Dog clothes and accessories are serious business these days. So today I am going to review a few essential items that you may have overlooked….1 – Dog BedsEvery dog needs a bed, especially for older canines like ours. As our house is tiled, and the floor gets very cold. There are a few things to look for in dog beds. Our dogs bed is very sturdy. If your pooch is one that likes to have a bit of a gnaw on her slumber place, then spending extra on a hardy one will save you lots of money in the long run. Another thing is the pillow part on the bottom. Some dogs are terrible wrigglers, constantly moving around in the bed trying to get comfortable, and often the bedding comes out. The bed we have at the moment has two clips on the bottom that keeps it in place! So we don’t have to keep putting it back.2 – HarnessesHarnesses are necessary for travelling in cars. They restrain your dog properly, so that they don’t get hurt in an accident, or get in your way while driving, ( not a good idea!! ) our dog finds it hard to resist climbing into an empty lap, so that’s handy for me! She has a very chic purple one that matches her collar. Harnesses are also good for walking, if you are a dog that pulls, or a sneaky dog like ours – that has worked out how to use the leash to pull out of her collar! Harnesses are much better for dog’s that pull, rather than choker chains. Choker or “Check” chains are very bad for dog’s necks, and can damage their throats. Harnesses work much better because they apply pressure to the dog’s whole body rather than their necks.3 – CollarsCollars are very important, for identification as well as restraint. All dogs should have a collar, and all your pooches need identification tags on them, with your phone number and your name, in case they decide to go walkabout and get lost! It’s all good and well to have a microchip, but not everyone has a scanner for it, do they? Collars are also a basic dog fashion accessory.4 – LeashesLeash sizes and length are an important factor. If you have a big strong canine or a medium size dog like ours, your will have a much better time controlling her with a short leash – especially if you need to cross the road. For a small dog a longer leash is probably better, since they are not strong enough to pull away anyway… But I do know how feisty your little pooches get – definitely big dogs trapped in small bodies! Also, as with the collars, leashes can be very fashionable dog clothes and accessories.5 – Collapsible Water BowlsOf course everyone needs water – especially when we take our dogs for walks, and they get all hot and thirsty. Dogs can get heat stroke very quickly, you know! If it’s hot make sure you checks their paws. If they are hot your dog may have heat stroke. Of course you can just give them a drink from a tap, but what if you can’t find one? Better safe than sorry, especially when it concerns their health. Or maybe you have a dog like ours who refuses to drink from taps. She hates it when water gets up her nose, and refuses to drink from a tap.That is it for today, remember dog clothes and accessories play a vital part in any healthy, happy dog’s life.
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