Your Pets Toys
Playing and chewing are natural canine behaviors. Though some dogs will play or chew more than others, dog toys are essential items for all dogs. In fact, behavior problems can develop when dogs do not have the proper outlets to follow their instincts.
Dog toy options are nearly endless, so choosing toys for your dog can be overwhelming. Some owners end up with a heap of toys gathering dust because they do not interest their dogs. How do you choose toys that your dog will actually like? A dog's toy preference depends on her personal style of playing and chewing. Try a few different types of toys for your dog and learn how she likes to play and chew. If you seem to end up with too many toys, try putting a bunch of them away for a while and reintroduce them in the future. Months later, your dog will think they are brand new. You can use the following list as a guide to choosing the best toys for your dog.
It's important to remember that all toys can pose a risk if your dog ingests them, so play should be supervised, especially with aggressive chewers. No matter how durable a toy seems, there is still a possibility that pieces can be chewed off and ingested.
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I have visited this animal hospital on numerous occasions. Sadly, I had to put two cats to sleep due to sickness six months apart from one another. It was one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make.
Dr. Gary Klement took the time to explain the possibilities of long term care vs quality of life. He took the time to understand my financial position and explained the cost of additional testing and care. He listed out the facts, was objective and let me come to my own conclusion as to what was best for my pet and I. I appreciated that he did not try to sell procedures in an attempt to make my pet "better" just to make money when he the outcome was bleak. I appreciate that he was kind, honest and real with me. I have also brought my other animals for checkups here. Dr. Klement remembered me and took the time to carry on a personalized conversation with me even though he was busy. As long as I'm living in this area I will come back to American Valley Animal Hospital and highly recommend Dr. Klement