Plastic Dog Toys May Be Toxic

Dogs that chew on plastic training devices and toys may be exposed to hormone-altering chemicals, according to research at Texas Tech University. The researchers found that bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates — ingredients of hard plastics and vinyl — readily leach from bumper toys, which are used to train retrieving dogs.

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