Home
Healthy Living
Print|Text Size: ||
Choosing Safe Dog Toys
Pages:

Pages

Eco Friendly Zisc (West Paw Design)

Planet Dog
A “values-based” Maine company that offers a full spectrum of fetching, nontoxic, recyclable U.S.-made toys. Shop by life stage: Everything a pooch could want is here, from stuffed Alphabet Blocks to Slobber Wicks for seniors. The Orbee-Tuff toys, from the TUG, with its mighty “flip-grip” technology, to spongy pastel-hued baby bones, come in a range of strengths; chew on the website’s “Chew-O-Meter” to determine the right ones for your dog.

West Paw Design
This Montana-based company focuses on environmentally friendly production. Its “Zogoflex” is a tough yet flexible proprietary material that utilizes 10 percent post-industrial waste. While that “green” claim may sound as appetizing as “eat your greens,” the toys are recyclable (if returned to the company). Zogoflex is advertised as nontoxic, FDA-compliant and free of “any known sources of lead, cadmium, mercury, latex, natural rubber, phthalates, hormones, Bisphenol A, or asbestos.” The dishwasher-safe Tux has an inner lip for hiding treats, adding another layer of fun and challenge.

Pages:

Pages

Print
Sheila Pell is a journalist and contributor to The Bark.

More From The Bark

By
Julia Kamysz Lane
By
Leslie Crane Rugg, Eva Saks
By
Shannon Fitzgerald
More in Healthy Living:
Study Finds Declining Fertility in Male Dogs
Creating a Behaviorally Healthy Lifestyle For Our Dogs
Protecting Your Dog Against Foxtails
Six Tips on Caring for Older Dogs
Fighting Valley Fever
Home Exercises for Dogs With Painful Conditions
Vet School Profile: Colorado State University
Dog-Friendly Prepping for Spring
Calories Count
Exploring the Humane and Canine Microbiome