Your four-legged friend is a member of your family, and you'd do anything to keep him happy and healthy. As well as food, love, and exercise, your pet needs entertainment. You can't always be on call to play with your furry friend, but the right toys can help bust boredom, with or without you.
You can find all kinds of pet toys on the market, so it can be overwhelming trying to find something your canine companion or feline friend would enjoy. Here are some new pet toys we think your furbaby will love.
If your pooch loves plush toys and finding items, this is the toy for her. It consists of a plush log with a number of holes in it and three squeaky plush chipmunks. You stuff the chipmunks inside the log, and your dog puts her face in the holes to find them — once she's figured it out, that is! This interactive toy can provide hours of fun for your pup, but it's not ideal for heavy chewers who tend to rip plush toys to shreds.
Cats who like to chase or have a high prey drive will adore the Tower of Tracks from Petstages. Three balls on different levels of the tower spin and roll around their tracks, allowing your cat to chase them, swat at them, pounce on them, or whatever takes his fancy. The nonslip base helps it stand up to rough play without flying across the room. It provides both mental and physical stimulation for your kitty, which is great for indoor cats.
All dogs have a natural urge to chew. Not only does it keep them occupied but it can also relieve stress and may even help to keep teeth clean and gums healthy. This XL Nylabone is ideal for bigger dogs over 50 pounds. It comes in a range of flavors, from bacon to beef jerky to peanut butter. Rugged and durable, we'd definitely recommend Nylabones for any dogs who generally chomp through toys in seconds.
Does a simple laser pointer turn your kitty into a leaping fury? If so, she'll go bananas for this interactive laser cat toy, It darts a laser beam around on the floor for your cat to chase, so you don't have to. It's fine for your cat to use unsupervised, too, because it automatically turns itself off after 15 minutes to prevent overstimulation.
Toys can help keep your pet mentally and physically stimulated throughout the day.
You can't go wrong with a classic Kong. You can throw them for your four-legged friend (dogs love the erratic bounce) and stuff them with treats or peanut butter for your pooch to get out of the middle. They're strong enough to be chewed on, too. This canine classic comes in six sizes, from X-small to XX-large, so you'll be able to find one that suits your dog.
If your cat enjoys basic toys, such as balls to bat around or little stuffed mice to pounce on, he'll love this variety pack. It comes with 20 small toys, so it's ideal if your feline friend often loses or destroys his toys. They might not be high-end or innovative, but they're highly affordable and — trust us — your cat won't mind!
The GameChanger is perfect for dogs who love solving puzzles and learning new things. This interactive dog toy is a treat dispenser with a twist. You'll find a maze-like structure inside that makes it trickier for your pup to release the treats through the holes. It's made from sturdy polyurethane that's satisfying to chew but durable enough to withstand strong jaws and sharp teeth.
Cats who are most likely to be found squeezed under the sofa or curled up in a too-small box will likely love the Kitty Cat Tunnel. It's essentially a long, plush tunnel your cat can hide in or crawl through. The crinkle material inside helps turn it into a fun game for some cats, whereas others simply like to hide in the tunnel. As long as your cat's happy with it, you will be, too!
There's nothing cuter than watching your dog carry her favorite plush toy around. Although theses toys won't stand up to determined chewers, Kong Cozies feature a double layer of material for increased strength and minimal stuffing inside to reduce the mess should your dog breach the outer layers. Available in 10 cute animal designs and a range of sizes, you'll surely find one to suit your canine companion.