I want to talk about something
Toys. You might think that toys are just for fun but toys are very
important to a pet’s health and happiness. Toys keep us from
getting bored and we all know that a bored pet can be can
get into a lot of trouble. Boredom can also lead to behavioral
problems and nobody wants a misbehaving pet.
all toys are the same and not all pets like the same kinds of toys.
DixieLee likes all kinds of toys. She
likes to carry plush and
around the house and she likes to play tug of war with our rope tugs.
I like to shake plush toys until
they are died but
I like to play catch the ball the best.
size of toys is also important. Big dogs should have bigger toys
than little dog. Balls
are great for playing catch but a ball that is too small for the
dog’s size can bet caught in his/her throat and make them choke.
pets, if they don’t have real toys, will find things like human
socks or children’s toys to play with. If
they don’t have good toys to chew on they might chew on furniture
or a part of your house that you don’t want chewed.
Some human toys are okay but it is best to have toys that
special for dogs. Some children’s toys have eyes or other pieces
that can come off and cause choking. Some
dogs like to tear apart plush toys but they should never be allowed
to eat the stuffing!
Toys that are
broken or have stuffing coming out of them should be fixed or thrown
Toys should also
Lots of people
like rawhide but dogs should not be allowed to eat rawhide because it
can make their bellies sick and dogs have been died because the
rawhide gets in their bellies and can’t get out. We do not put
rawhide toys in our gift baskets.
We like hard
rubber toys like Kongs instead. Dogs like to chew and hard rubber is
good for chewing without letting pieces get broken off and swallowed.
Even when we are
playing with toys by ourselves, Mom and Dad make sure we are
supervised. The only toys we are allowed to have in our crates when
no humans are home are caribou horns.
So if you want a
healthy dog with good behavior give them good toys to play with.
P.S. Blatant self
promotion. Just a reminder all of our pet gift baskets have lots of
toys in them. See them all at pawpalsboutique.com