The 5 Best Indestructible Dog Toys
Chewing is a natural instinct for your dog. In the wild, dogs would chew on the bones of carcasses 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. 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.
2. Ruffwear Gnawt-A-Rock Dog Toy
Although Ruffwear are better known for their quality dog harnesses, did you know that they also have a range of Ruffwear tough dog toys? Pepper (above), the office dog at Not In The Dog House HQ, loves her Ruffwear Hook-A-Cone dog toy! It's made from a sustainable rubber that is tough enough for excessive chewers - it's yet to be defeated by Pepper, as much as she tries!
The rope handle is really handy (sorry!) enabling you to join in on the chewing fun with a game of fetch. There's also a hollow inside which can be filled with large treats or (xylitol free) peanut butter. Plus, the Ruffwear Hook-A-Cone comes in 3 bright Ruffwear colours.
3. Bamboodles Dog Chew Toy
Bamboo is known for being strong, in fact, when compared to wood, bamboo fibre is 2-3 times stronger and even has a stronger tensile strength than steel! That's why Bamboodles have created this bamboo-infused dog chew toy. The natural strength of bamboo is combined with nylon fibres to create their long-lasting Bamboodles T-Bone Dog Chew Toy.
The unique t-bone shape is ideal for dogs to grip with their front paws (remember that muscle toning!) and the raised nubs on the outside help clean their teeth. Plus, they come in both a chicken and beef flavour - yummy!
4. Pawtex Tough Twist Bone Dog Toy
This super tough dog toy is perfect for pooches who prefer their toys a little softer. Each stitch of the Pawtex Tough Bone Dog Toy fabric is woven with a tough coating to ensure that the toy remains durable and long-lasting. Because of this special design, the toy is strong but still remains flexible to help protect your dog's teeth and gums during playtime.
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, but also includes 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.