The glue that holds the fuzz onto the balls, and the fuzz itself, can be very damaging to a dog’s teeth due to its abrasiveness. If a dog is a heavy chewer, ensure they aren’t ripping off and eating the fuzz. This could potentially cause stomach upset or blockages if they consume it. Additionally, in large dogs, the balls can become a choking hazard if a dog carries more than one in his mouth at a time.
While many dogs use these balls with no issue, it’s always a good idea to purchase pet-safe tennis balls from pet suppliers to make extra sure your furry family member stays safe — and that their good fun doesn’t have to end in an emergency vet visit.