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Avoid Playing Fetch With Sticks

This weekend try replacing throwing sticks with some of these alternatives...

There are many fun games you can play with your dog with tips and tricks to train them along the way. Knowing which ones are safe can be beneficial to your dog’s wellbeing.

A popular game to play but also one that should be avoided is playing fetch with sticks. This can be dangerous for dogs and may result in splinters and other injuries. These injuries may then lead to serious infections and in the worst case senarios , surgery.

Dogs may also accidently impale themselves while trying to catch sticks in their mouths or result in the stick being lodged down their throats... OUCH!

Alternatives to throwing sticks include throwing a frisbee, dog toy or a ball. But do make sure your objects are a suitable sized to ensure the dog doesn’t choke on it.


How do I toilet train my cat

I rescued an adult female, desexed cat six months ago. Apparently she’s always been an outside cat. I have another cat who is mostly indoors and I would only let outside during the day if I was home. Luna didn’t like being indoors and wasn’t using the litter tray properly. I had her confined in the bathroom for a few days to get use to it and she would go next to it, rarely in it. She will sometimes use a tray otherwise will urinate or poop on the floor. I am at wits end. I have two trays, I’ve changed the type of litter, put dirt in the tray, picked up the poop and put it in the tray to show her that where it goes. I’ve used spray in the tray to attract her to want to use the tray. I bought felliway diffuser which is meant to calm cats and have also used the rescue remedy drops in her food. I’ve recently moved house where there is a cat enclosure so she can go in and out when ever she pleases but still goes in the kitchen (as I now close the bathroom door when she started going to the toilet in there), but tonight I noticed she’s been going in the spare room if anything is left on the floor which is carpeted. So I’ve now cleared that whole room to prevent her from going to the toilet. She is still going in the kitchen. I’ve tried cleaning the area and eliminating her scent by using water and vinegar then once dry use bi carb soda and hydrogen peroxide and it has made no difference. She’s been tested for a bladder infection which came up negative. I love animals. I have another cat which she now gets along with and two dogs which she is still getting use to. I don’t know what else to do and I don’t want to give her up but feel like I will have no choice.