The 15 Best Kitten Teething Toys of 2020 [Immediate Relief]

a white kitten biting his mother's ear

If you’ve never had a kitten before then you might be in for a bit of a surprise at age 3 months! Like human babies, kittens go through teething. It can last up until your cat is about 6 months old. While the

You’re going to want some kitten teething toys around when their adult teeth start to come in! Teething kittens get extra mouthy and extra prone to biting things. No surprise, they’re pretty unhappy with the pain and soreness that comes with teething.

It’s not all bad though. It is an excellent opportunity to train your kitten to bite approved surfaces like toys! So let’s take a look at some of the best toys out there for you to redirect kitten biting onto and then let’s talk about just how to do that!

The Best Kitten teething toys Quick Guide

Key Highlight

Toy Name

Best All Around

Best Plush Toy

Best Value

Most Novel

Best Smelling

Coolest Name

Best Fit Size

Most Versatile

Natural Option

Best Variety

Most Unique

Best Wand Toy

Best Kitten Mice

Most Comforting

Best Full Body

Additional Information


Petstages Dental Health Cat Chews

a dental chew for young kittens

Petstages is by far and away the leader of toys that are specifically made for teething kittens. They have a boatload of variations specifically dedicated to kittens and their teething time period.

They are all widely revered and reviewed positively by way more people than just myself. So let’s take a look at some of the key pros and cons of these dental health cat chews:

  • The key to alleviating pain in a teething kitten is massages the gums and this toy does exactly that
  • This product is specifically designed to cleans teeth, remove soft tartar for overall dental health
  • The netting is specifically designed so it won’t unravel and cause a choking hazard
  • It is filled with catnip and fibrous catnip stalks to satisfy natural desire to crunch and chew (they can hear the stalks crunch)
  • It is super lightweight making it easy to carry around, bat around or just chew on

It might be worth considering the following before making the purchase:

  • As with any catnip based toy you might need to spray on some liquid catnip as the toy ages
  • You may need to switch these out as your cat grows up as they are again on the small side, they are made for kittens after all

KONG Teddy Bear Catnip Toy for Kittens

a pink kong teddy bear to help relieve teething pain

Kong has been in the pet toy business for ages so you know you’re getting a high quality toy when you buy through Kong. This toy is specifically made for kittens.

As with any Kong toy, it is super durable and will stand up to all the chewing your kitten can throw at it. Let’s look at pros and cons:

  • It has a soft and cuddly plush exterior so there’s no potential for your cat to injure herself
  • It has a crinkle sound built right in to keep your kitty fully engaged for long hours
  • It has premium north American catnip inside to driven even more desire for it
  • It is absolutely dirt cheap for a high quality cat toy

You'll want to think about these two items as you purchase this toy:

  • As with any catnip based toy you might need to spray on some liquid catnip as the toy ages
  • The toy is on the small side of cat toys in general so you’ll want to monitor play time for safety

Petstages Catnip Rolls Cat Toy

night time catnip rolls for young kittens

If you’re looking for a little bit of quiet while your cat plays then this is a wonderful option that will help minimize the noise.  Most cat toys are specifically designed to make a bit of noise to maintain interest.

Unlike most toys the claim to fame with these rolls is that they will minimize the amount of noise your kitten makes while she plays with them! This means you can sleep soundly or focus on work or watch your favorite TV show without the noise.

  • This toy is ideal for nighttime play, especially if your kitten is in another room at night
  • It is filled with 100% north American catnip to keep the interest of your kitty all night long
  • It is made of super soft, but extremely durable material to keep your cat busy but not crinkle or bounce off anything
  • The stick shape is excellent for biting, gnawing and chewing which is great to relieve pain in your kitten’s mouth

Keep these items in mind as you decide on your purchase:

  • The product is mostly nylon rope with melted/filed edges, you may want to review each piece and file/clip any sharp spots before you give them to your cat
  • Given there’s nothing novel other than the catnip you’ll want to use these toys in a rotation

Petstages Catnip Chew Mice

a pack of two chewing mice to relieve teething pain

Yes, Petstages strikes again! You’ll be seeing a lot of stuff from these guys on this page. In this case they’ve changed it up for some mouse shaped toys which is pretty traditional.

The key selling point here is that the mice are specifically designed for general dental care for your feline friends. If your vet has mentioned any form of buildup or tartar in your kitty then these might be the right choice!

  • The design is quite unique in that it has a special net around the outside that is extra durable and won’t unravel when chewed on
  • Specifically designed to help remove tartar and improve dental health for your kitty
  • The net helps act like floss between your cats teeth to remove gunk and stuck pieces of food
  • As with most toys on this page it is filled with catnip to keep your kitty interested
  • These mice are on the small side making them great for kittens to bat, carry and chew on

These two things are worth considering as you make your purchase:

  • As with any catnip toy you may need to buy some catnip spray to keep your cats interested if they’ve been out a while
  • They aren’t refillable with some toys, but the spray mentioned above can help

Petstages Fresh Breath Mint Stick

a mint chew toy to improve cat breath and relieve teething pain

Does your cat get morning breath? Or just nasty breath in general? I really can’t say I’ve ever had a problem with my cats having terrible breath, but boy does this make them smell minty fresh after they play with it!

If you’ve got a problem with bad breath or just want a better smelling cat then give this a shot! It smells divine.

  • This toy is filled with sweet smelling mint to freshen your cat’s breath as she chews on it, mint is another scent that often attracts cats
  • Note there are no fillers inside this toy, it is strictly freshly dried mint
  • As with several other toys by Petstages this comes fully equipped with their very durable netting that will not unravel
  • You’ll notice this toy is very similar to the night time sticks in shape and size, it’ll also make a good night time toy

Keep this in mind while you consider what's best for your teething kitten

  • It is much harder to find a ‘mint’ spray for cats than catnip spray so you may have to depend on catnip spray to maintain interest as the toy dries out
  • Because the toy is relatively thin overall it can get easily batted under couches and chairs where you cat won’t be able to get to it

KONG Cat Hugga Wubba Cat Toy

the pink kong hubba wubba for kittens

Another great toy from Kong that is specifically designed to keep your kittens engaged in many ways. This toy is a little bit on the larger side for a kitten toy if you look at it as a whole.

Fortunately each of the legs hanging off make for a great toy for your kitten to bat at, especially if you’re trying to redirect them to toys during teething. Let’s take a look at some pros and cons:

  • It comes with a built in rattle in the head so it makes noise as it bounces around or shakes
  • The Wubba comes infused with catnip to attract your kitten by scent and get her interested
  • The four tails crackle to main interest once your kitty starts to chew on it
  • The tails are also designed to simulate the tail of a real live animal your cat might prey on
  • It does come in a bunch of different colors, but do note you can’t select your color on Amazon
  •  It is another toy that has a great price to value ratio, basically it is cheap and lasts a long time

There's only one major item you'll want to consider as you choose the Wubba Hubba:

  • If you have a kitten on the smaller side this toy may prove to be too big as it is about 7.5 inches long

Petstages Catnip Plaque Away Pretzel

a plaque away pretzel made just for cats

Anyone wanting a pretzel with some mustard after looking at this guy? I feel like I’m ready to go to a baseball game or something!

Now one thing to note right up front is this toy looks big in the picture, but it is actually perfectly sized for kittens a little over 2 x 2 inches.  That means your kitty will look adorable dragging around a soft pretzel all the time, and it’ll be much better for her teeth than the real thing!

  • The unique netting flosses teeth and helps remove soft tartar as your kitten chews on it
  • It has catnip on the inside to initially attract and keep your cat’s attention
  • It is perfectly sized for your cat to bat it all over or bite and gnaw on it or even to carry it all over the house
  • It is incredibly durable which is ideal given that teething kittens will bite it like crazy

You'll want to keep these two items in mind for long term ownership of this toy:

  • You’ll need to refresh the catnip scent with catnip spray from time to time
  • As your cat ages this toy may become obsolete due to the size of your cat or their preferences

Petstages Dental Kitty Chew Wheel

a dental chew wheel to relieve teething pain in kittens

Are you tired of hearing about Petstages and their wonderful dental focused cat toys?  Well, if you’ve got a teething kitten I imagine you aren’t, otherwise you might have already zoned out.

If you have zoned out by this point you’re probably just scrolling through all the toy pictures to see which one looks most interesting. This is definitely  unique on the design side having a wheel in the center and some tied on fabric streams, so let’s talk a bit more about it!

  • The wheel in the center is specifically designed to stand up to hardcore gnawing or chewing by your kitten while at the same time massaging the gums to relieve pain and stress from teething
  • The little streamers on the side are primarily to give your kitty something to bat at, it also gives you a place to hold on to shake it around and attract their attention
  • It is dirt cheap, especially if you just want to pick one up and try it out for the first time

The two biggest items you'll want to consider here are:

  • It doesn’t come with catnip or anything that rattles or shakes so you’ll need to get your cats attention by playing with it yourself or with catnip spray
  • As with any toy made for chewing you’ll want to monitor your cat playing with it otherwise they may ingest bits that break off

Emours Catnip Stick Teeth Grinding Chew Toy

dental chew sticks for cats

Admittedly, these are less of a toy and more of a treat for your cat in that they are actual pieces of wood.  A bit of a change from previous options I’ve shown you so far because they aren’t manufactured plastic and rubber.

That being said, these are a wonderful option for your cats to help relieve the pain of teething and they are also 100% green and organic. Be sure to keep these in a sealed container if your cat is not using them otherwise the scent will dry out quickly.

  • Chewing on the sticks can help clean your cat’s teeth and prevent oral disease by removing dental tartar
  • Each of the sticks is about 5 inches long and they are quite thin (think a bit thicker than a pencil) making the great for gnawing
  • They’re quite durable and you’re getting a solid number of them, if you keep them sealed they keep a long time

Definitely keep these items in mind when you choose these sticks:

  • You’ll want to be careful of these splintering and your cat potentially swallowing the splinters, be sure to monitor your cat during use
  • You may need to trim some of the bark off of them to expose the center of the wood which is the most appealing part for your cat

Feline Friends Fun Pack

a huge variety pack of toys for kittens

If you’re just not sure what toy to go with then you should take a look at getting a variety pack. This pack comes with 20 different toys in it sized for kittens and made to keep them engaged and entertained.

While not all of them are designed specifically for teething there are a few that work great for just that purpose.

  • You’re getting 20 toys for a little under ten bucks, hard to complain
  • There are numerous toys here that will engage any cat and it gives you the chance to rotate them easily

The only big thing you'll want to keep in mind when considering this variety pack is that:

  • None of the toys is specifically designed for kitten teething

Orca Wiggle Worm Cat Toy

an orange worm made for kittens that are teething

This is a plastic toy that is specifically designed for your cat to chew on it like crazy and not fall apart quickly.  The Wiggle Worm is made of non toxic plastic and is infused with catnip to get your cat interested and engaged from the moment you set it down!

Do keep in mind this toy is a bit on the larger side (6 inches long) so if you have an extremely small kitten it may be too big for them.

  • The material is designed to help massage your cat’s gums while she chews relieving the pain from teething
  • It is a little bit floppy so as your cat carries it around it will bounce up and down a little bit making it seem more lifelike