Lucy Recommended: Yes
The name Zogoflex Air WOX seems appropriately bizarre for this floppy, wiggly, strange shaped toy. Oddly enough, this toy has survived better than any other toy in Lucy’s vast collection of toys. Sometimes I buy a toy for Lucy that I think will last forever only to find it in pieces within hours or even minutes. This one surprised me. It was a gift from Grandpa and when I saw the soft rubber and narrow legs I was sure this wouldn’t last long. To my surprise the WOX has survived better than any others in Lucy’s toy box. She’s had it for a couple years and it still has all its legs and no tears or missing pieces.
What is a Zogoflex anyway!?
Zogoflex is the uniquely formulated recycled rubber that is both soft and durable. The new Zogoflex Air is the same rubber compound that’s been injected with air to make it lighter and more flexible. West Paw has several toys made from this material, but today we’ll look at the WOX
Good for Big Dogs
When I look at the internet I see it has mixed reviews. It seems people either rate it 5 stars or 1 star – they either love it or hate it with very little middle-ground. Many say it’s not for aggressive chewers. When I looked more closely at the reviews it appeared that most of the people giving a low rating had small to medium-sized dogs like Terriers, Labs or German Shepherds. Many of the positive reviews came from larger dogs like Mastiffs.
The unique shape and bouncy rubber make this toy fun for more that just chewing. The different ways Lucy carries it is hilarious. When playing fetch the three legs make it easy to pick up and funny shape makes it bounce unpredictably adding to the fun.
How You Play with it Matters
With this toy I think a lot has to do with how you play with it. If you introduce it with some playful taunting to encourage a chase or light toss to instigate some fetch it will survive as a loved toy.
If it is simply handed to them without any direction it may be perceived as purely a chew toy, which it is not. This is where I believe the bad reviews come into play. The Air Wox is a play toy that will hold up to some chewing.
Lucy will sometimes sit down and gnaw on one of the bulbous ends but the most fun is had chasing it after a light toss or simply carrying it around while it wobbles in her mouth. The wobbly design also makes it fun to shake.
- If you have an older Dane the soft rubber will be easier on their teeth.
- West Paw’s “Love It Guarantee,” which is a one-time replacement or refund.
- Made in America
- 100% recyclable material – if you send in your worn-out Zogoflex toys they’re recycle them back into new toys and keep them out of our landfills.
This is a really fun toy. Fun for the dog due to the wobbly design – fun for you because of the hilarious faces they make while holding it in their mouth.
Not really a chew toy – an aggressive chewer that views it as a chew toy will likely damage it quickly.
We’ve had really good luck with the WOX. If you’ve tried a Zogoflex Air WOX let me know what your experience was like.
Remember, we’re in this together.