If anyone has had the opportunity to share their house with a tough chewer (ie. can destroy ANYTHING you put in front of them), then you share my pain. Here is a comment from someone I know: My Chesapeake Bay Retriever has the jaws of a crocodile and can eat through pretty much any dog toy, whether it be rubber, rope, plush, etc. that we give her. In fact, she is NEVER left unsupervised with any dog toy whatsoever because of her incredible ability to reduce anything to shreds and her tendency to then devour aforementioned shreds as a light snack. As such, I wanted to share with you her two most indestructible and long-lasting dog toys. (Spoiler: not one of them is a stuffed toy – I have yet to find one that is a match for her). Moose pictured here is also a tough chewer and I can attest to the strength of the Kong Classic Shape Extreme X-Large. He has one!
Not only is this toy one of the longest lasting, but it is also my dog’s absolute favorite. She loves to carry it around in her mouth and will happily chew on it without any food inserts. My one criticism is that my dog has recently started to chew bits off from the edge around the hollow part where food is inserted, simply because it is slightly thinner at this point. However, this product has lasted significantly longer than any other KONG toys, and still lasts for several months.
So far, these dog jolly balls have stood up to the test. The shape makes it impossible for her to chew through it like other toys, and she likes to knock it around with her paws. Like the KONG, it is made of rubber and some dogs may not want to chew it because it has little taste. However, I have found that the most voracious chewers will often gnaw on anything.
I did not include any bones or antlers in the list; although I have given them to my dogs in the past, I try not to now because of the risk of broken or splintered teeth that come from very hard chews. If you would like to learn more about this issue, click on the following link:
I would love to hear about your favorite dog toys for voracious chewers, and any tips you might have for satisfying them.