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5 Popular Dog Accessories Your Pup Should Already Own

Thinking of getting a dog? Dogs are the absolute best. Your pet provides you with unconditional love, snuggles, and laughs.

Therefore, it’s only fitting that they get the best in life, including the best dog accessories. With these accessories, you can give your pup the best in life while still living on a budget.

Read on for some of best accessories you can buy to spoil your furry friend.

5 Popular Dog Accessories Your Pup Should Already Own:

1. Custom Dog Tags

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While it’s a little difficult to get creative with your dog’s collar and leash, you can still spruce things up a bit. Aside from getting them a colorful collar and leash to match their playful personalities, they’ll need a great dog tag to match.

It’s important for your pup to have their dog tags on them at all times in case they get lost, but that’s not to say you can’t have some fun with it. Customize your pup’s tags with a tiny message, their name, and your contact info.

And if you’re bored of the standard circular or bone-shaped tags, you’re in luck! You can find tons of cute, custom dog tags online for a reasonable price.

2. A Cozy Crate

For some dogs, their crate is like a prison. But with a bit of training and the right dog crate, their crate can become a lush palace.

Make sure that you purchase the right crate for your dog’s breed. After all, you can’t expect a Husky to fit in a crate made for a Pomeranian.

Be sure to consult a chart of dog crate sizes to make sure you’re getting the right storage for your pup. With the right amount of training (and treats, for that matter), your dog’s crate time can prevent separation anxiety and stress.

3. A Great Dog Bed

Whether you place it in their crate or in the living room (let’s be honest, both) your dog is going to need a great bed. Sure, you could pick up a standard dog bed.

But your pup deserves something way better for their naps!

Consider picking up a dog bed made from memory foam material. It’s soft, comfortable, and you can even give them a few pillows! They even make special dog beds if your pup suffers from arthritis.

4. Custom Food and Water Bowls

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Now that your four-legged friend is rested from a refreshing nap, it’s the best time of day — feeding time! Plastic or ceramic bowls are certainly options, but to pamper your pooch, think bigger.

There are tons of easy ways to customize your pup’s bowls, from engraving their name on it to include a photo. Your only real limitation is your imagination.

Don’t forget to check out our previous list for a quick rundown on the best dishes.

5. Treats!

No article of dog accessories would be complete without a mention of treats. Since your dog deserves the best, why not spoil them every now and then?

Plus, these are key for positive reinforcement for any kind of dog training.

Within the last few years, the treat industry started focusing on gourmet treats. Now you can pick up all sorts of treats from healthy to savory. And don’t forget the peanut butter!

Wrap Up

With these 5 dog accessories, your dog can enjoy living the high life, and you can enjoy pampering them. Did we miss anything? Don’t forget to comment below and let us know what your pooch cannot live without.

Now, what are you waiting for? Stop reading this and go play with your dog!


Our Tails are Wagging Over the Cutest Cat Scratchers

Cat Scratcher

Cat Scratcher

Cat Scratcher

Cat scratchers don’t come any cuter than these by M.A.X Scratchers. These brand-new corrugated honeycomb sculptures provide a great number of benefits for your feline. The unique shapes promote varied scratching and sleeping positions.

Pure certified organic catnip is provided to entice your cat to the pad. Cats will roll and rub on the pad exhibiting the usual happy kitty-like behavior and all that jazz. We just think they’re adorable, the fishy scratcher in particular 😉


Let Your Dog Devour Political Goodies

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With all the campaigning hoo-ha lately, we’d be remiss if we didn’t include dogs in the political arena as well.

Let your pooch feel like they’re Rocking the Vote by crunching on these politically savvy dog biscuits. Plus, for every bag sold, $1 is donated to the Washington Humane Society! How cool is THAT?

Low fat, wheat, corn, soy, and dairy free at Organic Dog.


Get a Clue & Clean Your Dog’s Mouth

Admit it, you sometimes recoil when your dog tries to give you kisses. Some of you may even jump back four or five feet, I know I have and I feel bad about it when I do. Ok not that bad but I do kinda drop my head for a second or two.

I’m big on giving my dogs a good brushing twice a week now. Those photos of dogs with poor dental hygiene and rotted teeth and loose gum pockets the vet showed me, not only gave me the shivers for two days but it also made me concerned. Taking care of our dogs teeth is something we don’t do enough, but we should.

If you’ve ever brushed a dog’s teeth, or tried to, then you know it ain’t easy. They’re not aware you’re trying to save their teeth so they want to bite the brush. They’ve never tasted toothpaste so they don’t know what it is and either try to eat it, spit it out or worse, lick it right onto your pants leg. Those back teeth and the gum lines? Fuhgeddabadit, right?

Wipe those lines of worry away and save your forehead from future Botox. We’re going to share something to help you and your dog, one canine tooth at a time.

It’s a new product called Keep it Clean, a complete dental kit for dogs (and yes, even cats!). We had the opportunity to test this puppy out over the weekend (no pun intended) and it’s a nifty, must-have gadget.

Let’s start with the toothpaste, they got it right with the Filet Mignon flavor. Instead of thoughts about where the toothpaste might wind up, I wondered if I would get to keep my hand. Nice trade off.

The long handle on the double-headed brush worked perfect on molars and hard to reach places, the short brush was ideal for the front teeth and tongue while the finger brush was just what I needed for our five-month old puppy. It had everything to get the job done right and with little reason to wrestle my dogs into headlocks. Works for them, less physical exertion for me!

On one sad note, the Keep it Clean kit isn’t available for purchase in the stores just yet BUT, you can try to win one by entering the Dirtiest Mouth Contest. The contest has been extended to April 30th instead of March 30th so get those mouths dirty so you can get them clean again. Read all the contest details here or you can call 866-305-2559 to order by phone.

Thanks to Keep it Clean for letting us test this out, Zeph and Zoe’s teeth are sparkly clean and I think of steak every time they give me a kiss.


PawParazzi Pets: Celebrity Life Wrapped in Fur

One of the best perks about this blogging gig is reviewing the cool products that come our way. Zeph and Zoe have had some fabulous samples to try and we’ve found some marvelous things for our dogs we might have otherwise never known about.

Last week, my four-year old daughter got a little surprise from Noodle Head Toys. They sent one of their cool PawParazzi Pets for review and she got a big kick out of it.

PawParazzi Pets are just like celebrities only they’re the star and their little owner can tote them around to live their lives in the spotlight in their very own way.

My daughter played with Cocoa which was the perfect dog in her eyes because Cocoa reminded her of our chocolate Lab, Zoe. Cocoa came with it’s own doggie carrier, complete with a blanket and a little opening so he could stick his head out and show the world his furry face.

Around his neck was a little “bling bling” for a collar and a matching bracelet for the new celebrity pet owner comes with the set! My daughter thought she was a hot stuff with that bracelet on and she had a blast showing everyone the little doggie dish, bone, leash and leather collar.

There are five pets in all, three dogs including Cocoa, and for you cat lovers, there are two which should have you purring.

Get your own PawParazzi Pet by finding a retailer, just enter your zip code here.