Giving Your Dog Stuffed Animals Meant for Humans
While older human children may understand not to pick the eyes off of their favorite stuffed bear, your dog won’t and could end up chewing off eyes, ribbons, buttons and other possibly dangerous things from a human toy. “Your dog may like it, but there’s a lot to worry about here,” said Charos.
Schade adds that human toys aren’t built to withstand a dog’s powerful jaws, making it easier for them to rip the seams and get to whatever is inside. Dogs that have ingested pieces of toy and have a blockage might refuse to eat, vomit or have diarrhea, and might exhibit abdominal tenderness.