Simplify the toy box
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1) Don’t buy. Improvise!
Have you ever met a cat who can resist batting around a wadded ball of paper? Or hiding in a paper grocery bag? Toys don’t have to be more expensive than the box they came in. For example, rip an old T-shirt into strips, tie at one end, braid the strips and tie the other end for a great chew toy that smells like you.

With any homemade or improvised pet toy, it is important to pay close attention to the play sessions. Make sure your pet doesn't ingest any stray material, and if a toy starts showing signs of wear, discard it.
We’ve all done it: we buy our pet an expensive catnip-infused perpetual-motion mouse toy or a fully automated ball-thrower and little Mittens would rather just play with the packaging. The point is, your pet’s toy box is one place where you can keep it simple. Here are five ways you can streamline your dog or cat’s toy box.
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