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A New Breed of Safe Dog Toys – Time to Play

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Oh yay! We found these cool, cute, soft plush and safe dog toys from Kong. You’ve heard us before about our quest for soft plush dog toys that don’t have the squeakers in them – always on the lookout for safe dog toys. These seem pretty clear on their safety factors and we’ve ordered our supply for this doggie household. These are made by Kong, a giant in the dog toy industry, especially for indestructible dog toys.

These particular removable squeaker dog toys can be found under the names of Kong Material Dog Toys or Dr Noys’ Dog Toys with Kong referring to their own products under both labels. It seems these soft plush safe dog toys definitely have the strong double Velcro closure that we like which allows us to remove the squeaker from the dog toy – the squeaker is in its own separate pouch. We also noticed that these particular Kong dog toys are designed with no messy filling or removable stuffing so there’s no “stuffz” that ends up all over the place if the toy is dissected.

Simply Fido website before and after view

We especially like the Kong Snake dog toy. Being that I, Zeus, am a 110 lb pretty large guy, large dog toys are what I go for! This one will also allows me to play tug-of-war with my buddy Charlie. But, Kong is good to consider even the tiniest toys for small dogs. Do note that the extra-small dog toys really are extra small and great for miniature and toy dog breeds. You’ll see they have sizes from x-small all the way to x-large if needed. You can find all the individual Kong removable squeaker dog toys we liked on our Dog and Puppy Toys page so you can pick the one you like best.

We noticed some reviews suggesting replacing the squeaker with a tennis ball. We love that suggestion and the large dog toys have the room to put a tennis ball in place of the squeaker which makes us even happier with regard to our safety concerns and doggy fun. Many other reviews we’ve read seem to be nicely satisfied with their purchases of these safe dog toys. We can’t wait to give these cute plush removable squeaker dog toys a try.

We need to set a doggy play date! Bring your toys.


Removable Squeaker Dog Toy Recall

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

We are issuing our own Dog Toy Recall. We had mistakenly believed SimplyFido in their labeling of certain plush dog toys that we backed up here at DogToyStuffz.com. We were told, via the SimplyFido website, that they had products that were not only organic dog toys but that they offered these dog toys with removable squeakers. We even wrote about these great safe, soft, plush organic dog and puppy toys in our Cutest Organic Dog Toys article. We even invited Oscar The Monkey into our house!

We are going to leave our original article up, but will be updating it with more appropriate information so you can keep up with us and our suggestions on safe organic dog toys. Note the strike-thru on the word “removable” in removable squeaker of our pictures – seen here:

Plush Monkey - Organic - Dog Toy Plush Lamb - Organic - Dog Toy Plush Bear - Organic - Dog Toy

For us, we still hesitate in referring to a dog or puppy toy as organic in nature if it has plastic parts. Squeakers, see our article on What Makes the Squeak in a Squeaky Dog Toy, are generally made of non-organic plastic materials. We especially don’t like squeakers because of certain safety issues. For one squeakers in dog toys don’t digest properly and can seriously hurt your dog if swallowed (like our poor Sydney!). And, the obvious reason for a dog toy being considered organic is if all parts are bio-degradable, carbon based or made from similar natural products.

We have written SimplyFido about the sudden change in products and availability. It seems that the company is under some sort of reorganization because their Simply Fido website is a mess right now. Seen below is a partial view of their site upon our initial research and their site as it is seen today – note there is no mention of “removable squeaker” any more:

Simply Fido website before and after view

Anyway, we will keep you up-to-date if Simply Fido responds to us and continue to search and review safe dog and puppy toys – especially those that have no-squeakers in the dog toy if possible.

Again, our apologies!

No-squeaker eco-friendly dog toy – Sydney’s all time favorite

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

I can’t believe I found it…my all time favorite dog toy that has no squeaker in it. It’s a little different from the rope ball I found a while ago for my dog Sydney but it sure is close enough – it has an extra rope handle that the original rope ball didn’t have which makes it easier for tossing to my dog – and a little less slobber to come in contact with!! !! It’s a soft string rope ball dog toy but the rope is untwisted, leaving it more like a big furry, soft blob of a toy. Sydney, my Australian Shepherd (you can read more about her and why we started the DT Stuffz website by going to our About DogToyStuffz page) is the reason why I love this particular no-squeaky dog toy so much!

This cotton ball no-squeaker dog toy has been her absolute favorite of all her “puppies” (she responds to them when I tell her to “go get your puppy”!). She loves to carry it around with such care and sleeps with it at her head. She won’t let any of the other dogs ever come near to this fluffy plush puppy toy. It’s funny, because if any dog toy I give her has plastic or any hard surface, she is fine with the others playing with it. But this soft toy really is like one of her puppies, no other dog is allowed to come near, move it, or touch it without her ready to attack and protect.

Any time I have seen these, and it’s rare, in a pet or dog store, I buy them all. I am so glad that I found these online now. They also have them in two sizes, one that is a 7” string ball for large dogs and the other is a 5.5” string ball for small dogs. I have both sizes and trade off when she has slobbered too much on one – or it was left outside one too many times. She seems to like the size difference since it’s like a new baby for her each time.

I do have to be careful how I introduce the new dog toy because she will hoard them all. One of the other problems I have had with this rope dog toy is that it can be pulled apart. But, even if the small rope bits are swallowed they seem to easily come out without any problem – mainly because they are such short rope pieces! If you are at all worried about your dog swallowing string pieces then you might take a look at some of our other non-squeak dog toys we like. I just know that Sydney loves these and they are hard to find. I love them for her!