As loving dog owners, our number one priority is to keep our canines happy. We often provide the very best for our pet when it comes to their food, veterinarian care, daily exercise and more. I know I’ve joked with my husband about wishing we provided for ourselves as good as our dogs have it.
So why is it that when it comes to toys for our dogs we often (unknowingly) drop the ball? Choosing dog toys that are stimulating, durable, and above all SAFE for our dogs (on multiple levels) should be a top priority.
Well my fellow dog-loving friend, natural rubber dog toys are the answer!
The benefits of natural rubber dog toys are extensive. They aren’t laden with known cancer-causing chemicals like many other dog toys on the market, will stand the test of time, and are available in a variety of styles to keep your dog entertained and happy.
But that barely scratches the surface. Let’s take a look at the top 5 benefits of natural rubber dog toys to help you understand why natural rubber dog toys are the toys to invest in for your pup.
1. Natural rubber dog toys are free from harmful chemicals
The standout benefit of natural rubber dog toys is that they are, in fact, completely natural. Natural rubber is made by collecting the milky sap excreted from rubber trees. This sap is then made into rubber and used to create different shapes and types of natural rubber dog toys.
The reason natural rubber is far superior to man-made rubber, plastics or other synthetic counterparts is that it’s free from harmful, cancer-causing chemicals. Man-made rubbers and plastics may be laden with BPAs, PFOAs, and phthalates, all of which have been linked to cancer or organ damage in humans.
The trouble with the variety of dog toys on the market today is the lack of regulation. Dog toys are only regulated by the FDA for the safety to the humans using the dog toys with their pets. This allows illegal chemicals and toxins to slip into manufacturing, or toys shipped from overseas, potentially putting your pup at risk.
Investing in natural rubber dog toys takes all of the guesswork out. Natural rubber toys will never contain harmful chemicals and toxins.
2. Natural rubber dog toys are super durable
The next reason natural rubber dog toys are an excellent choice for your dog is their durability. Natural rubber will really stand up to the wear and tear of even your most aggressive chewer. Natural rubber allows for extreme durability while also providing enough give that it isn’t too tough on their teeth and gums.
Well-made natural rubber dog toys, like the Monster K9 toy line, won’t break apart or be chewed into small bits. This durability means they won’t pose a choking hazard or stomach obstruction risk to your pup. In fact, here at Monster K9, we're so sure of the durability of our natural rubber dog toys that we offer a lifetime guarantee.
3. Natural rubber dog toys promote canine dental hygiene
Keeping your dog’s teeth clean is an important task as a dog owner, but even I’ll admit, brushing my dog’s teeth is a task that often falls by the wayside. Luckily, another way that your dog’s teeth stay clean is through chewing.
Chewing on natural rubber dog toys helps remove plaque and tartar build-up, especially on those hard to reach back molars.
4. Natural rubber allows for safer dog toy design
When choosing a safe toy for your dog, you want to consider material and shape. Dog toys that splinter or break apart easily, or have sharp edges can pose all kinds of safety threats. From choking hazards to possible stomach obstructions, to mouth damage.
With dog toys made from natural rubber, the toys will always have softer, rounded edges. And (like I mentioned above) won’t break apart or splinter. The durability plays into the safer toy design as well.
5. Natural rubber dog toys are versatile in style and shape
Not all dogs like the same kind of toy. Among my own three canines, one lives for fetching a ball, one loves to sit and chew, and one just likes to have something new and different as often as possible.
This is another benefit of natural rubber dog toys. The material can be made into a wide range of fun and interesting shapes. You can find natural rubber balls, chew/tug sticks, Frisbees, rings and more.
So, is natural rubber safe for dogs?
You betcha! Not only is it safe, but it is arguably the safest material out there when it comes it durable, stimulating and high quality chew toys for your dog.
And now you know exactly why. Natural rubber is, in short, natural. It’s free from harmful, cancer-causing chemicals, promotes dental hygiene in your pup, provides a safe toy design free from sharp edges or splintering material, and can be shaped into many versatile designs and styles.
So what are you waiting for? Check out our collection of highly reviewed, long lasting, natural rubber dog toys right here at Monster K9. We know you won’t be disappointed!
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