Veterinarian approved. From her dog Two paws up.
Dr Justine Lee from Saint Paul, MN
As a veterinarian, I'm a huge advocate of exercising your dog. This is imperative for both exercise (and weight loss) and mental stimulation for your pet.
I've recently acquired a new rescue puppy, and keeping him entertained and exercised in the winter months of Minnesota can be tough! So that's when I discovered Chuckit!'s indoor line (I've only ever used the ChuckIt tennis ball thrower and amphibious ring up to this point).
What I love about the Chuckit! Indoor Roller and its thrower is that it's a sturdy enough ball that you can chuck it without the loud crashing obnoxious sounds that heavy balls create. I found this indoor ball to be dense enough while still being lightweight. It's soft and compressible, so gentle for a puppy's mouth. It's about a 4.5 diameter, so does require a big mouth (medium dog sized and above) to fully grab. The soft yarn texture is great to help keep noise down.
That said, use some smarts. These balls aren't designed to be chewed on when you're not around - they can be chewed up and swallowed. As with any toy, supervise your pet while throwing toss with him, but don't leave the ball around for him to chew on while you're not at home.
Overall, two paws up for this veterinarian and her mutt on a great indoor ball!