10 Dog Products We Couldn’t Live Without

by | Apr 26, 2021 | Pet Supplies

If you’re a dog owner, you’ve probably seen the helpful list of products that have been compiled by websites and blogs all over the Internet. Whether it’s a list of supplies for new dog owners or one of things we’ve found to be essential for our own dogs, these lists usually include items like food, collars, and toys.

But there are other non-pet related items that might not be as obvious to find in your local pet store but are so important to us and our furry friends that they made the list. That’s why I’m here to present 10 things you’ll want to think about when getting ready for your next trip home with your pup.

1. Extra-large dog bed

This one might sound like an obvious choice, but you’d be surprised at how many people pick a small or medium sized bed for their dogs when they really need an extra large one. Most of the time, we need to share beds with our dogs while we sleep so this item can definitely come in handy if you’re someone who travels a lot with your pup and might have to share a bed with other family members’ pets.

2. Water fountain

This might be a new concept for some people, but water fountains for pets are a great way to make sure you dog has constant access to fresh water. I’ve never seen my dog drink more water than when we transitioned him from his old, heavy bowl to an electric water fountain. It’s definitely worth looking into if your dog has bad teeth or doesn’t like drinking water from his bowl.

A fountain for pets can be very rewarding to your pet and also healthy.

What a lot of people think is that a water fountain is a regular drinking water dispensing unit that usually has the ability to fill a bowl or other receptacle with water. The upper part of the container is mostly opaque and often stands on an articulating jointed base. In this design, the outlet from this common “fountain” type design allows an unlimited amount of liquid, which may be composed of distilled, potable (drinking), or nonpotable (animal or industrial) liquids depending on the intended use and level of automation/fluid delivery capabilities. These types are used in schools, offices buildings, homes etc.

3. Name Tag

This one might seem like a no-brainer, but there are still a lot of people who don’t put their dogs’ names on their tags. Do yourself and your dog a favor and get one ASAP. And if you’re looking for custom engraving for your dog’s tag, check out the options available at Custom Pet Tags.

4. Pet Tracker

If you’ve ever left your dog at home for more than a few hours, you know that you don’t want to risk not knowing where he’s at when he suddenly shows up. What if he freaked out and ran off in the middle of the night like we had seen in a movie? There are so many reasons why it’s important for us as pet owners to have a device like Tile’s Pet Tracker, Apple Tag or GPS that will send us an alert whenever our dog goes outside or wanders off.

I recommend a Tile Tag or an Apple Tag instead of GPS. They are similar in that they both have the same purpose – to send you a notification whenever your dog leaves the limited range of their device, but they offer different features.

Tiles and Apple Tags are waterproof and can be attached to anything, they can be attached to your dog’s collar or harness, so if you need something for going on walks with your dog, get an Apple Tag or Tile.

5. Dog Auto feeder

Many dog owners like to travel with their fur babies and do so by car. Unfortunately, not all dogs are comfortable with riding in the car, especially for long periods of time. That’s why pet auto feeders are a great way to keep your dog from getting car sick during his long trips and let him have access to food (and his own water bowl) while you’re away.

A dog auto feeder is a device that dispenses food and water to your dog. You put food in a container and it will automatically dispense it from the tube on the side of the device.

The best part about these devices are that they can also be used as a control over when your dog gets fed. You can set your pet feeder to release food at certain times throughout the day, so your furry friend has access to food all day long without having to worry about you feeding him on his own.

This product is perfect for busy people who don’t have time or energy for mealtime with their dogs, but still want them to have access to sustenance at all times!

6. Retractable Leash

If you’re a dog owner and you do any form of exercise with your dog, then we highly recommend getting a retractable leash. If you’re running or walking along the beach or at the park, it’s best to keep your pet on a leash that won’t get tangled in everything around you. And if that means using a retractable leash, so be it! They also come in handy if your dog is trying to pull away from you to go sniff around something and doesn’t want to come back on his own.

7. Handsfree Leash

If you’re a runner or like to take your dog for an off-leash walk, a hands free leash might be the perfect fit for you and your furry best friend. They’re great because they allow you to exercise while keeping your pet at the end of the leash should he try and run away.

8. Harness

Besides the fact that they help you keep your dog under control while he’s on-leash, harnesses are also great for dogs who have medical issues such as arthritis or breathing problems. They’re much easier for them to wear than a traditional collar.

9. Grooming kit

This might seem like a no-brainer, but a grooming kit is very important for us as pet owners. A few years ago we bought our pup a pet grooming kit and we’re so happy that we did. Now he doesn’t mind going to the groomers and getting his nails groomed every once in a while (at least that’s what I tell myself).

10. Dog staircase

If your dog is too small or not able to go up a large set of stairs, you should consider getting him a dog staircase. They can also be helpful if you have a large breed and are looking for alternatives to climbing the stairs with him.

What are some other non-pet related things you think we should bring when we travel with our pets? Let us know in the comments below!

10 Tips Before Getting A Ferret

Are you looking to add a furry, droopy creature to your life? Here are 10 tips before you get your own ferret. Ferrets are a domesticated form of the European polecat. They're found in the wild, but when things get tough, their lifestyle is to hunker down and wait for...

Top 10 Toys for cats

Cats can be interesting to watch when they play with toys. They often pick up a toy, drop it, and then return to it again and again. Cats also like to carry toys around the house in their mouths and under their chins. Here is a list of the best toys for cats, based on...

What To Look For When Adopting A Rescued Cat

When you adopt a pet from a shelter, the whole family is usually in on the decision. Same with when you take an older rescue cat into your home. But there are some good steps that can help make sure everyone is on board before adopting a new cat. 1 Choose a family...

15 Clothing Ideas For Your Dog

Clothes are a must-have for people, but what about animals? We all want to look our best, and dogs are no exception. A dog's wardrobe is made up of things that protect them from the elements and dress them up in something trendy yet age appropriate. This article...

9 Cat Products We Couldn’t Live Without

We love our feline friends and want to show them the proper attention they need. But at the same time, it can be hard to figure out which cat products to buy for them. These 10 cat products will help keep your kitty happy and healthy while bringing you joy as well. 1....

Choose The Right Toys For Your Dog

As a dog owner, there are few things in the world more important to you than your pet. Which is why it’s always tempting to spoil them with treats and toys. But here’s the thing: Most people don’t realize that dogs come in all different shapes and sizes and enjoying a...

15 Animals That Can Predict Natural Disasters

Looking in to the world of animals is an incredible way to see how Mother Nature can impact our daily lives. These creatures are so amazing, they seem to be able to predict natural disasters just by looking at their surroundings. This article will take a look at 11...

Best Pet For A Child

Pets can be great for children, but the choice of pet should depend on what your child is interested in. You may find one that is perfect for your family and budget! In this blog post, we list the best pets for a child: dogs, cats, ferrets- they are all here. Pets can...

What is Pet Boarding & Why Do I need It

Do you need to board your pet? You want only the best for them, but it can be tough to find a qualified and trustworthy provider. Luckily, this article will guide you through the process of deciding where to board your pet. We’ll discuss what pet boarding is, why it’s...

Earn money By Starting Your Pet Sitting Business

Do you love animals and enjoy spending time with them? Do you have experience working with pets on a day-to-day basis like walking, feeding, grooming or otherwise caring for them? If so, then maybe you should consider starting your own pet sitting business! Running a...
10 Tips Before Getting A Ferret

10 Tips Before Getting A Ferret

Are you looking to add a furry, droopy creature to your life? Here are 10 tips before you get your own ferret. Ferrets are a domesticated form of the European polecat. They're found in the wild, but when things get tough, their lifestyle is to hunker down and wait for...

Top 10 Toys for cats

Top 10 Toys for cats

Cats can be interesting to watch when they play with toys. They often pick up a toy, drop it, and then return to it again and again. Cats also like to carry toys around the house in their mouths and under their chins. Here is a list of the best toys for cats, based on...

What To Look For When Adopting A Rescued Cat

What To Look For When Adopting A Rescued Cat

When you adopt a pet from a shelter, the whole family is usually in on the decision. Same with when you take an older rescue cat into your home. But there are some good steps that can help make sure everyone is on board before adopting a new cat. 1 Choose a family...

15 Clothing Ideas For Your Dog

15 Clothing Ideas For Your Dog

Clothes are a must-have for people, but what about animals? We all want to look our best, and dogs are no exception. A dog's wardrobe is made up of things that protect them from the elements and dress them up in something trendy yet age appropriate. This article...

9 Cat Products We Couldn’t Live Without

9 Cat Products We Couldn’t Live Without

We love our feline friends and want to show them the proper attention they need. But at the same time, it can be hard to figure out which cat products to buy for them. These 10 cat products will help keep your kitty happy and healthy while bringing you joy as well. 1....

Choose The Right Toys For Your Dog

Choose The Right Toys For Your Dog

As a dog owner, there are few things in the world more important to you than your pet. Which is why it’s always tempting to spoil them with treats and toys. But here’s the thing: Most people don’t realize that dogs come in all different shapes and sizes and enjoying a...

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

join The Newsletter

Receive announcement & alerts from the entire Simo network.

Looking For A Professional?

We encourage pet lovers around the world to start their own small businesses using Simo.Pet’s platform & give them the tools to succeed.

Be Responsible

You should exercise caution and use your independent judgment before engaging a Service Provider, providing Pet Care Services, or otherwise interacting with users via the Simo.Pet Service. Pet Owners and Service Providers are solely responsible for making decisions that are in the best interests of themselves and their pets. For example, each user of the Simo.Pet Service is responsible for keeping current his or her own pet’s vaccinations, and we will have no liability for anyone’s failure to vaccinate his or her pet.

Pin It on Pinterest