Toys Toys and More Toys
Every dog and puppy love toys, of course we all
know that right? The more the better. But there are safe toys and training toys
and dental toys and chew toys and carry around toys, well you get the picture !
Basically non food toys are the best. There
has been a lot of press about toys being made in different countries that are
loaded with toxins and worse, for animals. Generally you are safe with Rubber,
Vinyl, Nylon toys in flavors and Kong toys. Rope toys can be a lot of fun for throwing and
playing tug of war with but they can also shred up and get caught in your dogs
throat. So be aware and play safely with them. The perks to this kind of toy is
that they can help clean your dogs teeth.
Stuffed toys can be a hazard too. If your dog loves to just
carry around and cuddle with this type of toy no problem but once they start
ripping the stuffing out beware.
Rawhide, Pig Ears and Hooves are also not the
best of toys. Rawhide pieces can be ripped off and once swallowed they expand
and are capable of getting stuck in the stomach and intestines which requires
surgery to remove. Pig Ears and Hooves can be loaded with all kinds of
unfriendly bacteria. Steer clear of them.
And well, Squeeky toys will not only drive
you nuts but the first thing a dog or pup goes after is the squeeker. They can
be lots of fun for the pups but tear apart easily, best to skip this one.
Tennis balls and Frisbee's are a great toy
and most dogs adore them. Puppy's sometimes chew the casing off of tennis balls
and that can be a hazard so just watch for that. You will learn as your pup or
dog plays with the toys which type they gravitate too. Quickly you will learn
what toys are good for them and not so good.
There are so many toys out on the market
today you will not be at a loss for a variety to buy. It's great to keep them on
hand for training purposes or distraction or just plain fun.