Spring has Sprung & Turned to Summer!  Are You & Your Dog Prepared?

Spring has turned into long Summer days.  That means it is warm enough for outside playtime!  Perhaps going on long walks, visiting dog parks, hiking scenic trails or just playing in your backyard.  It is also a great time to prepare your pet for all the outdoor fun.

Protect your Pet from Pests

Before going outside, you can use wipes on your dog to keep pests away.  The Vet’s Best Flea and Tick Wipes is made with a plant-based formula and includes Peppermint Oil and Eugenol (clove extract). These wipes help repel mosquitoes and kills fleas, flea eggs and ticks.  Also, the Espree Flea & Tick Repellant Wipes would be a great secondary flea and tick preventive to use before or after outdoor activities.  After a walk, you can check your dog for fleas and ticks, especially if your dog likes to run in tall grass or rub against bushes.  You may want to talk with your veterinarian on appropriate flea and tick prevention for your pet. For additional information, check out our available flea and tick prevention products - https://thugdoglife.com/collections/flea-tick.

Playtime with your Pet

If you are going outside, you might want to consider bringing some toys for your dog!  A favorite game is fetch, so the Chuckit Ball Launcher, Chuckit Maxglow Disc, Frisbee, or Kick Ball are perfect toys for outdoors.  You also can’t go wrong with the Chuckit Ultra Squeaker Ball, it combines two classic dog toys - the ball and the squeaker toy - to create the perfect fetch toy!  Also, if your dog enjoys agility, you can create your own backyard course with the Petlife Jumping Hurdle,  Petlife Hoop Hopper, Lixit Weave Poles and Lixit Fun Tunnel.

Hiking with your Pet

You may want to bring some essentials with you if you are going on a long walk or hike.  The Eversweet Travel Water Bottle is perfect for on-the-go pets and even includes a carbon filter to ensure clean, healthy water for your pets (and you)!  A collapsible Travel Bowl would also be great for food or water.  If your dog needs a snack, Zuke’s Power Bone (Blueberry or Cranberry), are all natural, protein-packed dog treat bars and they are even individually wrapped, which makes them perfect for hikes and outdoor adventures.  Your dog can even carry his/her own items in a dog backpack such as the Zippypaws Adventure Backpack, Everest Pet Backpack, Outward Hound Quick Release Backpack or Helios Dog Freestyle 3-in-1 Explorer Convertible Backpack, Harness and Leash.

Time to get Clean

Dogs like to be messy and after an outdoor adventure, you might want to bathe your dog!  As a picky pet parent, we want the best for our dogs. There are many different types of shampoos for your dog’s coats.  The PL360 Foaming Shampoo is great for sensitive skin, and is also plant-based, non-allergenic, fragrance free, with a biodegradable formula and contains no harsh cleansers.  Vet’s Best Hypoallergenic Shampoo is ideal for dogs with seasonal allergies due to the soap-free, tearless mix of Aloe Extracts and Vitamin E to gently cleanse and moisturize sensitive skin, while also providing relief to itchy and dry, brittle coats. For additional information, check out our available shampoo and conditioner products - https://thugdoglife.com/collections/shampoo.  

Enjoy the outdoors with your dog and most of all, have fun and make memorable adventures this time of year!


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