23 Best Indestructible Dog Toys for the Toughest Chewers
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Chew on it
All dogs like to chew – it’s an instinct. “Chewing is generally considered normal behavior for dogs of all ages,” said Jamie Richardson, DVM, Medical Chief of Staff at Small Door Veterinary. “Puppies tend to chew to relieve pain caused by penetrating teeth, while older dogs often chew to keep their jaws strong and teeth clean.” Chewing can also come out of boredom and fear. But even if we understand where that impulse is coming from, it is still incredibly frustrating when our pups take apart their brand new toy in a matter of minutes. That’s why you’ll be so glad you came across this list of indestructible dog toys.
In general, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing dog toys. “Very hard objects can wear off tooth enamel over time, expose sensitive nerve endings, and cause discomfort to your pet, as well as opening up a path for dental infections,” says Dr. Richardson. With the options on this list, you don’t have to worry about that, but there is always a risk of small pieces breaking off with any toy that your pet could swallow. For this reason, it is a good idea to keep an eye on your pets while they are playing, and to heed all warnings on the product packaging.
How we found the toughest toys
Whether you’re looking for a squeaky toy, puzzle toy, or even a plush toy, these options will last a long time – and make your dog so happy. They will satisfy your pup’s instincts, provide dental hygiene benefits, and keep him from chewing on the furniture. How do we know they are good? We consulted a veterinarian and scoured thousands of internet reviews to bring you the most durable toys on the market that will become your pet’s new obsession. Once you’ve found the right toy, take a look at the best dog beds – many of which can withstand aggressive crouching too.
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