The 30 Best Chew Toys for Puppies
Keep your furry friend entertained for hours with these adorable toys.
Whether you’ve had a hard day at work, a bad breakup, or just feel down and out, there’s always someone who’s there for you: your dog. But besides piles of treats, belly rubs, and taking them for those leisurely evening strolls, there’s no better way to show them how much you really care than by showering them with gifts they can actually appreciate. In honor of National Dog Day on August 26th, we’ve rounded up the best chew toys for your furry friend. And for more great gifts for your pup, check out these 20 Genius Pet Accessories to Keep Your Furry Friends Cooler All Summer.
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This textured squeaking toy
$6$5; buy now at Chewy
Sometimes picking the right chew toy for your dog comes down to finding one that perfectly matches their wild personality. In addition to being made of built-to-last rugged latex, this colorful, playful squeak toy will keep them interested with a stimulating textured surface. And if your kids could use some entertaining too, check out The 20 Best Outdoor Toys for Toddlers.
This durable, minimalist chew toy
$22; buy now at Wild One
It turns out that dogs like finding snacks in surprising places just as much as humans do! Not only is this sleek toy made from 100% BPA-free plastic with a reinforced core, but it also has space to hide peanut butter or other dog-friendly treats.
This eco-friendly tug rope
$13$7; buy now at Petco
Whether you’re engaging in an epic battle of strength with your dog or just watching them chew peacefully in the corner, this simple-yet-effective toy—made from sustainable and natural wool—will keep everyone entertained. And for more ways to make your life eco-friendlier, check out these 20 Amazing Second Uses for Old Plastic Water Bottles.
This crunchy ball chew toy
$8; buy now at Petmate
Can’t stand the constant squeaking of your pet’s favorite chew toy? This ball safely provides the satisfying crunch of a plastic water bottle that your dog loves without all the high-pitched noise. It’s perfect for a game of fetch or solo play time.
This freezable shark chew toy
$8; buy now at Petco
The old saying rings true: If it feels hot outside for you, it feels even warmer to your furry friend. Just dunk this shark toy in water and pop it in the freezer to help Fido beat the heat—and stay hydrated!
This soccer-themed toy set
$36$27; buy now at PetSupplies
Whether your family is a set of die-hard Manchester United supporters or just fans of casual pickup games in the park, this 8-piece soccer-themed set will ensure that even its four-legged members feel included. Besides, dogs have a “no handball possible” advantage! And if all that goal scoring has you working up a sweat, you might want to check out these 25 Cute Water Bottles That Will Keep You Hydrated All Summer.
These edible chew bones
$35; buy now at Petco
As hard as it may be to resist, feeding your dog scrap bones from your table can be hazardous to their health. Instead, treat them to these safe, flavored edible chew toys, which contain no added salt or sugar and are fortified with vitamins and minerals.
This Captain America plush ring
$8; buy now at Petco
If Captain America can handle Thanos, then he can definitely handle a few hours of play time with your pup. This plush toy features a squeaker and a studded, spiny ring that massages teeth and gums while being chewed.
This glow-in-the-dark bear chew toy
$9; buy now at Petmate
Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean play time has to end. This Megalast chew toy is super bouncy, infused with an enticing vanilla scent, and glows bright whenever the lights go out. It’ll be the last time you lose a dog toy to dusk—or the deep reaches underneath the couch—ever again.
This bacon-flavored chew stick
$19$12; buy now at Chewy
Chomping down on a scavenged twig is all well and good outside, but no one wants to sweep up splinters when it comes time to go indoors. Luckily, this Nylabone chew toy looks and feels just like the real thing, except with the added bonus of bacon and maple flavoring that will keep your dog coming back for more.
This fetchable water toy
$13$10; buy now at Petco
Hitting the beach, lake, or pool in the summer is one of the best ways to cool down. Why should the four-legged members of the family be left out? This bumper floats high on the water and has a bright, visible color that makes it the perfect toy for a day by the water.
This St. Louis Blues hockey stick chew toy
$13; buy now at DoggieNation
Winning the Stanley Cup for the first time in your franchise’s history is a big deal for fans, and canine supporters are no exception. This chewable plush hockey stick is the best way to wear your team pride on your sleeve—or paw, for that matter.
This treat-fillable chew toy
$13; buy now at Chewy
Sure, a soft squeaky toy or a flavored bone are great, but what about giving your dog the gift that keeps on giving? KONG’s classic chew toy is bouncy and durable on its own, but filling the hollow interior with spreadable dog treats will keep your pooch entertained and stimulated for hours on end.
This WWE “The Rock” chew toy
$13; buy now at Petmate
Leave it to dogs’ heightened senses to smell what the Rock is cooking! Vintage WWE fans can now relive the glory days while watching their very own four-legged fighters practice their ring moves on this squeaking rubber chew toy—just don’t be disappointed if they can’t quite master the sharp eyebrow raise without a few weeks of practice.
This cheese-flavored chew bone
$4$3; buy now at PetSupplies
Calling all brie addicts and massive Packers fans: This DuraChew bone may look and taste like cheese, but it’s certainly more durable than a chunk of raclette! The Swiss-cheese-like texture both cleans teeth and can store peanut butter or other spreadable treats.
This adorable penguin chew toy
$3; buy now at Petco
The jury is still out on whether or not dogs find pudgy penguins as cute as humans do. Luckily, the stimulating textured latex and soft squeak of this chew toy mean they’ll love it anyway. And for some animals that only look adorable, check out these 23 Cute Animals That Are Way More Dangerous Than You Thought.
These puppy teething rings
$9$6; buy now at Chewy
Puppy showers aren’t a thing—at least, not yet. But if they were, you could be sure that every new dog parent would be gifted this teething ring chew toy, which soothes the pain of incoming tiny teeth while helping develop healthy chewing habits and freshening breath.
This rawhide-alternative chew toy
$6; buy now at PetSupplies
Rawhide chew treats may provide tasty entertainment, but the messes and smells that come with them are anything but fun for owners. This faux-rawhide chew toy is not only cleaner and safer for your pet, but also beef flavored. They may never know the difference, but you will! And if you’ve still got a mess on your hands, take a look at these 33 Brilliant Second Uses for Cleaning Products You’ve Never Tried Before.
This bouncy chew ball toy
From $4; buy now at Petmate
For as much as they love fetching them, dogs’ mouths can be as harsh on a tennis ball as a Serena Williams serve. Luckily, the Hol-ee Roller can save the day, providing the same bouncy joy and a soft chewing experience without the immediate wear and tear.
This dental dinosaur chew toy
$6; buy now at Petco
According to research, dog owners kiss their pups more than they kiss their partners. Since Altoids for canines haven’t been invented yet, it’s probably in everyone’s best interest to take care of their pet’s dental health and hygiene as much as possible. This Nylabone dental dinosaur helps remove plaque and tartar and promotes fresher breath. And if you want your own teeth to sparkle, check out these 20 Secrets for Whiter Teeth After 40.
This treat-dispensing fetchable chew toy
$18; buy now at Wild One
Keeping your dog up and moving may not require as much of your throwing arm as you think. The Twist Toss is specifically designed with a grooved service that creates an unpredictable bounce and roll, popping out treats mid-play. It’s also dishwasher safe!
This hilarious rubber chicken
$9; buy now at Chewy
If dogs can be a reflection of their owner’s personality, why can’t their toys be as well? The Squawkers Grandpa Gimpy Hip Dog Toy isn’t your grandpa’s rubber chicken—instead, it’s rocking a “Brooklyn dad” look complete with an anchor tattoo and fedora. It’s as much fun to look at as it is for your dog play with!
This savory wishbone chew toy
$10; buy now at Petco
Not to be confused with the popular crime-solving Jack Russell of the ‘90s, this wishbone is flavored using 100% natural ingredients and designed to promote healthy chewing habits.
This antler and rope chew toy
$30$28; buy now at Petco
Just because you live in the Big City doesn’t mean your dog can’t get a little taste of nature. The KONG Wild Antler toy is made sustainably using naturally-shed elk antlers, providing pups with one of their favorite ways to chomp the day away. And if you’re planning on actually trekking to the great outdoors, help protect yourself with these 27 Genius Products That’ll Keep Bugs at Bay All Summer.
This Boston Red Sox chew toy
$11; buy now at DoggieNation
Although canines may resent the fact that they’re no longer considered underdogs, Red Sox fan owners won’t think twice about gifting their pup with this plush squeaking chew and tug toy.
This treat-dispensing steak toy
$9$8; buy now at Petco
While it may be frowned upon for human children, dogs playing with their food is a great way to hold interest and develop healthy chewing habits. This treat-filled T-bone may not be as tender and juicy as what gets served at the Capital Grille, but your dog will never know the difference when they’re busy chomping away to get their snacks.
This cute pig chew toy
$3; buy now at Chewy
This hilarious-looking squeak toy would totally make dogs laugh if they had evolved to do so. Until that day, their owners probably will instead. And if you need a good laugh now, check out these 150 Jokes That Are So Bad They’re Actually Funny.
This durable Nylabone chew
$25$16; buy now at PetSupplies
It can be hard to find the right chew toys for larger dogs with strong teeth. This kennel-tested Nylabone does the trick, standing up to months of use by even the toughest canines.
This flavored teeth-cleaning chew toy
$9; buy now at Chewy
Unlike humans, dogs don’t have dentists to shame them into flossing regularly. You can help make up for that with this durable bacon-flavored chew that’s designed to reduce plaque and tartar build up.
This monkey chew toy
$15; buy now at Petco
A true all-in-one toy, this chew has a rope for teeth and gum massaging, a stimulating foam belly, and a handle for tug-of-war gripping. It’s perfect for monkeying around with your pup! And for more adorable pups, check out these 33 Photos That Prove That Dogs Are Such Delightful Weirdos.
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