As a terrier, Mr. N adores chasing after small rodents. Thankfully (for us anyway), he doesn’t really get a chance to do so very often. But the instinct is still strong in this one.
We were at a pet store a few months ago when he found this basket of mouse toys for cats and became obsessed. He refused to leave the basket and made pitiful whining noises at me. So I bought him one of the mice.
Well that mouse lasted him maybe about thirty minutes and he is normally very good about not destroying his toys. We’ve never had to throw out a toy because he has chewed it apart… until this one! It was not well-made at all. So I went on Etsy to look for a replacement and stumbled across PrimalKitty.
Jessie makes cat toys out of scraps of buffalo fur and leather from her mom’s ranch. She credits her cat Sabrina for coming up with the idea for the toys after she got into Jessie’s workshop and started playing with the buffalo scraps. She lives on a farm in Springdale, Washington with one husband, seven cats, one dog, 13 bison, 26 chickens, three geese and one turkey (they do tours!).
Jessie also makes dog toys with the same materials for her other shop, PrimalPuppy. She sent me two of the medium buffalo biscuits from PrimalPuppy, one to review and one to give away. I also bought one of the rat toys for Mr. N.
Mr. N loved the rat! He ran around the house with it in his mouth and would throw it up in the air and chase after it. It’s just the right size for him and it’s in the same condition when we first got it. He likes to use it as a pillow when he naps just in case someone tries to steal it.
The buffalo biscuit was a little big for him, it’s about the size of his face. So I attached it to his flirt pole and he likes to bat at it and try to catch it. Both toys also come with (optional) squeakers which heightens the prey sensation for him.
I think bigger dogs (by which I mean dogs that have ten pounds on Mr. N and up, aka most of the canine population) would enjoy the toy. Mr. N has trouble fitting his mouth around it. Or you could use a flirt pole like I did if you have a small dog.
These toys are meant to be interactive training toys and not chew toys. So I would supervise when your dog is playing with the biscuit especially if they like to rip their toys apart. I’ve noticed a little bit of the fur fall out after heavy play but nothing too noticeable.
Your significant other might come home and mistake the toys for real rats and have a moment of panic but that just proves how much the dogs will like the toys right?
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