5 Summer Essentials for Your Dog

by DFS-Pet-Blog on April 14, 2015

Warmer weather is finally here! It’s time to dust off your walking shoes, and your dog’s outdoor accessories, and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you take your canine companion camping or just out to the dog park to socialize during the long, warm days of summer, don’t leave home without these warm-weather must-haves:

1.       Collar & Leash

Collar-or-HarnessFrom a simple walk around the block to an hour-long jaunt around the dog park, every dog deserves the safety of a dog collar. Dog collars and pet harnesses give you security and control when on walks or training in basic commands.

Pick a personalized dog collar and designer pet collar to give your dog the style he or she deserves. If you use a tie out while soaking up the sun on a beach or during a camping trip, prevent your dog from escaping and getting lost in the hot sun with a leash and collar. Be sure there is access to shade wherever your dog is confined.

2.       Seattle Slicker Dog RaincoatDog-Raincoat-79107KSQ

No need to hideout inside during rainy summer days! Keep wet dog smell to a minimum on with this waterproof-coated nylon raincoat.

This covers from head to base of tail and wraps around flanks to keep your dog dry. This fashionista must-have includes a self-fastening underside strap, back pocket and leash opening, and reflective back strip.

3.       Poop picker-uppers

68036KDon’t be that pet parent. Cleaning up after your pets keeps your community clean, and it also prevents or decreases health problems affecting your pets or your family.

Ditch the ick factor with the proper cleanup tools to get the job done right with no mess when out for a sunny stroll.

Check out useful products like Bags on Board Waste Pick-Up Dispenser, pet waste shovels or rakes with pans, or any in-ground digester system.

4.       Travel Water & Food Bowls73758K_005SQ

Dinner’s ready! If you’re headed away for a weekend trip, or on a longer camping expedition, consider easy-to-carry, portable travel and storage containers for your dog’s water and food. They’re great alternatives to packing your bulkier at-home feeders.

5.       Flea, Tick & Insect Controlfb-fleatick-FS6974A

Preventing fleas and ticks from infesting your pet is much easier and less expensive than treating an existing tick or flea problem. And don’t forget that dogs can get insect bites, too – just like you!

Using flea and tick control treatment also helps keep your dog safe from diseases pests carry. Whether you use once-a-month treatments or collars, it’s always better to be prepared.

Check out these articles to enjoy the dog days of summer:

What are you summer essentials for outdoor fun with your dog?


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English Golden Retriever Breeder in California April 19, 2015 at 9:42 am

hello Briana
Thank you so much for your summer tips to keep our dog healthy. i am pretty much confuse about the raincoat. is it 100% workable??

Briana J. April 20, 2015 at 9:07 am

Hello! I’m not sure what you mean by “workable.” Could you please clarify? Thanks!

Sam Ivy April 23, 2015 at 2:47 pm

That puppy in the rain coat is the cutest picture ever! I also love the idea of the travel water cups. A lot easier than trying to pour it into their mouths out of my bottle; haha.

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