Veazie Veterinary Clinic
1522 State Street, Veazie, ME
(207) 941-8840
information on chew toys

Information on Chew Toys

Everyone knows that dogs, especially puppies, like to chew. Here is some information on chew toys and what is safe for your dog to chew on and play with.

Non-Edible and Long Lasting:

  • Kong Toys come in a variety of shapes, sizes and durability
  • Nylabone products are long lasting but can still carry a risk of fractured teeth, use with care
  • Planet Dog is a Maine company that makes recycled, non-toxic toys in a variety of chew strengths

Edible Toys:

  • Nylabone Healthy Edibles, Greenies

Real Bones:

  • Bones can cause stomach upset, intestinal blockages, worn and even broken teeth


  • Some dogs tolerate rawhide well while others experience stomach upset or intestinal blockages if swallowed whole.

Tennis Balls:

  • Traditional tennis balls have an abrasive fiber cover that can wear down a dog’s teeth over time.
  • Look for dog-safe tennis balls made by Kong, or any that have a felt nap instead of nylon or fiberglass

Dental Treats:

  • A lot of treats & chews say that they reduce tartar, but only products that have the Veterinary Oral Health Council seal have been proven to reduce tartar build up on teeth.