Dog toys can and should be a part of your pet's daily life, but it's important to consider the safety issues surrounding a dog's playtime. Here are some guidelines for keeping your beloved canine out of harm's way. Dog toy safety means not just considering your dog's toys, but also your dog. Always buy him chew toys appropriate for his strength and size. For instance, a Rottweiler needs a larger and tougher chew toy than a Beagle does. Know when a dog's toy becomes a danger. Dog toys that are starting to come apart or have pieces ready to break off can be swallowing hazards for your pooch. Practice dog toy safety by inspecting it. Examine the toy at the time of purchase as well as periodically. Look for parts, like eyes on plush toys that may come off, or strings on a tug tog that could be swallowing hazards.