Updated: Mar 20, 2019
By Marissa Castaneda
Your furry friend loves you to death, but we can’t forget those
essentials that every dog owner would go crazy without! Whether in
your home or in your car you’ll definitely need these ten to be fully
As an owner of three fur kids who have given me quite the run
around in the early days I have learned quite a lot from their
shenanigans over the years, regardless of the trouble they always
seem to find, I would have gone barking mad if I had not had these 10
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Everyone knows that dogs love toys and depending on the dog you
may only need a few or a few dozen to keep those chompers in check!
Whether they are bully sticks or soft plush bunny rabbit toys they are
sure to keep your fur baby distracted while your away from home or
while you’re playing at the park.
Treats are a necessity when owning a dog, they are needed in
training as a puppy or for any trick you want to teach your dog as they
get older. You can go grain free or make your own treats at home by
making boiled chicken, however, make sure your dog is not allergic to
anything before you try any homemade treats.
Leashes are a must, especially having a spare leash! You never
know when your current leash may get too worn out or you may need
one at an expected time.
4. Id tag/microchips for every pup
ID tags and microchips are a great way to make sure your pet can
always be identified whether at a park or if they mistakenly get out of
the back yard or on the road during vacation.
Harnesses provide stability and control over your dog while out on
a walk yet, front harnesses provide more comfort for the pet owner
and their fur-baby. Front clasping harnesses gently squeeze at the
chest area letting your furry friend know to slow down and not
constantly pull at your arm while on walks. For more info on what type
of harnesses are best for you and your fur baby go to:
6. Poop bags for outings
I cannot begin to explain how important poop bags are, they help
keep your local parks clean and they help prevent diseases when you
pick up your fur kids poop.
Brushing your dog is a requirement when it comes to long haired
dogs such as, schnauzers, Yorkshire terriers, great Pyrenees, and so
on. They need to be groomed at least once or twice a week or as
needed, however, short haired dogs can go with a brushing every now
and then, but they tend to need little to no brushing. More info on why
both ID tags and microchips work better together! Click the link for
8. Slippery Shampoo
Making sure your pup is barkin’ clean is making sure you have a
good shampoo and conditioner and making sure it doesn’t irritate their
skin or make it flaky and dry.
9. Comfy Crates
Crates are always helpful and needed when traveling or when you
are away at work or school but, make sure your furbabies don’t see
them as a punishment so, don’t put them in their when they
are in trouble. Try taking them to a pet friendly room instead.
10. First aid kits are not just for hoomans!
And we saved the best for last! First aid kits. They are the
most important item to own as a pet owner. First aid kits provide a
variety of creams, antibiotics and bandages for your fur kid in case
they get injured while playing with you or on a walk. However, don’t
assume every injury your pet gets can be fixed by a first aid kit its
always better to call your veterinarian and ask if it is better to go in for
a second opinion. Need a checklist? Check this one out!