6 Must-Have Items to Spoil Your Furry Friend

By Emily Green from DoggieDesigner.com

When it comes to our dogs, it often feels that there’s not enough we can do. After all, how do you return unconditional love? Material items don’t do the job… but they can certainly help. If you’re looking to make sure that your dog doesn’t feel left out, then check out our list of stuff that’ll let your canine know that you care.

1. A Premium Dog Bed

Dog beds aren’t high on the list of items that most people purchase for their dogs, after all… isn’t a poly-fill and nylon bed enough?

There are a ton of great options for your dog if you’re willing to go the distance. Whether it’s a stylized tepee bed, a memory foam cushion, or even a high-end custom bed… your dog cares about their sleep. After all, you pay attention to your mattress, don’t you?

Memory foam is the best solution, especially since it can help with joint issues as your dog ages. Arthritis and hip dysplasia are common problems in senior dogs and a great bed might be just what they need.

2. High-Tech Toys

It’s an unfortunate reality, but we can’t always be around our dogs. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, however, you can always play with them.

There are a number of high-tech toys out there, most of them focused on being a part of the Internet of Things. Don’t worry if that sounds complicated, what it really means is that these toys can be interacted with through your phone or other devices while you’re on the go.

Most of them are remarkably easy to connect to your home wifi network as well, so you don’t need to be a techie to have long-distance interactions with your pet!

3. Build a Dog Mansion

Are you the handy type?

If so, then you can easily put together a fantastic home for your pet. Build a multi-room dog house for your canine companion.

It’s easier than you think in most cases. Simply get your measurements, construct a floor plan, and bust out the tools. A simple dog house can be built in an afternoon, but even the swankiest of doggy digs don’t require too much work.

For even more fun, you can integrate smart pet devices. A camera, automatic fountain, and a heating pad? It’s an excellent way to make sure your dog is comfortably spoiled no matter how the weather gets.

4. Dog Fountains

Dog bowls are great for water. But they have to be constantly refilled and get quite dirty over time.

That’s why those who are out to spoil their pets and save some effort, often go with water fountains. The majority of them hold liters of water, have an activated carbon filter, and keep water flowing.

What does that mean for your dog? Clean, flowing water at all times. Activated carbon filters remove more than just the sediment in water: they also remove harmful chemicals that have entered.

It’s not hard to see why many people opt for fountains. For outdoors, you can even find automatic waterers that use a float and backpressure to make sure your dog has water throughout the day.

5. Puzzle Toys

What’s better than a chew toy? One which dispenses treats!

Puzzle toys are a great way to keep your dog’s mind active when you’re not around. In addition to that, you’ll find that they’re one of the best ways to keep dogs with separation anxiety from destroying the house.

But the real gift is that dogs love them. A luxury collar is something you can appreciate… a puzzle toy is something that your dog will spend hours with. Try picking one up, you can load them before you leave the house and see how far your dog got with them when you get back.

And it might just keep Fluffy from eating your shoes for the second time this week.

6. Home-Made Treats

If you’re really looking to spoil your dog, then you may want to try something completely new. Canine culinary skills aren’t hard to acquire, and if you’re willing to put in a little bit of work it’s possible to make treats that your dog will absolutely adore.

Since dogs are omnivores, there’s a lot of great ways to put together treats. Berries, meat, and even a limited amount of grains can all go into creating a new treat for your dog.

It’s not going to save money, especially if you’re trying to spoil your pooch with premium ingredients, but it’s an excellent way to improve your bond with your dog.

Spoil Your Dog!

It’s hard to understand just how important our dogs are to us. Fortunately, if you’re willing to put in some time and money, you can find awesome stuff for your pet. Even better, you can make it and show your dog how much you appreciate their unending love. So, which are you going to start with?

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