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There’s something about a circular chew toy that dogs seem to find irresistible. Perhaps it feels like the fun will never stop? Or maybe dogs have a secret objection to angles? Is there something about the shape?
Whatever a dog’s secret obsession with circles, there are plenty of ring-shaped toys and chews for them to enjoy. But how is a loving dog owner to choose the best one for their pup?
From edible treat rings and durable rubber tires to flying discs, here are some of our favorite dog toys and chews for dogs of all ages, shapes, and sizes.
Teething can be an unpleasant business for a puppy, but it doesn’t have to be! These pumpkin-flavored teething rings are durable enough to give your puppy something appropriate to chew on but they’re made from natural ingredients such as sweet potatoes, cranberries, and pumpkin so you can feel good it’s safe to digest, too.
Fortified with omega-3 fatty acids for brain health and calcium for growing teeth and bones, these yummy pumpkin treats are will keep your teething pup busy as she grows. Common sense precaution: Supervise all pets enjoying edible chews to prevent the possibility of choking, or swallowing large, undigestable pieces.
A bacon-flavored chew toy that your puppy won’t try to swallow? Yes, please! This cute chain of chew rings is made of soft, durable nylon that your puppy can nibble on for hours. The rings’ subtle textures act like brush bristles that gently clean your puppy’s teeth while they chew. We’re all for toys that keep dogs healthy and happy!
This is basically the “big dog” version of the puppy teething chain. It’s also bacon-flavored and designed to massage your dog’s gums while they do what they were born to do: chew. Better this ring than your shoes, right?
This toy gets extra points right off the bat for being really stinkin’ cute. We recommend this toy for gentle chewers who enjoy some sound stimulation—there are six squeakers inside! It’s also a stuffing-less toy, so if it’s penetrated by a determined chewer, you won’t find pieces of hedgehog fluff all over your house (but do keep an eye on your dog in case she extracts a squeaker).
Don’t let the word “plush” fool you—this toy gets lots of praise from dog owners for being remarkably durable.
We like this dog ring toy because you can take it to the pool or the beach to enjoy with your water-loving pup. The brightly colored design makes it easy to see, so don’t hesitate to give it a solid chuck (it floats, too)!
Like many of these toys, the makers strategically placed bumps and grooves to help massage your dog’s gums. Made from non-toxic rubber that’s soft and durable.
Here’s a toy and treat in one! You can toss these digestible bully stick rings like a frisbee or just let your dog get down to some serious chewing. They’re made from grass-fed, free-range cows without any hormones or chemicals.
This ring toy is less for a chewer and more for a runner. From the famed makers of the Chuck-It ball launcher, this frisbee-like toy can help you and your dog bond over a fun game of fetch or tug-of-war. But its durable nylon construction makes it just as good for a light chew session or solo play time.
This toy is made for one purpose and one purpose only: to keep even the most enthusiastic chewers busy and satisfied. Made from tough nylon and flavored to entice, the Nylabone Dura Chew Ring is there to support your dog’s natural inclination to chew.
Made from grass-fed beef rawhide, the Chunky Chew Ring is designed specifically for large dogs with a penchant for chewing. No preservatives, chemicals, or bleaching with this bone ring—just good ol’ natural beef hide. Reviewers with large dogs like Great Danes and German shepherds praise this chew’s durability.
You can’t have a dog toy roundup with a KONG toy. Designed for “power chewers,” this tire toy is made from KONG’s strongest rubber formula. The inside is hollow, so you can delight your dog by stuffing it with peanut butter or treats. Delight your dog even more by playing a game of fetch with this bouncy ring toy.
Here’s another brightly-colored floating ring that you can bring with you to the beach or pool. Similarly designed with textures that soothe and clean your dog’s gums, this large ring gives your big dog plenty to chew on.
This is one mighty multi-purpose chew ring. Naturally your dog loves treats: This toy is hollow so you can stuff it with your dog’s favorite snack or kibble and watch her work them out. Does your dog like to swim? No problem—this toy floats. Toss it for your dog to retrieve wherever she likes to swim. This chew is also bouncy, made of tough, durable rubber, so you and your dog can enjoy a game of fetch or chase together.
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