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Before picking up my puppy I looked into things for him to chew on in the hope that my house would remain intact and pup would have fun toys to chew on instead. I purchased the stuffable Kong toy and this puppy teething stick as well as a plastic nylabone and other toys.
The teething stick is made of natural rubber which is a special teething formula making it softer for britle puppy teeth but as strong as the adult red rubber kongs. It comes in pale blue or pink and is available in 3 sizes depending on the breed of dog. It is recommended for puppies up to about the age of 9 months. Starting prices is about £2.99 for the small one which I thought was good value.
The stick has specially designed grooves which can close over teeth ot clean them and condition gums. You can also stuff these grooves with treats or paste, either those made by Kong themselves or things such as peanut butter, primula, pate etc.
I used my own fillings as Kongs are very expensive. It is a very mess job filling the grooves!! Because my pup was teething I put the knog in the freezer for a while before giving it to him in the hope that the coolness would help sooth his gums and the paste would take longer for him to eat.
Unfortunately my puppy had little interest in this toy. He just didn't get it at all. He loves his stuffable kong or stuffable bone rubber toy but he loses interest in this after about 2 minutes when he has liked out some of the paste.
For the price it is definately worth a try unfortunately it just wasn't a hit with us.
I am a very new puppy owner and after reading lots of books about owning a puppy one of the important things I have come across is the teething section. The teething period in young dogs is from two to nine months of age and as my little guy Eddie is 8 weeks old he is bang on schedule for sore teeth and gums. A search around Pets at Home came up with a wide range of teething toys and bones and to be honest it's a bit hard to choose what is best but I had read about the Kong range and settled upon a Puppy Kong Teething Stick.
The teething stick is made out of a hardish rubber formula but is also a bit squishy and plyable making it, I'm sure, very nice to chew and something that feels really nice against ones gums. It is probably about 5 inches long and comes in a fun ice blue and white colour. It's small enough that my little puppy can get his mouth around it but I'm sure is also fun for a larger puppy too so I'm hoping he will get a few months use out of it. It is already turning into one of his favourite chew toys which is nice as I want him to feel comfortable with his new toys.It does not make a noise or anything. The teething stick also has grooves or ridges all over the outside making it quite a nice texture as well. It has a ring of rubber around the middle and the inside is also hollow.
The teething stick is designed to actually help clean his teeth too and massage his gums so it is more than just a toy, it will also be good for his gums. According to the packaging of this teething stick, "The specially designed grooves on Kong Puppy Teething Sticks close over teeth and gently clean and condition both teeth and gums helping to promote dental hygiene whilst helping to promote non destructive chewing." The grooves can also be utilised with Kong Stuff 'N' Paste Puppy Treat. Apparently you can apply some of the paste to the teething stick in the gums making it even more appealing for your puppy. I haven't tried this yet but it's nice to know you have more options available to you with this toy.
For just £3.99 I think this is a great puppy toy that your little friend will love!
From the success of buying the puppy kong for our King Charles I decided to get her this teething stick after a visit to the vet to get her vaccinations. I felt sorry for her after her ordeal and thought I would treat her to another Kong treat.
The thing that attracted me to this at first was that it was specifically for teething and my puppy is in the middle of teething and is beginning to chew everything in her sight. She is even starting to get bored with the toys that she has and is chewing on presses so I thought this could help ease her pain.
The toy cost me 3.50 euro which was reasonable for a kong toy as usually they are more expensive than the rest. There was three different sizes from small, medium and large but I stuck with small for my King Charles.
It is made out of hard rubber like all kong toys and it looks like a bunch of sticks wrapped in an elastic band. It has a blue colour with a white tint but I have also seen these in pink.
You can actually put kong paste in between the cracks in the toy to help attract the puppy but I have never done this as she doesnt need any encouragement to slobber all over this one. It really has lasted brilliantly and apart from a few teeth marks it is like brand new after two months.
Highly recommended for any teething puppies that are beginning to show an interest in your furniture.
We have a boxer dog who we have had since a he was a puppy. We loved to spoil him but most of his toys he was able to wreck within minutes of getting them. When he was going thru that stage i decided to get him only strong rubber toys.
Pets at home have loads of kong toys this is where i first discovered them.
The kong teether for puppy's cost £3.99.
The kong teething toys come in size small , medium and large needless to say we needed the large.
The teether is made from solid indestructible rubber and feels heavy.
Our kong teether is red and white tie dye effect with grooves in the rubber all the way around.
The grooves can be filled with kong stuff and paste or doggy toothpaste to help clean their teeth, whatever you use even if its nothing at all the grooves still clean the gums and teeth when doggy chews into it.
The kong teether lasted my boxer bobby right thru his teething stages and there was a few wee teeth marks but that was it.
Kong toys are definitely a tough cookie to crack they are the only toys i will buy bobby even now.
Not only are they great products but dogs love them , they have a huge verity of toys that can be stuffed with treats i would recommend especially if your dog like mines suffers from separation problems or even boredom.
Kong puppy teethers i highly recommend.
Anyone who has ever had a dog will know what damage they are capable of if they are not entertained or do not have enough toys to hold their attention. This is even more so when they start teething, losing their baby teeth and getting their adult teeth, which are the ones which have the capability to cause the most damage. We wanted to make sure that when our dog reached this stage she not only had toys which would entertain her but also ones which could ease any discomfort that she was suffering. We came across Puppy Kong products in our local pet store and they seemed to fit the bill on all accounts, so we chose the puppy teething stick. The toy is sold in sizes small, medium and large. We chose the medium size for our Staffie pup when she was about 14 weeks old.
The toy is made from blue soft natural rubber (also available in pink) and is cylindrical in shape, and about 4 inches long. Down the length of the toy there are grooves where you can place Puppy Kong treats or the Puppy Kong Paste as an extra treat when they are chewing. We also bought the paste, but it is a really messy job filling the grooves from the aerosol tin which squirts the foul smelling paste out too quickly for it to sit in the grooves and not all over my hands. We know fill the grooves with doggy toothpaste so when she is playing with this toy her teeth and gums are also getting a good thorough clean and she has fresh smelling breath all day long. When the dog starts to chew the toy, it massages their gums, so soothes any discomfort and promotes good chewing behaviour.
We paid £2.75 for the chew, and our puppy has been using it daily for close to 3 months now, and there is no visible damage or deterioration. It has also down it's job in the fact that the puppy has barely damaged anything in the house apart from a small section of skirting board in the utility room where she sleeps. The Puppy Kongs are recommended for dogs aged 8 weeks up to 9 months old, and it is then recommended that they move onto the harder rubber adult Kong products.
The dental stick massages sore gums and keeps puppies teeth clean.