Watch Out for Toxic Dog Toys.
Sniff Out the Truth
So far, there is no clear indication or evidence that the leads and toxins have real risk to pets. There have been reported to find leads and toxins in dog toys though out the year. A few lead toxins that we work hard to sniff out are Phthalates/PVC and Bisphenol-A (BPA).
Inspect the label of any toy before purchasing in the store. (We’ll tell you what’s in the toys we carry on the individual toy pages.) If you aren’t satisfied by the label, it’s time to be a dog toy detective.
- Contact customer service for the manufacturer. Ask questions about the contents and pet safety.
- Find out if the toy may have been recalled. The FDA lists toys that have been removed by the manufacturer voluntarily, along with toys that have been withdrawn due to FDA request or order.
- If the toy was manufactured prior to 2012, it may have a listing for toxins at Healthy Stuff.
Until next time--