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Are Plastic Toys Hurting Our Pets?

A new study from Texas Tech University has found that plastic toys, such as bumper toys used for training, may be exposing our dogs to harmful chemicals including bisphenol-A (BPA) and phtalates, which could pose a health risk. Philip Smith, co-author of the study and a toxicologist at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech, became curious about how these toys may be affecting his own dogs. RELATED: Do You Want to Know What Your Dog's Really Thinking? "Some of the dogs are exposed to plastic bumpers from the time they are born until the day they die. We all want our pets to be healthy," Smith told Environmental Health News. The researchers, led by Kimberly W...

Let The Games Begin!

Does your pet have a favorite toy? I always find it interesting how during the middle of a session with my clients, their pet will show me his or her favorite toy and the pure joy they feel towards it. RELATED: Throw Your Pet A Birthday Paw-ty! Some of my clients tell me that they feel disappointed when their pets seem to lose enthusiasm for playing with their toys. Often times it comes down to what they really want, which is their parents to play with them instead of just throwing them a ball and walking away. That good-intentioned action can actually trigger a feeling of disappointment. This is a good reminder for pet parents to be mindful and present. Ever notice how your pet focuses on...

Keeping Your Cat Fit with Toys

Exercise is important for all cats. It helps keep them fit and lean, avoiding the very common problem of obesity. And toys are probably one of the best ways to encourage your cat to exercise. Besides providing much needed exercise for your cat, cat toys serve another purpose as well: Toys, particularly interactive toys, help provide mental stimulation for your cat. They help keep your cat entertained, keep him from becoming bored and help reduce stress in his life. RELATED: Wanted: The Perfect Cat Toy There are lots of different types of toys that are available for cats. Visiting one of the large pet stores will likely provide you with an entire aisle full of alternatives. So, which ...

Hey cat lovers! Do you ever find yourself spending countless hours wondering what you are going to do with all that extra kitty hair that your feline leaves behind? Us too! Well stop trying to fashion it into wigs, because this guy's got a better answer! All you have do is collect that cat hair, roll it up and Presto! You've got a brand new cat toy. This plaything is cheap and easy, but also kind of weird. I mean, wouldn't you be pissed if you were expecting a cool new present and all you got was a ball of your own hair? Tell us: Is this a toy you would give your cat or would you pass it over for something you can purchase?...