The 5 Best Bones for Chewing

Keep Your Pup Busy With Dog Toys for Chewing

Dogs need to chew, but you definitely don’t want them to chew on your new shoes. That’s where dog toys for chewing come in. Plush toys, rope toys, and tennis balls aren’t designed for that kind of activity. Dog owners need to find toys that are specifically designed to safely grind against your dog’s tough teeth.

The Petstages by Outward Hound Dogwood series has a variety of the best dog toys for chewing to occupy your pup and help upkeep for clean teeth. All Dogwood dog and puppy chew toys are made with real wood to provide the aroma of outdoor adventure that dogs crave. They’re also rawhide-free. Excite and distract your furry friend with a chewing experience they won’t forget while also helping to keep their teeth clean.

Why is chewing important for your pup?

bulldog chewing a dog bone

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 Toys for Dogs & Puppies

When picking out chew toys for your dog or puppy, be sure to evaluate their chewing level. Are they aggressive chewers or gentle gnawers? You’ll want to find a 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. Some chews are bones, some come with bristles or squeakers for interactive squeaky chewing, some a minty dental chews, and some even come filled with peanut butter, chicken flavor or bacon flavor! Here’s a general guide to dog chew toys and how to chose the right size, shape, and flavor for your dog’s teeth.

Dogwood Regular and Mesquite

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

dogwood fresh breah two pack dog chews

Is your dog’s breath bothering you? Do all those licks need a minty twist? Our brand new 2pk offers the original Dogwood and the new 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, the 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

australian shephard with dog chew toy

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

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 Bone is one of the best dog toys for chewing

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.

Happier Chewing = Healthier Dogs

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 are involved).

Keep their mouths active and clean by providing the right bones and toys that will benefit them. Remember mental exercise is just as important as physical exercise! Keep your eyes out for new flavors of dogwood in the same great material.

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