Are dog chew toys safe?

Asked By: Arlie Green
Date created: Sun, Nov 22, 2020 3:14 PM
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Rubber Chew Toys: So long as they're not too flimsy, rubber Chew Toys often represent the safest options for many dogs.

Giving your dog a toy that's too small could lead to choking, while too large could lead to excessive strain and damage to their jaw and chewing muscles.

Answered By: Jalen Streich
Date created: Mon, Nov 23, 2020 5:17 PM

Safe chew toys for dogs

These toys are typically safe for dogs. Firm rubber toys. The hollow ones (which are great for holding treats) usually work well for all types of chewers. Just choose the size that matches your dog's mouth.
Bamboo dog bones will not hurt your puppy's teeth and gums. They are neither too hard to cause broken teeth nor are they too soft that your dog loses interest in them. This makes them safe chew toys for dogs.
They found that many of the dog and cat toys made in China included lead, chromium, and cadmium – some in very high dosages. No one is sure just what prolonged exposure to these can do to dogs, but the short-term symptoms are loss of appetite, diarrhea, and aggressive behavior.
If you can't find the perfect chew for your cat, check out some dog chews. Most dog chews are safe for cats too, just a bit larger and harder. Always look for single-ingredient animal materials instead of biscuits and dental bones. They are often filled with grains or starches, which are harder for your cat to digest.

Finding a safe, non-toxic chew toy (other than a real, raw bone!) is harder than you think, since there is practically no regulation of this industry.

Let's get one thing straight: A dog's gotta chew what a dog's gotta chew.

Dogs chew to exercise their jaws, to clean their teeth and gums, and to relieve boredom.

Kong. Kong makes a variety of highly popular rubber chew toys and interactive feeders. They state that their products "undergo rigorous testing... by independent laboratories," which is part of the reason that Kong is one of our top picks for non-toxic dog toys.

Nylabones or Nylon Chew Toys

If you can't indent the toy with your fingernail, then it's too hard for your dog's teeth. Making matters worse, a reasonably good chewer can rip off pieces of plastic from a Nylabone and swallow them, leading to a likely digestive obstruction.
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