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That article seemed more marketing fluff and selling products by PetStreetMall.com. It didn't contain the best info.
Saying that tennis balls are safe is not completely accurate. The felt on tennis balls can wear down a dog's teeth, especially if they're strong chewers. And their statement that small rubber balls are not suitable for any dog is wrong. Emmie loves her small ChuckIt! balls; they don't pose a risk to her because she can't swallow them. And they're pretty indestructible to chewing; I've never seen any ChuckIt! balls be damaged or destroyed by a dog; not saying that it can't happen but it would be very surprising, especially for a small breed dog. Always monitor your dog's ball use, which is the most important thing to keep your pup safe, and don't buy toys made in China.
No mention was made that cooked bones are what are dangerous for dogs. NEVER FEED YOUR DOG BONES THAT HAVE BEEN COOKED! Raw meaty bones can be a great option. I feed Emmie raw turkey necks, duck necks, chicken wings, marrow bones, but I cut them down to the right size for her and I always monitor her when she's eating them.
Jeanne and Emmie
Last edited by MarinaGirl; 04-18-2016 at 11:46 AM.