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    Dogs lick to self-express, stimulate, and self-soothe, but they can also lick due to underlying problems. Here’s what you need to know about why dogs lick.
    Chew toys for puppies can help prevent destructive chewing in dogs. Keep reading to find out exactly how to keep your home protected from little puppy teeth.
    Oral health problems can cause your dog pain and lead to costly veterinary bills. Protect your dog from tooth and gum diseases and maintain your dog's fresh breath with these 7 tips for good oral health.
    ‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin and spice and everything nice. While most people who celebrate the holidays do so with human family members in mind, our furry friends are often left eyeing our delicious meals hoping for a bite of their own. So why not crack open that can of (pure) pumpkin puree and get cooking for your dog? 

    Hide-and-seek puzzle toys take your dog’s playtime fun to the next level. Learn how our sustainable hide-and-seek dog toys can help dogs embrace their inner scavenger!

    Your dog is at it again: yep, your doggo is rummaging through the garbage, the garden bed, or through your old stuff. Every dog is different, but their need to feel challenged as they scavenge for food is a universal drive that keeps your dog healthy and happy. 

    Rather than let your dog search through your garden beds or play scavenger with your clean laundry, check out our latest hide-and-seek puzzle toys, which promote and help harness the inner scavenger within!

    Fall is here, and with it comes cooler weather, pumpkin season, and of course, Halloween! When it comes to our furry companions, Halloween is a spooky time where you can have some seriously picturesque moments with your dog and family. 
    We all know that look that our dogs give us when they see a human gadget or toy that looks like fun. No matter how many puppy-dog eyes, tail wags, panting, and drooly smiles your doggo may give you, however, you should probably avoid giving your dog most items that aren’t made for dogs. 
    Like humans, no two dogs are the same. Your furry friend has his own play style, body, and personality that make it super important that he has the right toys. Knowing exactly what to look for when it comes to choosing toys, however, isn’t always straightforward. There are so many dog toys to choose from out there, and it can feel overwhelming knowing where to even begin!

    Summer is here, and we’re sure there’s no one more excited for this season than your pup!  You and your doggo can both enjoy the sunny skies, warm weather  and gentle breezes this season brings! It also gets lighter earlier, and stays bright later during summer - bringing a seemingly unlimited amount of playtime hours! 

    With so many dog toys for pet parents to choose from today, it’s important for pet parents to consider certain factors when buying a dog toy. This includes the age of your dog, size of the dog, whether you’re using the toy for outdoor or indoor play, and play style.

    It’s with this in mind that we here at Chopper & Otis have reviewed the top 50 best eco-friendly toys ever made. This means that all our products are 100% non-toxic and recyclable! Have fun!

    The Golden Retriever is a true “get-along” dog, making fast friends with kids, cats and other dogs when socialized with all of them. She’s loyal and eager-to-please, which means she enjoys learning tricks to make you happy. Because she’s very social, she needs to be in situations where she won’t get lonely.

    Our first featured best friend is the Australian Shepherd. While labeled the Australian Shepherd, this working dog was bred around the time of the Gold Rush to herd livestock in the western United States. The Aussie is associated with Western culture and cowboys because of its popularity in rodeos, Western films and television.