We love to pamper our pets. They often become part of the family as soon as we bring them home, carving out a steadfast place for them in our hearts. Some of us like to show our appreciation for their unconditional love by showering them with gifts.
The market for pet products and services has expanded dramatically over the past few years. There are all sorts of accessories available nowadays, some to make your pet more comfortable and happy, some purely for the owner’s entertainment. So, if you feel like splashing out and showering your pooch with gifts, here are a few of our favorite pet products.
The days of dog kennels are long gone. The thought of leaving our pet to sleep in the garden is shocking to most of us. They might get cold, intruders could take them and it leaves them exposed to any wildlife that might come wandering into the garden. Nowadays, most dogs sleep within the home. So give them something more comfortable than the floor to rest their head on. There are currently all sorts of dog bedding available, so with a little trial and error, you will find exactly the right match for your four legged friends. For older dogs, consider an orthopedic bed, which will give them maximum bodily support as they snooze. Ring and doughnut beds often prove rather popular with smaller breeds, whereas larger breeds often enjoy the space given by pillow and cushion beds.
Some of us still walk our dogs by attaching a lead to the dog’s collar. This might be okay for dogs who don’t pull, but for excitable pups, a lead attached to their neck can cause respiratory problems. We would suggest investing in a comfortable, reliable, good quality, no pull dog harness for any pooch.
Harnesses mean that when your dog pulls, the pressure will be evenly distributed around their body, rather than being focused on their neck. Harnesses are also a safer option regarding security. It is easy for an excitable pup to slip out of their collar. It is virtually impossible for even the most wriggly of pooches to work their way out of a harness.
The growing popularity of non-shedding curly-haired breeds has seen pet grooming salons pop up in almost every town and city across the country. But this doesn’t mean that a day of luxurious treatments are the sole territory of Poodles, Bichon Frises and Lhasa Apsos.
Any dog can be taken to a grooming room for a wash, trim and blow dry. But the fun doesn’t stop there. There are a variety of special treatments that can be used to soothe your dog’s sensitive skin and leave them feeling fresh as a daisy. Ask your groomer about special treatments next time you drop your dog off. Our personal favorite is the blueberry facial.
Personalized Name Tags
You should always have your dog microchipped, just in case they manage to wander off and get away from you. But it’s a good idea for you to also get a personalized name tag to be attached to their collar too. This means that anyone who finds them can easily contact you and will know your dog’s name to put them at ease.