Your furry friend deserves the safest and best chew toys on the market. While there are many chewable toys to choose from, not all of them are safe and there are many that dogs simply do not like. When you are looking for the best chew toys for puppies, it’s important to find ones that won’t hurt your dog, will stimulate an interest and will be good for his teeth. Why Are Chewing Toys So Important? Puppy chewing toys aren’t a luxury for your dog; they are an absolute necessity. Not only do they help your little guy stay amused but they also help with training and teething. If you’ve ever had kids you know what a difficult time it is when a child is teething. It’s an unbearable constant nagging pain that simply doesn’t go away until the tooth erupts. Your dog is feeling the same type of pain...Continue reading »
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Imagine this scenario: a first time dog owner is about to buy all the things his new puppy will need. He gets a doggy bed, a leash and a collar, some toys, a bag of dog food, a water bowl and… a food bowl. This is the very first mistake people do. We don’t need food bowls and we certainly shouldn’t be using them. If your dog is eating from one of these horrible objects, throw it away! Confused? Let me explain. The dog’s ancestor spent most of his day scavenging and searching for food. When we look at animals in their natural habitat, we see that food-related activities tend to occupy a considerable amount of their time. When it comes to dogs, they’re not so different. According to some studies, when given the opportunity, most dogs will choose to work for their food instead of getting it all for...Continue reading »
Let’s face it, dog toys can be expensive! If your dog is always shredding his newest plushy to get to the squeaker and chewing through your money in the hope that the next toy lasts a little longer then it’s time you face the best free dog toys you at make at home, right now! The Poor Dog’s Noise Maker Dogs love toys that make noise – lots of noise! Most toys that make your dog’s ears prick up with delight are costly and are torn to bits pretty quickly. You can make your dog happy and keep your wallet safe with the Poor Dog’s Noise Maker. It’s just a water bottle. If you have a large breed dog you can use a 2 liter soda bottle once you have drank the liquid and rinsed it out well. Don’t forget to take away the tops and plastic rings to make...Continue reading »
The bottom line is that dogs love balls, this includes your kids soccer balls. If it is round and can be kicked or thrown, chances are he thinks it is his to do with it as he likes. Unfortunately, some larger dogs love to puncture inflatable toy balls. This includes soccer balls. A dog’s soccer ball puncturing habits can become very annoying and pricey, especially with size 5 soccer balls costing ten or more dollars. Although there are no true dog proof soccer balls in size 5, or in any other size, there are a few alternatives that can give you and your sharp toothed friend a reliable ball to play with. One of the options is to purchase a special ball made for dogs. These can come in sizes roughly up to the size of a soccer ball, but are typically made of solid rubber. Such an option is...Continue reading »
Most dogs like to chew. Some dogs are hard-core chewers and never recover from the puppy stage chewing. Chew toys come in many sizes, textures and shapes. But most of these, including rawhide chews offer no nutritional value. They may be entertaining, but there are better options you can give your dog for the same price. Of course, these are general statements and one should consult their vet if they are concerned about any conflicts with medications or conditions. Long lasting: Provided you purchase deer or elk antlers which have not been split, but are whole, deer antlers last much longer than traditional rawhide chews or bully sticks. But this does not mean you can let your dog run wild with an antler chew. No dog should be allowed to chew more than a half-inch or so per day. Antlers are a rich protein and too much all at once...Continue reading »
Dogs of all sizes can rip apart dog toys, but our two large breed dogs are especially voracious when it comes to digging into a toy. Before we discovered sturdier toys, we were replacing their stuffed animals every week. On one occasion, we bought our older dog a stuffed squirrel, sent her outside with it, and in less than hour, she had all of the limbs ripped off and the stuffing scattered around the backyard. It was then that we began our question for an indestructible dog toy. Here are some of the brands we found and now love! Kong If you have a dog who’s an avid chewer, you know that you need something that can survive being chewed, shook, thrown, whacked, and clawed. Kong has an entire line of rubber toys designed to withstand even the most enthusiastic dog. They even have a wide variety of designs and...Continue reading »