Monday, July 7, 2014

Buying Dog Toys - Not As Easy As You Think!

Buying toys for our pets is not an easy job. You might think that buying one and giving it to your pet is all that you have to do, but that's not all! You have to be very careful about the toys you are buying because you don't want your dear pet to chew on just anything! Toys made of low quality plastic are of great danger to your dog's teeth and gums. Not only can their gums get damaged, they might even ingest some of the plastic while eating and that can prove to be fatal!

The best way to deal with all this is to buy dog toys online which fulfill the following conditions:

Is the toy so big that it cannot be swallowed by your dog? If yes, then buy it! Your dog will never be able to ingest any part of the toy so it is completely safe.

Is the toy made of material which can be chewed off into pieces? If yes, then don't buy it under any circumstances.

Is the toy a stuffed toy? Does it come with a "machine washable" tag? If yes, then buy it for your dog. He or she will carry it around at all times and never part with it. Dogs and their soft toys can make for great love stories!

Is the toy a hard ball which bounces irregularly? If yes, then please buy it as your dog will have to keep guessing where the toy is going and that will keep him/her busy.
Other than all the things listed above, there are also other things which you need to keep in mind while buying toys for your dog.

A tennis ball and a flying disc are must-have toys for any dog. Buy them in multiple quantities.

Thick toys made of rubber are a great choice because they can be chewed on, rolled on and also thrown like a ball! They are like a 3-in-1 toy!

Squeaky toys are a favourite of dogs because of the sounds they make. However, while buying a squeaky toy, please check that the squeaker is placed well inside the toy and won't come off as soon as your dog starts playing with it. Most dogs try to pull out the squeaker from inside the toy and that is why you need to check that before buying. A squeaky toy should be replaced as soon as the squeaker comes out.

Nikita has worked in dog care shelter for more than 4 years.

She regularly writes articles related to pets.

Currently she is busy working with leading Indian Pet Store that sells dog clothes, dog jackets and sweaters, dog toys, accessories, dog beds, collars and other dog related products. Check out the website now to experience the latest trends in pet fashion.