 7.6/10

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WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?

This chew has different textures, to add extra interest for your puppy. It’s made out of softer rubber than, so it’s not suitable for adult dogs or in fact puppies who already have their permanent teeth.

WHAT ELSE IS GOOD ABOUT IT?

  • Also available in a petite size if you have a smaller-breed puppy 
  • The raised ridges and knobbly bits can assist in keeping teeth clean and tartar at bay
  • Specifically designed for puppies who are actively chewing and still have milk teeth
  • Has a bacon taste for extra enjoyment

==> GET YOUR NYLABONE PUPPY CHEW HERE: USA or UK <==

 

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT’S NOT SO GOOD?

  • If it’s not suitable for puppies with permanent teeth, it may be hard to know when it should be removed from use
  • Some of the feedback suggests it may not last very long for harder-chewing puppies, so keep an eye on it
  • If you are sensitive to rubber smell, you might find this quite potent


Nylabone Puppy Teething Ring

Available in:

Available in the USA

Available in the UK

 

 

 

Average customer rating: 8.3/10

==> check the price and buy here: USA or UKNylabone Puppy Teething Ring

WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?

More robust than the Nylabone Puppy Chew above, this is better for stronger puppy chewers. Made up of a combination of interlocked rubber rings, of different textures and sizes.

WHAT ELSE IS GOOD ABOUT IT?

  • Specially designed for puppies for use during the “teething” phase
  • The more your puppy chews, the more “bristles” rise up to help keep teeth clean and free of tarter
  • The fact it’s got more than one component gives greater stimulation
  • Great for powerfully chewing puppies

==> GET YOUR PUPPY  TEETHING RING HERE: USA or UK <==

 

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT’S NOT SO GOOD?

  • Not suitable for any puppies small enough to get their lower jaw through the center of any of the rings (e.g. Chihuahua puppy)
  • As above, this is suitable for puppies only during the teething phase
  • It is harder than some of the other puppy chew toys on the market, but that goes with it being suitable for stronger chewers

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