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In only a few days, our dog, Elsa is celebrating her 4th birthday. I cannot believe that has been almost 4 years since she joined our family.
But since she has been with us for a few years now, our family is pretty well versed in our dog’s daily overall needs.
I mean she is a dog and as crazy as it sounds it doesn’t take much to make her happy. Because thankfully our girl is pretty easy going overall, as well as very easy to please.
Back though when we first welcomed Elsa I was slightly wet behind the ears of all the items our sweet dog would need.
Most of it is pretty straight forward. One might even say it is a no brainer. But if you are considering getting a dog for your family, then these items are a must have for any dog owning family.
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See all dogs need a few key essential items on a daily basis to keep them not only happy, but active, as well.
What are these items?
Check out my helpful list below…
8 Must Have Items to Keep Your Dog Happy and Active Daily
1. Savory dog food and water.
First and foremost, dogs need water and food to stay hydrated and healthy. Water is the easy part here.
But there are many different dog foods out there to chose from. And yes we have tried many here. But right now, our dog is happily enjoying Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Peak™ Dry Dog Food, plus their Wet Food recipe. Which happily I found recently while shopping at Petsmart for Elsa. They had it both in aisle 24 and on display in the front of the store, as well.
See for our girl she is happily feasting on Wetlands Recipe™ with Chicken, Duck & Pheasant and Rachel Ray Nutrish Peak Wetlands Recipe with Chicken and Duck in Rustic Gravy at meal time.
Buy why Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Peak™ Wetlands Recipe™ Dog Food?
Because PEAK Dry Food is a protein-rich food for dogs with nutrient-dense meats.
Also, Nutrish PEAK dry food for dogs contains 30% high-quality protein and 0% grains, glutens or fillers. See PEAK is a protein-rich food for dogs with nutrient-dense meats., because it has real U.S. farm-raised chicken always as its #1 ingredient. And PEAK is absolutely perfect for dogs of all sizes and life stages. But if you are switching to PEAK for your dog, don’t forget to gradually introduce the food. How? By incorporating it into your current dog food over the course of 7-10 days. In this way, you will slowly replace your dog’s current food with PEAK until it’s completely switched over.
As for Nutrish PEAK wet food recipe is made with real shredded chicken breast you can actually see. Plus it is combined with protein-rich duck to help your pup thrive. And it works great as a tasty topper for PEAK dry food! Lucky for us, it is available at PetSmart (our favorite pet store to shop at).
2. Food and water bowls for meal time.
Every dog needs a place to eat their food and drink their water from. So, the next item all dogs need daily our their own food and water bowls to consume their water and food from. While food intake is at regular scheduled intervals according to your dog’s age and vet recommendations. Water can be left in their bowl throughout the day to keep them indeed hydrated. So while the food bowl is a big necessity, the water bowl is even more so in my humble dog owning opinion for this reason.
3. Collar and Id Tags for easy identification.
A dog with a family should indeed have a collar that has dog ID tags attached to it. See the collar is there for not only attaching a leash and/or harness to walk them, but to have these all important ID tags hanging from it. See god forbid your dog gets out or lost, those ID tags will hopefully help you dog be returned safely to you. Quick story. See while we were away recently, our dog was being dog sit by family. She actually lost her dog tags. One of the first things I did the following day upon return was to get her new dog ID tags. Why? Because again I wanted to make sure that our dog had these tags there for her own ID purposes just in case.
4. A comfy pillow for down time.
See even though your dog should be active daily, there will come a time that your dog will want to relax still. So there isn’t a better place to do that but on their own comfy and cozy pillow. I actually recently made our dog her own DIY pillow. But if you aren’t able to make one, PetSmart sells a variety of them for dogs of all sizes.
5. Dog First Aid Kit just In case.
In a perfect world your dog would never get injured or harmed. But even the most careful of active dogs have mishaps. So better safe than sorry to make sure to have a First Kit handy at all times.
6. Treats for all good doggies.
Dogs love treats. For a good reason, because treats are just that – treats. Whether you give them treats for odin a trick or just rewarding for overall good behavior, all dogs should have access to treats daily to make their lives that much happier overall.
7. Leash or harness for active walking.
As mentioned earlier, all fogs should a have a collar. Yes ID tags again are important component of this. But the other important reason for the collar is for leash/harness attachment. See the leash and harness attachment is simply so that your dog friend can take active walks with you. See walking with your dog is a key component to help them indeed stay active daily.
8. Dog toys for active playtime.
Another great way to keep all dogs active is to make sure to have an ample supply of dog toys at the ready. Whether you are playing a rousing game of fetch or they are simply playing quietly with their own toys, dog toys are a great way to keep your dog engaged and stimulated.
Well, there you have 8 great items that help to keep all dogs happy and active everyday.
Worried you will forget any of the above, download my FREE Printable Dog Owner Friendly Checklist below: