You love your dog—and there is no doubt your dog loves you. So, what can you do to show him? Besides licking him back, that is?
It turns out there are a number of things you can do to let your dog know how much she matters. We’ve put together a list of 10 products that would likely be on his Birthday List if he could write.
We all know poor quality processed food is something for us to avoid, but it should also be something we avoid giving our beloved pets. Feeding your dog a raw food diet is biologically appropriate, promotes better bone and dental health, improves skin and coat, minimizes bad breath and makes for smaller poops. Also, they love it.
The right bed
We all appreciate a comfy spot to relax at the end of the day—or maybe even in the middle of the day—and your dog is no different. Adult dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day and having their own space to catch some zzz’s or just relax while they watch you work is important. Having their own space reduces anxiety and provides comfort during stressful times.
A snazzy warm coat
Some of our beloved fur kids don’t boast a lot of thick fur and some are smaller and just more sensitive to temperature changes. For cooler days, the right coat makes the difference between an uncomfortable walk and an enjoyable one. And besides, your schnauzer with the short shave will want to look sharper than his competition—that barky shih tzu across the street.
If you’ve got a terrier who likes to follow his nose and that nose likes to get him lost in the woods behind your house, an ID tag is his best friend. A call to the phone number on it, gets him picked up right away and back home safely.
The gut microbiome is the baseline for health for both humans and animals. Making sure your dog has the right bacteria populating his gut can mean the difference between a health dog and a not-so-healthy dog. Pet probiotic supplements are easy to add to your pet’s daily regimen.
If your pet hides under the bed in a thunderstorm or during fireworks there are things you can do to help soothe your fur baby. A Thundershirt uses constant, gentle pressure to calm your pet and make her feel secure. If that doesn’t work, there are herbal solutions to the problem.
We have a habit of thinking that dental hygiene concerns are mostly aesthetic, but they are not. Around 80% of dogs have periodontal disease by age 3. Not only can this create a lot of painful discomfort for your pet, but it can also cause other serious health issues as well. Getting the right toothbrush, pet toothpaste and oral care products can make all the difference!
Essential fatty acids
If you’re feeding your pet supermarket dog food, chances are they’ll need a boost in essential fatty acid supplements. But it’s not just poor-quality food that can create a deficiency; sometimes it’s simply an aging pet who needs a little help, or a dog with health issues that needs a boost.
As some wise person once said, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” And that applies to both you and your dog. With all that house guarding and important snuggling, your dog needs a play break. Maybe you both do. Grab that ball and head out to the park.
We would be remiss if we failed to mention that likely the most important item on this list is this. TREATS!!! Luckily, dogs are just as excited about healthy treats as they are about unhealthy ones—unlike the rest of us. Healthy treats are a good opportunity to expose your pet to other healthy proteins and veggies. Not that your dog cares, but you do.
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