Some puppies need something soft and snuggly to chew on. This durable plush dragon stands up well to rough chewing, featuring a squeaker and ridges to soothe gums.
This teething toy doubles up its utility with its innovative fill-and-freeze design: just fill it up with your pup’s favorite treats, then pop it in the freezer for instant cooling relief! Available in multiple sizes for different chewers.
1. Teethe ’n’ Tug
Teething puppies will want to chew everything they find, so having some chew toys on hand is ideal to ensure they focus on developing their new chompers instead of chewing up shoes and furniture!
Sweet Paws offers this crinkly toy made of food-grade silicone free from BPA that features a textured surface to soothe sore gums while scraping soft plaque off new teeth. Furthermore, its convenience for pet parents includes being easy to clean and dishwasher safe – both major advantages.
KONG offers another teething toy designed specifically for puppies that love tugging and playing. This one features ridged texture to soothe sore gums while its fun ring shape bounces, floats, and offers multiple textures – plus, its durable rubber construction keeps puppies safe when chewing it – plus, there are massage nobs with spikes to soothe sore gums while helping alleviate growing tooth pain! Suitable for puppies up to 25 pounds.
2. Kong Chew Toy
Puppies have an instinctual need to chew, and toys such as these can help satisfy that urge without damaging shoes and furniture. However, any chew toy you give your pup should be discarded when it shows signs of wear – anything splintered or broken apart poses a choking hazard and could eventually lead to dental problems down the line.
Kong dog toys are widely popular and offer teething puppies a way to satisfy their chewing instincts while helping prevent plaque and tartar build-up – this chew toy features an innovative ridge and nub design which helps minimize plaque and tartar build-up on new adult teeth. Kong chew toys also make great educational tools.
KONG provides toys to meet the needs of different types of chewers, from red Kongs (designed for average chewers) and black Kongs that can withstand stronger jaw pressure from larger breed dogs, to toys designed specifically to be added with treats to provide additional entertainment; some pet parents even report that their pup enjoys playing with this toy even though they aren’t massive chewers!
3. Feeko Teething Ring
Puppies can be destructive chewers, and teething toys provide them with something safe and soothing to chew on – instead of your leather shoes! The Feeko Teething Ring is constructed of durable natural rubber material and features grooves and nubs designed to clean teeth as your pup chews – as well as massage gums! Additionally, this toy can also be used as tug-of-war equipment, and Feeko has passed the rigorous chew test of Bulldogs, Huskies, German Shepherds and Cane Corsos!
Petstages Cool Teething Stick, an excellent treat-dispensing puzzle toy for puppies with short attention spans, provides another solution for them. Freezable for cooling relief against painful gums, its fabric streamers offer texture for chewing as well as providing cooling relief to soothe them during teething time.
Newman and Grossman both recommend playing tug with your puppy as an effective way to soothe sore gums, strengthen their jaw muscles and spend quality time together. With two handles making it easy for both of you to grip easily, and its range of sizes available make this toy an excellent way to do just that!
4. Hedgehog Chew Toy
If your puppy’s teething has become excessive, a good chew toy may provide much-needed distraction from his or her natural instinct to chew on shoes and furniture. Made of materials designed to soothe gums without harming sensitive mouths, chew toys help your puppy develop motor skills while playing.
Some chew toys are designed with various textures that appeal to dogs’ natural desire to chew, and can even be frozen to provide relief for their sore gums. Meanwhile, others – such as KONG Puppy Binkie – can be filled with treats for added stimulation and to deter pups from turning their attention elsewhere (like your shoes!).
Many of these toys can also be used to play interactive games like fetch or tug-of-war. When supervising playtime with your puppy, be sure to remove any broken or splintering toys, as this may hinder their new adult teeth from coming in correctly. In particular, avoid tug-of-war with teething puppies since this could hinder the growth of their adult teeth.
5. Teethe ’n’ Treat
Puppy chew toys provide the ideal way to keep them busy without chewing up furniture, shoes and other household items that could damage immature teeth or leave an unpleasant taste in their mouths. Made from non-toxic rubber with various textures to soothe gums and clean teeth while developing problem solving skills through rolling, tugging, and working to get treats out, this puzzle ball also encourages problem-solving skills while building problem-solving capabilities among your pup.
Pet parents of teething pups report this toy helps keep their pups focused and entertained during teething episodes so they don’t turn to other household objects for relief. Made of soft chewable material that’s gentle on sore gums and teeth, with crinkly fabric streamers for added texture – plus it can even be frozen to provide cooling relief on hot days – BPA, latex and BPS free and suitable for puppies up to 30 pounds, Redman suggests using fingernail indentation test as an evaluation technique when evaluating chew toys; anything too hard can lead to tooth fractures as a painful experience for teething pups causing tooth fractures!