With the holidays upon us, it’s time to start shopping for your loved ones – and by “loved ones” I mean your dog. In a year in which global health has been at the forefront of everyone’s mind, it’s important not to forget the health of our closest quarantine buddies. This year our ultimate dog care gift guide is focused on the care and well-being of your best friend this holiday season.
1. THE MISSING LINK SMARTMOUTH DENTAL CHEWS
There’s nothing your best friend loves more than a tasty treat. But why not kill two birds with one stone and give your pup a clean mouth in the process? The Missing Link Smartmouth Dental Chews are proven to be as yummy as they are effective at maintaining the dental health of your dog. They also support hip and joint health!
2. THE BIG BARKER ORTHOPEDIC DOG BED
One of the funnier things about owning large dogs is watching them sprawl out on blankets and/or dog beds that are half their body size. But as cute as it looks, it can be hard on your pup’s joints as he or she gets older. The Big Barker 7” Pillow is a highly rated orthopedic bed with over 2,000 perfect reviews on Amazon. While pricier than your average pet store bed, it’s very affordable compared to other orthopedic dog beds.
3. SILVER HONEY HOT SPOT & WOUND CARE
Preparing a first aid kit for pets is key to helping them feel better faster. Silver Honey is the most useful tool in any first aid kit: use it on dry itchy winter skin, irritations, nicks, cuts, burns, hot spots, etc. Available in spray or ointment form, Silver Honey uses Mother Nature’s strongest antimicrobials to soothe, protect and heal fast. Even try it on your own skin – you’ll be surprised how it can smooth out dry winter hands!
4. NATURVET HEMP QUIET MOMENTS
Anxiety in dogs is common. It can be brought on by a variety of everyday moments in a human’s life that your best friend just doesn’t understand. Whether you’re moving apartments, taking a drive in the car or simply having guests over, it can be helpful to have a natural, safe way to help calm your dog’s nerves. Try NaturVet’s Hemp Quiet Moments treats as a safe and effective calming aid.
5. PETSAFE GENTLE LEADER
Does your puppy drag you down the street when you go for a walk? We’ve all been there. And with large dogs in particular training them to heel can be an exhausting task. Enter the PetSafe Gentle Leader.
This head-harness is simple to put on and painless for your dog. And it’s an excellent way to train them to stay right by your side when walking. I’ve used these myself for years, and they’ve worked wonders!
6. CHUCKIT! ULTRA BALL
One of the most important ways to keep your dog happy and healthy is exercise. But if your dog is like mine, tennis balls don’t last long before they’re ripped into shreds. The Ultra Ball by Chuckit! is an almost indestructible rubber ball your dog can play with for years. Seriously…mine has survived a Rottie, a Mastiff, and a German Shepherd, and it’s still in almost perfect condition.
7. HEARTGARD PLUS CHEWABLES
Protecting your dog from heartworm disease is imperative. Heartgard Plus Chewables have been proven to do just that. And it’s extremely easy – just give your pup a single chewable each month for 6 months, and let Heartgard work it’s magic. It is important to note the recommended weight on the packaging to ensure it’s right for your dog.
Alcohol wipes and hand sanitizers have become part of our daily health in 2020. But these products aren’t dog-safe. And a simple bath isn’t enough to rid your pup’s coat of harmful bacteria. SaniPet is an alcohol-free, dog friendly sanitizing spray that kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria on their skin, coat and paws. I’ve been using their spray bottle for a while now and love it.
I hope you love these products as much as I do!