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  1. dogmom January 7, 2018 at 6:36 pm
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    My lab loves to chew sticks. He was ripping my bushes apart in the back yard so I set out to find a solution. He obviously loves wood so when I came across this similated wood toy I thought I’d give it a try. A large one lasts him about a month before he’s chewed it away and my bushes are bright and healthy again!! Dogwood is a winner at out house!

    + PROS: Super durable and occupies my dog for hours!
    - CONS: Make sure to grab the end when they've chewed it down to discard it to ensure your dog doesn't choke.
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  2. Shannon Giust March 19, 2018 at 2:34 pm
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    This is my cat’s favorite. He will choose these over anything else.

    + PROS: Funny designs Good catnip
    - CONS: My cat hides them.
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  3. Shannon Giust March 30, 2018 at 1:08 am
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    My husky cross loves stuffies. He always ends up destroying them but this one seems to last a little longer. I think it’s the size. He likes that is bigger than most. We purchased a few of them.

    + PROS: Comes in huge size for really big dogs. Fairly durable.
    - CONS: Stuffing everywhere once he gets in!
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  4. Colerz March 30, 2018 at 2:03 pm
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    Doberman and Poodle. Foster who destroyed the toy was a doberman.

    + PROS: These toys have been some of the longest lasting plush toys that I have have had in my house. Each section is sealed so even if an ear is chewed the body remains intact. Various different squeakers in the different toys. Awesome options for all the various dogs in my house.
    - CONS: No toy is indestructible but took some time before my foster dogs destroyed a toy.
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  5. Colerz March 30, 2018 at 2:09 pm
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    Doberman and Poodle. Little fosters are generally Chihuahuas.

    + PROS: These are great options for the medium chewers in my house. I expect they will be destroyed by my strong chewers. The little dog fosters like them to snuggle with because they are light enough to carry around and play with despite buying only the bigger sized ones. Great option for puppies too. So many colour and style options I can tell the dogs to get their own.
    - CONS: Really need to watch the plastic bag and all the bits inside the squeaker.
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  6. Colerz March 30, 2018 at 2:13 pm
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    Doberman

    + PROS: Great way to keep a dog occupied for a while. Good for rainy days when my dogs aren't wanting to go for much of a walk. Also good for dogs who need a little more mental stimulation. Love this when working with dogs who need to improve focus and are food motivated.
    - CONS: Careful to not have around stairs or places where a dog can drop from a distance. Repeated dropping has led to one breaking.
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  7. COSIMAreye April 3, 2018 at 12:37 pm
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    3 year old Rottweiler female. Separation anxiety and broke out of crates before these!

    + PROS: Very durable for my destructive Rottweiler.
    - CONS: Having to stuff it every day can get tedious
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  8. COSIMAreye April 3, 2018 at 12:43 pm
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    3 year old Rottweiler and 3 year old Australian Cattle Dog. They love to be rough and play hard.

    + PROS: Easy to refill, great enrichment and really frustrates my dog. Keeps many dogs I know entertained for quite a while. We used it to feed all their kibble.
    - CONS: Not many! Depends on how food driven your dog is.
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  9. COSIMAreye April 3, 2018 at 12:49 pm
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    3 year old domestic cat.

    + PROS: Got Large sized for our cat and she likes to wrap herself around it and chew on it.
    - CONS: Can't be thrown/etc so no prey drive ellicited. Cat seems to like it regardless.
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  10. mary k April 3, 2018 at 12:58 pm
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    My cat is a 12 year old rescue tabby from the Ottawa Humane Society.

    + PROS: they spin and are bendable and biteable. They are also good for the little foster dog who prefers cat toys.
    - CONS: If the big dog gets them they are bent or unwound easily.
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  11. Mmcmullen April 3, 2018 at 7:42 pm
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    Keegan is deaf and blind but loves to chew and play. His favorites are bones and squeaky toys

    + PROS: Great for puppy teething Does not make a mess
    - CONS: No smell to it and my little guy is blind so scent is key
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  12. dogmom April 4, 2018 at 2:38 am

    German Shepherd, likes to destroy toys but not overly aggressive with them. I’d say an average chewer. I give this toy 9/10 for my dog!

  13. Mmcmullen April 5, 2018 at 9:21 am
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    Boxer mix who has separation anxiety this has helped huge

    + PROS: Size and durability My pups love it
    - CONS: Hard to clean. I wish it was open at both ends
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  14. Mmcmullen April 5, 2018 at 9:23 am
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    Mini dachshund who loves his toys

    + PROS: Super cute and has a squeaker
    - CONS: My dog destroyed it instantly
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  15. COSIMAreye April 5, 2018 at 3:24 pm
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    Australian Cattle Dog with high prey drive.

    + PROS: Unique Squeaker and my dog seems to enjoy cuddling it.
    - CONS: The squeaker didn't entice my dog as it wasn't high pitched and he could easily destroy it. We have chewers so this toy won't last very long.
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  16. Colerz April 7, 2018 at 3:17 pm
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    Doberman puppy 2.5 months, adult standard poodle likes to pull out squeakers. And foster Bolognese lived cuddling with it.

    + PROS: Squeaker sound was really inticing to get the dogs playing. Worked well for large and small dogs ways for both to carry. Puppy loved the toy for many hours of cuddles.
    - CONS: Sharp puppy teeth were easy to put a hole in the toy. The adult dogs were then easily able to play out the stuffing.
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  17. Colerz April 7, 2018 at 3:22 pm
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    Collie/chow mix was his favourite toy but never destroyed would cuddle and squeak for hours. Standard poodle can absolutely destroy it but mostly didn’t.

    + PROS: This was my dogs favourite toy. He loved to chew this for hours and would carry it with him everywhere. He loved to bring it to you when you get home.
    - CONS: Strong chewers can absolutely pull this apart. Lots of stuffing inside so makes a mess when dogs pull it apart.
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  18. Colerz April 7, 2018 at 3:29 pm
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    Collies and duck tolling retrievers at a daycare center

    + PROS: This ball was about as close to indestructible as I have ever seen a toy. Some dogs can get some teeth marks in them if the ball is small enough to get their mouth around but I buy ones that are too big for the dog to hold. More interactive to just have them push around and Chase. Great for high energy ball chasers they will keep themselves entertained for hours.
    - CONS: Hard to clean little crevasses if they do get teeth marks in them.
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  19. dogmom April 9, 2018 at 2:05 am
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    I wasn’t sure how this would stand up to my ball obsessed pup but it has. Way better than a tennis ball or hockey ball for sure! Bonus that it squeaks.

    + PROS: Has lasted two weeks! My big husky mix hasn’t destroyed it. Seems to really like how much he can squish it in his jaws.
    - CONS: Loud squeak!
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  20. Tanya April 9, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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    I have my own sweet girls, both about 50 lbs but I always have multiple fosters too that range from 3lbs to 100lbs!

    + PROS: They outlast every other chew 99% if the time. Fill with food, natural peanut butter, yogurt, fruits, canned food, and/or treats and freeze! A go-to for crate training.
    - CONS: Some dogs can destroy them if they work really hard at it.
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  21. Tanya April 9, 2018 at 12:18 pm
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    I own 2 mofderate chewers and foster so have lots of testers in my house!

    + PROS: Great for delicate dogs who are not big chewers. Keeps dogs busy and a must-have type of chew when crate training.
    - CONS: They do not last as long as the extreme kongs so we always choose those.
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  22. nancyjs April 9, 2018 at 3:48 pm
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    I have a 9 yr old maine coon male cat who is very hard to please. There are very few toys he will play with but absolutely loves these springs. He bats them around and chases them. Great buy!

    + PROS: simple yet so much fun
    - CONS: none
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  23. nancyjs April 9, 2018 at 3:52 pm
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    I have a 2 yr old havenese who is a heavy chewer and loves to play. She has yet to chew through this toy and loves to have it town so she can chase it. All other toys she can destroy quickly. Great value.

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  24. nancyjs April 9, 2018 at 3:55 pm
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    My 2 yr old havanese is a heavy chewer but has yet to destroy any of her kongs. I fill them with treats when i go out. She can get the treats out quickly but she knows not to destroy it as more treats to come in it. I have 4 of them and aside from losing one that she buried for later, they have lasted well.

    + PROS: very handy to have
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  25. nancyjs April 9, 2018 at 3:57 pm
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    my 2 yr old havanese loves this monkey. she is normally a heaver chewer and pulls all the stuffing out of them but for some reason she loves this one and plays with it but has not chewed it. She loves to play tug or toss and fetch but toy is still intact a year later

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  26. Barbara Lagace May 3, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Great topic Shannon and some great info from Emma.

  27. Hindy Pearson May 4, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Wonderful tips thanks for sharing. A few years ago we adopted a puppy mill rescue, and while out walking one day she freaked and got out of her collar. We had no idea how traumatised she had been, so didn’t realise I should have used a harness. Needless to say after that no dog goes out without one. There was no way to catch her, my husband cycled around looking, and we were frantic. We called the humane unit of our local police department, local shelters, vets… The police were amazing, they rode around looking for her, kept us updated and finally six hours later a police officer brought her home. I’m super careful about doors being left open, microchips and tags with collars, but I was unprepared for this situation which was easily preventable. Luckily she was found safe and sound, but sadly not every case has a happy ending.

    • Shannon Giust May 7, 2018 at 12:47 am

      That must have been so scary!!! I use martingales to avoid backing out of collars and a few near misses. It can happen in an instant. Sounds like you’re well covered now! I even include our address on my pets tags just in case and only remove for crating.

  28. Holly May 4, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    I’ve had two moments when I thought I lost a cat, once while we were in the midst of moving. It is the most terrifying feeling. I was lucky that my cats were just hiding. Around here there is a volunteer service called Maine Lost Cat Recovery. It is primarily Facebook-based, but they help pet parents who have lost a cat (there’s a dog version as well) to make posters and advise them on how to canvas and post. They have a good resource on what to do if you lose a pet.

    • Shannon Giust May 7, 2018 at 12:45 am

      Many many years ago I lost my cat. She escaped during a move and we never found her. This was before social media and times of rapid sharing and still to this day I always keep my eyes open in that area of the city, she’s never left my mind. 🙁

  29. Ruth Epstein May 5, 2018 at 3:30 am

    Great tips. It is my biggest fear although am fortunate that Layla sticks to me like velcro in dog parks. My friend lost her foster dog on Monday, it got out but good news they found him 5 miles away safe and sound last night, what a relief it was for all of us. She had posted everywhere plus made a facebook page and so much more.

    • Shannon Giust May 7, 2018 at 12:43 am

      Phew!! I’m so happy to hear that your friend’s little foster was found! It’s amazing how people can pull together for a common goal. Thanks.

  30. Adriana May 5, 2018 at 6:07 am

    Very good tips and yes everyone thinks their dog or cat won’t get lost and when you least expected happens. It is good that you are giving tips for prevention and what to do when it actually happens. I have not lost a pet just yet but you never know. Thanks!

    • Shannon Giust May 7, 2018 at 12:41 am

      Thank you!!
      I used to work at a shelter… the numbers of lost or abandoned pets…. 🙁
      I just hope that these tips can help somebody if they are ever in this terrible situation.

  31. Kamira May 5, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    I’ll have to pin this post. Great tips for steps to take if a pet is lost or found. Thanks for this post. Often times people find strays or lost pets not knowing what to do next or just keeping them at their home all the while someone else is frantic over losing their pet. Will pin!

  32. Kamira May 5, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Great post! So many people lose or find pets and don’t know what steps to take next. This post is a great action plan to follow. Will pin!

    • Shannon Giust May 7, 2018 at 12:39 am

      Thank you! The more we know the faster they get home. 🙂

  33. Dorothy "FiveSibesMom" May 5, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Excellent tips! Seeing the posters break my heart to think of these lost furbabies. But the posters are so important to do. I did a two-part series, “Help! I’m Lost!” on my show “The Sibe Vibe” with the folks from Lost Dogs of America and Lost/Found Husky Dogs – it is such a fear and can easily happen to any one. Having these tips and being prepared is key, while praying it never happens. I’m Pinning your blog post! I just followed your social media accounts, too! (under FiveSibes)!

    • Shannon Giust May 7, 2018 at 12:38 am

      Thank you and important with all pets! Especially the runners!! 😉 Your dogs are beautiful! One of my favorite breeds.

  34. Beth May 6, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    It is really scary when a pet is missing. I’ve had several lost dogs come into my yard, luckily I was able to get them home. (Tags with a phone number make it so easy to help a get a lost dog home.)

    • Shannon Giust May 7, 2018 at 12:36 am

      I seem to be not so lucky and the ones we come across have had visible identification. Thankfully one was chipped and being from a smaller town we only have one vet and owners call their first as a trend.

  35. Amy Hempe May 6, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    These are great recommendations. I would use a couple of social media platforms: Next Door, Facebook, and FB neighborhood pages. Sometimes animal shelter sites are linked with private shelters, other times not. And trust the kids in the neighborhood too – many of them are actually not on social media but they know about lost dogs. Putting up signs will get their attention, and they can ask around.

    • Shannon Giust May 7, 2018 at 12:34 am

      Great tips!! Thanks for adding. 🙂

  36. Dash Kitten Crew May 6, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    I appreciate this, even though we have cats and not dogs. Losing a pet through wandering is a nightmare and the UK at the moment has a killer on the loose who is taking pets.

    We all need to be reminded that there are things we can do, that we do not just have to sit and worry.

    (ps is it just me seeing five adverts in your post?)

    • Shannon Giust May 7, 2018 at 12:33 am

      As in an animal is out hunting or a sick individual? I truly hope it’s the first of the two. Cats can have an especially hard time outdoors, its important to keep them safe for sure.
      And yes.. still trying to figure that whole thing out. Sorry for the spammy post.

  37. Kristin May 6, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    I knew that cats went into a feral like state when missing (and often hide really close to home) but didn’t know dogs did as well. Fortunately, I have never lost a pet – but am still incredibly cautious bordering on paranoid when it comes to keeping my guys safe.

    • Shannon Giust May 7, 2018 at 12:29 am

      Yes, dogs can go into survival mode quite quickly as well.
      Animal instincts- got to love them!!

  38. Jana Rade May 6, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    There is a perception everybody seems to have–bad stuff always only happens to the others. And, most likely, because it’s their fault. One thing everybody forgets is that every one of us is “the other” for everybody else.

    Bad things can happen to anybody. Anybody’s dog can get lost.

  39. Cathy Armato May 6, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    Very good tips! I always try to convince people to get their pets microchipped. It’s the most heartbreaking thing when a shelter scans a dog or cat that came in without tage and there is no microchip. A pet will go up for adoption in most parts of the US within just a few days. Collars & tags can easily break off or be removed by a stranger, microchips are permanent.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

    • Shannon Giust May 7, 2018 at 12:27 am

      Totally agree! I used to work at a shelter and it still blows my mind at the amount of pets that still don’t have a chip.

  40. Amelia Johnson May 7, 2018 at 3:02 am

    My heart was in my throat when my puppy went missing for 45 minutes…by my side one minute and when I turned around she was gone. The whole neighborhood was looking for her. She had followed a trail to a stream and when she was done, she came trotting back home as though nothing happened. I was so glad her leash didn’t get hung up on anything.

    I have found a number of dogs…some wearing ID and some not…never took them to a shelter though and always found the owner. This is a great topic since it can happen in an instant!

  41. Rachel May 7, 2018 at 4:12 am

    The one and only time my dog ever got lost, I was little and we were on vacation during the 4th of July! Rooney now has a microchip and an engraved collar, just in case. Thanks for sharing this awesome information.

  42. Sweet Purrfections May 9, 2018 at 2:58 am

    This is some wonderful information that I hope I never need to use. The girls did slip out when they were kittens when I’d open the front door, but I’ve worked with them to stay when I come in the front door. My concern is when strangers go in and out the front door. I watch them like a hawk.

    • Shannon Giust May 9, 2018 at 3:21 pm

      It can be so hard kittys. When its in them to be outside it hard!!

  43. Sonja May 16, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    SO glad I have a dog that doesn’t need a groomer. In my family, we’ve always groomed ourselves. My mom even had the big royal poodles and still did her own… fancy cuts and all. This is all great advice if ever… !

  44. Hindy Pearson May 16, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing these great tips!! At times it’s been difficult finding a groomer that felt comfortable with some of my dogs. I remember when I first moved to Florida and I was looking for a groomer for my deaf and mostly blind dog. I was shocked at how many people I called said no they couldn’t help. I did try a couple of groomers for my dog Jack until I found one who not only was comfortable grooming him, but understood how to handle him since he had been abused. When you find a great groomer, try not to let them go!

  45. Dash Kitten Crew May 16, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Most of the dog groomers around us are self-employed so they work alone. I do not think this would be an issue if they are certified and qualified for their position. I would be concerned about anyone using harsh chemicals though. These days there are so many options NOT to that really harsh cleaning materials must be really out of date (attitude wise).

  46. Tenacious Little Terrier May 16, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    Mr. N has separation anxiety which makes grooming difficult. I finally found a groomer that lets me stay with him and grooms him as her first appointment straight through. We’re staying with her even though her shop is moving further away!

  47. Ruth Epstein May 16, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    When I got Layla and started looking for a groomer I asked around the other dog owners till who they recommended and yes my groomer works alone, but she is fast, fantastic and I think 30 percent of our neighborhood dogs go to her. I trust her totally

  48. Seville at Nerissa's Life May 16, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    As a short-haired cat, I don’t go to the groomer. But those two long-haired freaky brothers of mine? Well they don’t go, usually, either. BUT… But a couple summers ago, Andy had to have a lion cut and you’re never gonna believe this, but the groomer workin’ at our hospital, WAS ALLERGIC TO CATS. MOUSES! Boy-oh-boy-oh-boy… Andy got his lion cut, alright, but it was done by one of the nurses. Turns out, she’s pretty good at the groomin’, too! purrs

  49. Holly May 17, 2018 at 3:31 am

    The same would be true for a cat groomer. I’m studying to be a groomer and thinking about this gave me some things to work out.

  50. Beth May 17, 2018 at 6:04 am

    Finding a groomer you can trust is so important! These are good questions, that I wished my local groomer. Sadly, ten years ago my dog died at the hands of a groomer because of his neglect. It was devastating and completely preventable. The groomers that work with my current dogs are well trained and trustworthy.

  51. Stephanie Seger May 17, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    I’ve never had to take my dogs to the goomer, but I know these are terrific tips! I have witnessed harsh treatment on the grooming table at both stores and dog shows so I think doing your due diligence ahead of time on how dogs are treated in their facility is key! I would also want to be there for the first session. I’m kind of control freak.. which is probably why I do my own grooming. 😉

  52. Tara May 20, 2018 at 8:06 pm
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    I have 2 bully mixes that are 1.5 years old. My male is a strong chewer and my female is a power chewer.

    + PROS: Last longer than most rubber toys and are great for stuffing and freezing. Mine get one every morning in their crate.
    - CONS: A little difficult to clean depending on size. Mine are XL and XXL so a bottle brush works well. Other downside is if your dogs chews with front teeth. My girl nibbles at the top and then starts to bite off pieces - it only lasts a month. A bit pricey if you need multiple XL or XXL size
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  53. Kelly May 23, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    My dogs aren’t big water drinkers, I actually have to encourage them to drink! But this is something I don’t think many people realize and it needs to be promoted. You think, it’s summer, it’s hot, my dog is hot, so let them have a big drink, not knowing what the possible consequences are of the drinking too much. Thank you for sharing.

  54. Kristin May 23, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Gosh, this is scary and not something I would have thought possible. Thankfully, Ruby is not a water dog. She doesn’t swim and avoids any kind of water deeper than a rain puddle. Sometimes it is a struggle to get her to drink enough water on hot days.

    I’m going to share this post. Thanks!

  55. Beth May 23, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    I was really shocked the first time I heard about this. Thanks for sharing this important information, especially right as summer begins, It could help save lives.

  56. Seville at Nerissa's Life May 23, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    I actually have heard ’bout this before. I don’t think it applies to us cats – on account of our not usually playin’ in water and stuff – but for doggy parents, it’s somethin’ they really, REALLY need to know. Most peeps probably don’t even think about it. Why would they? I mean, drinkin’ water “seems” harmless enough, right? But too much of anythin’ can cause problems. It’s a good thing you’ve done here by helpin’ peeps know ’bout this danger. It really and truly is. Thank you. PURRS.

  57. Michelle May 23, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Wow – such an important warning. My dog doesn’t like playing in water, so this isn’t a risk for us. But it might be for some of my clients – so I’ll be sure to pass on the knowledge. Thank you

  58. Ruth Epstein May 23, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Fantastic warning and I am battling with Layla at the moment with the opposite, she does not want to drink water so am syringing drops into her mouth during the day including chicken broth. I cannot understand why she is doing this and have written it on my blog this week

  59. Dash Kitten Crew May 23, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    I had read about dogs and the danger of water before, this is a timely reminder for the northern hemisphere summer so well done for such an important post.

  60. Joelle May 23, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    My dog loves to swim and play fetch in the water so I know he’s taking in water. I do try to be mindful of how long he’s swimming so he doesn’t get too tired out there. Now I’m even happier that I monitor because water intoxication is a thing!

  61. Joelle May 23, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    My dog is a swimmer and I always monitor how long he swims in case he gets too tired. He would just go and go. Now I’m really glad I monitor because water intoxication is a thing!

  62. Dear Mishu May 23, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Thanks for sharing… we didn’t know this! Luckily Dear Mishu isn’t a fan of water so this probably isn’t a concern.

  63. Jae Marie May 23, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    When we spend time outside and it is warm, I try to pour small amounts of water at a time, even if I have to fill it up a few times because my dog guzzles water when it is hot. He gets so excited and starts coughing, which is the only time he coughs when he is drinking water. He is tiny too, only 5.5 lbs, so I know it wouldn’t take much to hurt him. It is scary. Thank you for sharing this!

  64. Lola The Rescued Cat May 23, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    Very interesting! This is really important info for dog owners to know, and i wonder if it applies to cats at all. I’ll share this with my dog friends.

  65. Tenacious Little Terrier May 24, 2018 at 12:11 am

    Mr. N doesn’t like being in water enough for this to be an issue but definitely a risk for water loving dogs! I once watched a dog who would drink so much water he would frequently throw up. We had to control his water intake.

  66. Sweet Purrfections May 24, 2018 at 3:06 am

    I don’t think I’ve heard of this before. But it makes a lot of sense. I don’t have dogs, so I don’t know how much is normal for them to drink after exercise.

  67. Sandy Kubillus May 24, 2018 at 11:20 am

    I had a couple of springer spaniels that loved to swim and drink water. I never worried about them drinking too much. I’m sorry to hear about your dog. I know that drinking water contaminated with blue-green algae is bad, but I didn’t know about clean water. I’ll have to be more careful when I get my next springer. Now my cocker, Buffy, tends to tank up – drink a lot of water out of her dish about twice a day. She doesn’t play in the water so she is not at risk. Thank you for this informative post.

  68. Heather Wallace May 24, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    A unique topic that is perfect for this time of year. My dog Beau has always drank a lot of water. At first we were concerned about diabetes, then when we ruled out physical causes we determined with the vet that it is likely behavioral from when he was a shelter mutt and a runt at that. So water ingestion is always monitored.

  69. Kamira G May 24, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Yes, I have heard of water intoxication in dogs. I never knew this until recently. Water is usually so good for us all for hydration however even too much can be fatal. Thanks for sharing this post, especially with summer coming and water activities. Pet parents can take the proper precautions to keep their pet safe.

  70. Holly May 24, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    I have heard of this before. Frightening, really, just having a great day playing at the lake and something like this could happen.

  71. Jana Rade May 24, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    It is dangerous for any dog; not every dog is likely to fall victim to that, though. I wonder if switching the fetch toy, for example from a ball to say Flying Squirrel, would work.

  72. Colerz June 4, 2018 at 12:21 pm
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    Dobermans (puppy and older). They love to play tug with each other and they love to just fall asleep squeaking. This has held up longer than some toys but certainly is not indestructible.

    + PROS: This is a great option for dogs who like to play tug, and have interest in multiple squeakers. I like that once one area is ripped open not all of it is.
    - CONS: This does not hold up to my strong chewers but they love it regardless.
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  73. Colerz June 4, 2018 at 12:24 pm
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    Dobermans (puppy and older) generally hard on toys and we go through many toys over time. They love soft toys so even though they get destroyed they get more.

    + PROS: This has been my puppies favourite toy. My older dogs are also interested but it has been his favourite. On first glance I didn't think it would last long as the head looks like it would be easily pulled off, so far no one has tried. The two individual squeakers have lasted through puppy teeth and yet to be punctured unlike many other toys which no longer squeak despite being intact.
    - CONS: Very loud squeakers so not a bedtime toy.
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