Here, we have compiled the list of the 7 best dog chew toys. The key features that make up the best toys are often durability, safety, and the entertainment aspect. They are ranked from best to almost-best and based on various elements such as overall durability, safety, as well as both customer and user (ahem, dog) satisfaction. Each product review starts with the same characteristics for a quick comparison, followed by a brief description of the toy and concludes with the top pros and cons of each one.
1. Benebone Wishbone Dog Chew Toy
This is an Amazon’s choice when it comes to chew toys. For peace of mind, both for you and your dogs, these products are made wholly in the US and 100% real food ingredients are used as well. While Benebones are not edible, they can last a decent amount of time depending on the dog and the unique wishbone shape of this one, in particular, makes it nice and easy for your dog(s) to get a good grip. Recommended for various breeds including Labs, Golden-Doodles, Retrievers, Mastiffs, and English Bulldogs; not recommended as much for puppies as their sharper teeth tend to shred through this faster than adult dogs.
2. Nylabone Dura Chew
Nylabone is often the leading product when it comes to the best dog chew toys and this Dura Chew wishbone is no exception. It comes in 6 different sizes and is recommended for dogs weighing anywhere from 15lbs to 50+lbs.
In addition to the easy wishbone shape, the bristles raised as your dog(s) chew through this one helps to clean your dog’s teeth. This one is fairly long-lasting, depending on your dog(s) and is recommended for a number of different breeds including some on the smaller side including Frenchies, Corgis, Terriers, Pit Bulls, and Border Collies. As a bonus, this one also stands up to sharp puppy teeth.
3. Mary & Kate Pets
This tug-of-war rope is a nice alternative to the traditional chew toys and is one of the best dog chew toys for those who like interactive play. The large, double rope comes in two sizes – XL (blue) or XXL (green) – and the toys are made with non-toxic dyes.
Overall, the quality and durability vary greatly depending on the dog. As a single chew toy, this tends to shred faster, but when used for interactive play the durability increases dramatically. Among the dogs that this is recommended for are breeds such as Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Bulldogs and Retrievers.
4. Nylabone Dura Chew “X”
This next Nylabone on this list is unique due to the ‘X’ shape. As a nice bonus, each end is textured to help with your dog’s dental hygiene. It comes in two sizes (S or L) and is recommended for dogs up to 50lbs.
This is an ideal toy for puppies because it is quite hard. Dog breeds that enjoy this include, but are not limited to: Mastiffs, Doxies, Terriers, and Labs. There is an odd scent that is attributed to the beef flavor and many recommend that this be an ‘outside only’ toy.
5. Petstages Ruffwood
This chew toy is an excellent alternative if your dog is a compulsive wood eater (both furniture and/or outdoor features). Because this is from real wood pets can eat it without negative side effects – although this is definitely not a recommendation!
This Ruffwood toy comes in three sizes (S, M, L) and suits a number of breeds including Bulldogs, Labs, Retrievers, and Terriers.
6. WhiteTail Naturals: Large Premium Deer Antlers
It is hard to get a more natural dog toy than this pair of premium deer antlers. They choose each piece by hand, wash and sand it down prior to shipping out. As an extra touch, the antlers come in natural proteins and do not include any preservatives or chemicals.
The sizes may vary a bit, but each antler is from a US deer. They will hold up to dogs over 50lbs and suit a number of breeds – Bull Dogs included!
7. Pacific Pups: Dog Rope Toys Set
This is one of the best dog chew toys and it’s the only set you will find on this list. As a testament to the quality, it is an Amazon’s choice item and includes 2 thick ropes, 1 thinner rope with a knotted ball at the end, and a red tennis ball.
It is great for large dogs and you can use it for both chewing and interactive play (e.g. tug-of-war). This set suits breeds such as Pit Bulls, Labradors, Great Danes, German Shepherds and Giant Schnauzers.
Finding a good chew toy for your dog(s) doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive. Knowing the type of chewer your dog is will help narrow down the toy pool immensely and it will highlight the features more desirable to you. It is important to look for toys that last but are also safe and fun for your furry friends. Use this top 7 list to get going and let your dog(s) take it from there.
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