Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Choosing the Right Toys for Your Dog

Rubber toys
Great jaw and mouth exercise for dogs that like to chew; keeps them occupied for hours; fun for fetch or non-interactive play; great for aggressive chewers because they are so durable. Some are hollow so you can put treats inside of them for extra fun such as the Kong Toys.

Vinyl toys
Easily compressed by the bite of just about any-sized dog; usually have squeakers that almost all dogs enjoy; great for fetch, but items like our Clutch Ball are especially popular because of the squeaker.

Soft toys
Made of fleece, plush fabric; retains dog's scent for extended play; some have squeakers; great for fetch, other dogs just like to carry soft or plush toys around and snuggle.

Rope toys
Great for fetch, tug games, and chewing; often flavored; good for teeth and gums; they last a long time. Examples: Tennis Ball Tuggers Dog Toys and the Nuts for Knots Dog Toy.

Rawhide chews and bones
Chewing rawhide removes plaque from the dog's teeth and keeps them cleaner while the dog has a great time chewing; come in many flavors, sizes and shapes - from bones to chews. Choosing the Right Toy

Bone-Hard Toys & Chews
Great for dogs who love to chew; good for the teeth since they remove plaque and are nonabrasive; relieve boredom; come in various flavors and sizes. Nylabones are a long-lasting chew toy, as well as other bone-hard chew toys.

Courtesy of Drfostersmith.com

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