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    Tennis Balls - Dangerous?

    So, I was looking into getting a couple tennis balls for Ryder, and I found out that they are actually dangerous for dogs? How did I not know this? I am wondering if I should still give him one, maybe a Kong brand, it'd cost more but would it be a better choice? Or do you have a better suggestion on what kind of ball to get him? He will be 8 weeks old when we bring him home, and I want to keep him acquainted with chew toys in the beginning and yet still (maybe I don't have to teach) play a game fetch, at least learn how to. Any help would be appreciated. As of right now, he has a Fetch & Glow ball and a pack of 3 tennis balls, but I'm starting to think I don't want to give him these. I know I sound paranoid but he is going to be my FIRST fur kid.
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    I didn't know that either. Clover had several tennis balls. They usually end up rolling behind the furniture though so when I do my cleaning and pull the chairs out I find 4-5 balls behind them She mostly just likes people to throw them for her.

    How are the dangerous though? Like if they eat them? Curious about this now...

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    They're not dangerous. I would just never leave him unsupervised with one. He may like a jolly ball too!
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    They are dangerous because tennis balls do present a hazard that requires they be used only in supervised conditions. They can wear down dogs teeth if chewed very frequently. SO I guess as long we are around our dogs with these, they should be fine. Hmmmm. I mean if you look up about it online, there's a lot of articles about why they're "dangerous" for dogs - it's mostly a choking hazard, though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvofallhorses View Post
    They're not dangerous. I would just never leave him unsupervised with one. He may like a jolly ball too!
    http://jollypets.com/
    I've been looking into that! Ha I feel picky on which one to get Ryder. There's all different types, but I'm more on about what the right size of Jolly Ball to get him. He'll be at least 80 lbs when he's full grown. So should I stick with a smaller one for now since he's a puppy? I think maybe 6 inch ball would be good?
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    I can understand tennis balls being dangerous. Even my Myndi who is a little 10lb Pom, used to chew right thru them, and they were regular size ones too - not the smaller ones. I finally had to take them from her, and any toy that had a tennis ball as part of it.

    Didn't one of Oprah's dogs choke to death on a tennis ball? I vaguely remember something about that a few years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    I can understand tennis balls being dangerous. Even my Myndi who is a little 10lb Pom, used to chew right thru them, and they were regular size ones too - not the smaller ones. I finally had to take them from her, and any toy that had a tennis ball as part of it.

    Didn't one of Oprah's dogs choke to death on a tennis ball? I vaguely remember something about that a few years ago.
    Yes, her dog did choke to death from one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryWolf07 View Post
    I've been looking into that! Ha I feel picky on which one to get Ryder. There's all different types, but I'm more on about what the right size of Jolly Ball to get him. He'll be at least 80 lbs when he's full grown. So should I stick with a smaller one for now since he's a puppy? I think maybe 6 inch ball would be good?
    A smaller one would be fine! They are pretty durable too.
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    I'm don't let Levi have tennis balls. He is a chewer, and they really wear down their teeth!

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