7 Responses to “Joey the Rat Terrier likes to de-fuzz the tennis balls…”

  1. Lisa

    My Doxin does that too. Surprisingly you can buy the ones that have mint flavoring on them!

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  2. Ashley

    My dog does that, i read it’s bad for their teeth so she doesn’t get balls with fuzz anymore :-(

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  3. peggyk

    My sister’s dog used to chew the fur off of tennis balls all the time. One day he stopped eating, stopping drinking water and stopped pooping and peeing. After a emergency run to the vet, emergency surgery,……..the vet pulled out a wad of that yellow fur. The synthetic fibers had blocked his intestines, causing a hole to develop and part of his gut rot away. After cutting out the bad parts and thousands of dollars later he finally recovered.

    Short story long, never give a dog or cat something that can be eaten and is made out of a synthetic man made material. Even those raw hides are not good. Just saying……………..

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  4. Dailey

    My dog does that, too!! It’s harder for her to get the fuzz off of actual human tennis balls, but she still manages to do so after a while. I just bought her a rubber Kong ball with no fuzz- hope it’ll last!

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  5. Charmaine

    My dog did this as well until it caused a blockage in his intestine. We were lucky that there wasn’t any permanent damage and the surgery went off without a hitch. Though it did cost us a few thousand dollars at the vet. Our lesson from this was to remove “fuzzy” items and invest in pet insurance, not a single issue since :-)

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