Posted by Bob from Hot Springs on 28th Jan 2013
I have been using these TuffBalls for a while now and they are the best ball for my dog. She is an Australian Cattle Dog mix and has the bite of a vise. She has a very difficult time breaking through these balls, although she always fines a way to "pop" them. Once pop'ed they become her favorite until I "accidently" drop them in the trash can. She always has one of these balls in her mouth and they seem to calm her down when she gets scared. Love them, love them, love them.
We want our dogs to have the best and these are it! These specially made "pet" tennis balls are pressureless, making them resistant to "popping". Even if your aggressive dog manages to get a fang into one of these balls, it will still bounce and play just like new. The membrane inside is made of all natural rubber and is thicker than any standard tennis ball. Unlike a standard tennis ball, it doesn't have sand in the rubber which will greatly reduce the wear and tear on your dogs' teeth. The felts are 100% non-toxic polyester and are not abrasive unlike nylon felts.
We recommend any tennis ball be used under adult supervision. There is always a chance, with our creative dogs, that a ball is accidentally ingested. While the felt is digestible, the ball itself would be a nasty obstruction.
Most pet toys use low cost, standard pressurized tennis ball "seconds". These balls are usually rejects that tennis ball manufacturers decide are not good enough for tournament play. If not seconds, the balls are usually cheap tennis ball "look alikes" imported from China or Indonesia.