Best chew toy for your dog: our top picks
a happy labrador with a red chew toy in its mouth

Best chew toy for your dog: our top picks

5 May 2023

Most of our pooches love a good chew on a toy! It can be good exercise for their jaws, can help a little with keeping their teeth clean, is a great way to reduce boredom with most dogs finding chewing mentally stimulating, and for puppies they are ideal to help soothe teething gums. But it can be tough to chew-se the right chew toy for your dog.

What should my dog chew?

When choosing a chew toy for your dog, a simple safety test is for you to be able to indent your finger nail in it, then there’s less risk of it being too tough for your dog’s teeth and potentially causing damage.

Chew toys can be a great way to entertain your pooch, and stop them chewing something they shouldn’t, but always remember to consult your vet if you are worried about your pooch’s chewing behaviour as it can sometimes be a sign of anxiety or separation issues.

And of course, make sure to always supervise your pooch with any toys!

Kong Puppy Teething Stick Toy


Price - £5.50 (small)

What we love -

  • The ridges can gently soothe teething  gums when chewed
  • You can fill the ridges with dog-safe treats to make the toy even more engaging!
  • Helps puppies to learn appropriate chewing behaviour

Best for -

  • Puppies up to 9 months old
  • Pups of  small, medium and large sizes
Logan, the cockapoo with a Kong chew toy

Beco Natural Rubber Bone


Price - £9.99 (for medium)

What we love -

  • Made of natural rubber
  • Can be filled with treats
  • Lifetime guarantee - if your dog’s toy goes beyond expected wear, they’ll send a replacement!

Best for -

  • Small and medium dogs
  • Those who want a product that’s carbon neutral certified
Brie, the Labrador retriever

Kong Traxx https://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/dogs/dog_toys_dog_training/kongs/extreme/328155

Price - £10.49 (medium/large)

What we love -

  • Made of robust natural rubber
  • Can fill with treats to make it even more fun
  • Can be fun for throwing and fetching games too

Best for -

  • Good for the stronger chewer
  • For dogs up to 30kg

Neville, the cocker spaniel

This article is for information only. Always choose products depending on your individual dog's needs and by taking advice from your vet. Prices in this article subject to change.

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