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My Word Vinyl Dumbbell

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  • bone shaped
  • can be throw far
  • thin material
  • possible choking hazard
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      23.10.2014 22:59
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      • "can be throw far"
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      • "possible choking hazard"
      • "easily ripped apart"
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      Chewing a real bones would be safer than these .....

      This, for me, is another one of those toys that should be banned due to the fact that it is made of the thinnest of plastic that, once chewed, can get stuck in the dogs throat....
      I mean, if a toy of this shoddiness was given to a teething baby there would be an out cry when the baby choked on a piece that he/she chewed off? So why do we allow our pet dogs to chew on the same inferior material. I'm not comparing babies to dogs of course - although dog are a lot easier to handle – All I'm saying is that poor quality toys should not be passed off as fun toys for dogs. Are there no health and safety brigade for animals...?

      Anyway. This 'toy' is about 220mm long and is shaped like a bone, as dogs love bones, although this bone has a small white plastic tube precariously attached to the inside that gives this 'toy' a squeaky noise when squeezed. This little piece of squeaky plastic tubing is, again, a health hazard as this can also go straight into the dogs throat, causing death by choking.
      Each bone shape has a word on it, which is put into the plastic, blow moulded so that it's part of the bone shape, these names being 'fetch', 'catch' and others, but all these mean nothing to the dog as he can't read and it makes absolutely no difference when it comes to the actual toy itself. It can still be thrown and the material can still be chewed apart and forced down the poor dogs throat.

      They are easy to throw, which makes them easy to throw in the bin, which is the best thing to do with them as they really are inferior toys for any dog.
      These death 'toys' sell for a few quid each, £3 - £4, roughly. So it's a choice between a few extra quid for a decent toy for your dog or a possible cheap toy whilst waiting for the dog to choke.

      My dog ripped this apart in second, luckily I was there to take all the small bits from him, much to his horror as he seemed to be enjoying eating some of the bits before I got to him. I have now vowed to never buy cheap, flimsy toys like this again....

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      30.05.2011 20:30
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      Good price too

      When my Malinois joined our pack I bought loads of toys just for her. I had to get the puppy items and I had to get loads.

      I didn't think of the fact the pup would grow up fast and not need the toys after a few months but still, the toys were so cute.

      This item was one of the ones I bought and of course it was the pink one.

      It seemed quite durable for a puppy toy and had a little squeek to it.

      It was far too big for my pup to start with but after a few weeks she grew big enough to be able to pick it up and carry it round.

      This item was brilliant puppy toy and I tought her fetch and leave with it as she loved to chase it!

      It was stong enough to withstand the sharp puppy teeth but not too strong that she couldnt chew it confortably.

      It was only about £3 so a really good buy to be honest. It didn't smell of that horrible toxic plastic smell so I felt confident my pup would be okay with it.

      I think it would still be around today and awaiting the next pup had my Rotti not got hold of it. Needless to say it does not withstand strong adult teeth and I found it in bits one day!!

      Good while it lasts though, kust wish I had kept it way from the chewing machine!!

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      26.09.2010 21:56
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      There is a whole range of the "My Word" vinyl toys for dogs. They come in 3 different colours which are bright pink, purple and baby blue and 3 different types - a ball, a dumbell and a bone. Each one has a word on either side - Catch! and Fetch!

      This particular review is about the dumbell which I purchased for our German Shepherd. We purchased it in the baby blue colour for him and the words are in a pale pink. The dumb bell also squeaks which is probably a must for some dogs! It cost £1.78 plus postage from eBay.

      The dumb bell is pretty nice. It is around 6in long and big enough for your dog to carry around in their mouth. It is not overly thick to make carrying awkward. It is just the right size. It makes a very loud squeaky sound when you squeeze it. The toy is really nice to look it. It makes a nice change to see a dog toy in pastel like colours and the words on them make them that little bit different to other squeaky toys out there. The words are raised and almost like 3D.

      The dumb bell is quite sturdy and looks durable for stong dog teeth.

      My dog immediately squeezed the dumb bell as soon as he got it, wagging his tail like a lunatic as soon as he realised its squeaking capabilities. He sat and continuously squeaked it for a good 15 minutes until enough was enough and my husband started playing fetch with it with him. I think the squeaking was a hint to be played with to be honest!

      Ben (our dog) really loves this toy and has happily played with it for a good few weeks now. We do have to put it away at night otherwise he will get it out and bring it up to bed for us and play with it as he did one night. We thought we had cleverly hidden it but he sniffed it right out and literally dug to the bottom of his toy basket to find it and bring it up to use. Fetch at 1am really isn't going to happen! He does chew at it a little bit and I can see his teeth marks in the vinyl as well as taking a little bit of the colour off of the words.

      All in all, a good and fun doggy buy!

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