Hello everyone, CEO Olivia reporting. huMom & I realised I’ve never barked about the impawtance of having non toxic beds or stuffed toys for your good dog or cool cat. So today, I am.
Let’s look at beds first. Just like dog & cat toys there are a lot of poor quality, down right toxic products on the market. But even high quality beds can contain toxic chemicals that can harm your good dog or cool cat.
You see, the problem with many dog & cat beds is that they are treated with flame retardant chemicals. These chemicals gas off over time, meaning a snuggled in good dog or cool cat is breathing them in as they nap. Prolonged exposure can damage the brain, reproductive organs, the thyroid gland, the immune system, liver, & pancreas. They have also been linked to certain types of cancer.
Toys are often made from artificial fabrics such as nylon which is basically, plastic. Plastics break down into toxic micro dust. Chewing on a nylon toy if your a dog or licking one if your a cat can lead to ingesting these micro particles.
Inside dog & cat toys you might find foam or some kind of shredded plant fibre. Foams gas off too as they brake down & shavings may not have been cleaned before becoming stuffing; the plant they came from may have been processed with carcinogens.
When Buying products for your four legger, it’s impawtant to go all natural whenever possible. When my huMom realised my epilepsy could be triggered by environmental toxins, she started Knotty Toys for Good Dogs. We use natural, chemical free hemp & USDA organic cotton in our toys. We don’t have all natural beds yet, but they’re on the drawing board for next year as well as blankets & matts. Until then I managed to sniff out a recent review of top quality dog & cat beds which you can see here.
CEO Olivia ❤
Hello all, CEO Olivia reporting. Spring is still several weeks away at the Knotty Toys for Good Dogs International Headquarters. The snow has been so deep this year that our outside playtime has been very limited. Luckily, my pack lives in a house full of toys.
It’s important that your good dog gets plenty of physical exercise but it’s equally important for it to work it’s brain too. Boredom can lead to OCD & other “unwanted” behaviors. A canine couch potato is just as bad as the human one.
Our Knotty Toys for Good Dogs are an excellent choice for boredom busting fun. My huMom intended our toys to be interactive. Yes, they are gurrreat for just chewing, which is pawsome for teeth & gums, but they are also wooftastic for playing games with humans.
Hide & Seek. Hide your good dog’s Knotty Toy & then ask them to find it. Trust me, the wonderful smell of raw hemp will guide your good dog to the hiding spot. When they do, make a big deal out of it. The first few times make it easy until they understand the game, then slowly make the search more challenging. Always reward with positive reinforcement be it a quick tug game or a treat. Always praise your good dog & show lots of enthusiasm. We need to know your having fun.
Fetch. Playing fetch is always fun, especially if there is a reward for returning the toy. Sometimes a game of fetch can turn into a game of tug of war. Just for fun, I don’t always release the toy upon fetching it. I like to make my huMom do some work, she’s bored with winter too. BOL!
Tug of war. This is a favorite game for all good dogs, especially puppies. Our wild ancestors played it. It helps develop our muscles & it seems to be an instinctual impulse for us to pull. Any of my Knotty Toys can be used for this game but I recommend one of our Knotty Chaw-Chaws.
The bottom line is, just like humans, good dogs need mental stimulation & regular exercise. Which reminds me, I believe I have a 3 o’clock Knotty Chaw Chaw scheduled with huMom.
CEO Olivia ❤
Hello everyone. CEO Olivia here. Recently I was complemented on my blog. But also a good question was asked, “Why don’t you promote your products more?” I’ll try to answer that.
For those who have followed my blog you know that we focus a lot on canine health; especially canine epilepsy awareness. We do this because I live with canine epilepsy & I sincerely want to offer help & guidance to others who live with this disease. On my Facebook page my huMom & I have connected with many, many families who also live with canine epilepsy. We are constantly learning new things which we share here.
Knotty Toys For Good Dogs came into being because my huMom believes all good dogs deserve a healthy all natural toy, free of synthetics, dyes & chemicals. I personally need such toys due to my epilepsy. Hemp was chosen because it is chemical free. Our Knotty Toys are made from hemp grown in Hungary & Romania. We buy our rope “raw” so it remains rough & smelling wooftastic. It’s great for cleaning teeth while you chew.
To answer the question, I guess we want to be something more than just another dog toy company. It’s important to us to be socially conscious & be able to offer help & support so that all good dogs are healthy, happy & loved. So that’s why we don’t just talk about how wooftastic our toys are. Now you know.
Knotty Toys for Good Dogs. The healthy, all natural alternative to synthetic or chemically treated toys.
CEO Olivia ❤