It’s not often you find a dog toy that has been made right here in America. Outsourcing from China has become so cheap that almost every tag I read says “made in China”. I worry about toys made in China because some have been found to contain high levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, and even arsenic. All metals are highly toxic to humans and animals. So, after researching American made toys to buy for the store, I’ve put together a list of my top 10 favorite dog toys made in the USA.
1. West Paw Zogoflex Toys- Hux, Hurley, Bumi, Huck, and Zisc.
These durable toys float, fly, and bounce. Environmentally friendly and great for big time chewers. Remy’s most favorite toy of all time is his blue Bumi.
2. West Paw Twist Tug Toy
This soft, durable tug toy is made from recycled plastic soda bottles. West Paw toys are rigorously tested to ensure safety.
3. West Paw Tiny Turtle
These adorable toys are great for the little ones! They might be small, but they still have a strong squeaker. read more…
Yeast infections in dogs are fungal infections of the skin that cause itching, hair loss, redness and skin lesions. Usually, a putrid smell is noticeable when a dog is suffering from a yeast infection. These infections usually occur on the skin or in the ears. Yeast lives happily in and on a dog’s body until something upsets the balance such as poor diet, poor hygiene, foreign chemicals or medications, or anything else that can affect the balance of a dog’s sensitive immune system.
After speaking with dozens of customers whose dogs suffer from yeast infections, I have learned some of the best ways to naturally treat the infection and keep future outbreaks under control. read more…