LifestyleChoose your dog's toys wisely: TikTok user's viral video explains color preferences in dogs

Choose your dog's toys wisely: TikTok user's viral video explains color preferences in dogs

In what colors is it worth buying toys for a dog?
In what colors is it worth buying toys for a dog?
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5:51 AM EST, February 2, 2024

A TikTok user with an interest in dogs has issued a warning to other pet owners. They found that a specific type of toy is not at all suitable for these animals. The influencer takes the time to unravel this mystery.

When buying a toy for your dog, avoid these colors

As noted by the self-proclaimed "dog expert," color is an essential factor to consider when choosing a toy for your dog. They recommend selecting products primarily in blue. Here's why that's important.

"Dogs do not perceive colors the same way we do," explained the TikTok user.

As per the information shared by the influencer, whose video went viral in no time, dogs perceive the colors green and red as shades of grey. However, they can identify blue clearly, just like yellow.

The video sparked a flurry of comments. Users were taken aback by what was stated, with many arguing that this theory doesn't match up with reality.

Veterinary experts from VCA weigh in on canine color perception

The TikTok user's video is making rounds on the internet, prompting more specialists to weigh in, including experts from the veterinary organization VCA. They confirmed that dogs perceive colors differently than humans.

"While human eyes have three types of cones for identifying combinations of red, blue, and green, dogs only have two types of cones that distinguish just blue and yellow. This limited color perception is identified as dichromatic vision," The Sun cites from expert opinions.

That explains why toys in these colors are most effective.

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