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The Best American-Made Dog Toys
Fun, Durable, High-Quality Dog Toys Made Right Here in the U.S.A.!
Dog toys are everywhere: some are unique, some are interactive, some are tough but let's face it; the vast majority is cheap-o, mass produced junk imported straight from China. Dog owners looking for toys made right here in America may soon be disappointed to see that they're typically not sold in pet stores and that finding quality USA dog toys can be a big of a wild goose chase at times. But, don't fret, here's a list of the best (meaning fun, unique, long-lasting) dog toys made in the U.S.A. The companies behind these products pride themselves on giving fellow American dog owners top-quality and safe dog toys. Sure, they may cost a little more than those Chinese-factory-made, potentially-lead-paint-laden dog toys but their customers know it's definitely worth the extra price.
The West Paw Tux is one of the toughest chew toys out there. But the great thing about the Tux is that it's made in the USA out of a non-toxic, earth-friendly material called Zogoflex. The unique design of the Tux makes it fun and easy to chew but also difficult to destroy. And...there's an opening in the back where you can stuff in some tasty treats (or even a scoop of peanut butter) for your pooch to enjoy! Retail price: $16.95
The Jive dog toy is a simple enough ball made from the ultra-tough Zogoflex material but what makes the Jive really stand out is that it's a safe alternative to the tennis ball. As most dog owners know, tennis balls aren't safe for dogs to chew on. First, most ordinary tennis balls contain at least 18 different chemicals and second the nylon fuzz can actually wear down the enamel on a dog's teeth. The Jive ball on the other hand is 100% non toxic, safe and, since it's the same size as a standard tennis ball, can be used in any tennis ball launcher. The Jive comes in three different sizes: 2", 2.6" and 3.25" and prices start at $6.95
Kong - The Ultimate Tough Chew Toy
Most dog owners know that Kong is one of the most durable dog toys around. But did you also know that Kong chew toys are made right here in America. There are two types of Kong - Red and Black. The Red Kong is the original and the Black Kong is the strongest Kong available - just when you thought the Kong couldn't get any tougher! Both types of Kong chew toys can be stuffed with peanut butter or treats for added yumminess. Each Kong comes in five different sizes and prices start at $6.95
Ruff Dawg K9 Flyer
The Ruff Dawg K9 Flyer is a made in the USA dog frisbee that is very popular among dog owners because it's lightweight, easy to throw and easy for your dog to catch. The Ruff Dawg K9 Flyer comes in two sizes: 6.5" and 9.5". Prices start at $9.95
A fun pounce-and-chase interactive dog toy that lets dog owners have a fun time right alongside their four-pawed friends. At one end of the Jitterbug Tug is a scrunched up fleece that can be moved all about as your dog excitedly tries to catch it. Of course, you have to let your dog snatch it up every once in a while! Retail price: $12.95.
Mingo is an adorable soft, yet unstuffed dog toy made in the USA by West Paw Design. Mingo squeaks for added fun but the dog toy is stuffingless for added safety. Mingo comes in two sizes: 9" and 16". Prices start at $8.95.
For dogs who love to play Frisbee, the West Paw Zisc is not only a fast and far flying dog disc, it's also made out of the safe, non-toxic Zogoflex material that's tough but bendable so it feels soft on a dog's teeth and gums when they catch and carry it around. Retail price: $15.95.