When you bring home a dog for the first time, the deep connection you feel toward them might surprise you. Your dog or cat may not be able to speak, but somehow, you form a true bond that lasts for years. And when your dog showers you with love, you want to do the same for them in return.
Want to make your pet’s life even more luxurious and make them feel spoiled and pampered each day? Here are a few ways to step up and boost your pet’s quality of life!
Pet Food Delivery
Today, many pet owners choose to give their dog homemade food or treats instead of going with store-bought varieties. Of course, everyone wants to feed their pets the healthiest diet possible, but let’s face it, this isn’t feasible for some people. Cooking homemade food and treats for your pets can be very time consuming, and making additional trips to the grocery for fresh ingredients can interrupt your usual schedule. Fortunately, dog food delivery services can help you feed your pet a healthy diet without spending extra hours in the kitchen every week. Signing up for a dog food delivery service means your dog can chow down on delicious meals each day, without any further effort on your part! Incorporating a few recommended supplements into your dog’s diet is a smart idea, too.
1. High-End Toiletries
Do you want to bathe and groom your dog at home? Choose the right toiletries for your dog’s coat, and don't be afraid to spend a little extra so that your pet can look their absolute best!
Pooches at Play recommends choosing dog shampoos and other pet toiletries that are specifically labeled as hypoallergenic and free from sulphates, as sulphates can irritate your dog’s skin. Ideally, you should use a natural shampoo with high-quality ingredients that is formulated for your dog’s coat type and coloring.
2. Cozy Dog House
You have your own room in your home, so why not give your pet the same kind of space? Sure, they might not need their own full-size bedroom, but chances are, your pet would love a cozy dog house or a spare room where they can relax. Plus, you’ll have a place to store their toys so that they don’t get in your way. You can either build or purchase an appropriately sized dog house, and then outfit it with a dog bed and clean, warm blankets.
3. Pet Hotel Vacation
When you go out of town, you might typically hire a dog sitter. But the next time you go on vacation, set your pet up for a stay at a pet hotel and spa!
At a pet hotel, your four-legged friend will be treated to all kinds of luxurious services in your absence, like beauty treatments, a comfortable “suite,” and supervised play sessions with the other pets. You can rest assured that your pet will be well cared for!
4. Pet Insurance
Want to ensure that your dog will always get the veterinary care they need? Take out a pet insurance policy. You’ll pay premiums and have a deductible, just like a normal health insurance plan, and the coverage will help you handle unexpected expenses at the vet. According to NerdWallet, pet insurance policies can vary widely in terms of what they actually cover, so it’s important to carefully research the policies you’re interested in.
In addition, LendEDU recently published a pet insurance review guide, comparing 6 of the best pet insurance providers including each company's origin, coverages, benefit limits, deductibles, premiums, and more.
5. Dog Walking in Style
It’s no secret that dogs need their exercise, and one of the best ways to do that is through daily walks. That said, no two leashes or collars are alike. What might work perfectly fine for one dog could be irritating to another. It’s important to find accessories that are not only comfortable, but stylish. Pets are family, after all!
Leather collars are a great choice, as they are durable and have a more premium look to them than other collars. When paired with a leather leash, your dog will be turning heads all along the sidewalk! If you have a more active dog and need something more heavy duty, biothane leashes are a great alternative. These will work great in more extreme weather conditions while still providing comfort and movement freedom for your pup.
If you’re a doting “pet parent,” there’s no doubt that you’re already willing to go above and beyond for your pet. Chances are, your dog already appreciates everything you do for them—even if they can’t say so out loud! But with these tips, you can help your dog lead an even happier, healthier lifestyle.
Author: Aurora James. Aurora uses Dog Etiquette to share knowledge she gained through many years of dog training and the many amazing experiences with her well-behaved sidekick, Cooper.
Edited by: J&J Dog Supplies on 8/4/2020