FREE Shipping now available in Australia for orders over $65

0

Your Cart is Empty

Dangerous Materials to Look Out For in Pet Toys

Dog with toy in mouth

The Importance of Choosing Safe Pet Toys

The Risks of Harmful Materials in Pet Toys

Dog with Toy in mouth

Pet toys provide enrichment and comfort to pets while entertaining their owners. However, pet owners must be cautious when choosing toys for their pets, as pets often chew on them. In Australia, pet toys are not strictly regulated, and they can be made from any materials chosen by the manufacturer. This can be dangerous if the toy is made of potentially harmful materials, as it increases the risk of our pets ingesting or inhaling harmful substances.

 

Chemicals to Avoid in Pet Toys

Toys made with PVC, phthalates, BPA, lead, melamine, arsenic, bromine, and formaldehyde should be avoided as they can harm pets' organs, disrupt hormones, and cause respiratory and digestive issues. I advise pet owners to be cautious of toys made with these substances and educate themselves on the chemicals they need to avoid when considering pet toys.

Choking Hazards and Intestinal Obstructions

Puppy with chew toy

Choking hazards and intestinal obstructions are also significant concerns with pet toys. Pet owners should regularly inspect toys for loose parts and report any issues to the manufacturer.

Rawhide Chews and Harmful Chemicals

Pet owners to avoid rawhide chews as they are often treated with harmful chemicals such as bleach, hydrogen peroxide, and arsenic during processing. Synthetic flavorings and glue are also commonly used, leaving residual chemicals that can harm pets.

Choosing Safe Pet Toys

In summary, it is crucial for pet owners to be mindful of the materials used in pet toys and choose toys made in Australia, where it is easier to ask questions about the manufacturing process. Additionally, pet owners should inspect toys regularly for loose parts and avoid any toys with a chemical smell. By following these guidelines, pet owners can ensure the safety and well-being of their beloved pets.

Shy Tiger 1st Aid Kit for Dogs

For a more comprehensive approach to pet safety, consider Shy Tiger'sPet First Aid Kit, which includes essential items and educational cards to help you in emergency situations. The kit is designed to assist you in the application of their products and provide guidance on the general well-being of your pets.

For Further Information

I talked with Tracey Cheung of Safewise about the dangers surrounding pet toys. 

Check out the full article here. 

FRESH RAW FOOD

Natural Dog Weight Loss

Is your dog among the 40% that are overweight? Dr. Nicole Rous shares an all-natural weight loss recipe for dogs. Learn how to improve your pet's health with holistic and fresh ingredients. Switch to a lifestyle that promotes long-term health and happiness for your canine companion.
Natural Remedy for Pet Antibiotic Resistance?

Natural Remedy for Pet Antibiotic Resistance?

Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern in veterinary medicine. Discover how cinnamon essential oil and other natural remedies could offer a groundbreaking alternative. Dive into the science and learn about holistic pet care solutions that are both effective and eco-friendly
Kitten

Cats Vs Essential Oils

Explore the science behind essential oils and their effects on cats with Dr. Nicole Rous. This comprehensive guide dispels myths and offers evidence-based insights into feline physiology and the importance of essential oil quality. Learn how to safely introduce essential oils into your cat's life
Chocolate Toxicity Calculator for Dogs