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The Best Puppy Teething Toys

We bought a selection of 5 puppy toys for £42.22

Puppies naturally explore the world with their mouths, they are learning everyday and as they start to gain more and more freedom and autonomy, with this, comes chewing.  Teething can be painful for a puppy which is one of the main reasons they seek out items to chew.  In addition the chewing process helps to strengthen the jaw, keep teeth clean and relieve boredom.

Anyone who has ever adopted a puppy or young dog knows all too well you can never have enough chews or toys to keep them entertained.  Suddenly nothing can be left within your puppy’s reach and shoes, corners of furniture, TV remote controls, suddenly appear to have tooth marks in them or worse.

There are many different puppy teething toys on the market and we want to know what really does work.  What will keep your puppy from chewing furniture?  What will help them through the painful teething process?  What will keep them amused and be far more appealing than socks, shoes, and anything left within reach of your furry baby?

There really is only one way to find out!

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5 Teething Toys Thoroughly Tested And Reviewed

Nero decides to oversee the testing of the puppy teething toys

These 5 toys: Benebone Puppy Tiny 2 Pack Durable Dental Chew, KONG Puppy Toy Natural Teething Rubber, Rosewood Nylon Dog Chew, Wildfang  Natural Chewing Root and Nylabone Extreme Tough Dog Chew Toy X-Bone.

Which one’s got Max’s tail wagging in particular? Max is an energetic, confident, 16 week old puppy who like all puppies loves to chew.  And what did the other dogs think?  Chica, Nero and Kay couldn’t leave all the work to Max could they? Let’s see what they thought of these 5 teething toys.

Benebone Puppy Tiny 2 Pack Durable Dental Chew

Benebone Puppy Pack – £10.82

This puppy pack contains a dental chew with teeth cleaning ridges as well as an easy to grip wishbone.  The ridges are visible on the dental chew and the slight curve to it’s shape makes it easier for a puppy to get their mouth around it and have a really good chew.  The wishbone is a fantastic shape for a puppy to be able to wedge between their paws and get stuck in.

We wanted to check the bones bacon flavour so had a good sniff, we did stop ourselves at actually tasting them and left that to the dogs.  They do in fact have a strong bacon scent – perfect for enticing a puppy to start chewing.

Max gets really stuck into the Benebone Dental Chew

As you can see from Max in these pictures, he really got to grips with both the Benebone dental chew and the wishbone.  Max was so focused and completely absorbed in chewing both the dental chew and wishbone, which given all the distractions for him at the shelter, is quite a rare occurrence.  Normally there is something or someone to distract him, especially when we start taking photos.  But Max did not for even a split second consider letting these bacon flavoured chews out of sight, or mouth in this case!

Max gets the hang of chewing the Benebone Wishbone very quickly

The bones are made from nylon which is a hard, tough material.  These claim to be softer than the adult version which would be too hard for a puppy’s developing teeth.  Nero absolutely loves Max and watches him with a hint of amusement and teaches him to be as cool a dog as himself.  Nero, being so intelligent and wise of course wanted to ensure the Benebone chews passed his thorough testing process.

Nero performs his quality control role

As you can see in the pictures below, even after Nero had a really good chew, with full force and enthusiasm, he hardly made a dent in them.  Nero absolutely loved these too and both shapes of the wishbone and the dental chew are cleverly designed for an easy grip.

Even after Nero’s lengthy and enthusiastic chew there were no sharp edges or signs of breaking but we would advise you to keep an eye on the bones just for extra peace of mind.

After a good few hours chew by Nero and Max!

The Details

Available in Tiny, S and M

100% real bacon flavour

The pack contains a dental chew and wishbone

Dimensions 7 x 1 x 11 cm

Weight 142 Grams

Still hours worth of chewing to enjoy!

Summary

The Benebone Dental Chew and Wishbone were an instant hit with both Max and Nero.  They are solid, they do smell of bacon and the design is perfect to get a firm hold of for a satisfying chew.

Will these last forever? No. But having also tested these with Nero, there is absolutely no doubt they will last for many, many, many weeks and your puppy will have hours of satisfyingly tasty chewing time.

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KONG – Puppy Toy Natural Teething Rubber

Rubber Puppy Natural Teething Toy – Small for up to 9 kg – £13.94

Phew thank goodness Max is not one of those boys who refuses to touch anything pink haha!  Note to humans, check the colour before ordering, these are also available in blue, don’t tell Max though!

Unlike some of the other teething toys Max, Chica, Nero and Kay tested, the puppy Kong isn’t flavoured.  But this is the fun part for you.  Oh yes, you can fill the Kong with all sorts of goodies for your puppy to enjoy getting out of the toy by licking and chewing.  From tasty treats and meat to kibble and peanut butter.  You will soon find out what your gorgeous puppy loves and which treats will have them maneuvering themselves into all sorts of strange positions to gain access to them.

Max’s chosen ‘let’s get stuck in’ chewing pose.

Max was fascinated with the Kong chew toy.  It rolled around as Max attempted to lick out all of it’s yummy contents which made it more challenging for him and subsequently also took more time.  The rubber on the Kong chew toy is really tough and despite really enthusiastic chewing, licking, prodding with paws, not a scratch or a mark appeared on the surface.

Chica was not going to sit back and let Max have all the fun. Oh no.  As soon as Max’s eyes were turned, Chica slowly crept in and oh so very discreetly took the Kong puppy toy away to investigate.  There is a reason her nickname is ‘Cheeky Chica’!

Chica waited until Max’s back was turned to sneak in a chew on the Kong puppy toy

The Details

Available in S, M and Large

Available in Pink or Blue

Dimensions 7.62 x 4.45 x 4.45 cm

Weight 58.97 Grams

Rubber

Recommended for 1 month plus

Summary

A great, durable, multi use toy for all puppies to enjoy.  A fantastic toy that bounces in all directions and will have your puppy performing some hilarious moves.  In addition the hard rubber that can be filled with all sorts of fantastic goodies will keep your puppy entertained and provides a satisfying chewing and licking experience.

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Rosewood – Nylon Dog Chew

Rosewood – Nylon Dog Chew Chicken Flavour – £3.66

As with all the other flavoured chews we gave to the dogs to test, we checked the Rosewood Nylong dog chew for the scent of chicken it describes as having.  There is definitely a hint of chicken smell but not as strong as some of the others the dogs tested.

The Rosewood nylon chew is very simple in design, it is a white chicken flavoured bone.  The simplicity did not reduce it’s popularity!

Kay checks it is safe for Max before letting him have a chew

For a teeny tiny split second we felt sorry for Max as he watched Kay with his ‘please can I have a go now’ eyes.  Then we remembered all the fun Max is having testing all these puppy teething toys and chews.  Oh okay, we confess, we did fall for Max’s eyes and gave him the Rosewood nylon chew.  It was really good to see 14 year old Kay enjoying it though!  Never too old for a puppy chew.

A look of absolute cuteness and happiness on Max’s face

Max eye’s eventually won us over and we of course gave him the Rosewood nylon chew to test.  Max loved this chew as did our gorgeous cheeky Chica.  The bone shaped edges on both end make it easy for puppies and dogs to grip with their paws and hold whilst they enjoy chewing.

Similarly to the other two nylon chews the dogs tested, the good thing is the nylon doesn’t splinter, this however does not mean it is indestructible.  Little fragments of the chew will come off when chewed.

Chica has her own unique style to chew a the Rosewood bone!

The Details

Available in S and Large

Chicken flavoured and scented

Dimensions 2 x 3.6 cm

Weight 27.2 Grams

Non Toxic Nylon

Cream colour

Summary

A very simple flavoured chew that appealed to all three testers, Max, Chica and Kay.  The Rosewood flavoured nylon chew is tough, great value and provides an enjoyable chewing experience for puppies and older dogs alike.

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Wildfang – Natural Chewing Root

We bought the XS Wildfang Chewing Stick for dogs up to 10 kg – £7.49

Admittedly we didn’t get excited unpacking the Wildfang chewing stick as just like the picture shows and as expected it looks like a stick and is essentially a stick.  Do not be put off however by it’s simplicity! Think of all those times you have had to take a stick from your puppy or dog’s mouth for fear of it splintering and getting stuck in their mouth or throat.

The Wildfang is 100% natural, it smells of wood and has no added scent or flavour and it doesn’t splinter.   In theory this chewing stick is genius for all those stick loving chewers out there.  Is it really though?

Max has a good chew on the Wildfang Natural Chewing Stick

Both Max and Nero absolutely loved the Wildfang chewing stick.  It did take Max slightly longer to show any interest compared to some of the other products he tested.  Once he discovered this stick though, Max remained fully absorbed and concentrated on chewing it.  When chewed small wet bits of wood fall off but not in splinter form. The size and sturdy diameter makes the stick easy to hold with even the smallest paws or the biggest as the case may be.  Over to Nero!

Yes Nero did not want to be left out and as you can see has a rather more energetic approach and chewing style to Max.

Nero puts the Wildfang Chewing Stick under a rigorous quality control check

The Details

Available in XS, S and Medium

Arabica coffee wood – 100% natural chew

Dimensions 12 x 2 x 2 cm

Weight 50 Grams

Summary

The Wildfang chewing stick may be simple but the no frills appearance, the 100% natural and non splinter wood makes this a really fantastic and safe puppy chew for even the hardcore chewers.

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Nylabone Extreme Tough Dog Chew Toy X-Bone

We bought the small size Nylabone designed for dogs up to 11 kg – £6.31

Is it strange that us humans get excited when we see toys for dogs?  Out of the 5 puppy teething toys this caught our attention the most and we definitely had high high hopes for this to be popular with Max and some of the other dogs.  Of course the bright colour does help make it eye catching as well as the different ridges aimed to clean teeth.

Before handing the Nylabone chew over to the dogs to test we checked to see if it does have the beef flavour scent and yes it absolutely does smell strongly of beef!

Chica demonstrates her unique chewing style with the Nylabone Extreme Chew

Chica immediately took the nylon chew and took it off to have a good chew behind her kennel.  Once again Chica demonstrated her unique “bottom in the air£ chewing style.  The nylon material is strong and even after a really long and enthusiastic chew, there wasn’t a tooth mark in sight.  Chica really got the hang of how to hold it and the curved design of the chew made it easier for her to hold one end with her paw whilst chewing the other.

Max on the other hand didn’t show any interest at all in the chew and we had to spread peanut butter on it to entice him to even go near the Nylabone.  As soon as the peanut butter was licked off, Max lost interest and didn’t want to chew it.  Perhaps the texture which felt the most plastic wasn’t as appealing? Of course this is a human hypothesis and merely a guess.

Max licks off the peanut butter we spread on the Nylabone Extreme Chew

The Details

Available in S and Large

Nylon material – non toxic

Beef flavour – other flavours available

Dimensions 16.51 x 13.97 x 1.91 cm

Weight 76.5 Grams

Summary

A mixed reaction to the Nylabone Extreme Tough Dog Chew Toy X-Bone from our two testers, Chica and Max.  Whilst Chica loved it, Max turned his nose up and showed no interest whatsoever.  The Nylabone chew is tough, is durable and will appeal to many dogs.  

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Overall Conclusion

Exhausting work for Max all the chewing, testing and reviewing. Sweet dreams.

Max was thoroughly exhausted after all the chewing, testing and passing on his feedback to us.  He definitely earned his much needed nap!  Meanwhile we suspect Chica is still busy working her way through all the different teething toys – haha!  There really is a chew for even the fussiest of puppies and/or the toughest of chewers.  With prices starting from as little as £3.66 for the Rosewood nylon chew and chews that are toys as well, there really isn’t an excuse for your puppy to be chewing furniture or your favourite pair of shoes!

Best for Teething
Benebone Puppy Tiny 2-Pack Durable Dental Chew/Wishbone for Aggressive Chewers, Real Bacon, Made in the USA
Best Natural Chew
Wildfang® chewing root made of coffee wood for your four-legged friend I Dog toy wooden bone - chewing toy - dental care & chewing muscle training I Durable & natural chewing stick for your dog
Best Durability
KONG - Puppy Toy Natural Teething Rubber - Fun to Chew, Chase & Fetch (Colour May Vary) - For Medium Puppies
Brand & Item
Benebone Puppy Tiny 2-Pack Durable Dental Chew/Wishbone for Aggressive Chewers, Real Bacon, Made in the USA
Wildfang® chewing root made of coffee wood for your four-legged friend I Dog toy wooden bone - chewing toy - dental care & chewing muscle training I Durable & natural chewing stick for your dog
KONG - Puppy Toy Natural Teething Rubber - Fun to Chew, Chase & Fetch (Colour May Vary) - For Medium Puppies
Features
Flavoured nylon, dual pack of wishbone and dental chew, sturdy design, easy to grip.
100% natural, non flavoured, solid.
Fillable puppy toy. Strong Rubber for chewing. Great alternative to a ball toy
Best for Teething
Benebone Puppy Tiny 2-Pack Durable Dental Chew/Wishbone for Aggressive Chewers, Real Bacon, Made in the USA
Brand & Item
Benebone Puppy Tiny 2-Pack Durable Dental Chew/Wishbone for Aggressive Chewers, Real Bacon, Made in the USA
Features
Flavoured nylon, dual pack of wishbone and dental chew, sturdy design, easy to grip.
More Information
Best Natural Chew
Wildfang® chewing root made of coffee wood for your four-legged friend I Dog toy wooden bone - chewing toy - dental care & chewing muscle training I Durable & natural chewing stick for your dog
Brand & Item
Wildfang® chewing root made of coffee wood for your four-legged friend I Dog toy wooden bone - chewing toy - dental care & chewing muscle training I Durable & natural chewing stick for your dog
Features
100% natural, non flavoured, solid.
More Information
Best Durability
KONG - Puppy Toy Natural Teething Rubber - Fun to Chew, Chase & Fetch (Colour May Vary) - For Medium Puppies
Brand & Item
KONG - Puppy Toy Natural Teething Rubber - Fun to Chew, Chase & Fetch (Colour May Vary) - For Medium Puppies
Features
Fillable puppy toy. Strong Rubber for chewing. Great alternative to a ball toy
More Information