Your dog’s super strong jaws make it possible to compress a tennis ball, making it a choking hazard. The tennis ball can split apart in the back of the throat, blocking your dog’s airway. This can be fatal for your dog.
Also to know is, what is the largest tennis ball?
Likewise, people ask, are there different size tennis balls?
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) oversees the official ball, but the accepted range of size and weight allow for variances from ball to ball. Tennis balls must measure from 2.57 to 2.70 inches in diameter and weigh between 1.975 and 2.095 ounces, leaving a bit of wiggle room for differences.
Why are tennis balls bad for dogs?
Choking hazards aside, tennis balls pose another risk: dental wear and tear. … As your dog chomps on a tennis ball, the fuzz acts like sandpaper, gradually wearing down her teeth in a process called “blunting.” This can eventually lead to dental problems such as exposed tooth pulp and difficulty chewing.
Why Do Dogs Love Tennis Balls More Than Other Balls? Playing with a tennis ball that can bounce in many directions will get your dog excited and help them connect to nature. … The felt on a tennis balls means that they get a very personal scent from the dogs mouth too, and they can smell that it’s their very own ball.
Safe Balls for Dogs
- Purrfect Play Organic Wool Balls (small & large)
- WestPaw Designs Zooflex Boz (small & large)
- WestPaw Designs Zooflex Jive (small, medium, & large sizes)
- ChuckIt Kick Fetch Max Glow Ball (small & large)
- ChuckIt Kick Fetch (small & large)
- ChuckIt Indoor Ball.
- ChuckIt Ultra Ball (Various sizes)
The Orbee Sport Tennis Ball is designed to be manhandled by your Indestructible Dog. We guarantee this tennis ball to outlast and outperform the competition. This is not a chew toy. Although 10 times tougher than a traditional tennis ball, if left alone, eventually your pup will pick remove the green part of the ball.
The medium ball is 2.5 inches in diameter, so the launcher will fit regular tennis balls, too!