Holiday Gifting

Safe Toys & Gifts

Share the joy. Gift your favorite dog!
While celebrating the season’s holidays, remember to share the joy by gifting your favorite pet! According to the Humane Society, toys designed especially for dogs are important to their well-being. Toys can even help to prevent your dog from certain behavior problems.

Ward off boredom
Dog toys help to prevent boredom when leaving your dog at home, providing him comfort when he feels lonely or nervous. Even if your dog is house-trained, he may become bored and decide to play with any object he can get his paws on. That’s why it’s important to pay attention to what your dog tends to go to for playtime. Although you can’t guarantee the safety of any specific toy, you can consider his environment where he spends most of his time, and keep the area free of potential choking hazards like string, ribbons, rubber bands, pantyhose children’s toys and other inedible items that could be swallowed.

Ensure toy safety
Supervise play and buy toys of appropriate size for your dog. Toys that are too small can easily be swallowed or stuck in his throat. With squeaky toys, his instincts may direct him to destroy the source of the squeaking, which means he could ingest the noisemaker, or other fabrications as he shreds apart his “prey” if left unwatched. Always discard toys when they start to shred into pieces or are torn. Make sure the labels read to be safe for children under three years of age, as they don’t contain any dangerous fillings. Problem fillings like nutshells and polystyrene beads aren’t truly digestible. Remember: Soft toys are not indestructible, but some are sturdier than others.

Some recommended toys
Hero Outer Armor toys are made of a special proprietary multi-layered manufacturing process that brings together different materials to a new standard in durable play. This process blends two layers of thermoplastic rubber (TPR) with a layer of durable mesh. When it comes to durability, three layers are better than one! The result is an extremely durable fetch, toss, and squeak toy with a unique look and feel that dogs and their owners love.

Hero Puppy toys are designed especially for young puppies who have unique chewing and playing needs. As puppies explore their new world, developing teeth need a soft toy as their mouths need something smaller to grip. Hero Puppy is a fun collection of toys created specifically for the needs of developing canine companions. Chew, fetch, and play with toys that are sized and designed especially for the developing young pup.

Find the perfect gift for your dog, shop Hero now!