Wow! It sure feels nice to know that creating the DogToyStuffz website is going to help a variety of people find truly safe dog and puppy toys. We just found out about a terrible situation for a Labrador-mix dog and why really paying attention to how a dog toy works is so important for the pets we love so much. Apparently, this 10 year old lab-mix was given a Four Paws Pimple Ball with Bell and his tongue got sucked into it. Yikes! And what a tragedy, they had to amputate his tongue! I can’t even imagine.
Four Paws has recalled these un-safe dog toys for a refund or replacement. But seriously, folks, let’s try to understand the physics here and decide if you’d really give this toy to your dog. First off, this particular dog toy had only one small hole in it. Without a second hole, to allow air into the dog toy cavity, then suction is easily created. The extra hole will allow air in and suction cannot occur. That’s one of the reasons we like the MultiPet Rubber Dog Ball, there are air holes everywhere and almost any size dog or puppy can grab hold of this one. But, we are also really happy that Four Paws acted immediately to remedy the situation around this un-safe dog toy.
So, let’s work together to keep our pet friends safe. Let us know your thoughts on your favorite dog toys and why. We’d love to hear from you.