Surprise! Dogs Like Toys They Can Break

I am sure it will come as a great surprise to all of you dog owners (NOT) that dogs prefer the toys they can break to pieces.

You see, it’s evolutionary development. Dogs want toys which resemble real prey animals, and what fun is prey if you can’t catch it and tear it up?

“Because we think that dogs perceive toys in the same way that wolves perceive prey, they prefer toys that either taste like food or can be torn apart, however the latter can cause health problems if the dog accidentally swallows some of the pieces,” co-author John Bradshaw, a researcher in the University of Bristol’s Veterinary School, told Discovery News.”

That explain the torn couch, chewed wallpaper, ripped curtains, I could go on.


About Dr Vadim Chelom

Dr Vadim Chelom is a Registered Veterinarian, a writer and an educator

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