Don’t believe that if you have a little dog, they don’t need toys to stay amused! Little guys can get into just as much trouble as the big guys if not kept busy with bones and chew toys. Giving your Chihuahua toys to play with is not just a luxury but also a necessity. Take your little guy on shopping spree with you to your local Rockford-area Petsmart or Petco as listed below or one closest to your home for some of your pups choice selections of squeak toys and bones.
A dog’s mind, despite its size, is always turning and thinking and if you don’t give your dog appropriate toys and activities to keep busy, your pet will find its own type of fun you may not like. Toys don’t only keep your little guy physically active but also mentally stimulated. You know how happy your pup is when you come home with a new toy, like you gave it a big juicy bone!! Without toys to keep your Chihuahua occupied, you can just imagine the destruction and trouble it can get into.
You can find various types of toys that are not only challenging but stimulating and fun for your Chi. Squeaker toys are a favorite for most dogs so they can use their natural prey and hunting instincts. Nothing satisfies a dog more than to finally “kill” that squeaker and achieve success.
Very active, anxious dogs can benefit from puzzle toys. These are the types like smaller Kong toys where you place a treat deep within, challenging your Chihuahua with hours of fun until all the treat is reached and eaten. Such toys have been proven to stimulate the brain as your dog thinks of the many ways he/she can reach that tasty morsel and will not stop until achieved. This is a great way to help your pet avoid boredom, especially when left home alone. Have several different puzzle toys and switch them each day so your Chi thinks it is a new toy each time.
Small balls and other moving toys make a dog happy with “the chase” which is another instinct. When provided with an assortment of toys, your dog stays fit, healthy and happy. The body and the brain are equally stimulated and fit. Toys do play a crucial role in the life and health of your pet (and your home, for that matter.) Without ways to stay occupied, your pet will look for other inappropriate forms of activity, such as chewing up your shoes, furniture and other household items. Protect your home, make your pup happy and healthy; fill up your pet companion’s toy box.
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 email@example.com for further information.
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