Dog Toy Allergies
Plastic and chemical toy allergies do not always start when a dog is a puppy, they can actually strike at any age. Extreme allergic reactions from dog toys may reveal in swollen muzzles and/or eyes, sudden gasping and breathing trouble, and rapid-onset diarrhea or vomiting. Additional symptoms may include: excessive paw-licking, scratching and butt-scooting, hair loss, either an all-over thinning or bald spots, coughing, sneezing, or asthma, vomiting, and swelling of the feet, face, or joints.
When Chopper started to develop allergies, a mission began to find durable toys made with vegetable dyes made from natural and synthetic rubber that were also free from BPA, PVC, phthalates, vinyl, and hard plastics. Our team hand-selects each item company prior to offering it to our customers. We have long list of criteria for our dog toys and each product must meet quality, material, and manufacturing practices in order for us to sell them.
Chopper & Otis and their pup friends test out each product. Here are a few of their favorites!
1. Planet Dog Recycle Ball Value Pack
Made with non-toxic, recycled materials. Washable and Recycleable.
No fillers or stuffing to litter the floor, no seams to tear open. This colorful toy contains only natural vegetable dyes and wool.
3. Retreads High Roller
Made from recycled bicycle tubes and Ecolast post-consumer material. SuperFloat water toy floats on top of the water. Handcrafted in Portland, Oregon.
4. Duraplush Fuzzball
Until next time--
The information in this blog is not meant to serve as medical or veterinary advice for your pet. If your dog is expressing an allergic reaction, please make an appointment with a licensed veterinarian immediately. Also, please safely test out dog toys for your pet. In the case of dog allergies, one solution doesn't always work for every pup. The team at Chopper and Otis does its best to find and examine safe toys for dogs, but we do not provide medical advice.