We are often asked if Duraplush is made for chewers. Here we put together an article all about the plush toys for safe playtime.
Whether your dog loves cuddling up with a snuggle buddy or loves to throw the toy around a little bit, one thing’s for sure—plush toys are here to stay. But as with all plush dog toys, some are more durable and safe than others. Here’s what you need to know to choose the best stuffed toy for your dog.
The Dos of Plush Toys for Dogs
Before you give your dog a new plush toy, here are some tips on how to make plush toys a fun (and safe) activity for dogs:
- Do choose the right type of toy for your dog.Your dog is truly a snowflake, with no two dogs having the exact same bite, chewing habits, or energy levels. Make sure you choose a plush toy that meets your dog’s needs. Some plush toys are for gentle chewing, while others are more suitable for rough playing.
- Do routinely clean and inspect your dog toys.There’s no way around it: plush toys just get dirty faster than hard rubber or plastic toys! Check toys every other week for signs of wear and tear and toss those soft toys in the wash to keep toys clean and fresh for your pup.
- Do rotate your dog’s toys. Toy rotation is a great way to keep toys exciting and preserve the life out of your dog’s favorite toys. Give your dog a mixture of toys—maybe one plush snuggle buddy, one fetching friend, a puzzle toy, and one chew challenger—to stimulate your dog and provide a variety of toys.
- Do pay extra close attention to squeaky toys.For your curious, problem-solving dog, a squeaky toy can quickly become a mystery worthy of playing detective. Watch your dog extra close if the plush toy has a squeaker, as your dog might try to tear the toy apart to get to the source of the sound.
Best Plush Dog Toys
With these safety tips in mind, it’s time to search for your dog’s next snuggly buddy! Here at Chopper and Otis, we have many best-selling plush toys that dogs love to snuggle with, chase, and chew on. Check out a few below:
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