Looking for some new toys for your dog or cat? Try making your own. There are lots of DIY websites with great ideas using things you probably have around the house. If your cat likes those felt cat balls try putting one in the bathtub for them. Also works great with a ping pong ball, only noisier! You can take an empty paper towel or toilet paper tube, poke a couple holes in it big enough for small cat treats to go through, put a few in and fold in the ends. You can tape the ends shut if you like. Roll it on the floor for your cat to see treats come out when batted around. You can do the same thing for your dog using an empty plastic water bottle or butter bowl with some holes cut in it. This is not recommended for big chewers - you don't want them swallowing pieces of plastic. Some dogs like an old t-shirt or towel tied in a knot. This is nice for teething puppies especially if you wet it and stick in freezer a couple hours. If you're not feeling crafty, there are lots of puzzle toys you can buy for your dog or cat to keep them busy. With all treat toys be sure to use low calorie treats or pieces of their dry food. Dogs that are big chewers like the Kong toys with peanut butter or spray cheese inside. With all toys, whether store bought or home made, you should monitor your pet to be sure they don't chew off any pieces and swallow. The floss or string toys have caused intestinal blockages when dogs chew off pieces and swallow. Have fun!
My name is Mary. Since the age of five when my father let me pick out my first puppy at the humane society I have been an animal lover. I started working at ABK in 1980 as a part time summer job. I loved it so much I am still here!