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Benefits of Healthy Play for your Dog

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Playtime for a dog is not just for pleasure but an important aspect for its overall health and well-being. Through active fitness and play, your pet is reaping mental and physical benefits. Just like a child, a dog that is idle or bored can get into trouble without sufficient toys and ample exercise. Anything and everything you need to keep your pet entertained can be found at your local Rockford-area Petsmart or Petco as listed below or one closest to your home.

Big or small, all dogs need to be kept busy and exercised daily. An active dog through proper playtime and routine walks/exercise is staying out of mischief. Dogs need to expel their energies daily; some breeds much more than others. If you do not help them do so, they will use those energies inappropriately through destructive activities. Certainly, it would be better to provide good, safe play toys, bones, balls and puzzle toys that will keep your pet happy, both physically and mentally.

Always ensure you walk your dog daily, several times a day. If you do have a puppy or extremely active dog, puzzle toys are a great option. Most work by providing a hidden treat within a toy, getting your pet excited to retrieve those goodies. Purchase several puzzle toys that you can change each day, place the treats within and let your dog be entertained for hours on end until he/she gets its reward; the tasty treat.

Activity is important for your dog; some to be shared with you through walks, fetch and other interactive play while also providing a toy box full of safe pleasures for self-entertainment.

If you are looking for wholesome, natural and homemade treats for your favorite canine best friend, Led foot’s Pet Bakery near the Rockford area is happy to meet your needs. Check out the website at Ledfoot Bakery. Contact Susan Weitzel at 815 784-6358, Ledfoot Bakery Contact.

If you are seeking Veterinary assistance in the Rockford area, you can check out one of these at - Rockford Vet Clinics, Bellwood Vet, Rockford Veterinarians, Perryville Veterinarian , Cat Veterinarians Specialists

For all your pets needs and accessories in the Rockford area, go to your local PETCO - 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 - Petco or your local PETSMART - 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 - Petsmart -Petland, (815) 332-4200 - Petland

For many of your pet essentials, visit your local Rockford-area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations - 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 - 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 - 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620 - 2454 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421 - CVS Pharmacy

For the grooming needs of your Chihuahua in or near the Rockford area, you can contact Sue at pupelv7@comcast.net for further information.

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