We all love to buy toys for our dogs but have you stopped to take a look at where it is made, or what sort of materials it is made from? More than 80% of all toys are made in China. In the past decade, toys made in China, have repeatedly been shown to be toxic. Many of these toxins, can be quite harmful to your pet if they are chewing on it, or happen to digest it.
Research has been conducted on dog toys selected at random, from dollar stores, to grocery stores, online retailers and big box pet stores. The results are shocking. The substances they tested positive for – lead, antimony, arsenic, cadmium, chromium and mercury – can seriously damage the nervous system, and can enter the body through breathing, the skin and contaminated food. These toxic toys not only poison pets when chewed or touched, but can enter the body through the air they breathe.
There are conflicting opinions regarding the severity of these levels of lead and other heavy metals in pet products. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) checks the safety of all toys intended for humans. Unfortunately, there are currently no organizations regularly testing animal toys, and there are no federal standards regarding pet toys. Hopefully, that will change soon.
At Bone-a-fide Dog! we are committed to the health and safety of your amazing dog and we support only our wonderful US based companies which offer and produce only safe, non-toxic, eco-friendly toys such as these!
Planet Dog has a wide variety of safe and non-toxic toys for dogs. All of their toys are made in the USA, non-toxic, durable, recyclable, and come from a company that values sustainability.
Our Kong Classics are made of non-toxic material and manufactured right here in the USA in Colorado. (They utilize wind energy in the production of their packaging.)
West Paw is another fabulous company that features delightful toys for dogs. West Paw design believes in sustainable practices, and operates a eco-friendly facility in Montana. All of the products they sell adhere to a strict safety and quality standard, are made in the USA, and are non-toxic to your pets.
Excerpt from www.ecodogsandcats.com