Cat Toys and How to Use Them

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Safe Toys

There are many factors that contribute to the safety or danger of a toy. Among them are your cat’s size, activity level and personal preference. Another is the environment in which your cat spends his time. Although we can’t guarantee your cat’s enthusiasm or his safety with any specific toy, we can offer the following guidelines.

Be Cautious

The things that are usually the most attractive to cats are often the very things that are the most dangerous. Cat-proof your home by checking for string, ribbon, yarn, rubber bands, plastic milk jug rings, paper clips, pins, needles and anything else that could be ingested. All of these items are dangerous, no matter how cute your cat may look when he’s playing with them.

Avoid or alter any toys that aren’t cat-proof by removing ribbons, feathers, strings, plastic eyeballs or other small parts that could be chewed or ingested.

Soft toys should be machine washable. Check labels for child safety. Look for a stuffed toy that is labeled as safe for children under 3 years old and doesn’t contain dangerous fillings. Problem fillings include things like nutshells and polystyrene beads. Also, rigid toys are not as attractive to cats.

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