Reviewed By: Mary Haight
Skinneeez Floppy Toys Win Dog Hearts Across America
Skinneeez floppy toys have double squeakers?!? Yes, and my dog does double back flips when I take these toys out for playtime! Well, okay…but he does prance around and jump up to grab them if I take too long to start the play. He also expresses great gusto in attacking the limp creatures as they lie on the floor, doing nothing to attract his attention. Giving them a good thrashing may be his way of showing off his hunting prowess.
After a year of tossing them down the hallway, playing tug, squeaking until he tires himself – and me – out, the Skinneeez no-stuffing toys are almost as good as new! The squeaker in the head of the ferret is worn out and works intermittently, but I can get replacement squeakers at Amazon if needed. No seams have come undone, no features have been mutilated, and because there is no stuffing, no worries about an emergency trip to the vet! The construction is sound for my 14lb Shih Tzu. If your big dogs love to shake their toys to death, this is a good choice – if they love eviscerating the squeaker…well, all I can say is there’s no stuffing to worry about! (Not for dogs who try to eat the squeaker!)
The packaging was minimal and the two floppy toys were easy to extract from the simple card they were affixed to. In fact, as soon as I cut the body of one free from its tie, Tashi was jumping up to grab the hind legs.
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What I thought was really smart and something that keeps the dog’s interest is that after all the flopping action that comes from no stuffing and squeakers at both ends, each squeaker has a different tone! Nobody has mentioned that! I squeaked one, then both at the same time and Tashi was rapt with attention, anticipation, focus. It’s such a pleasure to watch him get a little wild, and puppy like at the age of 8, and the same reaction this year at 9.
I received two items from the “forest series”. The long-haired fox, was 23” from nose to tail, and had very plush fur, and from their “mini” series, a ferret, around 10” which had short hair that was not plush. I noticed these toys were made in China, as are a majority of items we use every day. I looked them up on HeathyStuff.org and the Spot Pet Products company who makes these toys was not listed as having toxic or unsafe qualities in this product. Also the color used in the dyes is not the bright variety which have been shown to contain harmful ingredients.
I checked both toys to make sure no fur came out. I had found a couple of spots where little tufts of the plush fur came out, and after going over it thoroughly, found no more loose tufts. I watched my dog play, checked the toy again after some tugging and lots of tossing and shaking and it was fine. There was nothing found loose on the ferret.
After a year of everyday use, I can sincerely recommend this product, especially for small to medium dogs!
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