Safe Toys For Boston Terriers
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Boston Terriers need toys to stay happy and healthy. They are a necessity not a luxury for your companion dog. Toys provide entertainment for the dog and help them fight boredom. As a responsible pet parent, you have to make sure that the toys that they play with are safe to play with.
Boston Terrier Proofing Your Home
Boston Terriers will play with most anything that is left loose in the home, so it is your responsibility to dog-proof your home. You must remove dangerous items like string, children’s toy, rubber bands, socks, pantyhose, shoes, shoe laces, ink pens, pacifiers, and anything that your dog could possibly ingest.
Always keep your dog’s size in mind when selecting toys. Toys and balls that are too small can swallowed or become a choking hazard.
Some toys can be dog-proofed by removing strings, ties, ribbons, eyes, or any other small parts that could be chewed off and eaten.
Any toys that cannot be dog-proofed should be discarded.
Rawhide – Not a Good Choice for Boston Terriers
Rawhide is one of the most popular materials for dog chews and is made from the hides of horses, cows, and other animals. It is usually manufactured foreign countries. The quality of rawhide may not be safe for use as a dog toy. It may contain insecticides, lead, arsenic, or antibiotics. All of these contaminants can make your dog sick or even kill them.
Many Boston Terriers chew on the rawhide just like it was food and eat the pieces that they break off. This can cause constipation when larger pieces are eaten and partially (or even completely) block the intestine.
Soft Stuffed Toys for Boston Terriers
Stuffed toys with squeakers may be dangerous. Your dog may chew open the toy and eat the squeaker. For this reason, never let your dog play with a toy with a squeaker without supervision. Take the toy up when you leaving the dog alone. And all soft stuffed toys should be machine washable.
Here is my selection for a durable safe toy for Boston Terriers.
1.Clever K-9 is an excellent bounce and fetch toy. The material and shape of the toy causes a wild unpredictable bounce that will increase your dog’s speed and agility, while giving them exercise. And they’ll think it’s great fun. 2.Clever K-9’s vertical bubble design makes a great handle for human hands in a rousing game of tug-of-war with your dog. 3.Clever K-9 floats too, so it’s great for use at the lake or pool. 4.But one of the special features of Clever K-9 is the ability to stuff it with food or treats, and let your dog solve the food-release puzzle. Start your dog out with easy to remove treats, small dry pieces of food or kibble. Treats should be small enough to come out easily when you roll the toy on the floor with your hand. Place it in front of your dog, and gently roll it around so that treats fall out of the openings. Your dog will be intrigued and will start pushing it around — and soon will work to empty the toy. After a couple uses, you’ll be able to determine your dog’s ‘frustration threshold’ and know how challenging to make it for them. With use, your dog will become more patient. Then you can vary the treats to make it more challenging. Your Dog Wants Mental Stimulation, Just Like You Do.Moist treats are far more challenging than dry ones… larger treats more challenging than smaller ones. And yes! You can in fact, feed your dog a full meal from the Clever K-9 instead of a bowl. It is designed to hold a large volume of food. Dogs love ‘hunting’ for their dinner. Try These Dehydrated chicken strips (made in the USA), beef liver, lamb lung, or turkey bites Dog biscuits or dog cookies made with non-allergenic coconut flour Strips of cheese Small pieces of meat: chicken, beef, lamb or turkey Moist fillings like peanut butter, almond butter, cubed cooked sweet potato, liverwurst and cream cheese can also be used, and will keep your dog busy for a long time.
Safe Toys for Boston Terriers
Toys are meant to provide fun and entertainment for your dog. Be sure to make sure they are also both healthy and safe. It is your responsibility to check the dog’s toys.