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Why Pets Need Toys to Grow Healthy

Pets need as much love and attention as humans do. One of the best ways to care for them is by encouraging them, through various means and dedicated toys, to play and stay active as much as possible. Playing serves a vital role not only for its physical state but also for its mental and emotional health. Toys offer pets the chance to increase their stamina, flexibility and mental acuity while providing them with a sense of comfort and relaxation. There are many more reasons why toys are vital to the health of the pets, which we will further explain. Here is why pets need toys to grow healthy.

Play is a vital component not only in the lives of domestic animals but also for the animals that live in the wild. Scientists, such as Carol Grant Gould and James L. Gould, describe the process of ‘’playing’’ as being any behavior that serves no adaptive, practical or survival purpose. We tend to think that animals, due to the fact that they are incapable of abstract thought, are driven solely by their survival instincts and act accordingly, performing tasks that serve this exact purpose.

But animals, just like us, feel the need to engage in ‘’purposeless activities’’ to pass the time. Herring gulls, for example, play by grabbing clams with their beaks, let them drop and try to catch them mid-air. As for domestic animals, dogs have an entire ritual when encountering other dogs. They inspect, sniff and walk in circles around each other, and then the play-fight begins. These, and other ‘’games’’ animals play, are both a way to maintain their mental acuity, and integrate themselves in same-species groups.

Therefore, toys, in the case of domestic pets, are sort of a miniature extension of the solitary and social plays that animals that roam the wildlands engage in. Toys simulate a personalized version of the wildlife while keeping pets happy and healthy in the process.

While pets surely benefit tremendously from the domestic comfort of human households, one thing that they might lack in the constant physical activity from the wild. Look for specially designed toys that encourage them to engage in playtime and enrich their five senses in the process.

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