Soft-Flex Clutch Ball|Fetch Toys for Dogs - Drs. Foster and Smith
Browse Petco's selection of dog fetch toys, including ball launchers, dog frisbees, rings & balls. Keep your pup happy & healthy with fetch toys for dogs.
Dogs have been eating tennis balls for 75+ years . You are apart of a new generation of dog owners I like to call a helicopter dog owners. Helicopter don't let their dog's act like dogs. Did your breeder also tell you that your dog shouldn't eat bones? If a dog was in the wild s/he would gnaw on bones all the time. Do any of these dogs in the wild develop strange human diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cancer at alarming rates? No... They don't. But dogs who only eat processed manufactured dog foods robbed of living enzymes and play with mass produced toys constructed of polyester do. It's like feeding a child Kix cereal all their life. This child will have serious health problems. In my day we fed our dogs bones (cooked and uncooked), scrapes from the table and let them play with tennis balls and the never had these new-fangled now dog diseases such as diabetes. I have been letting my dogs play with tennis balls for years and they are fine and there teeth are strong as a mule's foot. What are breeders going to tell dog owners now? That if they run to long there could wear out their paws ; so we should stop letting our dogs run around. The result would be obesity. Or maybe they will tell them if play too fast their bones will shatter under pressure. Let your dog be a dog. I feel like this breeder of yours is just trying to convince you to buy mass-produced dogs toys and spend more money. This reminds me of all those fad studies in the 80s that made people paranoid and were proven to be wrong today. I love this post. These toy ideas are so useful for my 4-year old golden retrievers Bertha and Buster.
If you have an active, ball-obsessed dog, you may have concerns about how safe those tennis balls are. Are tennis balls safe for dogs, or are dog toys safer?
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Questions about the safety of pet toys continue to haunt Nancy Rogers. They’re questions the Illinois dog owner has tried to get answered since 2007, when she hired a laboratory to test the lead content in 24 of her Shelties’ chew toys. The tests revealed that one of her dogs’ tennis balls contained 335.7 parts per million (ppm) of lead, an amount that, at the time, fell far below the levels allowed in children’s toys. Today, however, that amount exceeds the 300 ppm federal standard for lead in children’s toys.Some toys can serve multiple functions for dogs to interact with, combining common play behaviors into a single toy. Some can adapt to other toys and objects, and be combined by the dog owner to create new toys for dogs to play with. Whereas a hard ball is not well-suited for chewing, and a plush toy is difficult to throw, wrapping the ball in a plush exterior creates a toy that can be thrown and chewed on. Such toys may provide more entertainment value for dogs and their owners. Despite the constant media comments about how we pamper our pets, toys are no mere luxury. Experts say that dogs need them, and need more than one kind. That doesn’t mean more bells and whistles, just different types. Toys can take the edge off a bad day, like a stress ball you squeeze when you’re mad. Softer toys a dog can “baby” satisfy gentler instincts. Frisbees, balls and tugs are ways to share the fun, while squeaky playthings cry out for attack. Floating toys are great for dogs that love swimming. Usually made of a foam, rubber or plastic material, floating balls, rings, and other toys are easy for your dog to find and grab in the water.