6. Pet toys
Parents are well aware of the dangers of lead in children’s toys, but those dangers are just as real with pet toys. Dogs are more at risk than cats because they spend a lot of time chewing their toys. Smaller animals are more susceptible because their smaller bodies are affected by small doses of these toxic chemicals. When you’re shopping for toys, choose items made from sustainable plastics and organic hemp or cotton. This is the only way to remove the danger when your pet sucks, licks or chews on his toys. For your cat, choose a scratching post that’s free from harmful chemicals and glues.