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Safety with Dog Toys

Safety with Dog Toys   If you’re one of the millions of pet parents in America, you’re probably indulging your furry friends with an assortment of fluffy, plushy and squeaky toys. Whether you have pint-sized human kids or four-legged furry kids, you’re responsible for their overall well-being. Before purchasing a toy for your human kid, you inspect it and ensure that it’s safe and appropriate for their age and style of play. Well, four-legged furry kids deserve the same consideration. Spending on toys and other accessories was $3.6 billion.1 Within the pet product industry, toys are designed to serve diverse purposes; they help to stimulate a dog’s mind for learning and are great for preventing boredom and destructive behavior. According...

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Why Dogs Need Toys

Why dogs need toys: dogs need toys to provide mental stimulation, allow for appropriate chewing, and serve as important tools in behavior modification. Toys are mentally and physically stimulating and assist in fulfilling a dog’s emotional and physical needs. Even though dogs today are primarily bred as companion pets, they still need something to do. In the absence of a “job”, they will look for things to do to occupy their time and fulfill their chewing needs. If you don’t want them to choose their own chew toys, such as your sofa, pillows, or toilet paper rolls, provide them with appropriate outlets. There are hundreds of dog toys on the market and many people fill toy boxes for their pets. Toys are...

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Dog toys: How to pick the best and safest

For dogs and other pets, toys are not a luxury, but a necessity. Toys are important to your dog’s well-being. Toys help fight boredom when you have to leave your dog at home, and provide comfort when they’re feeling nervous. Toys can even help prevent your dog from developing certain problem behaviors. Although cats can be pretty picky about toys, dogs are often more than willing to play with any object they can get their paws on. That means you'll need to be particularly careful when monitoring your dog's playtime to prevent any "unscheduled" activities. Ensure safety Many factors contribute to the safety or danger of a toy, and a number of them depend upon your dog's size, activity level...

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5 Ways to Help Your Dog Live a Longer, Happier Life

Russ Powell for vetstreet.com Milk-Bone® Good Morning® Daily Vitamin Treats help support your dog's well-being by providing nutrients not typically found in most dog foods. We all wish our dogs could live forever. Luckily, there are some easy things you can do to give your beloved pup the best chance at a long and healthy life. We’re sharing the best ways to help protect your dog’s well-being, from exercising his body and brain to providing the right nutrients for good health. 1. Watch His Diet Being overweight can lead to lots of other health problems in dogs. Feeding your dog the right diet is vital to controlling his weight. Before you make any changes, consult with your veterinarian to choose the best food for...

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