Toy Review: Chew Toys

By Amy Wence
West Paw Design is an eco-friendly pet supply company based in Bozeman, Montana. They have a wonderful line of chew toys made from their exclusive Zogoflex material. Zogoflex is a flexible, non-toxic material that is made in the USA. It is FDA compliant and 100% recyclable. It is even dishwasher safe! Best of all, the Zogoflex toys are guaranteed to last. West Paw will send a one-time replacement or refund for each style of toy that is destroyed. Their return rate is less than 1%! You’d have to have one tough chewer to destroy these toys! I have purchased both of the Zogoflex toys below and highly recommend them for dogs that love to chew.
Hurley: This toy is very popular with my dogs. They love to just sit and chew on their Hurleys. They also toss them around the house and like to play fetch with them. My dogs are fairly heavy chewers and after almost 2 years they have yet to destroy this toy. Another cool thing about this toy is that it floats! The Hurley costs between $10-13, depending on the size. However, I think it is well worth the price, since it will last much longer than most other toys.

Tux: This toy is another great one that my dogs just love. I like it because it’s great for hiding treats. The cavity is fairly big, so larger treats can fit as well. I like to use this toy when playing hide n’ seek with my dogs. I stuff a treat inside, hide the Tux somewhere in the house, and release the dogs to find it. It’s their favorite game! The Tux runs about $14-15. Although these toys may seem more expensive, they are extremely durable. You will probably end up saving money in the long run because they don’t need to be constantly replaced like the less durable chew toys. I have had mine for almost a year and my dogs still play with them!
Places I have purchased these toys:
• Pet Supplies Plus in Racine, WI (HWY 11 across from Regency Mall)