If you have a pet, there is no doubt that you have been to a pet store. Or maybe you often browse pet supplies online. Whether it is a local pet store or a national big pet store, one thing is for sure. There is no shortage of toys to buy for your pet. Fluffy, squeaky, bouncy, shinny and chewy, with so many options, it is no wonder that pet owners are always looking for their new toys to keep their pets occupied. Let’s go over something you should know about pet toys to help you to pick the most appropriate and safest ones.
Toys are essential for a happy cat. Playing with toys help cats stay active, so they don’t become overweight and prevents boredom, destructive chewing and scratching. Picking a right toy comes down knowing your own pet. A teaser would be great choice. For cats that like to pounce, plastic balls and chase toys are great ways to keep them entertained. And for those cats who like to explore, tunnels, paper bags and boxes can hours of entertainment. And then there are cats who just like to cuddle stuffed toys, perhaps a little bit of cat mats. Not all the cats. But for those who can, it provides their owners hours of hygiene and lots of laughter.
And even though a cat can make pretty much out of a thing, it is important to let your cat only play with toys and other objects that are safe. Cat supplies are supposed to give your cat fun and joy. Don’t let your cat play with string, paper clips, rubber bands or plastic bands. While all of these might seem fun to your cats, they can be all very harmful.
Toys are made of durable materials that are perfect for dogs with an need to chew. Not only do they satisfy the need to chew, but also made in fun shapes that will bounce in unpredictable directions adding another stimulation of playtime. Some toys can typically stuffed with your dog’s favorite treats rewarding them to play and provide mental stimulation. Self-leash or plush toys are great for dogs who just want cuddle. These usually would squeak or make other noise to provide further entertainment for your dog.
Never let your dog play with these toys on its own and inspect with every play section. If you are giving your dog a ball, make sure it is too small and then again, you don’t leave them unsupervised. If the ball is too small, your dog may incidentally swallow or choke on it.
While it might seem natural to give your dog a bone to play with, never give them a bone from your kitchen. This can cause your dog to choke. A great alternative choice is a bone-like toy that is made of nylon and rubber. But make sure to keep an eye on it. When the bone becomes small enough to swallow, it is time to throw it away.