This issue may not sound like a big deal or a real concern for non-pet owners. But for pet parents, just like with all parents, finding safe toys on a market that is becoming increasingly unsafer, it remains one of our priorities, especially when it comes to newborns.
Most of the time, pets are left alone while we’re at work or taking care of things around the house without having the time to pay attention to their every move. When cats or dogs get bored, they can become quite destructive and a real danger to themselves. Cats scratch soft and rigid things, knock-off phones and vases, and even our TVs if they’re feeling especially adventurous.
Dogs, on the other hand, dig large holes, chew up and swallow bits of our favorite pair of shoes, and ruin cables and flower pots. But more than destroying our possessions, the resulting pieces can cause severe harm, especially if they get into their eyes or if they are swallowed. The same problems and complications can appear if the toys and gear we buy for them are cheap and poorly made.
A foreign object can obstruct the gastrointestinal tract of pets, old and young alike. This is a severe condition that can lead to death, so do not take it lightly. To avoid that, make sure the toys you buy are very sturdy and that they can resist being regularly chewed by your pet. And if they do break, make sure they do so into pieces that have no sharp corners.
If something of this sort happens, bring your pet to the vet and get an X-ray done. The things they swallow can be dangerous and hurtful so do not delay looking for an expert. This is why all owners should pay good money for well-made and specially designed cat toys.
It would be a good idea to remove any dangerous toys if you can’t supervise your furry friends. Unfortunately, pets are creative and can harm themselves with pretty much anything. Some dogs even swallow stones and marbles because it’s in their nature to be playful.
Although it is utterly impossible to stop our pets from taking dangerous things into their mouths, we can keep a virtual eye on what they are chewing by buying a baby monitor for pets. Although it might seem like a stretch, they can work wonders, especially when you are training to remove these traits from your favorite companion’s behavior.
Also, make sure to choose a safe and reliable bone for your cat. It remains a hot subject and a reason for debate among pet owners because in the wild cats, are not known for having troubles with bones since it’s in their instinct to chew them safely. The main argument against bones is that modern pets have lost the ability to digest them.