Five Essential Dog Clothes and Accessories

Dog clothes and accessories are serious business these days. So today I am going to review a few essential items that you may have overlooked….

1 – Dog Beds

Every dog needs a bed, especially for older canines like ours. As our house is tiled, and the floor gets very cold. There are a few things to look for in dog beds. Our dogs bed is very sturdy. If your pooch is one that likes to have a bit of a gnaw on her slumber place, then spending extra on a hardy one will save you lots of money in the long run. Another thing is the pillow part on the bottom. Some dogs are terrible wrigglers, constantly moving around in the bed trying to get comfortable, and often the bedding comes out. The bed we have at the moment has two clips on the bottom that keeps it in place! So we don’t have to keep putting it back.

2 – Harnesses

Harnesses are necessary for travelling in cars. They restrain your dog properly, so that they don’t get hurt in an accident, or get in your way while driving, ( not a good idea!! ) our dog finds it hard to resist climbing into an empty lap, so that’s handy for me! She has a very chic purple one that matches her collar. Harnesses are also good for walking, if you are a dog that pulls, or a sneaky dog like ours – that has worked out how to use the leash to pull out of her collar! Harnesses are much better for dog’s that pull, rather than choker chains. Choker or “Check” chains are very bad for dog’s necks, and can damage their throats. Harnesses work much better because they apply pressure to the dog’s whole body rather than their necks.

3 – Collars

Collars are very important, for identification as well as restraint. All dogs should have a collar, and all your pooches need identification tags on them, with your phone number and your name, in case they decide to go walkabout and get lost! It’s all good and well to have a microchip, but not everyone has a scanner for it, do they? Collars are also a basic dog fashion accessory.

4 – Leashes

Leash sizes and length are an important factor. If you have a big strong canine or a medium size dog like ours, your will have a much better time controlling her with a short leash – especially if you need to cross the road. For a small dog a longer leash is probably better, since they are not strong enough to pull away anyway… But I do know how feisty your little pooches get – definitely big dogs trapped in small bodies! Also, as with the collars, leashes can be very fashionable dog clothes and accessories.

5 – Collapsible Water Bowls

Of course everyone needs water – especially when we take our dogs for walks, and they get all hot and thirsty. Dogs can get heat stroke very quickly, you know! If it’s hot make sure you checks their paws. If they are hot your dog may have heat stroke. Of course you can just give them a drink from a tap, but what if you can’t find one? Better safe than sorry, especially when it concerns their health. Or maybe you have a dog like ours who refuses to drink from taps. She hates it when water gets up her nose, and refuses to drink from a tap.

3 Essential Clothing and Accessory Items for Gardeners

When someone participates in a session of gardening, it is vitally important that they are wearing the right clothes. There are many factors one has to take account of when they decide what to wear. For example, what is the weather like? What kind of gardening activity do they plan on partaking in? In this article, we have a look at three necessary clothing and accessory items for gardeners.

The first important accessory item for gardeners is the sunglasses. If you live in a sunny area then you want to protect your eyes as much as possible. This is especially important for people who have ponds or lakes near their garden. When you get your sunglasses, make sure the lenses protect your eyes from ultraviolet rays. There is a good chance that your sunglasses will get dirty as a result of the gardening process so the ones you wear when gardening do not necessarily have to be expensive.

The second important item for gardeners is the gardening glove. You can put your hands under all sorts of pain if they are not protected with a solid set of gloves. For example, if you plan on doing a lot of digging with a shovel then it is vital that you wear a pair of gloves because they can protect your hands from conditions such as blister. If your hands are going to go into the soil then they can also protect you from the sharp edges of various debris such as rocks and broken glasses. Garden gloves are different from normal ones. For example, garden gloves coated with latex provide gardeners with a much firmer grip. Some gloves have stretchable panels between the fingers. This makes the inner part of the gloves a lot more breathable for the hands.