Shopping for Your Dog: Best Tips to Keep Them Happy
You know it’s time for shopping when your dog is sad or is not in good health.
When it comes to shopping for your dog, mostly everyone loves it. It gives you so much joy when you are tending to your dog’s needs specifically.
It’s a real bliss.
But, if you are confused about the shopping phase, here are some tips to help you out.
#1. Splurge on Food and Treats
Everybody will accept that food is a basic prerequisite that keeps us alive.
The need for food for survival is as important as colostrum is important for the newborn.
It is thus absolutely clear that food also plays a crucial role in the overall well-being of your dog.
Animals are like us – they cannot make nutrients by themselves and therefore rely on food to stay healthy, happy and active.
However, things get more complicated when you have to abide by a dog food format to feed your companion.
Do you need to feed more dry food to your puppy?
Are the food quantities right for your pooch?
Such questions may arise when you are shopping for dog food.
That being said, today, dog food just got more important, making a wide range of dog food more accessible than ever.
Think Practically Rather Than Going for What Your Dog Likes
What’s the best kind of dog food diet?
Honestly, this question is as difficult as the question of what’s the best diet for a human.
Everyone has their own opinions and philosophies about dog food.
You’ve got some folks, for example, wording about dogs’ ancestry as wolves and thus supporting raw dog food.
My approach on this issue is that the closer healthy and balanced food diets are to dogs, the more fit and happy they would be.
I don’t approve of feeding dogs junk food – yeah, I’m referring to all those meat flavored “sawdust” people actually throw in their shopping carts.
Fresh food is obviously the best and if by “best” you think I also meant “premium and most expensive”, well, I do believe that the better food I feed to my dog, the better will be its health.
Foodies understand the analogy of different flavors and the same thing goes for dogs.
Get rid of the boredom and incorporate nutritional variety in your dog’s diet by varying their food from time to time.
Don’t Forget Treats
Dogs love treats – there’s no denying it.
They can scarf down their dinners in a matter of seconds only to manipulate you with their “puppy eyes” – a very clever ploy – into giving them treats. Oh and most of the times, this little ploy works.
Just like how a yummy pizza – a tempting combination of flavorsome crust, sweet tomato sauce and salty mozzarella cheese can make you instantly happy, similarly treats have the power to light up the world of your pooch.
And, making the treats yourself to please your dog gives an awesome feeling.
But, if you are a lazy cook, forget homemade treats. Either way, choosing treats shouldn’t be difficult with the variety of textures, flavors and types available.
The trick here is not to overdo it and stay within the line.
#2. Toys Are Important
Anything that can make your dog think or use its nose, you should definitely buy it.
The saying goes like this, “an active and entertained dog is a happy pet.”
Unknown to many dog owners, toys represent a very important aspect of any dog’s overall well-being.
- If you’ve got a dog that seems to belong to the club of heavy chewers and is used to tear up just anything found in its way, buying some indestructible toys will be just perfect for them.
- Want to stimulate the brain of your dog? Go for some interactive types of toys like puzzles.
- Got a lazy dog? Or, ball-obsessed dog breeds like Labradors and golden retrievers? If so, get several balls.
What can you buy to make your dog happy?