TPE dog toys are the latest buzz words for sustainable dog products, but what are these popular toys, and what makes them so much better than traditional dog toys?
In this article, we dive deep into TPE dog toys so that you feel comfortable about giving your dog one of the safest, most durable types of toys in the world.
What Is TPE?
Without getting too technical, thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) are commonly used to mold various objects, including dog toys, kitchen supplies, and other home goods. Through the use of high thermal temperatures, the thermoplastic material is poured and molded into custom designs and shapes using a special injection molding process.
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Features of TPE Toys for Dogs
As if the environmental features weren’t good enough, TPE dog toys do not disappoint! Your dog will love the high-quality characteristics of his new TPE toy. Here are some features that make TPE toys so great for dogs:
- Super bouncy
- Extremely durable
- Floats on water
- Exciting textures
- UV light-resistant
All of these qualities combine to make a long-lasting, fun, and environmentally-friendly dog toy that your dog will love playing with for hours on end.
Where to Find TPE Dog Toys?
Here at Chopper and Otis, we want our doggos to play with toys that are both fun and safe! We offer a variety of funtastic TPE dog toys by two of our favorite eco-friendly dog toy manufacturers.
Here are our top-selling TPE picks by company:
Zogoflex from WestPaw
Proudly known as the safest dog toys in the world, WestPaw’s Zogoflex toys are made from TPE material that is non-toxic, BPA-free, and FDA-compliant. Best of all, their amazing dog toys are designed and made right here, in the USA!
Zogoflex is a durable brand of eco-friendly dog toys that floats, bends, and stretches for long-lasting play. It’s free of latex, rubber, phthalates, and other questionable ingredients that aren’t always the safest for dogs.
Let your dog run around and play with one of our best-selling Zogoflex toys:
Orbee-Tuff from Planet Dog
Planet Dog is another amazing company that has been doing its part to provide dog owners and dog lovers with sustainable, BPA-free toys since 1997. As founding members of the Pet Sustainability Coalition, Planet Dog takes their sustainable values to the next level by providing the dog toy industry with the education and means to create environmentally-friendly and socially responsible products.
We could go on all day about how great this company is, but we’ll go ahead and get into the good stuff: their best-selling dog toys!
Not sure which toy to choose? Our ultimate guide on finding the right dog toy can help you decide!
As with all dog toys, you should always supervise your dog when playing with toys. Even the most durable dog toys wear down over time, and it’s important to routinely check your dog’s toys to ensure no parts are degrading or coming off.
Until next time--