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Taking Care of Your Dog’s Toys

March 19, 2012 by Nylabone Products  |  Dog News  |  Comments (3)  | 

nylabone toy dirtyMany people have asked on Facebook how to clean their Nylabones. Since spring is right around the corner, take some time to “spring clean” your dog’s toys. This will help keep his playthings clean, as well as prolong their life.
  
To clean Nylabone non-edible chews, scrub with a brush under warm water, using mild, non-toxic detergent, and rinse thoroughly. Inspect for wear while cleaning. Nylabone non-edible chews and toys should not be autoclaved or boiled, and they should never be placed in a dishwasher, washing machine, or convection or microwave oven.
  
If a particular toy isn’t just dirty but is actually starting to fall apart, it’s best to throw the toy out. It’s not worth the choking risk.
  
Here are some effective ways to prolong the life of your dog’s toys:
  
(1) Provide him with toys that are appropriate for his size and chewing strength. If you give your large, powerful chewer a small toy, it’s going to be destroyed in minutes. It’s also not safe to give your dog an inappropriately sized toy because he could choke or swallow on small pieces that get torn off by his sharp teeth.
  
(2) Keep an eye on your dog when he is playing with his toys. Some playthings are not meant to be chewed on for long periods of time, such as rope or plush toys. If your pooch has been gnawing on a bone for hours on end, take him outdoors for some exercise to help expend his excess energy.
  
If you really want to go all out, be sure to pamper your pooch this spring—the winter can really take a toll on his skin! A good groomer will give your dog a bath, trim his nails, clean his ears, and even brush his teeth. Remember, a clean dog is a happy dog!

3 Responses to Taking Care of Your Dog’s Toys

  1. Frankie Clark March 29, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    I’ve had a hard time keeping the nylabones clean, His mint, and white bone one I hide but can’t find time to clean them (now I know how I’ll do it! A Cinammon flavored one is large and he does’nt chew it often as the others.

    They are so expnsive for me to get lots. So, this cleaning tip is much appreciated.

    Do you have tossers he can retrieve? He gets these but keeps them to chew. When he tires of fetching. One that can be tossed and fly up a distance would be good for both of us. Although now I don’t let him loose in the yard. My neighbors want to steal him of let him run away and I don’t want to lose him.

    Thank you.

  2. Frankie Clark March 29, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

    I’ve had a hard time keeping the nylabones clean, His mint, and white bone one I hide but can’t find time to clean them (now I know how I’ll do it! A Cinammon flavored one is large and he does’nt chew it often as the others.

    They are so expnsive for me to get lots. So, this cleaning tip is much appreciated.

    Do you have tossers he can retrieve? He gets these but keeps them to chew. When he tires of fetching. One that can be tossed and fly up and sail in the air a long distance would be good for both of us. Although now I don’t let him loose in the yard.

    My neighbors want to steal him or let him run away and I don’t want to lose him.
    They’ve torn my fences down, only my cactus keeps him contained, but he’s cut his belly, legs and but on them jumping the broken chain link to get at what ever they’ve thrown to him. He is still eating any and everything.

    Thank you so much.

  3. Janet April 5, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

    correction: He picks his toys up by himself and puts them in his toybox at bedtime. I wash them real good once a week, and more often as needed.

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