In my quest to find people’s opinion on best toys for a golden retriever, the most popular answer is “tennis balls” Just plain ‘ol tennis balls..
I wanted to share with you some concerns:
1. Tennis balls contain chemicals – Some do. HealthyStuff.org lists some brands and the level of chemicals in each (low/med/high)
2. Tennis balls cause choking – the ball can break and lodge in to the dogs airway. In my research, I read many comments about people who lost their golden this way. Even when supervised, this is a possibility.
Here’s a great article from Dr. Marty Becker of Vetstreet.com about tennis balls and choking.
3. Tennis balls are bad for teeth – That furry stuff that coats a tennis ball wears away at teeth. This article from Sharon Peters from
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