What type of toys should I get for my puppy? Many wonderful pet toys are available. The following points can make your choices easier. Choose toys appropriate to your puppy's size (don't forget how quickly he or she is going to grow). Toys should NOT be small enough to swallow or have easily chewed off pieces that can be swallowed. Some soft plastic toys can easily and quickly be reduced to many small pieces by sharp puppy teeth. Hard rubber, chew resistant, toys are better choices. Items made of food material, like starch, rawhide or vegetables may be appropriate as long as you monitor your puppy while chewing. He or she should still not be allowed to ingest very large pieces or chew items that have become excessively dirty, soiled with body wastes, moldy, or spoiled. Don't allow ingestion of the large, whole, extremely hard knots in the ends of some rawhide products. These may be so firmly knotted that digestion can be very difficult and lead to possible intestinal blockage. Strings, rubber bands, balloons, children's toys, clothing and shoes are not appropriate chew toys.