Choosing Dog Toys

When choosing dog toys you’ll want to buy toys that will keep your pet happy and entertained. You can also buy toys that are good for your dog’s gums. When choosing toys be sure they’re safe and durable.

Stuffed toys are not safe and you may want to avoid buying them. Dogs will chew on their toys and if the toy has stuffing, a dog can accidentally swallow some of it and choke if it gets stuck in the respiratory tract.

The materials used to stuff pet toys often are not safe. The stuffing may be made of toxic materials that endanger a dog’s health, even if not swallowed, and some stuffing can cause allergic reactions on a dog’s skin.

Toys should also be larger than your dog can swallow so it doesn’t choke on them. If you choose toys larger than a tennis ball, the dog won’t be able to swallow them. Always choose the correct size of toy for your pet.

Make sure your dog’s toys have a smooth texture that isn’t too rough for your dog’s teeth or jaws. A toy that is too rough can cause fractures. Rubber toys are usually the safest as your dog won’t be able to break the toy into pieces it might swallow which can lead to choking.

You may want to try chew toys that help eliminate plaque by scraping it off the dog’s teeth. This helps prevent the buildup of tartar and calculus.

When choosing dog toys for your pet you should choose toys that will appeal to your dog in order to prevent it from becoming bored with its toys.

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