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Back before Christmas, we went through an ordeal with a tennis ball. My 11yo CLM found one somewhere and ate it. It was giving symptoms of bloat and ended up costing about $1500 in emergency vet bills. So none of my dogs get to look at tennis balls.
 

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We have used "racket balls" as toys for years.. Almost... impossible to destroy. ( once in awhile one will come apart)
 

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We have used "racket balls" as toys for years.. Almost... impossible to destroy. ( once in awhile one will come apart)
Be careful with racquet balls. I remember a few years ago a program that showed a fireman "rescuing" a Dalmation that had a racquet ball stuck in its throat. Since the racquet ball was slick from slobber, trying to get it out was quite an ordeal and the dog almost lost its life.

Never let my Labs play with a racquet ball since then.
 

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Chewing on tennis balls can wear down a dog's teeth as well. The surface is very abrasive. Mine only get to play with them when I am throwing them.
 
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