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Reusing old dog toys.

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Bex190, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. Bex190

    Bex190 PetForums VIP

    Jun 30, 2009
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    Do you think it's safe to re-use old dog toys and do I need to clean them in any particular way before giving them to my pup?

    My parents still have a large basket of dog toys from their last two dogs and I am hoping to pass age/size appropriate ones onto my puppy but wanted to check it's safe first. Both previous dogs were up to date with their vaccinations, flea/worm treatment and had to be pts because of non infectious conditions (cancer and heart failure).
    I have put all the cuddly toys through the washing machine and washed all the hard toys with washing up liquid (all thoroughly rinsed) so they don't smell of the other dogs anymore.
    Do you think this is sufficient?

    I know I'm probably being overprotective but this is my first pup and I don't want to put him at risk.
    Thanks for any help.
  2. PoisonGirl

    PoisonGirl Banned

    Oct 24, 2008
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    I put my hard toys in the dishwasher, found an old rubber bone that used to be my old dogs, and a solid rubber ball.
    I also put my kongs in the dishwasher and none of them have got ruined.

  3. Kinski

    Kinski PetForums VIP

    Apr 4, 2009
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    The toys should be fine for your pup, that's a good tip for hard toys I usually just chuck them in a sink full of water with some bleach in it. Wonder if oh would object to his dishes being washed along side their toys :D, I will of course wash my dishes by hand :p.

  4. tiddlypup

    tiddlypup PetForums VIP

    Oct 4, 2008
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    i throw anthat that survive claude in the washing machine:D
    they should be fine for your new pup and your not being overprotective,your being a good caring owner
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