5 Tips for Choosing the Best Dog Toys
Published by Pet Qwerks Toys on March 12, 2016
Every dog owner can prove to the fact that their four-legged, wet-nosed friend really is the best type of pet in the world. Dogs are fun and exciting to be around in any environment and will always be faithful companions no matter what happens.
As pet parents, we want the best for our beloved fidos. It is in our best interest to provide them a happy, enjoyable and longer life we could possibly give. While many animal-care professionals have worked hard and have been successful in spreading general health information relating to dogs—including exercise suggestions, diet guidelines, and much more—but still there seems to be some confusion and uncertainty amongst many dog owners relating to the type of dog toys that they should be buying.
Perhaps this point is due to the unfortunate stories in the news, where pets became ill or physically harmed as a result of a defective or toxic toy. Whatever the reason, let’s help pet owners all around the world take a look at five tips for choosing the best dog toys!
5. Verify the On-Package Certification
In reading online product descriptions and speaking to sales associates, many individuals notably fail to verify a pet toy’s on-package certification. This is a major mistake, for verifications that cannot legally be displayed on a package without being true (like all-natural and non-toxic) are essentially irrefutable, and do well to assure the integrity of the components used inside a toy (its composition may be another story, though).
4. Avoid Toys with Small and Potentially Detachable Components
This idea may be overly obvious to some pet owners, but these same individuals would be surprised to find how many customers overlook the point (all of them well-meaning, of course).
Small and potentially detachable components like eyes, buttons, and even entire sections are major red flags and choking hazards, and especially if a pet cannot be monitored at all times while enjoying the toy, this type of product shouldn’t be purchased.
3. Look for Interesting Features
This point is of the utmost importance, as many once again well-intentioned pet owners, in looking for a safe and durable toy, fail to select one that has very unique features, and will therefore hold their pet’s interest for a long period of time. Sure, most dogs love more of the same, in coordination with a set routine, but an interactive and interesting toy will help them to look forward to playing, as opposed to doing so to pass the time.
Lights and noises are just some of the excellent features boasted by the advanced and best dog toys of today.
2. Check the Price
Dog toys which are being sold for an overly cheap price will probably be of a low quality, frankly. While more expensive doesn’t always mean better in the dog-toy market, by any means, it’s impossible for manufacturers to guarantee a durable, safe, and exciting product for a couple of dollars, in the vast majority of instances. Purchase with value in mind, but assure that the price of a toy is within reason, with respect to potential quality, safety, and ease of enjoyment.
1. Don’t Forget About Tradition
Everything is being innovated and modernized today, and in most cases, this is a good thing. However, while today’s optimized pet toys, with respect to tradition, are awesome, others employ completely new and frankly underwhelming qualities.
There really is no need for the wheel to be re-invented with regards to dog toys. Canine companions enjoy bones, balls, ropes, discs, and plush toys—there’s no reason to abandon these general formats, and the toys of today that do so are probably undesirable and unenjoyable for most pets.
Stick with the traditional dog-toy formats when making a purchase, but be aware of the excellent innovations that they boast.
These tips are sure to help any dog owner choose the best dog toy for their beloved pet(s). Have fun, and remember to visit Pet Qwerks Toys to enjoy the highest-quality pet toys and products around!