Materials. Consider the material the toy is made of. Avoid rawhide bones, which becomes soft when chewed and can get stuck in your dogs throat. Avoid flimsy material that may splinter into smaller pieces. These pieces pose not only a choking hazard, but sharp pieces can get stuck in gums or the soft tissue of your pups mouth, which hurts them and can lead to other serious problems like infection.
“…sharp pieces can get stuck in gums or the soft tissue of your pups mouth, which hurts them and can lead to other serious problems like infection.”
The best way to know you’ve chosen a safe toy for your dog is to research. Become knowledgeable about materials used in their manufacture and what is safe and what’s not. Follow size guidelines and use your instinct on what kind of toy you think your pup would enjoy!
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