Keeps your dog busy happy and quiet chewing on his tennis ball. Even dogs who don't ever play with tennis balls will like that ball for a while. Great to teach your pet how to fetch!
My 11 year Husky has no interest in tennis balls, but the other day there was this one old man with a bunch of chicken broth dipped tennis balls and she played, and chewed with the ball and everything! If your dog loses interest in a bone that you gave him, smear peanut butter on it. Great to keep a dog busy and teach to stop barking.
Source: Some old guy at the dog park. The dogs get so crazy and happy when he does it! So kudos to the old man.
By Carla from San Jose, CA
Please be aware that the "fuzz" on tennis balls can sometimes actually build up in a dogs intestinal track and cause complications, but more to the point, these can have a detrimental affect on the dog's teeth. The tennis ball fuzz is very abrasive and can wear teeth down to the nerves. Also, the chemicals in the ball can have a harmful effect on tooth enamel and its been reported that the dye used can sometimes lead to cancer. A regular rubber ball would be a safer bet.
Tennis balls, golf balls and anything else that "bounces" is made of rubber material. Ask your Veterinarian the devastation this can cause to an animals stomach if left unattended to play with these toys?
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