Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Walking Your Dog is More than just Exercise

Everyone knows that exercise is important for a dog, and almost everyone assumes that this means taking their dog on a daily walk. But walking is not the only form of exercise for a dog, and walking is more than just a physical activity to them. The wonderful people at The Animal Foundation wrote up a little something that we believe everyone should know about walking and your four-legged pal.

Walking your Buddy (or Spot or Fido) is so much more than just a way of exercising man’s best friend. It stops him or her from getting bored, it’s a behavior training opportunity, and it teaches your dog how to behave in canine company. On top of all this, it gets both of you out and about while helping to grow the bond you have with your dog. 
A sedentary pooch can quickly become an overweight one, and that brings all sorts of potential health problems with it. Even if your dog is active inside the home, they still need another outlet for pent-up energy. Young dogs need around an hour of daily exercise, but some dogs bred for sports or herding activities may need much more. You’ll benefit from having a well-exercised dog, as tired dogs tend to behave better, and you’ll help your pet avoid unnecessary weight gain! 
If your dog has a yard to play in, walking isn’t the only form of exercise available. However, don’t expect your dog to create their own exercise routine just because you’ve put them outside. Dogs don’t self-entertain, so if you want to tire your pet out, play catch or fetch! If you’re at work all day, consider asking a friend to take your dog out during those hours. Your pet will enjoy the company, and you’ll come home to a happier dog waiting to greet you. 
When walking your dog, consider it a training opportunity! Dogs aren’t born knowing how to walk on a leash, so you’ll have to teach your dog how to follow your lead. On these walks, you can begin teaching commands like, “sit,” “stay,” and “heel,” especially if you take treats along to use during the process. 
While out walking, your pooch is most likely going to meet other dogs. This is a great opportunity to help your dog learn acceptable ways of socially interacting with new animals! It will also help build doggy confidence so your pet will be less afraid to make friends. If your dog does show fear, taking them to a training class is a great way of removing that anxiety in a more controlled environment. Well-socialized pups still like a bit of rough-and-tumble play with other dogs when out for a walk, but they’ll know when to stop and will come away without any battle scars. 
Like a child, your dog wants to know the world. If they are confined to the house for too long, pets get bored, and boredom can lead to destructive behavior. Wild animals learn about their environment through mothers and members of the clan, and a domesticated animal only has that opportunity for a few weeks while with their mothers and siblings. Your dog is dependent on you to take them out to explore the sights, smells, and sounds of the world, and it’s recommended to vary the places you take your pet as much as possible. You’ve probably noticed how busy (and excited!) your dog gets when he’s walking, so let them enjoy every opportunity to discover! 
Ready to get out of the house with your four-legged friend? With this insight, you’ll never look at a walk with your dog the same way again!

We at Mickey's Pet Supplies feel that the health and well-being of our four-legged family members is very important, which is why we are always looking to inform the public about the greatest new treats and toys for everyone's active pals, as well as sharing any insight into helping make your furry companion a better housemate.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Kong Stuffing Ideas; Including one for Calming

Everyone knows the famous Kong toys and their amazing ability to keep our dogs entertained and out of trouble. But how many of us are aware of the many incredible ways you can stuff your dogs Kong to keep him from getting bored? Most of us are used to stuffing Kong's with our dogs kibble or canned dog food, maybe some of our dogs favorites treats, and then topping it off with some peanut butter, but did you know there are dozens of other yummy and healthy foods you can use as well? Let's go over just a few examples!

Apples, Bananas, Cheerios, Cheese, Baby Food, Cream Cheese, Tuna, Yogurt (plain, lowfat, unsweetened, unflavored), peaches, and so much more! We'll list a few fun and delicious Kong stuffing recipes to get you started!

Calming Kong
Ingredients: A portion of your dog's normal kibble, about a dessertspoon of cottage cheese, a chunk of banana (about an inch thick)

Method: Half fill the Kong with kibble, then spoon in most of the cottage cheese. Holding your hand over the large opening, shake the Kong to coat the kibble in the cottage cheese. Add some more kibble, packing it in well, then top with the remainder of the cottage cheese before plugging the large opening with the banana.

Food Fact: Cottage cheese contains a good source of the protein amino-acid 'casein' which the body converts into naturally occurring opioids that have a calming affect. This is especially useful to help separation distressed dogs to feel more relaxed when alone. Bananas are also thought to have a calming affect.

Fun Kong Stuffers

  1. Combine bran cereal with some peanut butter for a good source of fiber.
  2. Plain Yogurt and mashed bananas. (You can also add a little peanut butter or other fruits). Then freeze it.
  3. Combine some plain yogurt, canned pumpkin, and cooked rice in a small baggie. Mix well inside the bag, then snip off a corner of the bag and squeeze it into the Kong toy. Freeze.
  4. Combine applesauce with chunks of fruit. Freeze.
  5. Soak some of your dog's regular food in water (or chicken/beef broth) for a brief time before placing it inside a Kong. Then freeze. (Great for dogs with allergies)

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Separation Anxiety in dogs and how to help them overcome it

Does your dog have a hard time being left home alone? Do they bark, whine, or chew? There are many reasons why a dog might develop problems when home alone.
  • ·         They may never have been left alone before, or have never been separated from a particular person.
  • ·         There could be something the dog is scared of or worried by either inside the house or outside.
  • ·         An animal companion has passed away.
  • ·         Boredom. This typically affects young, energetic dogs who struggle when left to their own devices.

How can you tell if your dog is not coping well at home alone? If your dog is anxious about being left you may see the following:
  • ·         Your dog becomes distressed as soon as you leave. The first 15 minutes are the worst, during which time your dog becomes extremely upset. They could have increased breathing, panting, salivating, increased activity, and sometimes, a need to go to the bathroom. They may try to follow you out the door, scratch at the door, chew the door-frame, scratch the carpet, or jump up at the windowsill. You dog may also bark, whine, or howl to try to persuade you to come back.
  • ·         After this frantic period, the dog my settle down to chew something that you have recently touched that still carries your scent. Dogs will often chew scented items into small pieces and curl up in the debris so that your dog forms a ‘barrier’ of your scent around them for security.
  • ·         On your return, your dog my appear elated and may become very excitable. They may be wet, either from salivating or excessively drinking due to stress.
  • ·         When you are home, your dog may attempt to follow you wherever you go in the house. They may begin to display anxious behaviors when they see you preparing to leave the house.

How can you help your dog?
Treating separation anxiety is about teaching your dog to tap into new emotions when left alone that will alleviate their anxiety.  It can be a very daunting, time consuming, and boring behavior problem to address, but your dog is worth it. He is counting on you to help him through this trauma.

Complete obedience training. Dogs that have a strong foundation in obedience training statistically have a lower frequency of anxiety-related problems.  The more a dog is able to obey his owner and do what his owner wants him to do, the more the dog feels comfortable, safe, and more confident in himself.

Help him prepare for the inevitable. Your dog will most likely learn to recognize when you are about to leave: you put on shoes, you grab your keys, and you don a jacket. Hide cues that you are leaving so you’re dog isn’t able to infer you’re about to head out.  Whatever you normally do when you leave, try doing it but then sit down and watch tv for a while. This will show your dog that those are not necessarily signs that his owner is leaving him and he will become less tuned to those actions. Give him a treat before closing the door so your departure is associated with something positive.

Take it slow. When your dog has severe separation anxiety, you want to take things in baby steps. Start leaving your dog alone for a couple minutes at a time and get him used to that. You can then gradually bump up the time-frame. The more consistent you are with this training, the better luck you should have with easing your pet’s anxiety. If you know that you will be gone for a long while, you might consider having a friend or family member come and stay with your dog or take him to their home for that time period; this way your dog will have someone with him and will not need to feel as stressed about the separation. You may also consider hiring a dog walker to visit your pooch in the middle of the time frame you are gone if you are, for instance, working all day. This will give your pup someone to keep him company for a while and he will also get some exercise which will help calm him down.
Why punishment won’t help
It is natural for owners to be angry or disappointed if they return to find damage to their home, mess in the house or annoyed neighbors. Sensing that their owners are upset with them, many dogs will display ‘appeasement behavior’ – their ears may go flat, their body may be lowered and their tail may go between their legs. Some will look away and narrowing their eyes, as if they are cringing .
Appeasement behavior is often misinterpreted as guilt, and mistakenly some owners believe the dog knows what they have done is wrong. They may feel that any damage caused or mess in the house has been done on purpose or out of spite for being left alone. Unfortunately, this may mean that the dog is punished in an attempt to stop the behavior.
Dogs that look guilty are doing nothing more than responding to an owner’s disappointment, upset or anger and it is their way of diffusing tension in response to feeling threatened. Some dogs will also do this if they think they are about to be told off if they have been so in the past. 
Any punishment given on returning home won’t help stop the problem. Dogs associate punishment with what they are doing at that moment in time and so a dog will not link the telling off with their actions before their owner came home, even if they are taken over to ‘the scene of the crime’. It is not that they cannot remember what happened; they just won’t be able to make a connection between the punishment and something they did hours ago.
Punishment is not only useless but it is also likely to make the problem worse. Now, as well as being anxious about being left, a dog will also be worried about the owner returning, which can make any symptoms much, much worse.

Where can you find items to help with separation anxiety?
Mickey's Pet Supplies has many different chew toys and training treats to help you and your dog get through this difficult trial. We recommend Kong toys and Antlers to keep your pup busy while your gone. We also recommend treats from Cloud Star, Fruitables, and Zuke's to fill the Kong toys and to help with obedience training.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Trend is Made in USA Pet Supplies

Ever since 2007 and the pet deaths and illness linked to a pet food ingredient sourced from China people have been very conscious of buying made in USA pet supplies. People began to read the labels and look to see where the ingredients were sourced.
Pet parents sent a message to the pet food manufacturers based on their purchases.
They want a greater selection of made in US dog and cat products!

We started a long time ago with our pets by buying only made in USA pet food and treats for our dog and cats. We subscribe to Whole Dog Journal and consider it our go to source for the best information from some of the experts in the industry.

Here at Mickey's Pet Supplies we started our business fully pledging to bring in only the highest quality pet supplies and finding the best made in USA dog and cat pet supplies.

You will find the largest selection of any pet retail store of made in USA pet supplies.
We have a complete section located in the upper left corner of our website that is only Made in USA.
There you will find hundreds of made in USA dog toys, dog treats, cat treats, cat toys, dog food and pet grooming and health items.

We carry Wholesome Hide rawhides and they are the only rawhides we would ever consider carrying. We know how their hides are shipped to them in refrigerated trucks right from Chicago area where their plant is located, cleaned and hand rolled and tied into their traditional retriever rolls and knotted bones. They are the only made in USA certified rawhide company. That means they are inspected by the USDA and actually are certified as to their source and manufacturing.
Made in USA certified means that their finished product must manufactured and produced exclusively in the US and all raw ingredients must be US sourced.
They are unlike any other rawhide you may have tried.  They are fresh, full of the rich collagen layer that makes them a tasty bone for your dog. They are not chemically treated to preserve them, so they aren't dry and brittle. Other companies get their cow hides from foreign countries and must ship them in containers across the ocean.  In order for the rawhides to make the journey, they have to add stabilizers and preservatives to them.  By the time they reach our borders they are all dry and brittle from the ride. Wholesome Hide is a safe chew and many veterinarians have changed their thinking on rawhides once they try Wholesome Hide.  We have many as our customers!
Ann Shevin, Owner of Mickey's Pet Supplies
and her Lab, Nia
At Mickey's we have our own brand of dog chews, sourced from a ranch in Colorado.
We have cow hooves, meaty knuckle bones, bully sticks in every size from regular to our Super Monster.

We deal with small companies that make dog toys here in the US from US sourced fabric.
One is even in Florida where we are located. Of course, we carry West Paw Design Dog Toys, Planet Dog, JW Pet and Kong.  Just to let you know, not all Kong dog toys are made in the US.

We make a point of meeting our companies we deal with and really knowing where their sources are.  They know us for being very picky in who we represent on our web site.

Rest assured, our customers are like our extended family. We get to know their pet's names and when they order from us, they know they are getting the best in personal service and the best in pet supplies for their pets. Every one of our

orders goes out lightning fast, usually within an hour of placing it you will receive an email with your shipment tracking information. We are a small company with 4 employees and each of us have many pets! We all love animals!

Stop by and take a look at what Mickey's has to offer.  You will be impressed with our products and our service. We offer free shipping on orders of $75 and very low cost shipping on orders under $75.
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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Orijen Dog Food Rated Highest by Whole Dog Journal

Repost of Article from Whole Dog Journal May 2015

Champion Petfoods: This Canadian company makes high-quality dry foods with lots of fresh meat.

Orijen is Champion Petfood’s flagship line, with high meat inclusions and high protein levels. All seven of the Orijen foods are grain-free.
Champion Petfoods is a privately held company that makes high-protein dry dog foods with a high inclusion of meat, much of it fresh. The company calls its guiding principle “BAFRINO,” an acronym that stands for “biologically appropriate, fresh regional ingredients, never outsourced.” As of this writing, all of Champion’s dry foods are made in its own manufacturing plant in Morinville, Alberta, though the company is currently building a second dry food manufacturing plant in Auburn, Kentucky. Champion also manufactures freeze-dried foods at its own plant in Oakville, Ontario.
When I started researching and writing about dog food 18 years ago, I was told by many pet food company representatives that dry dog food couldn’t be made with a meat inclusion of more than a third or so. In other words, the food couldn’t contain much more than about 30 percent animal products; any more meat in the food, I was told again and again, and the manufacturer risks having the product “gum up” the extruders – the equipment that cooks the food.
I suspect this was an oversimplified explanation meant to rationalize the companies’ carbohydrate-heavy formulas of the past. As animal nutrition studies have shown that higher-protein diets are not harmful for dogs (as thought in decades past), and owners have found them to be beneficial for all sorts of dogs, diets that contain higher amounts of animal protein have become increasingly popular – and somehow, pet food makers have found ways to get their extruders to work with increasingly higher and higher inclusions of meat in their formulas.
I’m not aware of any company that is currently using higher percentages of meat in their dry dog foods than Champion, though; it’s actually become an integral part of the company’s identity and mission. More than 30 different types of meat are delivered to Champion’s plant, with 10 or 11 semi-trucks full of meat arriving daily, six days a week. The majority of these meats are fresh; some meat meals are used, but no frozen meats are included. The fresh meats arrive to the Champion plant in refrigerated tubs of meat “slurry,” pre-ground by Champion’s meat suppliers.
Ingredient sourcing
Champion puts more emphasis on its ingredient sources than any other company I’ve observed. Company representatives take pride in their close relationships with their ingredient suppliers – and in fact, many of those suppliers appear (with their consent, of course) in Champion’s advertising, packaging, and promotional materials. Champion’s marketing materials feature photos and video of fishermen bringing in the catch, farmers harvesting fresh herbs, and ranchers moving their cattle, bison, and “wild boars” from pasture to pasture – and the individuals and their agricultural businesses are identified, so these relationships can be verified by anyone.
This strategy runs counter to the more-common practice in the pet food industry of refusing to disclose ingredient sources. It’s a tad risky, because any adverse events that strike an ingredient supplier could cause concern over Champion’s products – whereas, if consumers don’t know where a company gets its ingredients, they have no basis for worrying about a specific company’s food. Champion researches and audits its ingredient suppliers frequently, and makes them aware that the reputation of the companies on both sides of the relationship are intertwined. Many of the suppliers sell as much or more of their products for human consumption; none of the companies want bad press! Champion trusts its suppliers to provide top-quality, safe ingredients, and in turn, the suppliers trust Champion to manufacture safe, healthy foods that won’t make dogs sick or get recalled.
Maintaining these close relationships is manageable because of the part of Champion’s mission statement that addresses “fresh, regional ingredients.” All the major ingredients in Champions’ foods are sourced as locally as possible – from Canada or the U.S. Of course, some of the fresh fruits and vegetables used in the foods are not available year-round in the far north, and have to be procured farther afield, but the quality control processes are the same.
Champion is developing new formulas, to be produced in its Kentucky facility, starting in 2016, that will contain ingredients that are sourced close to the new location.
Fresh, refrigerated ground meat “slurry” is about to be mixed into a batch of dog food.
Original line: Acana
Champion has two distinct dry food product lines, and while both are formulated according to the company’s BAFRINO ethos, they are nevertheless significantly different.
Acana is the name of the line of foods that Champion first produced about 30 years ago. Company founder Reiner Muhlenfeld had a background in feed stores, and began producing a private-label dog food to sell as a store brand. Though Acana has been updated and reformulated throughout the years, it has always been formulated with locally sourced ingredients. Today, there are three sub-lines made for the Acana label: Classics, Regionals, and Singles.
The nine Classics formulas are made with a 55 percent to 65 percent meat inclusion; chicken meal (not a fresh meat) is the first ingredient in each variety, with smaller yet significant amounts of fresh meats and fish and whole eggs contributing to the total inclusion of meat (and adding flavor). Oats comprise the foods’ major carbohydrate source. Each food is formulated to contain 32 percent protein and from 10 percent to 24 percent fat (depending on the variety). (Note that all protein and fat percentages given are minimums; the “actual amounts” may be higher.)
There are four Acana Regionals foods. These contain 60 percent meat, and each variety’s ingredient list is topped by a different fresh meat, with a meat meal in the second position on the label; other fresh meats are also included in each formula. All of the products in this line are grain free; the carbohydrate sources used include peas, lentils, field beans, potatoes, sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash, and parsnips, depending on the formula. Each product contains 17 percent fat and 31 to 33 percent protein (depending on the formula).
Champion offers three Acana Singles foods, each made with a single animal protein source. Each variety contains the same animal protein (pork, lamb, or duck) in meal and fresh form, with fat from the same species added separately. These foods are also grain-free, with the meat comprising 50 percent of each formula and 50 percent comprised of fruits and vegetables. Peas, chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans), and pumpkin are the carbohydrate sources. Each product has a protein of 27 percent and 15 percent fat.
Some sort of fish appears on the ingredient list of every Acana food. Champion sources some of its fish from freshwater lakes in Canada, and some (salmon, herring, and flounder) from the Pacific waters near Vancouver Island.
Fresh fruits and vegetables enter a grinder at Champion’s produce supplier; this, too, is delivered to Champion in a slurry (inset).
Flagship line: Orijen
Almost 10 years ago, Peter Muhlenfeld (the company founder’s son) developed a new product line, Orijen – which has since become Champion’s flagship label, representing about 60 percent of the company’s output. These foods contain even higher meat inclusions, higher protein levels, and are priced higher as a result. Champion says its Orijen foods are made with 75 to 90 percent meat inclusions. The ingredients list of each of its seven Orijen formulas are topped by a fresh meat, and contain a number of other fresh meats, though all seven also contain one or two meat meals. The Orijen line includes two puppy foods, with 38 percent protein and 16 percent (large breed puppy) or 18 percent (regular puppy) fat. Its senior food also contains 38 percent protein, with 15 percent fat. Its four adult foods all contain 38 percent protein and 18 percent fat.
More recently, Champion began making a line of Orijen Freeze Dried foods, which it makes in its own facility. All three products in the line contain fresh meats (no meat meals) that are ground with fresh bone (as a mineral source). They contain a minimum of 36 percent protein and 34 percent fat.
- Champion does not use a standard vitamin/mineral mix in its foods, but adds only those nutrients that are needed to make the finished product meet “complete and balanced” standards. This eliminates needless nutrient overages.
- The company describes its extrusion process as a “slow cook” at “lower temperatures.” While this is technically true, the difference is just a few seconds and a few degrees in the extruder. The difference is necessitated by the formulas’ higher animal protein and fat content.
- Water does not appear on the ingredient label of dry foods, even though most manufacturers use water to help mix the food before it’s extruded. No water is added to Champion’s mixtures, because so many of their ingredients are freshly ground and high in moisture already.
- As a privately owned company, Champion is under no obligation to disclose annual sales figures or even tonnage of product manufactured annually. The company has grown exponentially in the past decade, but its principals admit that it is limited by its ingredient procurement standards.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Dogs May Have Detected Cancer in Indiana NPR Radio Host

Stan Sollars still has a bad day every now and then. It hits him hard and unexpectedly; he cries as he imagines "worst-case scenarios" from a bygone point in his life. Then, after gathering himself, Sollars carries on.
It's like that for most all cancer survivors, though, even those like Sollars, who many would never guess were once afflicted.
"Stuff just hits you sometimes," he said. "You can't paste on being positive. You just can't fake that."
Sollars is a "glass-half-full kind of guy," but he's also a realist. When he was diagnosed with stage-3 esophageal cancer in August 2014, the then-58-year-old Sollars knew little about the disease, but he knew himself. Even after learning all there was to know about his condition, he was resolute.
"I wasn't going to accept not recovering from this," he said.
In reality, his life isn't much different than it was before his diagnosis; the only differences are he's 59 now, and free of detectable cancer.
The upbeat and witty Sollars still hosts Indiana Public Radio's broadcasts of Morning Edition from NPR. He still teaches telecommunications at Ball State University. He's happily married to Allison Pareis, with whom he has two children, of sorts.
Those children – one a 10-year-old smooth-haired dachshund named Penny Lane, the other a 6-year-old wire-haired dachshund named Hairy Truman – not only comforted Sollars, they helped him heal.
It was never a question of whether or not I'd survive; I knew I was going to be OK," Sollars said. "It was just a matter of figuring out a way to recover as quickly and healthily as possible. These (dogs) were a major part of that process."
A man and his dogs
Well before his six-hour surgery last November, and perhaps even before he was diagnosed, Sollars and his wife believe their dogs were hinting something was amiss.
Each dog would lay its head in the area the tumor was later found, sniffing and nosing Sollars in a way different than they'd done in the past.
"They'd lay down (on that spot) and we didn't know what to make of that," Pareis said. "When he was diagnosed, and we thought about what the dogs were doing, it all kind of made sense."

"They detected the cancer, I think," Sollars said.
Recent studies have suggested canines can detect cancerous tumors early on, though there is little data on detection of esophageal cancer strains to this point. Even so, Sollars and Pareis said their dogs have done more than just serve as kind and caring companions. They've also given Sollars and Pareis a morale boost.
When he got home from his nine-day stay at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis after surgery, Sollars was overrun by the two dogs, who were bouncing excitedly around him.
"One of the things I was told not to do during my recovery was that I shouldn't lift more than 10 pounds," he said. "Each dog weighs about 11 pounds, so I may have broken that rule a few times."
Even now, the dogs play a big role in Sollars' continuing recovery. From a physical aspect, he said, walking the dogs is beneficial because it's a simple but effective way to exercise and get out of the house. On the emotional side, the two canines are members of an extensive support team that includes Pareis, family members and friends.
"They just give me this look, and that's when I know something's going on with Stan," Pareis said. "They're (telling me) to go check on him, I think."According to William Kessler, a gastroenterology specialist with IU Health, the survival rate of esophageal cancer isn't good. At about 15 percent when it's not detected early on, cancer of the esophagus is one of the hardest to cure behind the likes of lung and colon cancers.
"It's the most rapidly increasing form of cancer in men," he said. "In the last 30 years, the number of cases have gone up by 600 percent."
And while Sollars isn't sure what caused him to get cancer in the first place – he'd never smoked and rarely consumed alcohol – he never gave the survival rate statistic much of a second glance in his situation.
"I didn't care, to be honest. I know my own limits, and I knew I could beat it," he said. "I wasn't trying to survive, I was trying to (live) and be cured."
A helping paw
In many ways, being caregivers and good friends is what a dog is bringing to the healing process, Sollars said.
"Dogs are a huge part of aftercare, and mine would look me right in the eyes," he said. "They even sent me some messages, I think."
According to Sollars, it's important to return that love to them in our own way.
Repost of Article by Mickey Schuey May 14, 2015
Courtesy of Mickey's Pet Supplies

Monday, April 13, 2015

Active Dog Toys for Aggressive Chewers

Nice weather is here finally! It's time to get out with your dog and enjoy quality time in the backyard or park.
Mickey's Pet Supplies has the largest selection of Made in USA dog toys, especially durable toys made for aggressive chewers.

West Paw design makes Zogoflex dog toys like the Glow in the Dark Zisc, which is available in the regular or mini size, the Hurley- available in Large, Small and Mini sizes, Toppl treat dispensers, Bumi- stretchable and tuggable toys. The West Paw Tizzi dog toy spirals through the air giving the time-honored game of fetch a dynamic new spin. Twist the handles together for maximum flight or untwist to hide dog treats inside. Whether doggie playtime is on land or in the water, this floatable dog toy is ready for takeoff. Tizzi doubles as a treat toy with a hollow spot for hiding pets favorite goodies. You can feel good about dispensing treats with the non-toxic toy that is BPA-free, phthalate-free and designed with dogs health and safety in mind. 

Planet Dog makes a great line up of dog toys that are rated by their chew-o-meter scale.
The Diamond Plate ball is one of their toughest and we recommend that for the really aggressive chewers. The best known ball is the Orbee. It is a great all time favorite.
We love that they have a minty scent to help with doggie breath too. 
The Soccer ball is perfect for larger breeds and has enough flexibility that is easy to pick up and carry too. 

For those Golf Fans check out the Planet Dog Golf Ball. It is the perfect size for small dogs at 2.25 inches. It is rated a 5 out of 5 chompers, so really tough. 

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tough Toys for Tough Dogs!

Looking for some really fun, indestructible toys for your dogs to enjoy? Look no further! Let me show you a couple of my favorite toys for our more aggressive chewers out there that need a toy to keep them entertained!

The Premier Busy Buddy Biscuit Bouncer Medium is a great toy to keep your pup entertained while your trying to get some work done! It is a durable ball that features the Treat Trapper which firmly holds a variety of treats, including biscuits, cheese sticks, jerky, and even bully sticks. Durable rubber gradually releases the treat as the dog chews! The Premier Busy Buddy Biscuit Bouncer is heavy weight, durable, and dishwasher safe. Perfect for dogs between 20-50 pounds.

The Jolly Pets Tug-N-Toss Ball is a puncture resistant, made in USA tough dog ball. This is a really durable rubber ball with a handle. It will not deflate and does not need air. It's great for pouncing, bouncing, chewing, chasing and floating. If you have a hard time keeping toys intact because of your dogs natural urge to seek and destroy, this is the toy for you! Sold in a 6" size and a mini 4" size.

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