We all love a game of fetch with our dogs. Some dogs, in particular, love to find and collect sticks. With natural sticks comes the huge risk of injury. Ask any vet, and they will tell you tales of dog stick injuries that will stop you from throwing wooden sticks for your dog forever. Risks include the stick splintering, getting lodged in their throat, being penetrated by the stick as they run after it or internal splinters from mouthing or chewing the stick. https://www.bva.co.uk/news-and-blog/blog-article/making-the-point-on-stick-injuries-in-dogs/
What Are Kong Safesticks
Like all Kong products, the Kong Safesticks are carefully developed. These are designed as a safer alternative to wooden sticks. They are made with durable material that includes flexing and bouncing and float for added unpredictability and fun. The Safesticks have rounded ends to make them a safer option for interactive play.
Why Kong Safestick
When you don’t want the risk associated with your dog playing with real tree sticks, whilst Kong are very careful not to claim that your dog won’t get injured playing with their Safesticks, these carefully designed dog toys are the ideal solution. Dogs playing with sticks and people throwing sticks for dogs is a pastime that seems to be as old as..? Well, since man and dog became friends.
- Rounded ends for safer interactive play
- Durable material, ideal for on-going games of fetch
- Flexes and bounces for added engagement
Now that we know the frightening injuries that natural sticks can cause, having one or several of these in your dog toy collection is a safer and fun alternative for your dog.
Like most Kong toys Safesticks are provided in different sizes to suit different sized dogs.
There is no squeaker in the Safesticks, meaning, as well as replacing tree sticks, they make ideal toys for dogs who don’t like squeaker toys.
- KONG Safestix Dog Toy is made of non-toxic, premium thermo plastic rubber for durability.
Kong also offer alternative stick based toys, including the Squeez Crackle Stick
The Kong Squeez Crackle is a stick toy with an eye-catching sparkle effect and makes an enticing crackle sound when it is bent or twisted. The crackle is not loud enough to be annoying at times of quiet play. Like the Kong Safestick, these are flexible and brightly coloured. They have some give and also come in a selection of sizes to suit all dogs.
- Instinctual Needs: Bend or twist for crackle sound that appeals to your dog's natural instincts.
- Fetch Toy: This toy is designed to sustain long sessions of fetch toss and retrieve
- All Conditions: Ideal for quiet indoor and tough outdoor play
We love them! They may seem pricy when natural sticks are free, but what price your dog’s welfare? They last really well, give hours of fun and are a much safer option to fulfil your dog’s desire to chase and play with sticks.
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