Are rope chew toys safe for dogs?

Asked By: Yesenia Schumm
Date created: Mon, Mar 22, 2021 2:18 AM
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Rope toys are generally safe for the right types of chewers.

All "foreign body" digestive obstructions are dangerous (and distressing) for dogs, but the linear foreign body type that comes from strings that make up Rope toys is particularly dangerous.

Answered By: Kelly Schinner
Date created: Tue, Mar 23, 2021 4:21 AM
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So long as they're not too flimsy, rubber chew toys often represent the safest options for many dogs.

The best rubber chew toys are those that are firm enough to stand up to serious chewing, yet have enough "give" so they don't cause tooth damage.

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Ropes.

Rope toys are generally safe for the right types of chewers.

All "foreign body" digestive obstructions are dangerous (and distressing) for dogs, but the linear foreign body type that comes from strings that make up Rope toys is particularly dangerous.

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Ropes.

Rope toys are generally safe for the right types of chewers.

However, plenty of dogs have undergone surgery to remove strands of rope from their stomach or intestines.

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So, are rope toys safe for dogs? Well, if your dog tends to destroy his toys, he's more likely to swallow a piece of it… Thin strands of rope are very dangerous when swallowed. Categorized by vets as a “linear foreign body,” rope is just about the most dangerous object your dog can swallow.
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When a dog chews a nylon rope, there is a good chance that his teeth will shred the rope strands and he'll swallow the hard fibers.

These can block his gastrointestinal tract.

Some chewy toy ropes for pups do have a plastic fiber component, and these are safe because the plastic is soft.

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Rope toys are generally safe for the right types of chewers. If you let your dog chew on a rope toy, never let them do so without observation, never leave it laying around, and always take it away if you see the dog pulling out and eating the strands… Like with most chews and toys, please supervise your pup!
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Rope toys are generally safe for the right types of chewers.

All "foreign body" digestive obstructions are dangerous (and distressing) for dogs, but the linear foreign body type that comes from strings that make up Rope toys is particularly dangerous.

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