Teething puppies can be relentless. They’re uncomfortable and so little that they don’t really know what’s going on. One way to help make them feel better is to find the right teething toy. To help you find the best chew toys for teething puppies, we researched a range of new and bestselling products. The result? Our top ten list of toys that will make your puppy feel a little bit better. Let’s look at what you need to know when shopping.
Count: Some of our top picks are a single toy. On the other hand, some are large sets that contain a variety of up to 12 different toys! Some are all rope toys, some are a mix.
Size: Because these toys are meant for puppies, most of them are small. None of them should be used with large adult dogs. Some of the sets that include multiple toys have a variety of sizes and can grow with your pup.
FDA Compliant: When it comes to chew toys, the only place FDA compliance matters is with something natural like an elk antler. They follow the same guidelines as foods. The FDA doesn’t have any guidelines for cotton or rubber toys.
Floats: Using a puppy toy in a pool or at the beach is a great way to get your puppy started swimming. If it floats, it’s a good thing to use to lure him into the water and make him feel comfortable.
Dishwasher Safe: While most of the cotton ropes we reviewed are dishwasher safe, the rubber toys can usually be put in the dishwasher. Remember, use a hot cycle with no detergent! Check manufacturer recommendations for your toy.
Weight: Weight matters because puppies are little and can’t carry around heavy toys. For the large variety packs, we weren’t able to list a weight - there were just too many toys! But each one has a lot of puppy friendly sizes.
Now that you know how to choose the best puppy teething toys, we’re ready to jump into our reviews. We’ve arranged them with our top pick and budget pick listed first. This way, if you’re in a hurry, you can make sure to check those ones out first. The products that round out the rest of our list are definitely worth a look, too! All right, let’s get on with our reviews of the best chew toys for puppies!