I’m a canine expert – here’s the biggest mistake you can make when buying your pooch a ball
Dog owners should think carefully before buying their pups a red ball, an animal expert has warned.
Instead, they should reportedly opt for blue or yellow toys to ensure their pets actually want to play with them.
According to experts at PetLabCo, it’s important to see things through your pooch’s eyes.
In a video posted on TikTok, the dietary supplement brand said: “Mistake number one, buying the wrong color dog toy.
“Dogs don’t see color the way we do.
“Red and green colors appear greyish to them, but they can see blue and yellow tones.”
According to Purina, dogs see colors similarly to humans—but the intensity is different.
While most of us get the full spectrum, a dog’s world is made up of shades of blue, yellow and gray – with red, green and orange largely absent.
“That’s why yellow and blue toys make the biggest impression on your dog, while red balls can be left in the grass completely forgotten,” the website adds.
That’s because humans have blue, red, and green cones, a type of photoreceptor cell in the retina, and dogs only have two — one blue and another that’s somewhere between red and green.
This limited color perception is called dichromatic vision.
However, dogs’ vision is superior to ours in other ways.
For example, they can detect movement much better and see more clearly in low light, says PetMD.
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