Recently our Carlsbad hospital saw two different cases both involving a swallowed bacon scented toy ball on the same weekend! Both cases required surgery. It’s hard to put a hard and fast rule on which toy is safe and which isn’t as each pet’s personality and ability to gnaw, chew, and swallow is different. Veterinary criticalist Kimberly Boyle recommends when purchasing a toy consider your pet’s disposition– is Fluffy voracious with food and toys, likely to chew on something until it comes apart in multiple pieces and then eager to gobble up? Consider this carefully when purchasing a toy and supervise play time when it comes to toys. This could help in avoiding an emergency visit.