So, we used to grab the tennis balls out of the bin at the pet store (Cooper would rather play ball than anything) and thought it was a good idea. But the balls would only last a little while before they came apart; they were  useless after that.

Then I got the bright idea to get real tennis balls. It worked! They last for a long time. But there are a couple of things to watch for.

Some people have said that the dye on real tennis balls is not good for your dog – can even cause cancer. And if they chew on them a lot, the abrasiveness of the fuzz can damage teeth. Also, consider the choking¬†hazard! Don’t risk having a ball lodged in your pet’s throat! If you have any info on this please let us know.

So, to be on the safe side, we’re going to get some “dog safe” rubber balls. I just hope I can find some that have about the same bounciness as regular tennis balls. Cooper really has his timing down to snag a ball on the first bounce at about 6 feet or more! Hmm – maybe a video is in order.

Look forward to hearing from you!


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