Tough Toy Pros Review
The JW Pet Co. Megalast Gummi Bear is a great squeaky toy for dogs. It’s blue, it’s bouncy, it’s unpredictable and fun. And most importantly, it lasts a long time with Willie! It’s a strange-looking thing, and it seems as if they were truly going for a genuine gummy bear look, because that’s what they’ve achieved.
You can use this bear like a ball and toss it across the yard or down a hallway. It will land and bounce erratically while your dog goes nuts trying to chase it down. It’s not a chew toy, per se, but Willie likes to squeak it in his mouth. The way it bounces and squeaks
makes it very much like the Kong Squeezz Jels Pig, a 5-star line of dog toys. We got the size large, of course. There’s nothing small about Willie.
The JW Pet Co. Megalast Gummi Bear is a solidly made from “super-tough megalastomer,” which is a thermo-plastic rubber that is certified non-toxic. Which I suppose is what makes it bouncy as all get out. Its one drawback is that it’s almost too tough and a bit hard to squeeze and make squeak. Nevertheless, it is lightweight and an easy dog toy bring along wherever you travel.
Willie doesn’t chew on this toy enough for us to grant it five stars. That’s the thing with us and JW Pet Co. They make all these great rubber toys that should last a long time with aggressive chewers. But, we don’t get to find out because Willie just doesn’t care to chew them. I guess he’s just not that into megalastomer. As I was writing the specifications below, I learned this toy even has a vanilla scent added to entice play. First, I never realized this, but then, they make it for dogs to smell, not scent-challenged humans. And second, I now know Willie doesn’t dig vanilla.
But, enough other dogs are, and they do give these a good chewing, and I was surprised to see what happened. Read below to see what other dogs do with this Gummi Bear dog toy and how it stands up to them.
What an oddly shaped ball this is. So weird. It drives me nuts, though, the way it bounces crazy when
it hits the ground. Best just to keep in my mouth then, which is the way I feel about most things anyway.
Amazon: 3.4 out of 5 stars with 364 reviews.
Chewy: 4 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews.
Petco: 3.1 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews.
The low reviews are coming from the heavy chewers who actually chew these in a way Willie doesn’t. (Sorry, Heavy Chewers Team! Willie’s sitting this one out.) What happens when a dog with strong jaws really goes at this is, well, it falls apart. I saw too many pictures of missing legs and headless bear bodies to ignore. <<shudder>> Apparently, this kind of heavy destruction can happen in minutes.
Most people have a positive experience with these. 78% of reviewers on Chewy recommend this toy and 60% of Amazon reviewers give it four or more stars. This has lasted quite a long time even with power chewing pit bulls like Willie. Big dogs such as German shepherds, boxers and bulldogs aren’t able to destroy this toy. People with strong chewers comment highly on this and call it a durable toy that will last months while Kong toys are destroyed quickly by their dogs.
It’s really kind of hit or miss with this one. If you find your dog has chewing preferences like Willie, this will be a good buy because he/she likely won’t destroy it. Or, maybe he/she will. That’s how it goes with hit or miss things like this toy.
From online product descriptions:
- Made from super-tough megalastomer
- Certified non-toxic
- Long lasting squeaky fun
- Made in the USA
- Suitable for large breed dogs
- Made from durable TPR material that holds up to tough play
- Vanilla scent entices dogs and makes chewing even more fun
- A long-winded squeaker for added entertainment
- Suitable for teething puppies, perfect for interactive play
- Colors vary (blue, green or red) – You choose the size, color ships at random!
Medium: 3.2 x 7.5 x 1.5 inches , 4 ounces
Large: 3 x 7.2 x 2.2 inches , 8.6 ounces
For the Large: $6.24 at Amazon and Chewy; $6.99 at Petco. $4.08 at ValuePetSupplies!
ValuePetSupplies has it! Of course, it depends on how shipping is going to get you in the end. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you already know the benefits that can save you in shipping costs.
I hope you found our review of the JW Pet Co. Megalast Gummi Bear dog toy. Please give this toy a star rating below! Or, if you’d like, leave your own review in the comment section below. As always, thanks for reading!
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