my dog is going blind. I need toys for her. Is there a special link.
You can Google "toys for blind dogs" and see what you like. Here is some information from one of the results:
A reoccurring question on the blind dog list and also from private email I receive is what type or specific toys are available for blind/visually impaired dogs and where can they be found. This is especially an important concern for owners of visually impaired puppies or those thinking of adopting. Here are some suggestions for toys that are available for sale and places that sell these type of toys. Keep in mind, all dogs are different and what works for one dog may not for another.
For those that can sew or are "crafty" you may also want to consider altering your dogs present toys by either scenting them or by "safely" sewing bells or noise markers inside them. (When scenting anything make sure it is something that will not make your dog sick if licked. Flavored extracts are something that is good to try.)
Most retailers have the following type of toys:
Jingle Balls-Tennis Balls that have bells inside
Toys that squeak
Scented Tennis Balls
Other scented toys (stuffed animals and chewy bones)
Wiggly Giggly Balls-giggle when moved or rolled. Some dogs really love these balls however, others have said their dogs are a little afraid of them (****NEW*** Wiggly Giggly Bones)
Nylon type Frisbees-A suggestion would be to try scenting or possibly sewing a bell or noise maker "safely" inside.
These retailers sell these specific toys (others may also or in the future sell them):
Push and Play Ball-has a removable plug that you can put noisemakers inside. Pets.com or in their catalog
"PAWS"itively Goofy Ball-makes goofy gurgling noise PetSmart.com
Look Whose Talking Toys-Toys make repeated sounds a few times than shut off -require batteries Pets.com Pet Warehouse Drs. Foster and Smith SitStay.com RC Steele
Triangle Toy Nobler Pet Supplies (toll free in Canada and US 1-800-738-7570) http://www.noblerpet.com
Atomic Saucer-Center holds a removable tennis ball (could replace with a tennis ball with bells) so far have only seen them in RC Steele Great Companions The Dog Lovers Catalog
Zap Ball-Makes 8 wacky sounds (& lights up for sighted/deaf dogs) each time you bounce it-so far only have seen them in Great Companions The Dog Lovers Catalog
Retail Places that may sell these toys and others
In the US (you will have to check for service to Canada)
Foster and Smith Dogtoys.com Pets.com PetSmart Petopia.com PetWarehouse RC Steele SitStay.com Care-a-Lot Pet Supply Warehouse Nobler Pet Supplies (toll free in Canada and US 1-800-738-7570) http://www.noblerpet.com Great Companions The Dog Lovers Catalog
*Dogtoys.com,Pets.com, Petsmart.com, Petstore.com are all merchants within the igive mall. When you are a member of igive, make a purchase and have the IMOM Blind Dog Fund as your preferredcharity, a portion of the sale will be donated to the fund. For information please click here IMOM Blind Dog Fund