There are a lot of changes when you welcome a new puppy into the family. Some are pleasant (sweet cuddles, loving licks) while others aren’t as wonderful (chewed-up sneakers, chewed-up purses, chewed-up everything). Lucky for you, there’s hope! Just like little humans, puppies have their own array of chew toys to soothe their sore gums.
Read on to learn more about chew toys that are bound to make your teething pup more comfy.
This pick is a no brainer considering that Kong products have long been the Kings of the chew toy world! The Puppy Kong and Kong Puppy Binkie are perfect for puppies and promote proper chewing behaviour, plus help with crate training. The rubber on these puppy toys is softer than the adult versions, giving pups the pressure they need without hurting them. They’re also ideal for stuffing treats into! Fill the KONG with peanut butter, freeze for a few hours, and give your four-legged buddy hours of play.
This chew toy’s curved wishbone design makes it easy for pups to hold by themselves will they chew (genius!). Made from tough nylon material, the Benebone comes in both peanut butter and bacon flavours, and lasts for a nice, long time. Just make sure you play it safe and toss it as soon as it’s worn out.
Practically indestructible, Nylabone toys have long been a popular pick for teething pups. Their Puppy Teething Keys are a particular favourite because they’re made from material that’s softer than the adult toys and gentle on teething pups, yet still holds up to hours of chewing. The raised bristles and textures help clean your dog’s teeth and prevent tartar buildup while bright colors and fun shapes keep your furry friend intrigued.
When choosing the best rope toy for your teething pup you should always value quality over everything else (you don’t want fibers to come off in their mouth!). Luckily Mammoth Flossy Chews are well-made, pretty much impossible for dogs to destroy, and they FLOSS your dog’s teeth while they chew on the rope—keeping their gums and chompers healthy. You can even soak the rope in water and freeze it overnight to add an extra cooling effect.
Bonus: these ropes are machine washable!
This teething toy has everything young dogs love—a pocket for stuffing treats, a tough surface for chewing, and a funky shape that makes it bounce erratically when it’s tossed. It’s also gentle on your teething pup’s mouth and can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher after particularly drooly chew sessions. The tough, intelligent design has to be seen to be believed.
This teething toy practically has a cult-following with everyone raving about the soothing effect it has on uncomfortable puppies! It comes in medium and large sizes, and is filled with a nontoxic gel that freezes super-fast when it’s placed in the freezer. It stays cold for a pretty long time (1 to 2 hours) so your pup has plenty of time to enjoy the calming coolness. When it gets warm, simply rinse the bone and put it back in the freezer for next time!
Always make sure you’re using naturally-shed antlers that have been properly sterilized for your teething puppy! They come in a variety of textures and shapes, and are naturally high in calcium, potassium and zinc—and almost all dogs find them super tasty. Gnawing on them also helps clean tartar from their mouths. Just make sure you toss them before they get too small.
Though these rings won’t last quite as long as regular chew toys, they’ll still help relieve your puppy’s teething pain and mouth soreness. Edible and digestible, they have added vitamins and minerals, making them healthy for your pup! Their soft texture also makes them gentle on your dog’s sore gums. Just make sure to keep an eye on your puppy while they chew on these. You don’t want the pieces getting too small.
The perfect size for puppies, this teething toy has everything for a healthy four-legged friend. The rubber spikes and ridges covering the middle of the toy are ideal for keeping little dog mouths clean and plaque-free! Super durable, this toy is bound to keep your puppy entertained for many months to come.
Looking for something with a softer side for your pup? Luckily this squeaky friend is plushy, adorable, durable and perfect for a puppy! It’s easy for puppies to pick up with its long floppy body (great for tug-of-war later!), and with multiple rows of squeakers, it’s bound to keep them playing. It’s definitely for puppies only – older and stronger dogs may be able to destroy the toy too easily.