First Time Dog Owner Essentials

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If you have finally decided to add a dog to your family there are many first time dog owner essentials that you may not be aware of yet. The purpose of this article and review is to suggest some great products for your new family member.

These are by no means all of the products you will need but they are a portion of them and they are all rated very highly.


PreviewProduct
kong holder for freezer
Kong Freezer Holder With Built In Plugs Kong Stand Dog Enrichment
Waterproof Throw for your couchPETMAKER Waterproof Pet Blanket Collection – Reversible Throw
Raincoat for your dogFrisco Rainy Days Dog Raincoat
Food and Water Bowls with keep-clean matDouble Dog Cat Bowls 2 Stainless Steel with No Spill Non-Skid Silicone Mat
Viddles Vault to Keep Dog Food FreshGamma2 Vittles Vault Stackable Pet Food Storage
Ear Muffs for Noise ProtectionRuffmuffs – noise reducing earmuffs for dogs

Product Information and Reviews


Kong Freezer Holder With Built In Plugs Kong Stand Dog Enrichment

The Kong freezer holder provides you with the ability to store your kongs in the freezer without the solid or liquid food falling out. It is equipped with a holder and built-in plugs to keep your kongs and the stuffing in place. If you never put liquids into your kongs you have the option of not selecting the plugs. They come in 3 sizes to exactly fit small, medium, and large kongs. The holders have flat bottoms so they will stay in place.

Note: The Kong freezer holders are printed with 3-D printers so each one could have a small variance of size to it. However, they are all guaranteed to fit correctly.

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Kong Freezer Holder

Pros

  • Saves space in freezer
  • Won’t tip over and spill
  • Option to have plugs or not

Cons

  • Did not stop liquids from falling out of kong

PETMAKER Waterproof Pet Blanket Collection – Reversible Throw

The reversible waterproof pet blanket by PETMAKER is incredibly soft and your dog will love it. blanket features a PU water-resistant coating on one side to repel water, and the other side is covered with soft Sherpa fleece that soaks up liquids to effectively stop any moisture from passing through it.

This blanket is plush on one side and fuzzy on the other, which provides your pup with a warm and comfortable option for your pet to snuggle with when taking a nap. It Ideal for accommodating pets of all sizes and ages. It comes in sizes that fit any size dog.

This soft, fleece blanket protects your couch, chair, or bed from pet accidents, fur, spills, dirt, and stains. It’s perfect for placing inside pet carriers, kennels, or vehicles when traveling with your pup.

It’s very easy to care for simply machine wash in cold water and tumble dry on low.

The materials that make this blanket consist of 100% Polyester 250GSM Flannel, PU Water-Resistant Coating, and 230GSM Sherpa Polyester Fleece.

It comes in Gray which will match most any décor you have.

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Waterproof Throw for your couch

Pros

  • Protects your furniture
  • Very comfortable for your dog
  • Reversible

Cons

  • Some reviewers complained it is not waterproof

Frisco Rainy Days Dog Raincoat

The Frisco Rainy Days dog raincoat is made with a water-resistant PVC coating designed to keep your dog dry come no matter how much it is raining. It is equipped with a secure neck and belly and fuzzy belly fastener straps that ensure a snug fit and a drier more comfortable dog.

The jacket comes in several sizes but is always yellow to be sure it will stand out in the fog. It also comes with a reflective strip to be sure your dog is visible.

It also has a built-in leash hole that allows you to attach a leash to a collar worn underneath the raincoat, so you can always be ready to go.

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Frisco Rainy Days Dog Rain Coat

Pros

  • Made with water-resistant PVC coating that keeps your pup dry
  • Comes in several sizes
  • Comes in bright yellow with reflective strip for visibility and safety

Cons

  • Some reviewers had complaints about sizing

Double Dog Bowls 2 Stainless Steel with No Spill Non-Skid Silicone Mat

Food and Water bowls Made of high-quality stainless steel with an unique silicone bottom, heat resistant, corrosion resistant, and rust resistant. This construction makes it extremely durable. Both silicone stand and stainless steel bowl are dishwasher safe, and easy to clean.

Silicone mat keeps the bowl from skidding on the floor and sliding all over the place when your dog is eating, which can prevent bowl moving or scratching the floor.

The extra-large base with elevated edges of the silicone mat catch any spills, thus keeps your floor clean. Note: The smaller bowl is harder to pull out than the larger one because it is for keeping water. Our design concept is to prevent overturning from getting the floor wet.

This mat saves space and is suitable for travel and other outdoor activities. Easy to remove and clean.

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Food and Water Bowls with keep-clean mat

Pros

  • Made of high-quality stainless steel with an unique silicone bottom, heat resistant, corrosion resistant, and rust resistant.
  • Both silicone stand and stainless steel bowl are dishwasher safe, and easy to clean.
  • Silicone mat keeps the bowl from skidding on the floor and sliding all over the place when your dog is eating
  • Also prevents scratching floor

Cons

  • A couple of reviewers complained that bowls not all that sturdy

Gamma2 Vittles Vault Stackable Pet Food Storage

The Stackable Vittles Vault is just right for keeping your pet food fresh! Made of heavy-duty plastic and a stackable design for efficient storing, they are completely airtight to keep freshness in and pests out.

The stackable vittles vault is a perfect way to store dog food for freshness and to keep clean.  The containers have screw on lids that will keep the food air-tight and not allow any rodents or bugs to contaminate your baby’s food.

Pet food odor is kept in the vault, so it won’t penetrate throughout your home. The containers are constructed out of heavy-duty BPA free food grade plastic which will keep your pup safe.

The Vittles Vaults come in 2 sizes 40 or 60 pounds so you can buy your pup’s food in bulk without worrying about it going bad.

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Larger Viddle Vault

Pros

  • Keeps pet food fresh
  • Lids screw on tightly to keep food fresh
  • Constructed out of heavy-duty BPA free food grade plastic which will keep your pup safe.

Cons

  • A couple of reviewers complained that the Vittles Vaults are not as stackable as advertised

Ruffmuffs – noise reducing earmuffs for dogs

These noise reducing earmuffs for dogs really help your dog to muffle the sound of many of the loud noises that frighten her. Fireworks and thunder are two good examples where these earmuffs will come in handy.

There are many strange loud noises that can frighten dogs even to the point of them running away and getting lost or injured. The earmuffs give dogs a feeling of comfort and security in new environments or even at home.

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Ear Muffs to help drown out loud noise

Pros

  • Helps reduce loud noises that frighten your dog
  • Provides your dog with a feeling of security
  • Especially helpful for dogs with fear of fireworks

Cons

  • Reviewer complained that dog doesn’t like wearing them

Final Thoughts

These are only a few of the products or types of products that your new dog will need. She will need a comfortable fitting harness and leash as well as a collar.

Also, be sure she gets plenty of mental stimulation and physical activity. Be sure to give her the healthiest food you can provide for her.

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