Friday, August 26, 2022

Essential Items Needed When You Own A Dog

If you have recently got yourself a family pet then you may be wondering what items you need for them. Some of the ones listed below may seem pretty obvious, but you would be surprised by how many people forget.


Food & Water Bowls

Some dogs can be quite stubborn with food and water bowls. If you don’t give them the same bowl that they are used to then they might refuse to drink or eat out of them. Similarly, you may find that your dog prefers eating off the floor or on a plate. This is simply a personal preference of your animal and it’s nothing that you need to be overly concerned about. It’s still useful to have food and water bowls for trips or when you take your dog to a new place. 

Collar & Lead 

When it comes time to take them on walks, you’re going to need a collar and lead to ensure that they stay with you. This is going to be important when you are walking by a road, or even somewhere that they are unfamiliar with. You can even look into purchasing something like a dog harness with handle if this makes it easier for your dog to walk with you.

Blankets 

You might think this is an obvious one, but a lot of people forget that dogs like to be cozy as well. If you wouldn’t sleep on the cold, hard floor then you can’t expect your dog to do this either. When you get your pooch they should come with blankets that they are used to being around. This blanket will have familiar smells and calm the dog down, make sure you keep these. There are many varieties of blankets you can get your hands on these days. You can even get one that looks like a doggy sleeping bag to use when your pet has gotten a bit soggy

Insurance

Finally, you do need to make sure that you invest in insurance when you have a dog. Insurance will protect you from the worst costs that come with a pet like this. For instance, it will ensure that you don’t have to worry about expensive surgeries that your dog may require at some point in its life. Do be aware that insurance rates differ from company to company but so does the level of cover provided. As such, you should think about completing a thorough search to find the best option for you on the market overall. It’s also worth noting that insurance will get more expensive as your dog ages. As such, you may need to switch suppliers when the rates change.

We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the essential items that you are going to need when you own a dog. It’s important to understand that these are the very basics, and you will need to purchase other items for them to enjoy their life. We wish you the very best of luck and hope that you love your new little furry friend.




93 comments:

  1. Nice post although I'm not to sure about the insurance.

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  2. very good to know, getting a new pet is exciting insurance though can be pricy but usually worth it depends on the breed I guess

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  3. Get tips for a new pet owner thanks for sharing.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  4. I am thinking about getting a dog, so this is very helpful, thanks for sharing it with me and have a marvelous weekend!

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  5. Never forget love. Ina rural area, may want to rethink insurance.

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  6. I agree with the insurance - we found out the hard way the costs with an emergency trip to the vet!

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  7. You should consider a first aid kit for your dog, you can find a good one online for under $40.

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  8. I always try to find some toys they will not chew through. And some biscuts for their teeth

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  9. It is so hard to guess what toys they will like. Insurance so helpful

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  10. I would like to get my dog some treats and a new bed.

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  11. I would love to find her a better leash. She loves to go for walks and the leash I have is a long training one. She also would love a new toy.

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  12. I would love to buy a new dog bed as she has torn up her current one!

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  13. I would like to get him a nice big bed.

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  14. I would like to buy an elevated pet feeder. It's supposed to be better for their digestion. Also, a wide stainless steel bowl to help prevent whisker fatigue.

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  15. I would potentially buy cat food

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  16. I've been wanting to get a drinking fountain for my animals

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  17. Zoe could always use supplements, great giveaway!

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  18. K9 Advantage is definitely a must have!

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  19. I would like to buy them some treats. They love treat time!

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  20. A new bed, Halloween costume and treats woof

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  21. I would want to buy her a new bully stick. I will only buy American made bully sticks because I feel they are the safest for her, but they are pricey so this would be helpful!!

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  22. I like to buy chew toys for my pet.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  23. I need to get a new pet bed for sure.

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  24. I would like to get them treats and toys

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  25. I would love to buy my dogs some treats and new toys. Maybe even a new bed too.

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  26. I can always use pet food.

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  27. I would stock up on her favorite treats!

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  28. I would stock up on some of her favorite treats!

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  29. I would need all of the items listed above plus a doggy bed and a supply of doggy treats

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  30. I would buy some food, toys and gifts.

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  31. I would love to buy some supplies for my pet, like another bed, and toys, treats. twinkle at optonline dot net

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  32. I am getting low on Greenies and treats for my cat.

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  33. Very informative! As a vet tech, I’m glad you are letting people know that pet insurance is important and can save people tons of money!

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  34. I have a potbelly pig that has arthritis in both legs it's sad and our vet said to get her some joint chewables, so I would get that for her.

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  35. I would buy cat litter for my cat, treats and food for my dog and a cage for my hamster
    Carolsue Ezovski
    digicats {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

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  36. i'd like to get a new brush for my husky.

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  37. Definitely want to get her some toys ;) !

    Thanks for the giveaway :) !

    - Heather B.

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  38. She needs so much, but toys for sure.

    -- Madie

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  39. I would like to get him a new leash.

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  40. Chew toys, treats, food, and a new bed.

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  41. I would probably get some treats.

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  42. Puppy pads, food, treats. Rinse and repeat.

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  43. If I could find any in stock I need my cats favorite Purina Cat Chow for sensitive tummys! Everywhere seems out of stock in Turkey Flavor. Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol dot com

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  44. Good tips. I'd get some new catnip toys.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  45. Great tips. I'd really like to get a good harness leash. I also read that doggy backpacks (light ones) are good for their treats because dogs like to have purpose.

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  46. I would probably get some treats and toys for my pets.

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  47. Thanks๐ŸŒป...we need to replace our dog's bed as he recently chewed up the foam pad & cover !!!

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  48. Treats are always welcomed by my fur babies!

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  49. I would buy new bowls and chew toys.

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  50. I'd stock up on her favorite treats, or some new toys.

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  51. Food is always needed

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  52. Have 3 old cats - having dealt with 7 other pet deaths in the last 5 years. Watching a pet age is hard.

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  53. Check carefully about insurance. We live in a VERY rural area. Plenty of vets that don't take insurance.

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  54. Having a pet can be costly but well worth it.

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  55. I also found some jobs that cover pet insurance as well, I didn't know this was a thing. I've never had insurance for my pups

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  56. These are great tips for a new pet owner!

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  57. Lots of good tips here for first time dog owners. May seem like a lot but they are so worth it!

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  58. My friend had pet insurance and quite frankly I don't know that it panned out well for her.

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  59. I have never owned a dog so this information is very helpful

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  60. You really do know about dog’s ways and how they like when they want, and want what they like! I had to pin this! Both of our animals know their own food and water bowls. I can’t even switch them around when they are out of the room! I don’t dare scrub them super clean. I might as well buy new ones. Because that’s the way they would treat them. They like their own beds. They are creatures of habit; just like humans! The insurance is really good to have! We had to take a small loan out when our dog was hit by a car. We would have tried a lot of things to keep out family member alive and well. It’s better to be prepared! Thank you so much for sharing! Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„

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  61. This is a great list and most of the necessities! They also Need a good home with lots of love! ❤️

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  62. We've considered insuring our dogs, but one's too old and one's too young and healthy.

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  63. We are first-time puppy owners. Our pup is 8 months old. I didn't even know pet insurance existed until recently. Our pup has had a couple of medical issues already, and I am considering it now.

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  64. Thanks for the information. We are planning to adopt a puppy soon. We need to know what the expenses are associated with owning a dog.

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  65. I appreciate the tips. I will keep this information in mind when we look for a new pet.

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  66. I have never owned a dog so this info is very useful

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  67. These are all important to have for our fur babies!

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