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Best Cat Chew Toys That Are Safe For Your Pet

If your pet cat likes to chew, you should really think about purchasing some toys for it in order to protect your furniture and any other valuable belongings that you may have in your home. This could act as a cheap way to safe money in the long run by not having to replace furniture or even from not having to take your feline friend to the vet after it chewed on something dangerous.

To help guide you on your way, we have reviewed six of the best chew toys for cats that are currently available on the market. We have looked at a varied bunch in the hope that one will strike a cord with your cat regardless of its temperament or breed. From the ones we have reviewed, we have made a recommendation as to which one we think is the best based on its features and its pros and cons.

Further to this, we have also examined what some of the most frequently asked questions are relating to cats chewing and toys, and tried to best answer these. This insight should also act to help making the decision as to which toy to purchase that bit easier.

Best Cat Chew Toys : Top Picks

KONG Wubba mouse cat toy

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    Makes different sounds
  • Filled with catnip
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    Is soft and cuddly

Rated by: Amber

sodial dogball toys    

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    High Durable
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    Cleans your cat's teeth
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    Easy to clean

Rated by: Amber

petstages dental health chews

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    Filled with catnip
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    Cleans your cat's teeth
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    Highly durable materials

Rated by: Amber

1. SODIAL (R) DogBall Toys for Pet Tooth Cleaning 

Quick Summary

Rated by: Amber

Dispensing Toys of 2 Rubber Ball Not only is the SODIAL a chew toy, it also works to keep your cat’s teeth nice and clean, whilst also satisfying the need to chew on something. There is the option with this product to place treats into the balls, which helps to add another dimension of fun and play for your cat, as well as acting as a further incentive to chew that rather than a piece of furniture. 

The non toxic rubber balls are highly durable and so will withstand many hours of chewing. They can be used in conjunction with a bat to bring even more fun and excitement to this toy. When it comes to cleaning them, this is really simple to do and a dash of soap and water should be enough to clear them of anything unwanted, both on the outside and inside.

PROS

  • Cleans your cat’s teeth
  • Highly durable and non toxic material
  • Easy to clean

CONS

  • Balls are quite small

2. KONG Wubba Mouse Cat Toy

Quick Summary

Rated by: Amber

This soft toys tastes just like catnip so will keep your pet cat coming back for more and act as an incentive to chew this mouse shaped toy rather than something else within your home.

The KONG comes with a rattle inside the body of the mouse and the hanging tails make a crackling type noise.

Its soft texture means that your cat will love to cuddle up close to the toy at bed time, but it is also durable enough to withstand lots of play and chewing when your cat wants to play and have fun.

PROS

  • Filled with catnip
  • Makes two different sounds
  • Is soft and cuddly

CONS

  • Build quality is lacking

3. Petstages 740 Night Time Catnip Rolls

Quick Summary

Rated by: Amber

These catnip rolls are made from a highly durable yet soft material that is capable of withstanding intense chewing from even the sharpest of teeth.

Designed specifically with night time play in mind, the Petstages toy creates no loud noises so you cat can play and have fun without waking you up.

The rolls come filled with only the best catnip from North America and nothing else. This will help to keep your cat well entertained and coming back to play with it rather than chewing and destroying furniture around your house.

PROS

  • Filled with catnip
  • Creates no noise
  • Made from a highly durable material

CONS

  • Cannot be seen in the dark

4. DokFin Catnip Sticks, Organic Cat Catnip Toys

Quick Summary

Rated by: Amber

The DokFin catnip sticks are 100 percent organic and are made from Matatabi Silverine. They include no preservatives or dangerous additives so you do not have to worry giving these to your feline. Not only do the sticks entertain your pet cat, but they also help to get rid of any build ups of plaque on the teeth as your cat chews away.

They are sent in packaging that is environmentally friendly that helps to keep them fresher for longer and stops them from drying out. Each stick can be used multiple times by your cat before it needs to be discarded so they represent really good value for money.

PROS

  • Totally natural
  • Cleans your cat’s teeth of plaque
  • Good value for money

CONS

  • Possible choking hazard

5. Petstages Dental Health Chews

Quick Summary

Rated by: Amber

This is a set of two different toys that are both filed with a combination of fibrous catnip stalks and standard catnip. This encourages your cat to use the toy whilst the netting on it increases dental health as it massages and stimulates the gums, as well as scrapes tartar from its teeth. 

This netting is highly durable and so can easily with stand heavy chewing from your feline friend.

The bright colors and design of these safe cat chew toys will provide your cat with hours of fun as it carries it or bats it around. The knotted streamers are a particularly fun element for most cats.

PROS

  • Filled with catnip
  • Cleans your cat’s teeth of tartar
  • Made from highly durable materials

CONS

  • Some cats do not like chewing on the toys

6. SmartyKat Skitter Critters Cat Toy Catnip Mice

Quick Summary

Rated by: Amber

A great value for money toy for your pet cat, this pack of 3 mice that come filled with high quality catnip will keep any species of feline entertained for hours. The filling in these cat chew toys is completely organic, with no harmful chemicals or dangerous pesticides use in its production.

Additionally, the soft parts of the SmartyKat toys are made from a plastic fibre that is 100 percent recycled.

Although they have been specifically designed for playing with rather than chewing, they are highly durable so your cat is still able to chew and bite on these toys without causing any major damage to them.

PROS

  • Filled with catnip
  • Made from organic and recycled materials
  • Highly durable

CONS

  • Not strictly a chew toy

FAQ – A Buyer’s Guide

So there you have it, those are six of the best chew toys for cats that are currently available on the market. However, if reading these reviews has left you with more questions than answers, then the below set of frequently asked questions should hopefully help. No only will they make things clearer but they will also help you with your decision as to which cat chew toys to purchase.

Are there chew toys for cats?

It is evident from the above reviews that there are lots of different types of cat chew toys available. Further to the ones that we looked at, you may also be interested in the following cat toy products: Greenies Feline Dental Chew Treats, CatTwig Silver Vine Chew Sticks, Coolfm Catnip Toys Set Simulation Fish Shape Chew Supplies for Cat, Tons of Tails Catnip Toy For Cats, and MAMACHU Interactive Fish Cat Toy.

Different cats like different toys, depending on their temperament, shape, and size, so it is best to do some research and find the right product for your cat rather than simply buying the first on that you see, as it may turn out that your pet has little or no interest in it.

What to do with a cat that chews everything?

The first thing you should do if your cat persists with chewing on your personal items from around your home is put them out of their reach. If that fails or you are unable to do that then try blocking these things off from your cat. Another good trick is using scents that cats do not like, such as cayenne, lemon, or rosemary. Should these tricks / techniques fail then try clicker training with your feline friend. This will teach them that walking away from what ever they like to chew on actually pays off. However, this is a highly labor intensive and time consuming method, and is certainly not a quick fix, as you need to train your cat for different objects.

Another way of deterring your pet cat from chewing everything in sight is by giving it lots of opportunity to exercise its urge to chew, whilst also enriching its environment. This includes providing your cat with plenty of different types of chew toy, including some from our list above. This is a particularly useful method for those cats that spend the vast majority of their time living indoor.

Do cats like to chew on things?

Chewing on items that are not food is typical behavior amongst most felines and actually has a medical name called pica. The most common breeds of cat that do this are the oriental ones, so Tankinese, Burmese, and Siamese. However, doing this can also be a sign of abdominal pain or dental issues, so it is advisable to get your pet cat checked on by a registered veterinarian should they persist with this behavior.

If you own such a cat then it may be worth your while seriously considering purchasing a chew toy, as this can be a cheaper alternative to buying a new sofa. Some of these products also work to clean your cat’s teeth as well as stop them from chewing everything in sight, which is an added bonus.

How do you keep cats from chewing on cords?

For those pet owners whose cats like to chew on power cords, we recommend using your carpets and furniture to block access to them. If you are not able to do that then rosemary, cayenne, lemon, or any other smell that cats do not like should stop them from having a chew on cords in your house.

As well as this, getting your pet cat a good quality chew toy is also another option to consider. Any of those that we listed above is more than adequate and doing the job and stopping your cat from ruining your carpet or furniture.

The Best Cat Chew Toy Of All

Now that we have reviewed the chew toy products and answered some of the most commonly asked questions relating to them and cat’s chewing habits in general, it is now time to make our recommendation as to which one we think is the best cat chew toy of all. After much deliberation we decided on the SODIAL Ball Toys.

Some of the main reasons as to why we liked this product in particularly are because as well as entertaining your cat and providing it with something to chew on, rather than your furniture, the balls also act to clean your cat’s teeth at the same time. Further to this, you can also put food into them to act as a further incentive for your pet cat to use them. Finally they are really simple and easy to clean. The only slight draw back was the fact that they are quiet small so are probably better suited to either kittens or smaller breeds of cat, such as The Cornish Rex, The American Curl, or The Devon Rex.

Despite our recommendation, all of the cat chew toy products that we reviewed were all really good in keep cats well entertained and away from expensive pieces of furniture within the home. Because of this, we recommend that you do some research as to which product would be best for your pet cat rather than blindly following our advice. It is highly important to get the right chew toy to suit your cat as purchasing the wrong product could prove a costly mistake.