One of my absolute favorite parts of adulthood is having a dog. However, the idea of having a dog and actually having a dog are two very different things. Today I want to talk about the supplies every dog momma needs and I personally use to help take care of my fur babies!
My very first purchase as a dog mom was a kennel for my puppy Stella. I highly recommend getting one on the larger side so your pup can grow into it. This being said, you can easily section it off to be smaller so they don’t go potty in it.
Having a kennel for a growing dog is a necessity to give them a safe place they can go when they are feeling overwhelmed or anxious. I prefer the collapsible ones for easy storage and transportation when needed. This one from Amazon has a five star rating with over 18,000 reviews. So you don’t just have to take my word for it.
If you have a dog that loves water like mine, I highly recommend investing in a kiddie pool. You heard me right, a kiddie pool. This is my labradoodle’s absolute favorite thing in the summer. I’ll let her outside with a full kiddie pool and she will have an absolute blast. I really like this option as it can be attached to the hose for easy refill. It can also easily be stored away in the winter months with its collapsible frame. This is such a fun and safe way to let your dog hang out in the water in the comfort of your own backyard.
Perhaps the most ridiculous item on this list are these dog booties. I use these for both of my pups when the yard is muddy. I’ve struggled to find a pair of booties online that they can’t rip off their feet and these have been a wonderful option. They come in a variety of different colors and sizes to fit all dog breeds.
One thing to keep in mind with these though is that they aren’t prone to ripping, so you’ll need to make sure your dogs have their toenails cut. Don’t be surprised if these take your pup a little bit of time to get used to. But if you’re trying to keep them out of the mud this season, they’re a must have.
Summer means more walks and more time at the dog park for you and your furry friend. However, dogs can easily overheat and having water close by for them is absolutely critical. That is why I love the idea of this little gadget from Amazon. This foldable water bottle transforms in a squeezable doggie bowl and comes in three different colors, not to mention it comes with a keyring that can hook on to any bag!
Being a dog mom has easily been one of the highlights of my adult life, but taking care of one requires a lot of work. These are a few of the products that help make my dog mom journey a little easier and I hope they can help you as well. Thanks for reading! xoxo Shelby
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