A Complete Guide To Essential Dog Supplies
If you are getting a new dog then there are lots of things you will need to get before you bring them home. There are certain products that are essential to making your dog happy and comfortable. It’s easy to forget some things when you go shopping for pet supplies, so it’s always helpful to have a list. The things that you end up buying depend on your personal preferences, there are also some optional extras you can get. However, these are the things that most new dog owners should get for their new pooch.
Most dogs love to snuggle up in a nice comfortable Dog Bed. It’s a safe place they can to relax and get some alone time. Dogs sometimes need to switch off and get a bit of space, and a soft, warm bed is the perfect place to escape to. Get your dog an appealing bed to curl up in when they go to bed at night. Dog Beds are also handy because you can take them with you when you travel so your dog always has something that smells and feels like home. You will need to get a bed that is big enough so that when your puppy begins to grow they can still fit in it comfortably. There are lots of different types of such as:
- Plastic beds
- Oval beds
- Tweed beds
- Quilted mattress beds
- Waterproof beds
- Fleece beds
for your puppy or adult dog can be quite a challenge. There are so many different types of Dog Food to choose from. First of all, you need to decide whether you want to feed your dog wet or dry dog food. Both types have their advantages and disadvantages.
Wet dog food has a stronger scent and taste and lots of dogs love it but it can be quite messy, isn’t particularly convenient and most of it is made up of water. Dry dog food isn’t always as appealing but you get more for your money and it’s not as messy to handle.
Then you need to decide what brand of dog food to go with. Generally, the premium brands have higher quality ingredients including more protein and less cereal and grain. Try your dog on a food that’s within your budget and see whether they like the taste and don’t have any stomach issues. Don’t change dog food quickly, you need to slowly introduce them by feeding them small amounts.
You will need to stock up on Dog Toys, especially if you are getting a young puppy. They will need lots of fun toys to keep them entertained. The type of toys you get depends on what your dog likes, so it’s probably best to buy a few and see how they get on. Playing is an important part of a puppy's development and a great way of providing mental stimulation for your dog. Playing with your dog on a regular basis also helps to increase your bond. Some of the you can get include:
- Soft toys
- Squeaky toys
- Tug of war toys
- Frisbee toys
- Bone toys
- Retrieval toys
Chews are great for keeping your dog’s teeth healthy. They scrape off plaque and naturally clean your dog’s teeth. They also give your chance to express their natural urge to chew things, this especially helps with puppies who are teething. There are a range of different dental chews available such as rawhide, bones, antlers, Nylabones and ropes. You should always supervise your dog with dogs chews, never leave them unattended.
You will need a to take your dog out and about and on walks. You can get nylon, leather, rope, and chain Dog Leads depending on what sort of dog you have and your personal preferences. Dogs that pull on the lead will require a stronger more durable lead. If you have a small dog that doesn’t pull much a nylon or flexi lead is usually perfectly fine.
Collar & Identification Tag
You are required by law to have an identification tag on your dog, even if they are microchipped. The Control of Dogs Order 1992 states that any dog in public must have an identification tag with the name and address of the owner on it. It’s also sensible to have your phone number on there so that if your dog is lost and someone finds them they can ring you straight away.
You will need to get your dog a to attach the identification tag too. Whenever your dog is in public they should have a collar on. Choose a Dog Collars to suit your dog's coloring and personality. You may also have to choose a collar for practical reasons for example if your dog is strong you will need a more durable collar.
Dog Grooming Products
The grooming products you will need will depend on the type of dog you have. Some breeds need a lot more grooming than others. If your dog has a smooth, short-haired coat then they won’t need much grooming. You will need to brush them occasionally to get rid of dead hair, trim their nails and keep their ears clean. If your dog has a long, thick coat then you will need to brush them on a regular basis and take them to the groomers regularly. Here are some of the grooming products you might need to buy for your dog:
- Dog shampoo
- Nail clippers
- Ear cleaner
- De-shedding tools
Dog treats are useful for training purposes and it’s nice to spoil your dog every now and then. Have some treats at home and take them on walks with you so that you can do training with your dog when you are out and about. You need to find a treat that your dog absolutely loves so that they will stay focused and work hard to get a delicious treat. Dogs are quite different when it comes to treats, they like all sorts of different things. Some of the treats we have on our website include:
- Gravy bones
- Pigs Ears
- Meaty treats
- Fish treats
Get your dog two, one for water and one for food. This will get them into a good feeding routine and help to reduce the mess they make. Your dog should always have access to water and know exactly where their water bowl is. There are also some other essential dog supplies you may need such as:
- Dog health products such as worming tablets
- Car travel harnesses/seat belt/crate
- Dental hygiene products such as toothpaste and a brush
- Dog training products
A Complete Guide To Dog Accessories
The sheer amount of different dog accessories you can get for your dog can be a bit overwhelming. Which ones do you actually need and what will be the best size, shape, colour or design for your dog? If you are thinking of getting a dog then you will need to know about different accessories you can get.
When it comes to pet accessories the key concern is that your dog is comfortable and has everything they need to stay healthy and happy. After you have had your dog for a while you will get to know what accessories they need and what they can do without.
Some dogs have specific issues which means they require certain accessories. For example, dogs that pull on the lead will need a harness and dogs that feel the cold more may need a coat or jumper. The accessories you need completely depend on the type of dog you have and your personal preferences.
What are dog accessories?
Dog accessories are basically any products you can get specifically for your dog, however, they tend to fall into three different categories. You either get accessories to style your dog, make them more comfortable or to help with training. Different types of dog accessories:
- Training aids
- Grooming accessories
- Travel products
When it comes to dog accessories there are some essentials that you will need. Some accessories are just for show or to spoil our dogs. It’s easy to get carried away when browsing through different products and order more than you need. If you are going to get a new puppy then here are the key accessories you should get:
Dogs that are out in public should have Dog Collars on at all times with an identification tag. You will also need a lead to take your dog on walks. You can choose a collar and lead to suit your dog, they come in all different colours and sizes.
Get your dog a bowl for water and a bowl for food. If you have a larger dog they will need to be elevated above the ground.
Your new dog will need a nice cosy bed to snuggle up in, especially during the winter. Dogs just love to cosy up in their Beds when they need some downtime.
Stock up on a selection of toys for your dog. Dogs need toys to keep occupied and provide them with mental stimulation. Some toys are designed to enable dogs to display some of their natural instincts and behaviours.
Most dogs need to be groomed on a regular basis, especially dogs with a longer coat. Some dogs need to have their coat trimmed every few weeks. Essential grooming products include brushes, dog shampoo and nail clippers.
Dog fashion accessories
Want to spoil your dog and get them the latest fashion accessories? You can get your dog almost any accessory, from shoes and jackets to jewelry for dogs. Dog fashion accessories have become increasingly popular in the last few years, with pet owners going the extra mile to pamper their beloved pets.
Fashion designers are even designing products for dogs and showcasing them on the runways in Paris, London and New York. Some dog owners want their dogs to be as fashionable as they are. In some cases, owners go a bit too far when it comes to dressing up their dogs. However, as long as your dog is comfortable and happy then it doesn’t matter.
Our top picks
We have so many accessories it’s difficult to choose a shortlist. Here are some of our most popular accessories for dogs:
High-tech accessories for dogs
As technology advances, more and more high-tech products are being created especially for dogs. Some of these products make life easier for dog owners, others are just for fun. Our top 5 high tech accessories for dogs:
- GPS collars that track their location
- New products even claim to help dogs and humans communicate better
- Apple has even launched activity trackers for dogs that can be synced with Apple products, such as this
- Video apps that record what your dog is up to while you are out. You can keep an eye on them and learn about the things they do when you are out.
- Video apps that enable you to phone and interact with your dog while you are out to make them feel more relaxed. If you are spending time apart from your dog you can spend time with them if you set up a video phone.
Helpful Dog Products For Around The Home:
Making your home dog proof is an impossible task. When you get a dog you have to expect a certain amount of mess and or damage to your home, but there are some products that can make your life a lot easier. You can get helpful products for your home that will keep things tidier, restrict access and prevent unnecessary mess. Here are some helpful dog products that you can use around your home.
Pet gates can be used in a similar way to child gates. If you want to keep your dog in a certain area of the house then use a dog gate to keep them in one place. You can restrict them to one room or block off a certain area of the house. Some people prefer their dogs to stay downstairs or remain in the kitchen when they are out, a pet gate can help you do this.
Dog doors are just like cat flaps but for dogs. Let your dog go outside whenever they want using a dog door. You can lock it if you want to stop them from going out, or coming back in. You can get a dog door from our website here
Does your dog make a huge mess when they are drinking water or eating from their bowl? Food can go everywhere when your dog is eating and most dogs will drip water everywhere while they are having a drink. This can easily create a mess. Use a dog dinner matt to protect the area surrounding your dog’s bowls and reduce the amount of mess they make. Get your dog dinner mat online today
Muddy Paws Dog Runner
Even if you wipe your dog’s feet after a muddy walk they always end up putting paw prints all over your house. Get a muddy paws dog runner and your dog can simply walk over it as they enter the house. This highly absorbent mat will prevent mud and wet paws from ruining your carpets and floors. Buy a dog runner online here
Lots of dog owner’s find crates useful to use around the home. You just need to get your dog used to using a crate and make it a comfortable place where they can relax. Then you can put them in their dog crate when you need to and they have somewhere they can go for a bit of quiet time.
Relax and buy doggy goodies from the comfort of your sofa
Get dog supplies online and benefit from free delivery on all orders over £25. It's much cheaper and easier to order pet products online in bulk. Avoid constant trips to your pet shop and struggling to carry everything to your car. Ordering online is quick and easy, and we can deliver everything you need directly to your front door.
Get the best prices at the Time for Paws dog shop
We offer dog supplies at some of the lowest prices in the UK. If you are looking for top quality Dog Food at cheap prices, then you have come to the right place. Sign up to our newsletter and follow Time For Paws on social media for exclusive deals and offers.
Order all your dog supplies from Time for Paws; The UK's leading dog shop online
Carrying enormous bags of heavy food to your car is no fun. Order all your supplies online, and you won't have to lift a finger. Our friendly delivery staff will bring your dog's kibble straight to your front door. Ordering online is fast, easy and hassle free, which means you can make great savings on all your favourite doggy goods. We also stock a fantastic range of Dog Beds, Dog Coats, Leads, Harnesses, Crates & Carriers, Collars, Toys and much more besides!
You might find these article useful, especially if you are a first time dog owner or are getting a new dog: