Zerrspiele with young dogs - teeth can be damaged

Zerrspiele with young dogs - teeth can be damaged / Health News
Teeth of young dogs can be damaged in Zerrspielen
Playing together with your own dog is fun for both the animal and humans. There are plenty of different ways to play. For many, the four-legged friends can learn important lessons. From so-called Zerrspielen with young dogs is not recommended. The teeth of the animals could be damaged.

Dealing with dogs serves health
In Germany, around 28 million pets are kept. The majority of them are dogs and cats. Especially children love to cuddle and cuddle with the animals. Playing with dogs is not only fun but also good for your health. It is even practiced in everyday therapeutic practice. For example, animal-assisted therapy for depression is widespread. And also in psychiatry dogs help.

Playing with the dog makes keepers and four-legged friends fun. However, experts advise against so-called Zerrspielen with puppies and young dogs. This could damage the teeth of the animals. (Image: hemlep / fotolia.com)

Zerrspiele are unsuitable for young dogs
There is a plethora of gameplay opportunities, animal rights organization Peta writes in a recent release. "Playing should be fun and good, but not every form is suitable," said Dörte Röhl, veterinarian and specialist for animal roommates at Peta.

Thus, so-called Zerrspiele, in which provide Halter and four-legged friends with a toy a kind of tug-of war, for puppies and young dogs rather unsuitable, as they can lead to injuries of the growing teeth. It is generally advisable to play only "wildly" so that the game can be ended at any time with a short "No".

Instead of tennis balls rather special dog toy
Games with tennis balls are also not recommended for dogs, because the surrounding felt abrades the teeth of the quadruped - no matter what age - like sandpaper. Continuous damage to the teeth can cause severe toothache. The remains of sand and dirt make the problem worse. Holders should, according to the experts best buy special dog toy. (Ad)