FULL Scoop
August 18, 2020

Greetings Pet Parents!
Today's Full Scoop newsletter focuses on pet toys.

This past weekend, I purchased new halloween 'spider' dog toys for my two Morkies. They are fuzzy and have squeakers inside. They always love this type of toy...... for all of about 2 seconds. As soon as I squeak that squeaker they 'have to have' the toy. They take it to their bed, sniff it, then leave it in search of the next interesting thing.

But I sure do love buying all of the seasonal toys. So maybe the purchase is really for 'me'!

What type of toys do your pets like?

In this edition, you will find:
  • 5 DIY Toys for Dogs and Cats
  • Quiz: What Toy Will Make Your Dog Go CRAAAZY In Love? by BarkPost
  • Quiz: Dog Toy Safety by FunTrivia
  • Cool Unique Fun Toys
  • Fun Doggy Language Guide
  • Fun Kitty Language Guide

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5 DIY Toys for Dogs and Cats
Playtime is essential for dogs and cats alike! Toys are an easy and fun way to spend time with your pets and give them the exercise they need. If your pets are like ours, they’ll require a variety of toys to be spread around the house at all times. Unfortunately, toys can be pricey and commonly don’t last very long. 
Skip the pet store and try one of these simple and inexpensive DIY toys!

Dog Toys

Treat-Filled Tennis Balls
Tennis balls are a dog’s best friends, add some treats and your pup will be entertained for hours! This DIY treat-filled toy will cost you a fraction of what the store brands charge. 
  1. Select an old tennis ball that you no longer use.
  2. Cut a small slit or flap into the center using a blade.
  3. Pry the inside open using your fingers.
  4. Stuff tiny dog treats inside until it is a quarter of the way full.
  5. Close the flap.
The first time your dog encounters this toy, they may assume it’s just another tennis ball. However, the second they catch a whiff of those wonderful dog treats buried inside, they’ll be reluctant to let go. 
Did you know?
Cats have 230 bones, a whopping 24 more bones than humans.

It keeps them nimble.
Quiz: Dog Toy Safety
Online Quiz by FunTrivia
This is really cool. You get a score after taking the 10 question quiz. How'd ya do?
Quiz: What Toy Will Make Your Dog Go CRAAAZY In Love?
Online Quiz by BarkPost
Sometimes, it’s obvious what your pup prefers. But sometimes, when you say, “Hey there FIDO, which do you like?” and they nose their choice, you can’t really tell if that’s preference, or if they accidentally just touched your hand.

Well never fear, as always BarkPost is here to help you with your dilemma! Which toy would make your dog jump up and down like a pogo stick for joy? Take this quiz and find out!

What toy fits your dog's personality? Take the quiz and find out.
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
for Kitty:

Catit Treat Ball Cat Toy

The only thing better than enjoying a tasty treat is enjoying one you had to work for. Let your feline friends earn their rewards with the Catit Treat Ball Cat Toy. Load the ball up with treats and as your cat swats, bats, and pounces the ball a yummy surprise is released! The Catit Treat Ball Cat Toy is available in blue or pink.

Key Benefits
  • Reduces feline obesity by making cats work for food.
  • Reduces boredom.
  • Refillable cat treat dispenser.
  • Turn the lid fully closed, and it becomes a regular play ball.
  • Available in multiple colors.
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT for Pup:

Trixie Activity Flip Board Activity Strategy Game Dog Toy 

Trixie Dog Activity Flip Board Toy provides the perfect outlet for your dog’s energy and curiosity. Ideal for the intermediate canine gamer, it rewards your pet for correctly opening various compartments.

Simply hide your dog’s favorite treats in the compartments and watch as she uses her intellect to get to them. Due to the unique design, the cones cannot be knocked over and must be lifted straight up to be removed for an added challenge.

Vary the number and placement of treats to increase the level of difficulty. The non-slip rubber rim keeps the game in place as your dog explores. Trixie Dog Activity Flip Board Toy is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

Key Benefits
  • A challenging and stimulating outlet for energetic, curious dogs.
  • Ideal for dogs who enjoy puzzle games.
  • Rewards your dog for correctly opening various treat-hiding compartments.
  • Non-slip rubber feet keep game in place during playtime.
  • Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
Calling all Dogs

Sniff and Snack Puzzle Ball

Designed for treats to be wrapped up in the fleece strips and placed back in the ball. Fleece strips are joined in the centre of the ball. A fantastic enrichment toy.
Kitty Kat Pleasure

Wooden Box with Balls

Personalized Cat Toy for hours of fun.

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