Sunday, December 11, 2016

Product Review: SodaPup Magnum Can Toy

I brought this Can Toy from SodaPup's Magnum toy line home from SuperZoo. It's a good thing, since the dogs have been upping their toy destroying game lately. This is the company's toughest toy, extra-large, extra thick, and specially-designed to resist tearing. It is available is medium, large, and XL sizes, ours is the largest.
Tough rubber chew toy
Photo by Erin Koski

I love SodaPup because they are a small business competitor to the Kong empire. They're focused on making functional, durable toys with character and charm and nostalgia. It's no about pumping out anything they can think of, more like the roots of the Kong company than what it has become.

So the Magnum toy line consists of really tough toys for really tough dogs. The rubber includes a special additive to increase the tear strength, but this toy is still easy on a dog's teeth. The other Magnum toy currently available is an extra-tough version of the Bottle Top Flyer.
The toughest chew toy
Photo by Erin Koski

Like the original Can Toy, the Magnum can is hollow and has a hole for stuffing in treats or spreading peanut butter.
you can jam a biscuit in there sideways and give a food-motivated dog a project that could last half an hour or more.

The XL Magnum Can Toy bounces, and works as a fetch toy. Pretty much everything around here ends up as a fetch toy. Ours hasn't seen any serious gnawing yet. I give Godzilla and Ru Kongs stuffed with peanut butter, but Zip doesn't like it. Yup, she's weird. I need to spread some meaty babyfood in this toy and see what she thinks.
Black Magnum XL chew toy
Photo by Erin Koski

Pros: Very durable. Throwable Fetchable. Large enough for giant dogs to play safely. May be used as a food toy. Worth trying for your power chewer.

Cons: Sinks like a rock. Heavy enough that I have to be careful where I chuck it indoors.

Bottom Line: No toy is indestructible, and it's always a good idea to size up if your dog is tough on toys. This Magnum can is supposed to be for 60-90 lb dogs.

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