Published at Friday, May 11th, 2018 - 11:21:07 AM. . By Sara Holder.
Easy to rip fabric or add-ons: The variety of dog toys on the market today is insane - there are countless balls, Frisbees, and of course the “stuffed” animals. Be careful when selecting a toy that could be passed as a toy for a child. For starters, this could confuse the dog and lead the dog to chew other toys, such as your daughter’s dolls or your son’s action figures. Mainly though these type of toys could lead to suffocation and build up in the dog’s stomach or intestines. The small particles of fabric or stuffing can lodge into the dog’s throat or the dog may swallow the particles. To avoid these potential tragedies, look for toys that withstand heavy chewing or opt to get a toy that is made of material that is organic.
Is Your Dog Destructive - Do you come home after leaving your dogs home alone during the day to find that they have destroyed something? When your dog is bored, they will play with anything interesting to keep them busy. My German Shepherd mix single handedly destroyed several small trees and bushes in my back yard because he did not have anything else to play with. Instead of blaming the dog, I blamed myself. It is unfair to leave your dog home alone without anything to do and expect them to sit around patiently and wait for you. I solved this problem by giving my three dogs a variety of interactive dog toys to play with. This keeps them busy and out of trouble.
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