10 chew toys, as reviewed by my dog

10 chew toys, as reviewed by my dog

This is my dog, Stevie. 

A very good girl.

Image: Dylan Haas / Mashable

She’s a lab, boxer, pit bull mix who likes cuddles, sleeping in, saying “hello” to strangers, and, probably more than anything else, chew toys. (And if you were wondering, yes, she’s named after Stevie Nicks.)

To some, picking out a toy for a dog is a pretty low-effort task. And I get it — who would want to scrutinize this kind of stuff? Most people would pick something off the wall at Petco that squeaks and move on with their life. 

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But, dear reader, I am one of those people. And by “those,” I mean “person who treats their pet as if it were their human child.” Read more…

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STEVIE’S CHOICE

GoDog Dragon

GoDog Dragons are unexpectedly tough for a fabric-based chew toy — after an entire month, it’s still going strong, and my dog has pretty much adopted it as her new favorite-for-life.

  • Material: Polyester, “chew guard” fabric
  • First signs of wear: TBD


$16.99 from Chewy


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BEST FRISBEE

Ruffwear HydroPlane

Swimming dogs will love the Ruffwear HydroPlane’s ability to float on water, but it also works perfectly as a land-based frisbee, and its tear-resistant fabric lasted impressively long.

  • Material: Foam, abrasion-resistant fabric
  • First signs of wear: About two weeks


$24.95 from Amazon


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BEST FOR HIDING TREATS

Kong Extreme

The Kong Extreme is definitely extreme when it comes to durability — it’ll last well beyond a few months, and being able to stuff treats inside makes playtime way more enjoyable.

  • Materail: Rubber
  • First signs of wear: TBD


$13.99 from Chewy


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BEST FOR PLAYING FETCH

Chuckit Ultra Ball

It’s time to retire your old tennis ball — the Chuckit Ultra Ball is the best toy for fetch, hands down, and my dog is in love with it.

  • Material: Rubber
  • First signs of wear: TBD


$10.99 from Amazon


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BEST FOR YOUNG, TEETHING DOGS

GoughNuts Dog Ring

Your mileage may vary with the GoughNuts ring depending on how harsh of a chewer your dog is, but it should work great for younger dogs.

  • Material: Rubber
  • First signs of wear: Very slight surface damage after two weeks


$21.31 from Amazon


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BEST FOR SAFETY

Petstages Dogwood Stick

The Dogwood Stick will most likely fall apart early on, but that’s to be expected. The true value is its safetuy, with less harmful shedding for your dog’s digestive system.

  • Material: Mixture of real wood and synthetics
  • First signs of wear: Two days


$20.99 from Chewy


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THIS ONE ISN’T SO GREAT

Nylabone DuraChew Dino

The Nylabone DuraChew didn’t work as well as I thought it would — the nylon started shedding early into playtime, and I had to take the toy away before we could judge its dental care features.

  • Material: Nylon
  • First signs of wear: Two hours


$9.99 from Chewy


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BEST NON-CHEW TOY

The Virtually Indestructible Ball

This is the one toy we tested that I don’t think will ever break — mostly because my dog had no clue how to play with it.

  • Material: Plastic
  • First signs of wear: Probably never


$14.99 from Chewy


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BEST NYLON TOY

Oneisall Bone

Nylon-based toys ended up not being a great match for my dog, but if they happen to work for yours, the Oneisall is slightly better than the Nylanbone Dino.

  • Material: Nylon
  • First signs of wear: Three days


$11.99 from Amazon


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BEST FOR MALLEABILITY

Monster K9 Indestructible Frisbee

While it doesn’t succeed as a *frisbee* per se, the Monster K9 disc is a great extra-strength chew toy that has the potential to last your dog for months at a time.

  • Material: Rubber
  • First signs of wear: Some slight scratching after two weeks


$15.95 from Chewy

Source: https://mashable.com/roundup/best-chew-toys-for-dogs/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Dylan Haas

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