How to make sure your dog’s toys are safe

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Many web shopping sites will sell cheap pet toys that are often not suitable or unsafe for your dog. Toys for your pet should be chosen according to your dog’s size, activity level, preferences and the environment your dog spends the most time. Here are a few tips to ensure you buy the safest toys for your dog.

Avoid choosing any toy that can be swallowed by your dog. Stay clear of yours with ribbon, rubber bands etc.

Choose toys appropriate to your dog’s size. If you have a large dog, avoid buying small pet toys that can get lodged in your dog’s throat.

Throw away toys that have been damage or those that have loose parts that can be swallowed.

Note any toy that contains a “squeaker” in its center. Most dogs will want to find the cause of the squeaking and they can ingest it. If you give your dog squeaky toys, it is best to supervise your dog’s play.

Keep kids toys away from your dog as they can contain dangerous fillings.

If you are considering giving your dog rawhide as a chew toy, ask your vet about which ones are safe. It is best to choose very hard rubber as it is safer and is less of a choking hazard.

Choose rubber, rope, balls, cubes or soft toys that are specifically made for your type of dog and his size.

Look for good quality dog toys going on discount. Shopping for cheap dog toys will cause you to eventually spend more as they will not last long and often be unsafe for your pet.


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