Whether you’re the kind of person who loves the idea of a reducing reusing and recycling, or you’re just trying to clear out old junk that your kids have accumulated over the years, repurposing your kid’s toys into dog toys is a great idea.
Buying dog chews, food, and vet visits can start to add up. Therefore, it’s ideal to save money where you can. Believe it or not, there are many kids’ toys that can be reinvented into a toy for your pooch. Not only can you save money as a result, but you can bring hours of enjoyment to your dog’s life.
Here are some kids’ toys that make great toys for your pets.
If your dog loves fuzzy toys, then you probably noticed that they get torn up in a short amount of time. There’s no use paying for a new one every day when you can simply give them an old toy of your kids.
Many donation centers won’t take stuffed animals because of the risk of lice and germs. Therefore, giving them a new chance to be loved by your dog is the next best thing.
Just make sure that you remove any parts that they could choke on or swallow that could damage their intestines.
For bigger dogs with strong jaws, stuffed animals may be too flimsy. Old deflated balls like basketballs and footballs make durable toys for dog’s chewing pleasure.
Just make sure that there’s no foam inside. Foam can make a huge mess everywhere as well as poison your dog if ingested. It’s smart to put balls away when they aren’t in use, so they don’t gnaw away at them when not under supervision.
What dog doesn’t get excited over the sight of a frisbee flying through the air? When your kids are over their old frisbees, hand them down to the next best family member: your pup!
The nice thing about frisbees is that they’re made of hard plastic, so as long as you’re supervising your dog when they use it, they won’t pose a choking risk.
Shallow kiddie pools are pretty quickly grown out of by your kids. However, even though your kids may not have use for them anymore, there’s a fuzzy canine just dying to jump in.
Pool noodles are great tools that can be recreated into all sorts of things. In particular, dogs who have a fear of water. Allowing your dog to use a noodle a flotation device as you slowly bring them into a lake or pool will make them feel more comfortable!