Kid's toys are not for doggies


thanks for the info..I'm constantly rescuing stuffed elmo's away from Sonny that my nephew leaves around. my first thought is always to save elmo so we don't have a crying toddler…never thought of the possible danger to sonny. and boy does he have a thing for elmo 😃

Wow, and we think that stuff made for children is ultra safe! Thanks for posting this.

Thank you for posting this, Mr. Nobarkus. Excellent information.

I shared it on FB, because like Kipawa said, we usually think stuff made for kids is free of dangerous edibles…but of course, most kids don't chew and digest a whole teddy bear!...there really should be a warning on the thing that tells what is inside though...dust mites have to be safer than anti-flammable gel???


Very good info..thanks Dan

What a horrible sad story. I originally came on the forum to post something I saw on I was trying to find the correct section to post it in. At first I thought I'd make a funny comment like "a stuffless" toy animal for a B, how cruel. Ripping the stuffing out, and trying to spit it off their tongue is cute to watch; my boy used to LOVE destuffing. Never ever gave it a thought. He never ate the stuffing and I watched him when he''d get the squeaker out then I'd take it away so he wouldn't choke.
Then I read this story. Wow. Here's the link to overstock for the toys. Skinneeez Stuffingless Dog Toys


I can only say, I don't have kids of the human kind and the stuffed animals, old and sentimetal, that I have are far out of this pup's reach. Just common sense. My B-boy will de-stuff anything but he only has access to 'dog' toys. I still have a couple of de-stuffed ones laying around that he has fun making sure! 🙂

This story has some elements of urban myth in it - see

As they point out its not only stuffed toys that are treated with anti fungals/bacterials - fillings of duvets/doonas/quilts/comforters/ pillows/cushions/pet beds are all potentially treated with the same chemicals.

Also there is no details that if you wash toy/quilt whether the chemical is removed/reduced.

I would also be very surprised if there were any standards imposed on what is deemed appropriate or safe for pet toys - there seems to be little or no regulation as to what can be fed/added to pet food around the world.

That is not to say that there are very good manufacturers of pet food/toys who take the research upon themselves. However if I went along to my local craft store and bought a commercially available filling, how would I know whether it had been treated or not?

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