Upcycled Dog Toys vs Commercial Dog Toys
Why not just give your dog commercial made dog toys?
Most of the dog toys on the market today are made out of unsafe materials. Common toxic materials found in dog toys are PVC which contains chlorine, phthalates, BPA, lead, chromium, formaldehyde, cadmium, and bromine.
8 Toxic Materials Found in Common Pet Products, Tes Kurtz
Why upcycled dog toys are a great alternative to commercial toys?
Fashion is one of the biggest contributors to pollution through it's excessive water usage. The fashion industry is a major polluter of water from agricultural runoff, to the chemicals being released from the dying process, and the release of microplastics from washing.
Out of Fashion- The Hidden Cost of Clothing is a Water Pollution Crisis, Mike Scott Forbes
The fashion industry produces 10% of all humanity's carbon emissions and is the 2nd largest consumer of the world's water supply. 85% of all textiles go to the dump each year.
Morgan Johnsen World Economic Forum
All of Stay Golden's rope toys are handmade using 100% recycled materials. You can feel good knowing you are giving your dog a safer toy while helping the environment.
Always monitor your dog with toys. Make sure to throw toys away once they have shown wear and tear. Toys can become a choking hazard and if swallowed can cause a blockage. Contact your vet right away if you suspect your dog has ingested a piece of a toy.