How do I ensure the toys and food I give to my dog is safe?
When it comes to food and toy safety, researching reputable brands that undergo vigorous certifications and inspections is key. Your trusted brands should have transparency about their source materials and testing data. The vast majority of pet foods are safe and regulations are increasing to protect our pets from companies that would cut corners on source testing, manufacturing processes or make false claims. Some parents are even moving toward homemade diets for their furry family members to ensure they are feeding safe food. Food decisions should always be made with your veterinarian based on the nutritional needs of your pup (age, breed, etc.)
The same thoughts can be applied when considering toy safety. As mentioned above, toy safety can be very dog/breed dependent. When it comes to selecting a toy manufacturer, potentially look at toys that are made in the USA and from companies like WestPaw, Kong, PetSafe and Nylabone, just to name a few.