Have you ever wondered what is about tennis balls that even the most blasé dog cannot resist? The answer lies partly in their size.
Tennis balls are small enough for most dogs to hold comfortably, and large enough so they don’t slip down their throats. More important, tennis balls have a soft spongy surface, perfect for picking up and retaining scents – even the scent from the dog’s mouth as well. They can smell it’s their ball.
Best of all, tennis balls have a springy texture that dogs love. When they chew, the balls squish down, then pop right back. The compression is a great workout for their jaws. Some dogs feel lost when they don’t have a tennis ball to chew. Is your dog a tennis ball lover?