“ Brand: Kong / Type: Dog Toys „
When we knew our latest addition in the form of a working golden Labrador was going to come to us back in April of this year I made the effort to go out and buy a whole range of toys to keep her occupied. Being a puppy they can get into everything and anything and I therefore wanted to try and keep her attention on her own toys rather than our belongings! Of course, by the time she came to her new home after we picked her up she had a whole box of various toys!
One brand I know and trust is Kong. I have bought many of their items over the years for all my dogs and they have all proved a big hit. My older dog has a variety of the bigger, original kongs and when I knew the new puppy was coming I was pleased to see a bigger range of Kong toys. One of the newly purchased toys for her was the Kong Safari BraidZ Zebra which appealed to me as an ideal soft tug toy.
To look the Kong BraidZ Zebra is pretty cute it is traditional in colouring (black and white). It does come in three sizes, small, medium and large but regardless of size the zebra is exactly the same. The zebra's legs and head (plus tail) is incredibly soft and plush and the body has been tightly woven or 'braided' made out of the same material which is a strong fleece material. It comes complete with a black fluffy mane too. The toy is incredibly lightweight but durable and is washable.
The whole idea behind the Kong BraidZ Zebra is that because of its tightly braided body it helps to floss your dog's teeth which is something we all know is very important and especially for puppies and of course because this is incredibly soft too makes it ideal for the golden oldies for flossing their teeth too. The weave of the braided body apart from being tough is also very stretchy so can easily get around your dog's teeth without causing any problems.
So apart from helping to keep your dog's pearly whites clean it also makes a great tug of war toy but it hasn't been made for chew sessions, simply just a toy you and your dog play with for playtime sessions. Because it is soft I find that even playing tug with a puppy it doesn't damage her teeth and she can get a really grip both on the braided body as well as its plush limbs. It really is soft enough on her puppy teeth which is ideal for playing tug.
Her Zebra is in the medium size which has latest incredibly well and the strong fleece material has withstood being chewed, played with, swimming trips in the paddling pool. You name it the Zebra has been there and done it. It has been one of her favourite toys and still is despite the fact that it is a little on the small size for her! The overall condition of it after 6 months is actually really impressive. The braided body is still completely intact as are all the limbs so for me I am quite impressed it has withstood a very boisterous puppy.
As I said above it can be washed and I have washed my dog's Zebra quite a few times. I simply pop it in with my normal washing and it comes out clean and in great condition. The Kong BraidZ Safari Zebra was definitely a great buy and ideal for any dog and ideal for any owner wanting to keep their dog's teeth nice and clean. Definitely a recommendation and without a doubt 5 stars from me and my pup.
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Price: Small from £4.50, Medium from £6.50 and Large from £8.50 (roughly)
Availability: Pet stores and Kong stockists