TRIXIE Dog Activity Flip Board
TRIXIE Dog Activity Flip Board

In the upcoming movie the Secret life of Pets, Max and his buddies are very active. But for the average cat or dog it is easy to get bored and lonely when the humans are gone and they are “stuck” at home. Inactivity can lead to bad behavior and obesity.

Here are some ways to get your pet engaged an moving even when you are away. They help fight pet obesity and bad pet behavior.

DOGS:

Games

Find the Hidden treat, games like TRIXIE Dog Activity Flip Board provide a forum for activities like:

  • Flip lids using knobs
  • Slide disks to side
  • Lift up cones note that design prevents cones from being knocked over they must be lifted straight up to remove
  • Vary number and placement of treats to increase level of difficulty

The games common various difficulty levels form novice to advanced.

Treat Balls

Just fill the ball with dry food or treats and let you pet tip, flip and roll to dispense the food. Your dog get exercise while they eat. Bonus effects include gulping and too fast eating and weight management.

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Doggie Bag

Toys the Move

Give that hyper pet something to do with Hyper Pet Doggie Bag, this jumping bag with fun noises stimulate interest while motion detection encourages continued use. It provides hours of fun for your dog.

Puzzles

Puzzles are interactive  and fun and are available for dogs and cats. Interactive IQ wooden Puzzles are  designed to improve your pet’s intelligence and boost IQ. The puzzle challenges your pooch to find treats that you have inserted in the hidden holes. By changing the hiding spots of the treat, you can encourage him to really focus on their activity and use their nose to seek out hidden the hidden treats.

  • Provides mental stimulation and challenges your dog to find treats that you hide.
  • You can adjust the difficulty level as your dog learns.
  • Stimulates your dog’s brain and gives them hours of entertainment.

 CATS

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Petty Love House

Activity Center

Cat toys your like the Petty Love House Cat Activity Center with Hanging Toy Balls, Mice & More – Helps Cats Get Exercise & Stay Active.

  • 4 hanging cat toy pieces encourage cats to bat, roll & reach
  •  Cat exercise toy keeps pets active, healthy & happy
  • Folds and fits in included zippered storage bag

 Play Circuits

 The cat moves a ball in tube form place to place within closed ended tube, simulates hunting a mouse. Play circuits like Catit Design Senses Play Circuit provide:
  • Large 8-piece circuit consists of alternating high and low sections
  • Motion-activated illuminated ball lights up and zips around inside the track
  • High-low circuit design propels ball at high speeds

Tunnel Toys

Pop up tunnels with  ball attached appeals the cats instincts and provides hours of fun. Also a  fun activity toy for puppies and rabbits.

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Trixie Cat Activity Snack Ball

Puzzles

Many of the puzzles and games designed for dogs work well for cats too

Treat Balls

Stimulates the cats nature need to hunt for food.

  • Can be filled with treats
  • Snacks fall out from the rolling motion
  • Look for ones with adjustable openings

 

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