What Toys and Bones to Avoid Giving Your Dog

Finding safe dog toys can be challenging, especially if you don’t know what to look for. Today we are going to talk about what toys and bones to avoid giving your dog.

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  1. Stuffed Animals

Stuffed animals can be hazardous for your dogs, especially if they have Poly-Fil in them. First and foremost, the filling on the inside of the toy can be a choking hazard for your dog. When your pet chews the stuffed animal, the filling can get caught in their teeth and cause them to choke on the other material lodged in their throats. Even if they manage to swallow the filling, it can still lead to internal problems like blockages and digestive issues. It is best to avoid toys that contain stuffing or Poly-Fillings. 

  1. Squeaky Toys

While squeaky toys are bad for some people because of the noise they make when chewed on, there is another reason why they aren’t safe dog toys. They aren’t safe for your pets because the toy has a small plastic mechanism that makes noise when squeezed. This can be a choking hazard for your dog if they get that mechanism out and swallow it. Younger dogs are at higher risk of this happening. 

  1. Raw Pork Bones or Rib Bones

These types of bones are hazardous for your dogs because of their likelihood to crack and splinter. Bones can be dangerous for dogs because of how hard the bone is and how hard the dog will chew on it. This can cause problems with their teeth or jaw. Cooked bones are far worse for pets than raw bones because cooked bones have a higher chance of splintering than raw bones.

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These are just some of the types of dog toys you should stay away from, but there are plenty more and if you have any questions about safe dog toys, contact Animal Medical Center today to help you and your pet out.