If you’re a dog owner then you know there are countless cute dog toys available in pet stores and online. There are adorable stuffed animals, squeaky rubber toys, little rope toys, and pull-me toys. But if you have a large dog or a dog that loves to chew, you also know that your dog can disembowel, rip apart, and shred these toys in seconds. What your dog needs are indestructible dog toys. But do such toys really exist? Yes, they do, or toys that are as close to indestructible as possible. Here’s a look at some of our favorites.
Kongs –The all-time leader among indestructible dog toys has to be the Kong brand. Kong has been making hard rubber toys for dogs since 1976 and they are still the leader in this market today. Starting with the original hard rubber Kong, today they make toys in many different sizes, shapes, and colors for dogs that love to chew. Toys in the original basic Kong design, with a hole in the middle, can be stuffed with treats or peanut butter to keep your dog entertained. Kong also makes toys in the shape of bones and other entertaining shapes. Kong toys can last for years of chewing by even the toughest chewers.
Hurley Indestructible Dog Toy –These toys come in the shape of a ball, a bone, and a stick. The toys are made of Zogoflex, a material that is soft but indestructible. You can do just about anything with these toys. You can throw them, bounce them, and even float them. Great toys, great for power chewers.
The Almost Indestructible Dog Ball – These balls have been around for a while and they do seem to be almost indestructible. They are large and made from a polyethylene material. They are made for big dogs. They can last through the hardest chewing. This is a very hard ball and your dog probably won’t be able to get their teeth into it. They may push it around and nose it instead, playing something like doggy soccer with it.
If your dog goes wild for balls then he will probably love the Zogoflex Huck balls. These colorful balls are extremely strong and durable. They can be used any way normal balls can be used, plus they float! The manufacturer says that if your dog can destroy one of these balls, they will replace it for free.
The Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Woof Ball – is a popular toy with tough chewers. They bounce and they are mint-scented. They also have a hole so you can stuff them with treats.
Knotted rope balls can be lots of fun for your dog and they are much more durable than the small knotted ropes than your dog may chew up quickly. Knotted ropes are also good at helping to remove plaque from your dog’s teeth.
The Petsport Giant Tuff Ball – resembles a large tennis ball but they are made with large dogs and power chewers in mind. The balls are non-toxic and they are color-fast. If your ball loves to chase and chew on tennis ball, this ball will last and doesn’t have the drawbacks of ordinary tennis balls.
Interactive Toys for Power Chewers
Some of the best indestructible dog toys for strong chewers are found among interactive toys. These toys encourage the dog to interact with them in order for the toy to dispense treats. They keep your dog entertained and reward your dog for figuring out how the toy works.
Buster Cube –The Buster Cube is a popular toy for large dogs and aggressive chewers. Your dog has to figure out how to operate the cube in order to get the cube to dispense treats. The cube is educational and fun for your dog, plus it’s made of a hard plastic that your dog won’t be able to destroy.
Premier Busy Buddy Tug-A-Jug –This toy has been called “the ultimate interactive toy.” With treats inside the job, your dog is able to see, hear, and smell the treats, but he has to figure out how to get them. This toy stimulates all of your dog’s senses. Plus, the toy is made from non-toxic materials similar to those used for making bullet-proof glass, meaning that this is one tough toy!
When it comes to indestructible dog toys, there is always the old favorite, the Nylabone Dura Chews. Nylabone also makes edible chews that your dog will eat in no time. But the Nylabone Dura Chews, which have meat taste, can last for months. They are made of nylon and can satisfy the chewing urges of any dog. They are not particularly large and they are inexpensive. In very rare cases it is possible for a dog to chip a tooth on a Nylabone, or for a piece of Nylabone to come off and for your dog to swallow it, so you should always supervise your dog when chewing this or any other bone product.
Compressed rawhides are another favorite with power chewers. Rawhides, in general, can present some problems, as they tend to break off in pieces as your dog chews on them. However, there are fewer such problems with compressed rawhide. Compressed rawhides also last much longer than ordinary rawhides. If you would like to give your dog a rawhide to chew on, then compressed rawhide is recommended. However, please be sure to monitor your dog carefully whenever he is chewing on compressed rawhide or any type of bone.