We’ve had dogs of all ages–seniors, puppies and in between–and our go-to toy has always been the Kong. It keeps them busy and helps alleviate boredom when they have to be home alone. Now I’ve discovered that there’s a different Kong for every stage and need!

Classic     Puppy     Extreme     Senior

As a Chewy Influencer, I got the opportunity to test and review one Kong
for each dog, to see how that particular Kong worked out for them.
Ernest is 10, and pretty mellow. He’s facing a lot of challenges of older dogs. So we chose the senior Kong for him. At one year old Petey is still basically a puppy, but he is rough on his toys and chews everything in sight, so we chose the Extreme Kong for him.

Today we’ll take a look at Ernest and the Kong Senior.

 Ernest may be a senior, but he can chew his toys with gusto. I was a little worried that the senior version, made with a rubber formula that is gentler to again teeth and joints, wouldn’t hold up. When I received it I was pleased that it still felt sturdy and durable.

I stuffed the Kong with Kong Easy Treat because…well, because I’m lazy and it’s the most convenient thing to squirt inside the toy. I added a couple crunchy treats.
Ernest was excited to get to playing!

After multiple uses, the Kong Senior has absolutely no damage or chunks missing. I feel confident giving it to Ernest for play time. And Ernest absolutely loves it! We recommend Kong Senior for all your older dogs.

Check back Wednesday to see our review of Kong Extreme!

Here is a chart to help you decide which Kong is best for your dog.

*Full Disclosure: we were provided with a Kong Senior and a Kong Extreme in exchange for our honest review. This in no way influenced my opinions. Opinions expressed here are 100% my own.