Product Roundup: Primed for Play
September 1, 2012
Noteworthy toys that are sure to stimulate and entertain our four-legged friends.










SafeMade Pet Products (safemadepet.com) added the Gimme Octopus to its SafeChew Gimme line of dog toys. The Gimme Octopus has eight legs to grab and chew, and the belly can be stuffed with snacks, bake-ables or frozen treats. It is made for moderate chewers and small and medium dogs. Gimme Octopus is available in navy or hot pink. SafeMade products are made with safe, non-toxic silicone. The toys are tested to ASTM guidelines for children’s toy safety, as well as the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act standard for lead and phthalates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The FunRageous collection, from PetRageous Designs (petrageousdesigns.com), includes characters made from wide-wale corduroy. The toys are 12-in. long and contain squeakers. The FunRageous collection is available in four characters: Benson the Bear, Duff the Dog, Freddy the Frog and Penny the Pig.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Best Buds, from Patchwork Pet (patchworkpet.com), are soft and cuddly toys that are perfect for any breed or sized dog. The line features feline and dog characters in different sizes. The Best Buds Cat and Dog are 15 in. tall and come with two squeakers and one grunter. The Best Buds Kitten and Puppy are 9 in. tall and come with one squeaker. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Zisc Glow, from West Paw Design (westpawdesign.com), is a floatable flyer that glows in the dark. It is safe, non-toxic, and BPA and phthatate free. It is 100-percent recyclable and is made in the USA. Zisc Glow is available in two sizes: mini (6.5 in.) and regular (8.5 in.).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Wild Knots, from Kong (kongcompany.com), are soft, plush-fabric squeaking toys with a knotted rope interior that creates a mix of textures and chewing resistances. A knotted rope interior makes them great tug and chew toys because the rope helps absorb the stress that pulling and tugging puts on the toys. Wild Knots come in four bird characters: Eagle, Cardinal, Toucan and Flamingo. The toys are available in two sizes: small/medium for dogs under 20 lbs., and medium/large for dogs over 20 lbs.













The Pet Buddies Blue Line, from KollerCraft (kollercraftproducts.com), is made from TPR (thermal plastic rubber). Ideal for tough chewers, the line includes the Pooch Super Bouncer. The dishwasher-safe, floatable, high-bouncing toy can be filled with peanut butter or a treat.















Zigoo
(zigoopets.com) added an 8-oz. Crinkit to its product line. Crinkits provide a protective barrier around a water bottle, giving dogs an interactive toy. They create a durable cover around an empty 16.9-oz. or 8-oz. water bottle. Crinkits are made of a safe and recyclable material. They float and are easy to rinse clean. Crinkits are made in the USA.  










The Gummy Bear, from Ruff Dawg (ruffdawg.com), is made from 100-percent superior-grade rubber that is tear and puncture resistant. The Gummy Bear is gentle on teeth and gums. It is vanilla scented and can be filled with treats. Gummy Bear is made in the USA.













Chomper’s
Mongoose line (chomperbrand.com) is designed with top-quality rubber, ballistic nylon, durable rope and TPR. The line features a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, including stuffable toys, rope-tug toys, ballistic fetch toys and TPR squeaker toys.













Starmark’s
Everlasting Treat Groovy Ball (starmarkacademy.com) can be used a variety of ways to provide an interactive chewing challenge. Treats or kibble can be stuffed into the exterior grooves, as well as the hollow center cavity. Its USA-made material is FDA approved. The Everlasting Treat Groovy Ball is packaged with the USA-made Everlasting Dental Treat that features raised ridges to help clean gums and teeth.












The Corduroy Balloon Collection, from Charming Pet Products (charmingpetproducts.com), are soft and plushy corduroy-covered all-natural latex toys. The Corduroy collection is available in four styles: Elephant, Lion, Gator and Monkey. Three sizes are available: small, medium and large. The medium and large toys have two squeakers, and the small size has one squeaker.















Ethical Products
(ethicalpet.com) has introduced Dura Fused dog toys. The toys feature the Ever Squeak Crush Proof Squeaker. Dura Fused toys are made with a sturdy canvas fused with a binding fabric for extra durability. The line features 11 different characters.















Multipet
(multipet.com) added Woody Woodpecker, the animated bird, to its Nostalgic Dog Toy Collection. When pets play with the toy, Woody’s signature laugh will sound. Mulitpet also added Garfield, the cartoon-strip cat, to its product line of dog toys.