Did you know that dogs need to burn energy regularly to prevent them from suffering from anxiety or depression? If you have a busy week at work and can’t take your dog for a walk, you can try dog toys to keep your dog active. People create these toys to stimulate your four-legged friend’s mind, which helps keep your dog happy. Has your dog become aggressive? That is a clear sign your dog needs to relax. Since you can’t stay with your dog while he plays, you can buy interactive dog toys that will keep him in constant motion thanks to a combination of sounds and lights activated by your dog’s actions. Other toys have bright colours to keep your dog stimulated.
Buy quality toys
You only have to access the Internet to find some companies that offer a wide variety of dog toys. While this can be a good thing, because you can choose the one you like best for your dog, it also opens the door for you to buy some poor-quality toys. Remember, if your dog is alone with the toy, he will chew on it. If it is a poor-quality toy it will break easily, and your dog could swallow a piece of plastic or rubber. The materials of the toys you buy must be resistant and free of toxic elements. The Internet also offers forums where you can check what other people say about a particular toy. Take the time to read these comments to avoid making the same mistake those people made.
A few words of caution
Check your dog’s toys daily. If some toys are too damaged, it is best to replace them with new ones or throw them away before they break your dog’s jaws. Never leave your dog unsupervised while playing with battery-operated toys. There have been cases where the dog breaks the toy into pieces and chew the batteries. Remember that these toys help you during those days when you don’t have enough time to go for a walk with your dog. However, you cannot replace going out to the park with a toy. This will turn your dog into a sedentary animal and will favour the development of diseases such as arthritis. Never buy a toy if you have doubts about how it works or if it is suitable for your dog’s breed or size. A veterinarian can help you make a good decision.