Virtually every dog loves to play with toys, but they all play differently. Some dogs like to fetch and tug, while others like to chew. Still, some pups just like to have a soft toy to carry around with them. West Paw Rowdies dog toys are quite versatile, but they are plush toys, so they're not suitable for aggressive or destructive chewers.
It's important to offer your dog a variety of toys that appeal to him. For example, if your dog likes to fetch, soft plush toys that cannot be thrown very far would not be a good choice for him. You need to select toys based on your pet's interests.
Along the same lines, it's important to choose toys that will be entertaining for your pooch. If you buy an aggressive chewer a plush toy that is easily destroyed, it's not going to keep his attention very long.
As you can see in my video review above, our dogs enjoy playing with West Paw Rowdies dog toys. Neither of our girls are power chewers, but sometimes they get in the mood to shred things while they're playing. How have West Paw Rowdies toys held up? Let me tell you!
West Paw Rowdies Dog Toys Review
First of all, how funny are these dog toys? They all even have their own names. The ones I'm featuring in this review are Custer, Fergus and Sanders. We've had a lot of compliments on them when people visit our home, and I think they'd make a really fun gift for any dog or dog owner you may need to shop for.
Can you see the little nubs that are used to make the “hands” and “feet” of these toys. They are made from West Paw's unique Zogoflex material (which is a soft plastic blend). It feels similar to rubber is extremely durable to gnawing jaws. My dogs love these little nubs, and they haven't been able to chew them off yet.
As I mentioned, even though these are made to be more durable than traditional plush toys, West Paw Rowdies dog toys are NOT made for aggressive or destructive chewers.
West Paw is a very reputable company, which is something that is extremely important to me as a pet owner and as a consumer. Their toys are made in the USA, which makes me happy. They also offer a one-time replacement or refund guarantee. This is important to me, and it should be important to you too if you don't want to waste your money on dog products that won't stand up to your pet's chewing.
One thing I did notice is that the fuzzy hair that covers these toys is very appealing to our little Beagle. She loves to pull things apart into little pieces, and she's taken a liking to pulling the hair off of these toys. Although she gives them small “haircuts” from time to time, it hasn't seemed to do any noticeable damage to the toy's construction.
When things are made with higher quality materials to be more durable than similar products, they're almost always more expensive. That's the case with West Paw Rowdies dog toys.
Custer, the long orange toy in my review, is currently selling for $19.95 on Amazon. Sanders, the long purple toy in my review, is selling for $24.95 on Amazon right now. Fergus is the fat little grey toy in my review, and he's currently selling for $24.95 on Amazon, too.
Obviously, these toys are quite a bit more expensive than other traditional plush dog toys. When you take into consideration the durability and safety of the materials used to make them, you can see why they cost more. If you have a dog that likes to play with toys and isn't a destructive power chewer, you'll get your money's worth out of West Paw Rowdies dog toys.
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