It's always a pleasure to cover pet products that are not only good for your pets but good for the environment - or, at least, don't destroy the environment. West Paw is a pet product manufacturer that makes those products right here in Montana, USA.
After buying many popular chew toys for my dogs and depositing them unused in ASPCA bins, I gave up on chew toys for my pups. But West Paw has many smartly designed (and recyclable) chew and chewy toys for pups and that needs to be widely known!
And Dogs Need To Chew!
- Chewing is a natural canine behavior.
- Chewing keeps a dog's teeth and jaws strong.
- Chewing reduces stress.
- And, chewing is fun!
Among its other innovative pet products, West Paw Zogoflex chewable toys are targeted to dogs with different chewing styles and abilities, whether those differences are due to a dog's stage of development, breed tendencies, age, or just plain individual preference. You're the best one to decide - but West Paw gives you the options.
Not only that, but West Paw chew toys come with a "Love It Guarantee!"
West Paw' chew toys:
- are all made of 'Zogoflex,' West Paw's proprietary name for the blend of recyclable plastics in its chew toys.
- are all floatable.
- are all made in America, recyclable, and dishwasher safe
- are all BPA-and-Phthalate-free, non-toxic and FDA compliant, and
- each toy has its own personality!
The links to individual products below lead to that product's page on Amazon.com. I highly recommend you watch the short videos on those pages; they really demonstrate each Zogoflex chew toy in action and will help you make a decision in your choice of dog toys. Here is just one video of a Zogoflex toy I have not covered below: the Zogoflex Boz Toy - a cool dog ball!
West Paw Zogoflex Toys For Aggressive Chewers
The Tux is the toughest of West Paw's chew toys, according to customers. And as the name implies, it tucks in your dog's favorite treats for his pleasure.
West Paw rates The Tux a 5 out of 5 on a durability test and, thus, it is the hardiest of West Paw chew toys. Customers with large aggressive chewers agree, with a few exceptions, that the The Tux withstands the chews of very aggressive chewers. The Tux comes in small and large.
The Jive Ball jives! This is a 5 of 5 on the durability scale for rough chewers, and the ball bounces in surprising ways, ways to keep your dog on his toes. (See the dog above who's on his toes!)
The Jive comes in 4 colors (above plus black) and 3 sizes.
The Qwizl is a great chew toy for rough chewers (durability measure is 4 of 5) and its hiding places for food offer mental, as well as dental, stimulation! (You have to admit this looks like fun!) The Quizl comes in three colors and two sizes.
Now the Hurley Bone Chew is a hearty toy. It, like the Qwizi above, is good for aggressive chewers, but not for very aggressive chewers. Its durability is a 4 out of 5 on West Paw's durability scale. Great for retrieval and holding while chewing.
West Paw Zogoflex Toys For Gentle To Medium Chewers
The West Paw Zogoflex Air Wox Tug of War And Chew Toy has room for three tuggers who are medium chewers. (Air Wox measures 3 out of 5 on the durability test.) The Air Wox comes in one size (4 x 6.5 x 4 inches) and three colors. This toy is easy on dog mouths and human hands!
The Bumi (pronounced boomy) tug toy is great for puppies and medium size dogs who are not aggressive chewers. Also it should only be used with dogs who are not as strong as you! The Bumi comes in three colors and two sizes.
This is a great flexible frisbee. Though some dog owners complain that it doesn't fly that well, others say it rolls great, but nearly everyone comments that their dogs love to chew the Air Dash Frisbee and you can tell by the way it is shaped and grooved that your dog would likely love it. This measures a 3 out of 5 on the West Paw durability test, so don't buy it for the big-jawed! The soft, flying Air Dash comes in one size and three colors.
What a Tizzi your dog will be in as she fetches, twists, chews, and gnaws her treats out of the Tizzi Treat Dispensing Dog Toy. The treat compartment is small, enough for a few small kibbles or some peanut butter. The Tizzi is a 3 out of 5 on the durability scale.
You should know what kind of chewer your dog is before you purchase a Zogoflex toy. Though they are made to resist your dog's jaws, there are always dogs who are stronger than their toys! Two good things can come out of a return to West Paw: 1) you get to choose a new toy or a refund of your purchase price; and 2) your return will be recycled into another Zogoflex toy!
Zogoflex toys are just one of West Paw's ingenious dog product lines. I'll be covering more in the future.
That's the buzz for today!