Essential items for your pets

Monday 4 September 2017, 2:13PM

Essential items for your pets


Owning a pet is a hugely rewarding experience. They can be great fun, as well as fantastic companions. This is why it is so important that you give your pets the best care possible to keep them happy and healthy. With this in mind, here are a few essential items that you will need for your pets.

Cat tree 

Cats are curious creatures. Never make the mistake of thinking that they don’t need mental stimulation like a dog, because they certainly do. If you want to make sure that your cats stay healthy and happy, then one absolutely essential item is a cat climbing tree. If you take a look at sites such as TreasureBox, you will see that there are plenty of different designs available. These types of trees are great for keeping your cat active and entertained. As well as this, they are fantastic for keeping their claws healthy, not to mention the fact that they encourage cats to scratch the post and not the furniture!

Comfortable dog bed 

If you are the proud owner of a dog, then an essential item to have is a comfortable dog bed. Many owners get into the habit of allowing the dog into their own bed. While there is absolutely no problem in this, and it is totally down to personal preference, it is a much better idea to purchase a proper dog bed for them. This allows them their own space, which they may well enjoy. Just by taking a look online, you will see that there are hundreds of thousands of designs available. Always make sure that you buy a bed that is adequate in size. If the dog is curled up in a tight ball just to fit in the bed, then there is a chance that this could lead to problems further down the line with their joints.

Catnip toys 

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Catnip toys can be great fun, not only for the cat but also for the owner. Many of the leading pet brands produce toys that are refillable and come with extra catnip. There is something about this plant that drives felines wild, often leading to hilarious results. Of course, it is important to remember to keep the extra catnip hidden away, because if they can smell it, they will get it, and you definitely don’t want them devouring the lot!

Tennis ball launcher 

If your dog is anything like mine, then anything that is round is a ball. It doesn’t matter if it’s a ball of string or a ball of socks, they will bring it to you, and you can bet anything that they will not leave you alone until you have thrown it for them. Fetch is a great game, but it can get a little annoying when you’re trying to eat and the dog is throwing round-shaped things in your direction. A tennis ball launcher will allow you to take your dog to a big open space and let them chase the ball really far. The great thing about this is that the dog gets a good amount of exercise so isn’t frustrated at home, and they also get to play their favorite game of fetch. Brilliant! These are pretty inexpensive too, so are definitely worth the money.

Interactive toys 

This one is for both dogs and cats. Animals are far more intelligent than us humans give them credit for. They, just like us, need mental stimulation in order to keep them happy and healthy. A lot of major pet brands have now produced interactive pet toys for both dogs and cats. For cats, there are tracks with balls inside for them to swipe and chase. For dogs, there are interactive puzzles where they can find their favorite treats. These puzzles might seem simple, but they really do help your pets to stay entertained and satisfied mentally. Take a look at some of the different puzzles that you can get online and see which ones you think your pets could master. You’ll be surprised by just how many puzzles there are out there.

These are just a few examples of some of the essential items that you should have for your pets. If you have a look online, you will see that there are so many different types of toys that you can buy for your pets that will keep them very happy. Remember that pets are an absolute blessing, so give them the healthiest and happiest life possible.


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