You want what’s best for your best friend, a.k.a. your dog. It’s been revealed in recent years that certain toys and dog foods that people have been giving their fur children for decades are actually more harmful than anything. Even rawhide and ice cubes (who hasn’t used their dog as an ice- vacuum) aren’t the best choices for your dog’s health.
You may wonder, with so many chew toys off limits, what’s something you can be sure is safe and will make your dog happy? Nylon dog chew toys are currently booming in popularity, as they’re both pet shop approved and durable.
Keep reading for answers to frequently asked questions about nylon chew toys.
Can I Put Nylon Toys in the Dishwasher?
As nylon bones are either made from plastic, rubber, or nylon, they are not particularly dishwasher safe. If you want to clean your dog’s nylon toy, you should use a brush in the sink with warm water and soap. Make sure the soap is sufficiently rinsed off before returning the toy to your dog.
Can Nylon Toys Be Ingested/ What Should I Do?
The chance of your dog ingesting part of her bone that’s large enough to cause problems is slim to none. While your dog may be able to break off small pieces after some wear and tear, it’s unlikely that these pieces will be much bigger than a grain of rice, meaning they will pass seamlessly during digestion. However, it’s best to replace your dog’s bone if you start to notice stray pieces.
If you are worried that your dog may have ingested part of her nylon chew toy, contact your vet for medical advice.
When Is It Time for a New Nylon Toy?
After time, especially with a furry friend who’s a little more mouthy, you will need to replace your dog’s nylon chew toy. It’s recommended that you do this when there’s visible wear and tear, or when your dog has started to pull off small pieces of the toy.
In addition, if you feel the toy is becoming too small for your dog to safely play with, it’s probably time to replace it.
Where Can I Buy Nylon Chew Toys?
Ballistic nylon dog toys are now widely available. While ordering them online is a quick and easy option, you can also find them at local pet stores.
If you invest in a nylon dog chew toy, you’ll not only please your dog, but you’ll be able to relax knowing you’ve provided your dog with a safe and entertaining toy. Your fur child will certainly thank you!