For the dog lovers out there this one is for you. I was always on the hunt for the ideal toy for my dog to fetch and chew. There are many dog toys to choose from. In this article, I will talk about the most important things to consider when choosing a toy for your dog. I will also include resources that might be helpful when choosing a toy for your dog.
Things to remember when choosing a toy for your dog:
- think about your dog’s size, activity level and preferences when considering the safety of a toy.
- choose toys for your dog’s size to avoid your pet swallowing and choking on small parts.
- remove strings, ribbons, or other small parts that can be chewed off and swallowed.
- tennis balls could become lodged in your dog’s throat and block their airways.
- rawhide chews could break into chunks that could become a choking hazard.
- toys that are coming apart should be removed from play time.
- check labels for dangerous fillings like nutshells and polystyrene beads.
Are the materials used to stuff dog toys digestible?
- The common materials used to stuff dog toys are not fully digestible (including polyester fiberfill).
What type of toy is best for your dog’s teeth?
- The “thumbnail test” is commonly used to test toy safety for a dog’s teeth.
- Toys that give to the pressure of one’s thumbnail is considered safe for your dog’s teeth.
Dog toys that made my personal favorite list are:
- This toy allows your dog to play alone or with others (including yourself) for hours.
Nylon Dog Chew toy:
- It is made with tough, durable nylon.
- Encourages positive chewing habits.
- Can improve your dog’s dental health.
- Helps to reduce problem behaviors.
Rubber bone dog chew toy:
- This chew toy has a dual-colored design that will stand out from every other regular toy.
- It promotes your dog’s dental health by scraping away any excess tartar.
- Always supervise your dog when they are playing with a toy
- Choose toys for your dog depending on their size, activity level, and preferences.
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