How to Treat Your Dog and Make Them Happy: 7 Helpful Tips

Written by on January 12, 2021 in Pet and Animal Health with 0 Comments

From the moment we first lay eyes on our precious pooches, all we want is to ensure their safety at any given time. Those big puppy dog eyes and floppy ears just do something to your heart; you want to protect them as much as you can! Approximately 77% of dog owners have spent more time with their dog due to lockdown this year, and there is no doubt you feel closer than ever with your dog. If you are looking for a way to shower your favorite companion with some love, you are in the right place! We have detailed a list of gift choices for you to peruse when wanting to find the absolute best present for your dog. Furthermore, we have also included an extensive list of ways to keep your dog safe, happy, and away from harm all year round. Read on for more!

Keep Small Items Out of Harm's Way

The last thing you want at any given point is to be opening a present with several small parts, one of which gets consumed by your dog! Ensuring that anything like this is opened away from your dog will ensure no risk of them gobbling up any stray pieces. While you must keep dogs away from anything that might put them at harm, you will undoubtedly want to make sure to remember to pick them up a present too! After the year that we have experienced, we think that they are also deserving of a gift, even just to thank them for their continued companionship and for providing comfort throughout the testing times. Keep reading for our top present suggestions when wanting to treat your cherished family member!

Dog Treats

The ultimate present for any dog out there, dog treats are a favored gift for dogs big and small and can be used in a variety of different situations, from an after-dinner snack to telling them ‘well done.' However, most pet owners are conscious about what the treats are made of and how they will affect their dog. If you are searching for goodies that will look after your dog's inside just as much as the outside, we have just the suggestion.

Rather than purchasing the standard dog treats available in most supermarkets, consider checking out the selections of natural dog treats that are on offer. Not only are they delicious but they are full of all the vitamins and minerals that dogs require to lead a healthy and nutritious lifestyle. Bella and Duke provide this range of natural dog treats, with something suitable for teething puppies through to our aging seniors. If you are interested in finding out more about the variety of natural dog treats available and how they will benefit your adored companion, head to their website!

Dog Cleansers and Shampoo

While there are many cosmetic products out there for pampering your dog, you must make sure that the ingredients within said products are safe for use on your dog. Certain products are developed for different breeds of dogs and consider the length of their hair. As a pet parent, it can be said that you are more than willing to pay what it takes to ensure the safety of your dog, and the same can be said when purchasing shampoo and cleaning products. Making sure to do your research and not buy the first thing you come across will ensure that the ingredients are not potentially harmful to your devoted companion while leaving their coat shiny and smooth!

Dog Clothing

Not something that a lot of people think of when wanting to treat their pets, but something that can be both a worthwhile investment and have some comedic relief as well. Many businesses sell dog coats, which are perfect for the cold and wet winter months that we face presently, while others sell more dress-up items, great for those wanting to give their pup a makeover! Whatever you are looking for, you will need to ensure that you are purchasing the right size and fit for your dog; any ill-fitting clothing can rub and cause hair loss and blisters, not what you want for your dog in the slightest!

Dog Toys

The main event for any dog, there are so many different toys out there to choose from. From tug-of-war style toys through to treat dispensers, you and your dog are spoilt for choice. Similarly, to that of dog clothes, there are several toys out there that are designed for different sized dogs, as well as age-specific toys. When perusing the selection of available dog toys, you want to inspect them in detail before giving them to your dog, to ensure that there are no small parts that could be swallowed or anything sharp that could cause harm to them. While most toys out there have already been inspected for these kinds of things, nothing is stopping you from checking, just to be 100 percent sure.

Dog Beds

This can be a bit of a hit-or-miss purchase for some, mainly if your dog prefers to ignore their own bed to sleep on yours! While this may be the case for many pet parents out there, spoiling your dog by purchasing them a new bed to sleep on is a great way to ensure that they are safe, warm, and happy. Much like our previous suggestions, there are many dog beds available, from anxiety-reducing beds for worrisome pups to easy-to-access cushions and beds for those with delicate joints and bones. There is something available for any dog, and we are confident that your dog will love you even more for treating them like royalty!

Getting a New Friend

Not only would this be an excellent addition for yourself, but it would be a great companion for your dog! That is, of course, if your dog is okay around other dogs; you don't want to be upsetting or making them anxious by bringing another dog on board. While this is not a suitable option for those due to lack of funds – let's face it, this year has been tough – or for those without the room for a second dog, this is certainly something to be considered favorably by those wanting to get another dog for their brood. What better time to surprise your family with a new member than the present!  That being said, if you are considering getting another dog, it must be remembered that they are for life, not just as a commodity. Make sure that you are entirely ready to get another dog before deciding to get one.

Finally, sit back, relax, and have fun with your pet! Any pet parent out there knows that our pets make a massive difference in our life experiences. While you shower them with love, affection, and comfort daily, there is nothing wrong with buying them lots of suitable treats too! They certainly would not have a problem with it. Spending time with your beloved dog and playing with them and their new toys is something which will make them happy. All pets want is to be with their owner, and what is better than a cuddle from your furry friend after a hard day?

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