12 Indestructible Dog Toys Even the Toughest Fido Can’t Break
Looking for a toy that your dog won't rip to pieces in less than a minute? You're in the right place!
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All dogs like to chew—it's an instinct. Dog toys can satisfy that instinct and even provide some dental-hygiene benefits in the process. "Chewing is normal behavior for dogs, just like breathing and eating," says Suzy Smithson, Toys Product Manager for PetSafe. "It has lots of beneficial effects on the teeth if done right, and it helps keep dogs happy and prevents some destructive tendencies that can creep up when a dog is bored." Get the right toy and it will be one of the pet products you won't know how you ever lived without.
Of course, some dogs like to chew more than others, and some revel in utter destruction. If you've got a fur baby who seems to rip everything to shreds in a minute flat, you probably think the situation is hopeless. We're here to tell you that it's not. We rounded up a dozen virtually indestructible dog toys that will keep your pup happy and occupied for the long haul.
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Arm & Hammer Super Treadz Gorilla
Made with extremely durable, all-natural rubber and infused with Arm & Hammer baking soda, this adorable gorilla is like two products in one. It promises to freshen your dog's breath and reduce tartar and plaque buildup as he whiles away the hours gnawing to his heart's content. One Amazon reviewer said her dog is "a monster chewer and this toy has lasted way past my expectations." It's easy to keep this little guy clean, too. Just toss him right in the dishwasher from time to time, then hand him back to your pup. Don't miss these smart ways to keep your pet happy while you're at work.
Benebone Zaggler Rolling Dog Chew Toy
Made with 100 percent real food and none of the fake stuff, this long-lasting Benebone Zaggler Rolling Dog Chew Toy tastes and smells like bacon. Its unique shape and rounded edges mean it rolls around easily, keeping highly active dogs on the move (and increasing the likelihood they'll tucker themselves out). It's more than just a toy; think of it as the world's longest-lasting game of fetch, except your dog won't always need you around to play as long as it's on hand. Even pet parents of super chewers said they were impressed with this product's durability.
Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Diamond Plate Ball
Made with the company's proprietary Orbee-Tuff, which claims to make the toy more durable and buoyant than even a rubber dog ball, this dog ball comes in a range of sizes and colors. Unlike other dog toys, this one both bounces and floats, so it's perfect for active dogs that are always getting into something. It's also infused with all-natural mint oil, so every time your dog plays with it, their breath freshens up a bit. If stinky breath is a constant problem, though, don't ignore it. Here are some reasons why your dog might have bad breath—and how to get rid of it.
Ruff Dawg Indestructible Dawg Nut
It looks like a cute little orange doughnut, but don't let that fool you. The Ruff Dawg Nut can withstand even the most hard-core chewers. Made of solid rubber, this indestructible dog toy has a springy texture that pets love to gnaw on for hours. And don't worry: It's designed to be gentle on teeth. Whether you're playing fetch in your backyard or at the beach, the Ruff Dawg bounces and floats, so you can basically take it anywhere you take your pup. If your dog likes to solve problems while playing, check out these great puzzle toys for bored dogs.
PetSafe Forever Bone
FYI, you shouldn't give rawhide bones to your dog for safety reasons. Instead, opt for this clever bone-shaped toy made of thick rubber. Part indestructible dog chew toy and part treat holder, it will keep your pup engaged for the foreseeable future, so plan accordingly. Shaped like a real bone, it has two little SnapFit cups with all-natural rawhide treat rings tucked inside, "so the positive reinforcement and reward are built right into the toy," says Smithson. Luckily it stands up to even the most aggressive chewers. "We have a chew-free guarantee," she adds. "If your dog manages to destroy one of our chew toys within the first 30 days, we'll send you a different toy at no cost." Refills are sold separately.
Nylabone Dura Chew Plus Textured Ring
When it comes to indestructible dog toys, Nylabone's Dura Chew line has some of the best reviews out there. Armed with tough nylon, this ring comes in a variety of fun shapes and flavors and is considered safe for dogs of all ages and sizes, from puppies to senior citizens. It's designed for extreme chewers, so it can handle a whole lot of pressure. One reviewer with an obsessive chewer says she's had it for more than a year and her dog still loves to play with it every day. Here are 20 more pet products with nearly perfect reviews.
With its classic shape that makes it easy to identify, the KONG, as its legions of fans call it, has a reputation for being one of the toughest indestructible dog toys on the market. Hollow on one side, it makes it easy for dog moms and dads to fill it with treats to entice their dog for hours on end. Its funky shape causes an erratic, unpredictable bounce, which delights pups who love to play. While there are different varieties and sizes, the KONG Extreme is designed for—you guessed it—the most extreme chewers. In fact, the KONG is one of the products your dog wishes you'd buy at Petco.
Monster K9 Indestructible Dog Ball
The experts at Smart Dog Stuff call this their pick for "the best indestructible dog toy," and we think it's definitely one of the best! For dogs that love to play with rubber balls, this one's made with industrial-strength materials that won't rip or tear, so they can chew, toss, swat, and bump it with their nose as fiercely as they'd like and it won't break. Ideal for medium or large breeds, the Monster K9 comes with a lifetime guarantee, so you can rest easy that this one's going to last.
PetStages Dogwood Stick
If you've got a canine who falls in love with every stick he sees, you know how messy that "fun" can be. Sticks break off and split easily, and you're left with pieces of bark all over the place. This Dogwood Stick is the solution to all of your stick-chewing woes. It's made by mixing real wood with a durable synthetic material, so it's built to last. Plus, it looks, tastes, and even smells like the real thing, so your pup will be in doggy heaven. On the flip side, these are the pet products vets never buy—and neither should you.