5 Essentials That Every Responsible Dog Owner Should Possess

  • 22/11/2019

Owning a pet means taking care of a living being and fulfilling its emotional needs, providing a healthy and balanced diet, training it, grooming it, taking care of its medical health, walking it and so on. Having a pet also requires some particular essentials. Read to learn about pet products every dog owner must have.

Body harness and leash

One of the tips on being a responsible dog owner includes leashing your dog. A dog-harness evenly distributes the force along the chest or the backside of the dog’s body in comparison to a collar, which can put pressure on your dog’s neck and affect the normal breathing cycles. A harness has two different points of connection, one being on the chest and the other being on the backside. In this way, you can handle your dog more easily, you can restrict your dog from pulling you away and you can teach your dog to walk beside you. As far as the length of the leash is concerned, it should be at least 56 inches long. A soft leash is definitely a better option for the owner as it will enable comfort for the hand gripping the leash.

Anti-tick products

Fleas and ticks can be quite dangerous for your dog’s health. That’s why it’s essential to use anti-tick and flea products. Certain products, such as powders, can be rubbed all over your dog’s body to deal with the problem of fleas and ticks, which are especially active during summer months. Different anti-tick and flea shampoos can also be used to treat mild to severe infestations. If not treated promptly, the dogs scratch and feel discomfort. And not to mention all the potential diseases the ticks and fleas can transmit to your pet.

Collars and tags

Collars can be used as an addition to body harness and leash and they can also be used to prevent fleas and ticks. Nowadays, there are even special LED collars which are perfect for walking your dog at night. This modern collar enables the vehicles to spot your pet more easily as well as you, as its owner, when it's off the leash. As a complement to the LED collar, there is also an illuminating dog jacket, which makes your dog cozy and more visible to other people. The collar has an important role in tagging your dog, that’s why choosing the personalized dog name tags can significantly help in their protection. The ID tags should contain the owner’s personal data - phone number and address, as well as the dog’s name.

Grooming glove or brush

For your dog’s hair care, it’s best to use a grooming glove or a brush. The grooming glove is for the owner to use by placing it on its hand and petting the dog in order to remove the slack hair form the dog’s coat. Basically, it is used in the same way a brush is used. This is important in order for your dog to have healthy and shiny hair. On the other hand, a pet hair brush can be used on the dog itself as well as on the couches, rugs and upholstery to remove all the hair your pet has left. Rubber brushes are gentle for your pet.

Dog toothpaste and a brush

Another important essential that many dog owners oversee is the dog’s dental health. If you don’t take proper care of your dog’s oral hygiene, it can develop foul breath, gingivitis, tooth pain and in extreme cases periodontal gum disease that can result in tooth loss. Your dog’s teeth should be brushed regularly with a quality toothpaste and a brush. Additionally, you can also use dental treats.

Taking care of another living being and giving it time and love it deserves is quintessential for your dog’s happy and healthy life.

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