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Choosing a Safe Christmas Toy for Your Pet

Choosing a Safe Christmas Toy for Your Pet

ToyHas your pet been naughty or nice? This Christmas, nice cats and dogs all around the world will be getting some great gifts. When you’re picking out a Christmas toy for your pet, you have to make sure it’s safe for them. We have some tips so that you know what to look for.

 

DOGS

This varies a lot depending on what type of dog you have. They come in all shapes and sizes as do the toys. A small toy that is the perfect size for a small dog is a choking hazard for a big dog. Size of the toy as well as size of the dog is important to keep in mind.

It’s also important to keep an eye on recallsfor both cat and dog toys. Along with injuries and choking hazards, some preservatives and chemicals in dog toys can be toxic. Check out The Woof for a list of smart choice companies.

 

CATS

The first thing many people think of when getting cat toys is some kind of string or yarn. However, string, yarn, and ribbon has the potential to be dangerous to cats. Cats like to roll around when they play. It’s possible that they can get tangled and suffocate. It’s also a really big problem when the string is ingested. It can block up the intestines and be very dangerous.

Also be aware of choking hazards. If the toy is too small it can be swallowed and choked on. Even the larger toys can have choking hazards. Things like feathers and button eyes can come off and pose a danger to your pet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

http://thebark.com/content/choosing-safe-dog-toys

http://animal.discovery.com/pets/dangers-of-cat-toys.htm

 

 


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