Our Pets IQ Treat Ball Dog Toy Reviewed
All pet owners know that dogs tend to gravitate towards a favorite toy. Most dogs love play time, and having a favorite toy to play with is not only entertaining for dogs; it’s also comforting and stimulating. One particular toy that has become a favorite of many dogs is the IQ Treat Ball from Our Pets. In its most basic form, this dog toy is just another ball. However, with its secondary feature of being a treat dispenser, the IQ Treat Ball becomes something more than just another ball. This dog toy can do more for your dog than most other toys out there could. It’s one of the best ways you could encourage your dog to live a healthier and better lifestyle.
Durability and Reliability
The IQ Treat Ball is made for extreme roughing and tumbling. It’s pretty much guaranteed that the ball will get its fair share of rough play because your dog will find it ever so challenging, interesting, and exciting. The tough plastic material is non-toxic, so you can be assured that the ball won’t harm your dog in any way. The ball twists into two parts easily, and you’ll never have to pry or force the ball to open. That often results to breakage—something that the IQ Treat Ball will rarely have to endure from proper usage. The twisted parts can be cleaned easily and efficiently by a simple hand wash.
Your dog will have to push, kick, or nudge to get this ball to dispense some treats. No matter how much your dog will play with this toy, it won’t ever cause it any harm or pain. The plastic material may be tough, but it’s not nearly heavy enough to hurt your dog. When it comes to comfort, the IQ Treat Ball is the kind of ball that can keep sadness and anxiety away while you’re gone for the day. Dogs have to be left alone sometimes, and keeping them entertained and preoccupied is part of keeping their mental and emotional states in good condition. Your dog could easily play with this toy for hours, and the fact that it could also provide food for your dog as well is an extremely useful added bonus.
This toy comes in two sizes: 3 inches and 4 inches. Although that may be the case, the balls are still too small to be really practical for larger dogs. The IQ Treat Ball is actually designed more for small to medium sized dogs. Some of the dog breeds that could really benefit from this dog and treat dispenser include Boston Terriers, Dachshunds, Pugs, Bulldogs, Beagles, Cocker Spaniels, Basset Hounds, and a whole host of miniature breeds. With that said, there’s nothing stopping you from trying it out with your larger dogs. There’s just no guarantee that the toy will be worthwhile for them to play with given the size ratio.
Cost and Value
It’s a good thing that the IQ Treat Ball is quite affordable because you’ll probably want more than one in your home. It might even be useful to have multiples if you have more than one dog or if you just want to provide extra entertainment and food for your solo companion. A single 3-inch ball will cost you roughly $9.50 while a 4-inch ball costs $11.70. The balls are also available in two packs for your convenience. A 3-inch 2-pack IQ Treat Ball is $17.50 while a 4-inch 2-pack costs $20.30. If you’re not going to buy a 2-pack, it might be fun to buy your dog 2 different sized balls in different colors. You can give your dog different treats in each ball and teach it how to distinguish in between. Remember that the challenge level of one ball can be increased or decreased simply by adjusting the size of the treat dispenser. The smaller the hole of the dispenser, the harder it will be to make the treats come out.