I’d be willing to bet that most pet parents have unused pet items laying around. Whether it’s food, toys, blankets or beds, you probably have something that would be better suited in the hands of a different person or animal! I enjoy de-cluttering my home, and a few times a year I do a major pet product purge. So if you have stood there asking yourself the question “what can I do with unused pet items?” I have some suggestions for you.
As a full time dog mom, there are a handful of pet products that I cannot live without. I often get asked for pet product recommendations in several different categories, so I figured it’d be fun to compile a list for you! Here are my pet parent must-haves!
Dog mom life can seem glamorous. Red carpet events, fancy doggy fashion shows, cool adventures, fun photo shoots. It all looks super great on the outside. I suppose it’s kinda like human moms. We see all the photos of adorable smiling faces at the park but what we don’t see is the tantrums, screaming and tears that come later. With that being said, there are many things that dog moms do that we don’t really want to do. We deal with difficulties like human moms, just in a different way. Instead of talking about how fantastic my dog mom life is, I’m going to get real here.
I arrived at my best friend Andria’s house to pick her up for a dinner date. When I walked inside, I greeted her and her husband Paul, but most importantly, their dog Dexter! Andria was showing me her new couch as I sat down to play a game of fetch with Dexter. While we were chatting, Andria began to tell me about this toy that she thought Dex would absolutely love called Tether Tug. As she showed me the video, I agreed that it would be perfect for Dexter, being that it would work well for his toy drive and energy level. The very next day, I received the opportunity to review Tether Tug! The universe works in mysterious ways, eh? My initial thought was to have McKenzie Rae and Khloee test out the Tether Tug but then I thought who better to give it a run than Dexter? So back to Andria’s house I went a few weeks later, Tether Tug in hand.
I bought my first dog stroller back in 2013. At that time, people still thought dog strollers were kind of silly. “How stupid! Why would you push your dog in a stroller? Your dog is not a kid!” Here we are in 2016 and although some people still think that way, dog strollers have become much more mainstream. Pet parents are starting to realize the advantages of using a dog stroller. They aren’t just for small dogs anymore, and before you go making judgement, hear me out.