What It Is
The Snuggle Puppy from Smart Pet Love is a very soft plush toy in the shape of a dog. There is a Velcro opening in the plush belly in which to place a battery-operated beating heart and either a disposable or re-usable heating element. The heartbeat and heat mimic the sensations dogs get while laying with their mom or littermates. Even if left in the "on" position, Smart Pet Love claims that the heart will beat for over one week before having to change the battery. The Snuggle Puppy is a calming aid for dogs or puppies that suffer from separation anxiety or fear of loud noises or crates. According to Smart Pet Love this item is veterinarian recommended.
Is It Fun?
This is a soothing toy for dogs who get anxious over loud noises, being crated. We think this would be especially useful for puppies who may be afraid after being separated from their litter. This is not a toy for aggressive chewers.
Who It’s For
This is for any dog that suffers from anxiety but it is not for aggressive chewers.
What To Be Aware Of
The Snuffle Puppy comes complete with a disposable heating element as well as a reusable heat source in which rice is used. The heart comes with two AAA batteries, which are easily replaced with a Phillips head screwdriver. This is not a chew toy by any stretch of the imagination so do not leave with an aggressive or even a moderately aggressive chewer.