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The Best Chew Bones for Dogs

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Dogs need to chew, but you definitely don’t want them to chew on your new shoes. That’s where the best chew bones for dogs come in. 

Plush toys, rope toys, and tennis balls aren’t designed for chewing activity. Dog owners need to find long-lasting toys that are specifically designed to safely grind against your dog’s tough teeth.

The following best dog toys for chewing will occupy your pup and help upkeep clean teeth without dangerous splintering that’s characteristic of real bones, elk antlers, and sticks. 

All of these dog and puppy chew toys are made with real wood to provide the aroma of outdoor adventure that dogs crave. They’re also bully stick and rawhide-free, which is safer for your dog’s digestive system. 

For an in-depth read on why rawhide bones are so dangerous, check out Why Rawhide Is Bad for Dogs

Excite and distract your furry friend with a chewing experience they won’t forget while also helping to improve their dental health.

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Why is chewing important for your pup?

Chewing is natural for dogs and improves your doggie’s dental health. Chewing on dog bones and other dog chew toys naturally cleans dogs’ mouths as the ridges and textures massage their gums. 

It’s especially important for teething puppies who need to chew in order to relieve their tender gums as their adult teeth come in. Gnawing on something chewy also scrapes off unwanted tartar and plaque to help keep your pup’s mouth happy and healthy. 

Not only is chewing necessary for your pup’s mouth, but also for their brain by providing mental stimulation. We know dogs come in all sizes and shapes from large breeds to small dogs, and that is why we have so many options for you to decide what fits your pup the best.

The Best Chew Bones for Dogs & Puppies

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When picking out chews for dogs or puppies, be sure to evaluate their chewing level. Are they aggressive chewers or gentle gnawers? 

You’ll want to find a long-lasting chew toy with enough durability to outlast all that chomping.

There are a lot of options out there from classic dog toys that are gentler on teeth to heavy-duty, extra-durable dog toys for aggressive chewers that can help remove tartar buildup. 

Some chews are bones, some are edible chews made of Himalayan yak’s milk, some come with bristles or squeakers for interactive squeaky chewing, some are minty dental chews, and some natural dog chews even come filled with peanut butter, chicken flavor, or bacon flavor! 

Here’s a general guide to dog chew toys and how to choose the right size, shape, and flavor for your dog’s teeth.

Dogwood Regular and Mesquite

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Shaped like the stick your pup has been begging to bring inside, all Dogwood sticks offer real wood flavor without the mess and blockage/choking hazard danger of chewing real sticks.

One of our best dog chews, the original Dogwood bones offer unbeatable natural flavor dogs can’t resist. 

Looking to branch out? Try the Mesquite Barbecue flavor that will have neighbor dogs jumping the fence for the neighborwoof BBQ.

Dogwood Fresh Breath 2-Pack

best chew bones for dogs

Is your dog’s breath bothering you? Do all those licks need a minty twist? 

This oral health 2-pack offers the original Dogwood and Dogwood Breath flavor made of the same great material, plus mint. Your pup is basically brushing their teeth as they chew on this fresh new scent. 

Perfect your pup’s mouth, this was built with a unique hole that helps your dog carry their soon-to-be favorite chew from room to room. 

Available in Large for all your bigger furry friends. Comes in a 2-pack for multipet households!

Dogwood Puppy 2-Pack

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Getting a puppy soon and looking for the best puppy toys for chewing? Or, do you have a small dog that loves to chew? 

This two-pack is great because while your pup can chew on the faux stick, they can also test out our Orka rubber chew toy material that is softer for dogs or puppies with sensitive teeth. It’s a great value pack!

Dogwood Ring

dogwood ring best chew bones for dog

Your dog doesn’t like the shape of sticks? The Dogwood Ring provides a unique shape and challenge for chewing that your pup won’t be able to resist. As one of our toughest toys, it’s made with the same great Dogwood materials but offers an exciting new challenge.

Interactive Dog Toy for Chewing: Dogwood Flip & Chew

The Flip & Chew is a safer alternative to raw bones, beef bones, and the like. This ergonomically shaped chew allows dogs to hold the bone in between their paws with minimal effort. Both ends have a unique pattern to chew and a hole for carrying, so let your pup do the flipping! 

This bone is a medium size, so best suited for medium to large dogs.

Sweet Potato Chew Treats

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OK, so this is not a dog chew toy, but it is a chew treat. These calcium-rich sweet potato natural chews have zero artificial flavors, by-products, additives, and preservatives. They are made with 100% natural ingredients. A healthy edible chew for a healthy dog!

Happier Chewing = Healthier Dogs

dog with chew toy

No matter the size and shape of your dog, there is a perfect size chew toy for them whether you use a Dogwood, antler, benebone, nylabone, or durable rubber kong toy. 

Giving your pup a “job” to do during playtime will make them happier and healthier in every activity they do (especially if dog treats and dog food are involved).

Keep their mouths active and clean by providing the right dog chews and toys that will benefit them. Remember, mental exercise is just as important as physical exercise! 

Our dog chews, squeaky toys, and interactive dog toys can be found on our website, Amazon, Chewy, or your local pet store.