Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Recommended Dog Toys

I give hand-outs to all my in-home dog training clients and at the end of one of my hand-outs is a list of some dog toys. Two of my favorites are the tricky treat ball and the kong.

I use the tricky treat ball with my own dog. I fill the ball with some of my dog’s kibble every time she eats dinner. She really enjoys it, she gets mental stimulation along with some physical exercise. The ball has one hole in it and all I have to do is put some dinner kibble in it. Treats can also be put in it as long as they are small enough to fall out. My dog pushes it around with her nose or paws and the kibble falls out. It is a great way to give your dog something to do. A lot of pet supply stores sell them or you can buy it at
their official website

I also like the Kong toys. They are rubber toys that you can stuff treats and/or penute butter into it. They are safer than most chew toys because they are safe on your dogs teeth and they are indestructible. A lot of pet stores sell these also or check out their official website

Pet Safety Tips - added to list

I have added some more foods to the list of items that can be dangerous to your pets.

  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Coffee

The complete list is under my blog titled Pet Safety Tips in May 2010.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Tuna Fish and Pets

Yesterday, I had some tuna fish with one of my meals. I gave some tuna to my cats and dog for a delicious treat.

Occasionally feeding your pets tuna, in small amounts, can be a great treat, especially for cats. However, since tuna fish contains mercury, do not feed your pets large amounts of it because it can present significant health problems. Also, it is best to buy tuna packed in water.