These toys have been designed to be fun & safe - please remember that CORRECT SIZING is as important as any safety feature. Choose a toy that is a bit big in your dogs mouth. As a rule make sure the chew toy is larger in size than the distance between your dogs back molars when measuring across the jaw. This rule is set to help avoid choking on a toy that is simply too small for your dog to safely play with.
The GoughNuts Original Rings & Sticks contain a patent pending visual indicator system which promote safe play. By implementing the visual indicator (red inner color) dog owners can clearly see if the GoughNuts’ integrity has been compromised. They followed the basic known concept of “Green means GO and Red means STOP!” when coming up with the idea. Although over time they have expanded their exterior color selections the concept stayed the same. If you should see the red inner layer /core of the toy you should remove it from your dog and contact us for a replacement as we would no longer consider it ideal for play or safe for use as a chew toy. In order for the “GoughNuts’ Safety Indicator” to be functional the chew toy itself needs to have really durable characteristics - the manufacturers 20+ years of engineering & rubber technology experience has resulted in a nearly indestructible product!