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Old 12-04-2012, 09:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a comprehensive list of which toys are BPA-free? Joey loves his Kongs and Cuz toys and always has one in his mouth. Now I'm starting to worry about what's good for him, and what I should throw away.
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This is a very real concern. Dog toys have been found to have lead and all kinds of nasty, toxic chemicals in them. Polluted Pets | Environmental Working Group

Obviously you want to stay away from vinyl and plastic. I'm sure most stuffies are terrible because they are undoubtedly sprayed with something nasty.

Rafi always has a ball in his mouth and I have been buying him balls from Planet Dog pretty much since I adopted him. Eco Friendly

Here is a store that claims to be selling eco-friendly, non-toxic dog toys: Eco Friendly Dog Chew Toys::Eco Friendly Dog Toys::Non-Toxic Dog Toys::Earth Doggy

There are other sites too...just keep googling.
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A family member had given Joey a gift of a ball on a string. When I opened the box, it had a terrible smell, almost like formaldehyde. I threw it out right away.

I try to be very careful in what I give him to play with.

One thing I have to check out is a bird toy that Hartz puts out. We play tug with it; once he pulls the stuffing out of it, it gets thrown away. Now I'm wondering if it's a safe toy in the first place.
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http://www.care2.com/causes/are-plas...-our-pets.html

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Alternatives for your pets Fortunately, there are a number of companies that pass on potentially harmful substances and offer BPA and phtalate-free toys for pets, including Planet Dog, Nylabone, West Paw Design, Chewber, Jolly Pets and Kong. Etsy also has a few sellers who make eco-friendly pet products, like Wag Rags, among others

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Old 09-30-2013, 01:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Phthalate Update – Updated | Smartdogs' Weblog
according to this kong, triple crown and nylabone are are phthalate free......good to know these main stream brands dont have BPA....from what i know about plastics BPA is generally used to make soft and flexible products, I would think as a general rule this would not be ideal for a dog toy which needs to be firm.
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