Frequently asked questions about rubber dog toys.
What regulations are in place for dog toy safety?
As surprising as it may seem, there are no safety regulations for dog toys. Rubber dog toys have to pass the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regulations as well as the US Food and Drug Administration in the United States. The FDA maintains a list of livestock and pet-related products and as a result, multiple recalls have been implemented over the years. While there is no governing body regulating toys for dogs, there are other related agencies that may step in as the need arises.
How durable are dog toys?
Most interactive dog toys are made with synthetic plastics, which may include Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). However, rubber dog toys are the most eco-friendly with natural rubber. Rubber dog toys are quite durable and may not need to be replaced for years.
How do I clean my dog’s toy?
It is important to clean your dog’s toy regularly. However, the soap used should be natural, gentle, and biodegradable. Avoid using fragrant or harsh cleaning agents as they may irritate your dog’s mouth and skin. Detergents and cleaning agents often contain potentially toxic chemicals that should not be ingested by dogs or humans for that matter.
Many interactive dog toys are safe to be washed in the dishwater, provided that gentle soaps are used. Love’N Care has a range of Natural Rubber Dog toys that you can choose from here
What dog toys are best for dogs with sensitive gums?
Just because your dog has sensitive gums does not mean they don’t get to enjoy a puppy chew toy. Rubber dog toys are typically softer and as such will not cause any damage to your dog’s gums. Rubber dog toys are perfect for dogs that love to chew despite their sensitive gums, as they have a soft, yet durable exterior.
Where can I buy a Love’N Care dog toy?
Love’N Care natural rubber dog toys are available here. You can select your choice of interactive rubber dog toys, puppy chew toys, dog toys, dog balls, and rubber dog toys. All Love’N Care dog toys are made in accordance with all health and safety standards and are perfectly safe for you and your dog.
How do I ensure the safety of my dog’s toy?
Love’N Care interactive natural rubber dog toys are designed with your dog in mind and constructed with high standards. We are also aware that every dog is an individual and as such, you must supervise your dog during play. Most interactive dog toys can pose a Hazard, and over time. Depending on how rough your dog gets with his toy, you may need to replace your dog’s toy once in a while. Be sure to remove any dog toy if you notice any excessive wear.
How do I ensure my dog’s toy does not contain lead?
All Love’N Care dog toys are tested by certified regulatory bodies to guarantee that all Love’N Care rubber dog toys contain no harmful toxins or heavy metals, including lead.
What if my dog ingests a piece of Love’N Care dog toys?
If your dog chews up his chew toy, you should replace the toy before your dog starts hacking pieces off. If however, your dog ingests a piece of his interactive dog toy, the best thing to do is to evaluate the size of the piece ingested. If it is a relatively small piece, you may not need to do anything. However, if it is a large piece, you should take your dog straight to the vet. Even if it is a small piece, you should still contact your vet.
How do I choose the right rubber dog toy for my dog?
Dogs, much like humans play in different ways. It is essential to select the appropriate interactive dog toy based on your dog’s preferences. You need to determine whether your dog is a moderate or aggressive chewer. You also need to determine your dog’s favorite way of playing or alternates between several types of play.
Chew toys are perfect for dogs with aggressive chewing habits. Chew toys are meant to satisfy your dog’s chewing instincts.
Toss and retrieve rubber dog toys are perfect for energetic dogs. Toss and retrieve dog toys encourage exercise through active play as well as promoting bonding between you and your dog. They include dog balls, tennis balls, and other objects you can throw while your dog runs to get them.
Rubber Tug toys allow dogs and owners to play in the natural way most dogs love to play. The owner and the dog can play together while the dog exercises his strength.
Comfort and security dog toys are a great way to provide comfort for dogs that need to calmly play alone.
Simply identify your dog’s needs and select the perfect toy to cater to your dog’s needs.
What size of rubber dog toys is perfect for my dog?
Similar to most pet accessories, dog toys come in different sizes, and as such, different sized dog toys are appropriate for different dogs. Your dog’s toy should not be too big or too small. If your dog’s toy is too big, your dog may find it difficult to handle it with its mouth or paws. If your dog’s toy is too small, your dog may break it easily or it may become lodged in their throat, causing choking. The ideal size of toy your dog should have is one your dog can easily grasp in their paws and still chew on it. If your toy is a toss-and-retrieve type, your dog should be able to easily pick it up in their mouth without swallowing it. If the whole toy can fit in your dog’s mouth, it is too small. You can find a range of dog toys here
What is the appropriate age to give my dog a toy?
Dogs show interest in playing quite early in life, from four to six weeks of age. Introducing dog toys at this age will help your dog build its coordination and motor skills. However, it is imperative that you chose age-appropriate toys for your dog. Puppies have smaller teeth, and these teeth fracture easily, so their toys should be softer. It is also important to note that your puppy will grow rapidly and you should keep watch to note that your puppy has outgrown his toy, and change it to a more appropriate one promptly.
How do I stop my dog from ripping stuffed toys into pieces?
Stuffed dog toys are meant to be comfort toys, however, some dogs may decide to rip the toy to shreds. A good way to prevent this is to sleep with the stuffed toy before giving it to your dog. The stuffed toy will carry your scent and provide much-needed comfort to your dog.