There’s nothing more fun than watching your pooch with their new favorite plaything. But not all dog toys are created equal. Some may contain lead within the paint (the logo on a tennis ball). Others could have non-safe stuffing, BPA, phlalates, and other things that may not be good for your furbaby’s insides. That’s why we’ve put this infographic together to help you know how to shop for fido’s new favorite toy.
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Cute packing and fun shapes make dog toys appealing. But have you checked the label to see what they’re made of? Here are 9 things you should know before purchasing your dog’s next favorite toy.
9. The government doesn’t regulate lead in pet products. Tennis balls, for example, often have painted logos and lead may be found in the paint.
8. Or BPAs
7. Or Phthalates either
6. Some toys say specific toxins are not used, but others may still be in the toy.
5. Made from “recyclable materials” can mean the toy may be made from sustainable or recyclable materials, but that doesn’t mean it is safe.
4. Durability matters. Test the toy for parts that break off that could be a choking hazard.
3. Plastic does NOT equal harmful. Some plastic toys are designed specifically with a dog or a human’s safety in mind.
2. Although you still have to know what to look for, some manufacturers label their toys nontoxic. But be aware there is no real way to know if a toy is truly nontoxic.
1. Look for rip- & tear-resistant technology. These protect your pooch from ingesting parts of the toy.
Now that you know what to look for, check out all of the dog, cat and pet toy reviews on TTPM.