Whether you have a couple of brand new German Shepherd puppies or a senior Golen Retriever, dogs need to be stimulated all the time with chewy treats, indestructible dog toys, and bones or if those aren’t available, your furniture, a favorite pair of shoes or car tires… that are still in the car. To save you a lot of frustration and money from these chewers, it’s best you give your dog a bone. They love them! They can bury them and hide them, play a game of tug and war with you and run around with them, and, best of all, they're there to be chewed!
Dogs not only enjoy chewy things, whether it’s a bone, a chew squeaker toy or a chew bone, they also have various benefits, including keeping your dog’s teeth clean and healthy, stimulating them mentally and preventing unwanted chewing (as we’ve mentioned before). It also keeps the boredom at bay.
It’s important to remember the bones we’ve featured are not animal bones. These are extremely dangerous and unhealthy and should never be given to your pets, under any circumstances.
At a Glance: Our Choices of Chew Toys For Dogs
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When you’re trying to ‘chews’ a bone or chew toy for your pup, it’s not always a straightforward decision. There are natural bones as well as synthetic ones. There are also tough and durable chew toys and bones that are digestible. What you decide on depends very much on your mutt but make sure you never leave a dog unsupervised and you always check the condition of the bone.
For your convenience, we’ve put together a list of the best chew toys for dogs, the best dog bones, the best dog chew bones and the best bones for puppies. In fact, there’s something for every pup here.
We love these! They’re gluten-free, there’s no salt, artificial colors or preservatives, no sugar, and no salt. They’re digestible and organic and certainly one of the best dog chew bones as far as we’re concerned.
The dog treat bones from Nylabone are a good choice for dogs with a healthy digestive system and will also benefit those pooches with sensitive tummies and allergies. There’s a wide range of flavors available including chicken, bacon, lamb and apple, beef stew, filet mignon and sweet potato and turkey. Or, if you can’t decide, get a variety pack. They’re suitable for dogs with their permanent teeth, so around six months or older and they come in four different sizes: petite, wolf, giant, and ‘souper’.
How sweet is this KONG Wild Knots Bear? We’re yet to meet a puppy who doesn’t carry their little toy with them everywhere they go. Although it’s not a chew toy as such, and your dog shouldn’t be left alone with it, we couldn’t resist including it on the list. KONG is an established company with an excellent reputation and the Wild Knots range of toys are super cute.
They’re soft on the outside but very durable on the inside. Less stuffing means less mess and dogs (and owners) love the knots. There are different animals to choose from, including a flamingo and an eagle.
It’s not a bone and it’s not a ball, but everyone loves a donut, right? The GoughNuts are made by polymer and mechanical engineers and are ideal for powerful chewers. The people behind the indestructible GoughNuts are confident enough in the product they guarantee they’ll replace the item if your mutt chews through the outer layer.
There are two layers and the inner red layer is a safety indicator. When you see the red it’s time to replace it. If you’re looking for one of the best dog chew toys on the market, we think this is it. It’s strong and durable, can be thrown for games of ‘catch’ and ‘fetch’, it floats so it’s perfect for pool fun, and it’s a great chew toy. The GoughNuts range includes a stick and tug dog toy.
The Bacon Flavored Wishbone Chew Toy is a little different to what you’ve maybe seen before. It’s shaped like a wishbone and doubles up as a chew bone and the perfect tug of war toy for dog owners. Definitely one the best dog chew bones, this product is made in the US and dogs love it. The wider surface area makes it more durable and your dog will be able to play it for much longer.
Your dog will enjoy the different flavors, including bacon, peanut butter and rotisserie chicken. Yummy!
There are a lot of reasons we like the Buck Bone Organics Elk Antler Dog Chews. A natural resource, the antlers are shed every year by wild bull elk. Dogs love the taste and they’re a healthy treat.
Buck Bone Organics collects the antlers and crafts them into premium, eco-friendly dog treats, which also happen to be an excellent source of phosphorus, calcium, zinc and manganese and dogs just happen to love the taste. At first, the chew product seems a little bit more expensive when compared to the others, but you do get three or four per pack, and they last quite a while. This is definitely one of our favorites. The ultimate dog treat
Dogs not only enjoy chewing—they need to chew. For the sake of their teeth, their minds and your furniture, it’s important to find a product they enjoy and that keeps them busy. It’s hard to say which are the ‘best’ because it comes down to what your pooch enjoys. Thankfully, they’re pretty affordable, so you can buy a few to see which one your dog likes best.