FIVE THINGS TO LOOK FOR WHEN SHOPPING FOR OUTDOOR DOG SUPPLIES
Having the best outdoor dog supplies available for our four legged family members promotes exercise which we all know to be one of the healthiest things we can do. As much as we as pet parents need health benefiting activity, our dogs rely on such playtime too. Exercise has more than just a few heart healthy benefits. It may include better memory and slower the effects of aging. For our dogs, exercise parallels a lot of the same benefits as us the pet parents, but also includes, less chance for urinary tract infections as going for a walk stimulates the need to urinate. Exercise also promotes a healthy digestive system. Read more about it here.
Promoting such activity usually requires some outdoor dog supplies. Here are five things to look for when researching and shopping for outdoor dog supplies.
Outdoor Dog Supplies: Determining Your Needs
When the choice has been made to add to your family and adopt a dog, preparations must be made. Much like having a child, the majority of items needed to get started have already been acquired prior to the joyous day. Now, we’re not saying there should be a new doggy shower, but that would be pretty great, wouldn’t it? Your friends and family gathering with pet gifts like, outdoor dog supplies, indoor dog supplies and all other everyday needs. Celebrating the pending arrival would be a fun afternoon.
Determining your needs is based upon what dog you are adopting, what type of active person you are and what you and your family want out of adopting your new dog. Are you more of a stay at home lifestyle? A weekend warrior? A Mother Nature enthusiast? Exercise every day? Or are you the type that would let your pet run around in the backyard and maybe your walks are to the mailbox and back? Maybe you go to the park on a holiday but don’t really bring your dog around anywhere? What kind of climate do you live in? Do you need to worry about rain, excessive heat or cold, snow or wind?
Well, all of us here bring our furry family members everywhere we can. With all of this potential activity there’s lots of outdoor dog supplies needed, that unfortunately, weren’t gifted at a new doggy shower.
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Just because you could doesn’t mean you should. Much like ourselves, safety is clearly the dominant factor when it comes to deciding what type of outdoor dog supplies we need. A comfortable collar and leash that doesn’t choke are necessities. When purchasing a leash, think of multiple uses. A tool not just for walking your dog but, can it be used on the hiking trail? Does it tie to a ground stake to secure your pet while camping or do you need to purchase three different leashes?
Dog Booties are a highly recommended item for all climates. They protect paws against harsh winter conditions including frostbite and the sharp edges of street salt, but also are helpful in the rain or on the hot asphalt or as this article called it, asp-hot!
As smaller dogs are more susceptible to predators, take caution if your dog is always out in the backyard. Birds of prey fly around in all 50 states, and anywhere outside of Hawaii, snakes can be a concern as well. For safety options it’s wise to have some sort of a dog shelter. Advantek has an array of options to consider when it comes to keeping your pets safe and secure.
Maintain the mindset of safety when shopping for outdoor pet products. This will help determine your needs when it comes to providing for your pets.
Outdoor Dog Supplies: What Is You and Your Pet’s Style?
With safety etched in the back of our minds, what about style? Do you like bright colors, such as yellow and orange to keep your pets visible? Or are you more of a dark clothing style person? Jeans and a tee shirt? Always a suit? Nudist? Whatever your style may be it is something to consider when shopping for outdoor dog supplies. Your pets will take on their own personality and catering to their quirks and traits is natural. Think about that as you cruise the aisles at your local pet store or online. What helps define your pet?
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Picture courtesy of The Labor Dish where they talk about the benefits of bringing your dog to work and if it’s even legal.
Here at Advantek it’s not just legal but it is encouraged. Read this blog post from back in November. The benefit of having our dogs at work keeps us active. From running around the showroom and taking them for walks outside and around the office we love having our furry family members here. When considering outdoor dog supplies think about the benefits it brings to you and your dog. Does it encourage additional playtime and activity? Is a benefit keeping your dog safe? Is the benefit that it totally fits your style? Everything is purchased for a reason and that reason is the positive benefit.
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It’s a basic instinct to seek value when it comes to purchasing not just outdoor dog supplies but anything. Whether that’s top value on the dollar or value in experience or usage, we always want to make sure we get the most out of what we are purchasing. Do your research. Read the reviews. Compare companies. Think about what value it is you seek in buying items for your pets.
Those are the five things to consider when shopping for outdoor dog supplies. Have fun out there, be safe and don’t forget to let us know how much fun you’re having.
What do you consider an absolute must when shopping for outdoor dog supplies? Let us know.