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Old 09-27-2006, 08:37 PM   #1
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Do i have to buy plush toys from the pet store or can puppies play with generic ones from childrens toy stores? Do i just have to watch for the stuffing coming out?

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My puppy plays with whatever I can get from the thrift stores - I just take out the eyes and noses and stitch them shut.

At her age (6months), she destroys them within a week anyway!, so I'm not prepared to pay "pet shop" prices for them.

Just be vigilant - puppies will chew anything and everything.

Raw carrot - makes a bit of a mess, or a raw meaty bone makes a good alternative.

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I think pet one are made alittle better but they don't last either...depends on the dog....old socks with a knot tied in middle make a good all around pull, throw or even roll into a ball toy and their usually cheap.....lol
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I also buy them at the thrift store and remove eyes - things they can choke on and stitch it up then wash. Never know where it has been. My dogs destuff them in a day. Can also get them at garage sales.
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Generally you can give your dog any stuffed animal but I suggest not to give them stuffed animals with plastic eyes and nose. It's better if you find a stuffed animal with stitched on eyes and nose to be safe that they don't swallow or choke on the plastic pieces. I'm a stuffed animal lover and got a huge collection of them. I just let them pick whichever they'd like and just pick up the eyes and nose if they ripped it off. But I've got 4 stuffed animals that are off limits to them. I've had them since I was 3 yrs. old and it's my childhood prized possession. I keep those outta their reach. But any stuffed animal is good just supervise them while playing with it.
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I find the children's ones seem to last longer than many of the pet shop ones!!! As everyone has said though always remove the eyes and noses (or buy ones with stitched ones). You just have to constantly check the toys because holes do appear very suddenly!!

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i use all my old baby toys left over from my kids, they really like the ones that crinckle and rattle, but my dogs arent destructive so they dont tear them up.
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My dogs tear the stuffing out so if I give them children's toys I make sure it is not the type that has little pellets in it. Make a terrible mess.....
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