Does Your Dog Love Tennis Balls?

June 23rd, 2009 by Dan

If your dog is one of the millions of canines out there that finds tennis balls irresistible, today’s blog is especially important for you. While these fuzzy balls may seem to be the most benign of toys, they actually can damage your dog’s teeth.

Frenchie With Tennis Ball

Photo by damonlynch

If your dog is a fetcher who takes the game to the next level and enjoys chewing or “defuzzing” tennis balls, the friction caused by gnawing turns that fuzz into an abrasive surface. In aggressive chewers who repeat this behavior regularly, this can lead to damage to the enamel of the teeth, sometimes progressing to the point where the pulp of the the tooth is exposed.

Puppy Chasing Ball

Photo by Matthew McGraw

If you have a dog who is addicted to tennis balls, you may want to consider the Air KONG line of products. They look and feel like a tennis ball, but are made of a nonabrasive material that will not damage your dog’s teeth. You can keep you’re pup’s mouth healthy and keep those games of fetch going too!

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One Response to “Does Your Dog Love Tennis Balls?”

  1. Chris Says:

    Great article, I never thought that a tennis ball could be potentially harmful to dog’s teeth. Thanks for the info!

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