Dog Toy Safety: Are Indestructible and Stuffed Toys Safe?

For most dogs, toys are not a luxury – they are a necessity. Toys help fight boredom, provide a mental and physical outlet for energy, and keep dogs comforted in new and unfamiliar situations.

Balls, rope toys, and chew toys are popular choices, but many dogs will play with absolutely anything they can get their paws on, including clothing and other non-toy items. Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates wants to shed some light on dog toy safety and give you some tips about how to tell if toys are safe for your best friend.

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When Pets Like Music, What Should You Play?

Music plays a huge role in our lives. Indeed, humans grow up singing at school, during sporting events, in the shower, or listening to the radio in the car. Aside from your lucky family and friends, who else gets to enjoy your vocal stylings? Your pet, of course!

While your furry counterpart may not be singing harmonies of their own, they are commonly exposed to them, which begs the question: do pets like music?

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Uh Oh! Your Dog’s A Digger: Why Dogs Dig

Has your lawn or garden ever been sacrificed to the paws of your single-minded dog? If your dog is a digger, you may be throwing your hands up in frustration.

Aside from the holes in the ground, digging is one of the more difficult behaviors to understand, and may be a symptom of a greater problem.

Although it can usually be managed, it’s important to start with an understanding of the reasons why dogs dig.

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