If there's one thing puppy parents know for certain, it's that puppies love to chew. And let's just say that not everything they gnaw on—or eat for that matter—is supposed to be anywhere near their mouths.
Curious puppies need safe and appropriate chew toys, especially during the teething period when their baby teeth start falling out and their adult teeth start coming in. This critical time in your pup's development can cause some discomfort, which is why many puppies look to the nearest thing to chew on to sooth the pain.
Responsible puppy parents should have an arsenal of teething toys at the ready for when Fido reaches this stage. Otherwise, your feet and furniture will pay the price—and so will your pup's health.
From treat-dispensing KONGs to chicken-flavored chews, here are the best puppy teething toys of 2023.
The best teething toys for puppies
Teething toy bundles for puppies
BUIBIIU Dog/Puppy Teething Toys$12
This colorful teething bundle comes with six pup-approved toys. From the durable rope toy to the adorable flying zebra, your puppy will have no shortage of things to gnaw on.
Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit$24
Nylabone's Puppy Starter Kit covers all the bases, with chicken- and bacon-flavored bones, a rubber dental toy that massages and relieves gum discomfort, and teething rings and pacifiers.
Smart Pet Love New Puppy Starter Kit$80
This bundle goes beyond teething and meets all your new puppy's needs. While the heart chew toy is targeted at teethers, the plush, heart-beating snuggle puppy aids puppies who may be missing their littermates, too.
KONG Puppy Tire Toy & Wellness Soft Puppy Bites$17
This tire and treat duo discourages destructive chewing behavior and teaches pups positive play. Fill the tire with the all-natural treats and watch your puppy enjoy playtime safely.
Flavored teething toys for puppies
N-Bone Puppy Teething Rings$12
Packed with peanut butter flavor, DHA, and calcium, this pack of six teething rings provides a safe outlet for chewing urges and promotes healthy teeth and bones.
Nylabone Power Chew Dog Bone$4
Made for the most powerful and aggressive chewers, this delicious dog bone helps soothe gums and relieve stress. It comes in five different flavors and three other chewing levels for pups who don't need this level of durability.
Hartz Chew ‘n Clean Chicken Flavored Chew$5
Part chew toy, part treat, pups gnawing on this drumstick-shaped teething toy get the best of both worlds. This chicken-flavored chew massages gums while removing plaque and tartar.
True Acre Foods All-Natural Puppy Dental Teething Ring$10
These DHA-rich dental treats are easily digestible and ideal for puppies looking to chew on something delicious. Made with real chicken, this pack of six rings will satisfy any pup's teething needs.
KONG Puppy Dog Toy$7
KONG's toys have long been a staple in pet parent's lives, and while the KONG itself isn't flavored, what you put in it is. Specially designed to relieve gum discomfort, this will stimulate pups as they try to get their favorite treat from inside.
Frozen teething toys for puppies
VavoPaw Dogs Teether Cooling Chew Toys$14
Fill these fruity toys with water, freeze, and let your four-legged friend go to town. The cooling effect will soothe discomfort while the sounding whistle inside will keep them stimulated.
ZNOKA Pet Products Arctic Freeze Teether$12
Constructed with non-toxic materials, this freezable teething ring encourages healthy play while also cleaning teeth and alleviating pain. A bonus? You can also fill it with your dog's favorite treats.
PetSafe Freezable Treat Holding Chilly Penguin Dog Toy$7
Stuff this little penguin with your dog's go-to wet food, peanut butter, or yogurt and let the indulging begin. Pups will enjoy a treat while satisfying the need to chew. Plus, this one is dishwasher safe.
Nylabone Chill & Chew Freezer Chicken Flavored Dog Chew Toy$16
Infused with chicken flavor, this flexible bone can also be filled with water, chicken broth, or any other freezable snack for a comfortable teething experience. This toy is on the softer side and more appropriate for moderate chewers.
If you're not sure which teething toy is best for your new puppy, it's best to ask a veterinarian so they can make sure the toy you choose is safe and effective. Having the right tools now will save you a lot of hassle when teething time comes, and your pup will be happy, too!