The 5 Best Indestructible Dog Toys
Chewing is a natural instinct for your dog. In the wild, dogs would chew on the bones of their prey which would act as a natural toothbrush in the dog world.
Grinding and gnawing can clean tartar off teeth while shredding and tearing aids in flossing for healthy gums. The chewing action also keeps your dog’s jaw, neck, and forearms well-muscled. The need for dogs to chew is a hard-wired, healthy and normal dog behaviour.
Although your dog may not be using their teeth for their prey anymore, it’s still important for them to regularly chew on something. Chewing has many benefits for your dog, including:
- Improving dental health
- Relieving stress and anxiety
- Relief for puppy teething pain
- Reducing destructive chewing
- A positive outlet for mental stimulation
Providing the proper dog chew toy can even help reduce mouthiness and nipping during puppy play, and prevent inappropriate and destructive chewing at home, that's why we stock a dedicated puppy chew toy range. But with those sharp teeth and powerful jaws, you're going to need an indestructible and strong dog toy to stand up to the job! Although no dog toy is 100% indestructible, we stock some of the toughest dog toys on the market and here are our top 5...
1. KONG Classic Dog Toy
KONG is pretty much the go-to dog toy for chewers. The KONG Classic Dog Toy is the gold standard of the indestructible dog toy range and has become a staple for most dogs around the world. Made in the USA from a strong all-natural rubber formula, the KONG Classic is perfect for fulfilling your dog's chewing needs. And, as you know, you can fill it with tasty treats for an extended, tasty playtime.
If you need something a tad more sturdy for the most aggressive of chewers, the KONG Extreme Dog Toy will be a game-changer. It's made from the most durable strength KONG rubber and is specially designed to withstand the toughest of chewers.
Although not technically a toy, these amazing slow feeding mats from LickiMat are a must-have for any pooch. They are very unlikely to be destroyed by your dog as they contain the good stuff - food!
Designed by vets to help improve your dog's mental health, digestion and oral health. The LickiMat range is based on a challenge/reward treat delivery system that engages your dog over a long period of time while only delivering small portions of their favourite treat or food. It's a perfect way to promote calm behaviour if your dog is home alone or during stressful times, like storms or bonfire night.
3. KONG Wubba
This one's for the pups! The KONG Puppy Wubba is a fun, interactive tug and toss puppy toy. It's made from a durable reinforced nylon so it's safe from those notorious little needle puppy teeth.
It also features a built in squeaker and flappy tails to keep your pup entertained for hours, whether it be interactive or solo play.
4. Tough Twist Dental Dog Toys
The Tough Twist range are super tough, multi-textured dog toys which are perfect for pooches who prefer their toys a little softer.
They're great for playing, tugging, chewing and basically having fun! They'll also help keep your dog's teeth squeaky clean.
5. Antler Dog Chew
Antler dog chews are an all-natural way to help curb your dog's chewing urge. All the dog antlers we stock are ethically and sustainably sourced and come in a variety of different shapes and sizes to suit any dog.
As well as acting as a great chew aid, antler dog chews are full of calcium and phosphorus. They also include other vital minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, sulphur and zinc which are all vital for keeping your dog's bones and muscles strong. They're also odour and stain-free, meaning your dog can happily chew away on the carpet.
Gnawing on an antler chew helps remove plaque from your dog's teeth with the benefit of not containing any calories like regular dog dental chews.