WHAT ITEMS DO YOU RECOMMEND I USE?
I highly recommend a Leash With A Pocket. The pocket is big enough to put Dog Poop Bags, some treats, and a small bottle of hand sanitizer. This leash has dual soft padded handle and is made out of soft Neoprene, so your pet will not get rope burns. This also has an anti-rust 360° rotating clasp, so your pet does not get tangled up
This Kong Collar has been great for us with our Black Lab. It is SUPER heavy duty, has a comfortable padding and reflective stripes with makes it A LOT easier to see a dark dog in the dark. When we first got her we could not see her in the dark backyard, so this collar along with Solar Motion Detector Lights. We also have the smaller one for our 22 lb Cavachon (Bichon/King Charles Cavalier mix) and LOVE IT!
We use these Solar Motion Detector Lights in our backyard to help us see our black lab at night. These motion lights along with the reflective Kong Dog Collar allow us to always see what are 90lb girl is up to at night. We also have these lights mounted on the front of our fence as an added security to know when someone or something is near our house at night. If our light is on, we know to look in that area for an intruder. These lights can detect movement up to 13 feet away within an angle of 120 degrees and are heatproof and waterproof.
When our Black Lab had Dermatitis or shows signs of Hot Spots, we use these Chlorhexidine Antiseptic Wipes. These wipes are NO STING Medicated Wipes that treat topical skin conditions and wounds without adding to your pet’s pain. These are made in the USA in Federally Regulated manufacturing facilities.
My Vet recommend the Zymox Medicated Shampoo and Zymox Medicated Conditioner to our Black Lab that gets scaly, itchy skin when her Dermatitis and Hot Spots flare up. This shampoo helps relieve the Scaling and itching pets get when they have skin infections, mites, Dermatitis, Hot Spots etc. This soap Features the patented LP3 Enzyme System that has antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-yeast and anti-itch. It contains no harsh detergents, chlorines, or petroleum by-products to effectively remove scales and oils, leaving your dog fresh, clean and happy, like mine.
My Vet recommended using Maxi Guard Oral Cleansing Wipes to clean my dogs teeth. I prefer these wipes because one of my dogs is scarred of tooth brushes (Black Lab). My Cavachon is now 13 years old and 2 years ago he had 19 bad teeth removed. I use these wipes on his existing teeth to be gentler on his gums. These wipes are taste free and reduces plaque & tartar.
We purchased this Dog Crate for our 90 lb Black Lab. We have had her 3 years and it is just like new. It has a split divider for those that put more than one dog in a crate. It also has 2 doors (one on short side and one on the long side), a carry handle, and can fold down. It’s made from heavy duty solid steel and high tensile strength wire to hold up for those dogs that are not as fond of a crate. We also have the Medium one that we bought 13 years ago and put our 22 lb Cavachon and then 18 lb Poodle mix in there together. The crate still looks like new…no issues what so ever.
We purchased this Dog Crate Bed to go in our new Dog Crate for our 90 lb Black Lab. We have had in 3 years and I have washed it several times and it still looks pretty new. It does not shed and is made of Ultra-soft synthetic fur that seems thick enough to add extra comfort to her crate. This is reversible, but we use the blue paw side for our pretty girl.
We purchased this Dog Couch/Lounger for our 90 lb Black Lab rescue. She lays on it daily and she is fond of putting her head on pillows, so the side Bolsters are a great fit. It is made out of an egg crate orthopedic foam cushion that helps pressure points, distribute body weight, and improve air circulation for a more restful sleep. I have removed the zip down covers to wash and the material did not shred and is still super soft.
We use the Furminator Dog Deshedding Brush for our 90 lb Black Lab to remove her undercoat. We went from having dogs that do not shred to this shedding pretty girl. This stainless steel brush with deshedding edges reaches through the dogs topcoat to safely and easily remove loose hair and undercoat. The blue button releases hair with ease and the skin guard glides over the skin to prevent digging in at edges.
After rescuing our 90 lb Black Lab and dealing with all of her Dermatitis skin issues, I changed her food to 4-health. I get a bag of Grain-Free 4-health Dog Food and a bag of grain-free Untamed 4-health dog food and mix the two together. The Untamed 4-health dog food costs a little more, but it has Omegas Fish Oils in the food, which is SUPER good for a Labs skin and coat. Each bag of 4-health dog food formula provides specific probiotics to specifically aid digestion and modulate the immune system of your dog friends. There is no corn, wheat, or soy in the food, so less chance for an allergic reaction.
After rescuing our 90 lb Black Lab and dealing with all of her Dermatitis skin issues, I started her on Dog Multi Vitamins Treats that my Vet recommended. This USA made natural advanced formula promotes health and energy in young active puppies, working, or senior dogs. I give this to both my Cavachon and Black Lab daily and they both love them. They actually think its a treat!
After rescuing our 90 lb Black Lab and dealing with all of her Dermatitis skin issues, I started her on Dog Fish Oil Treats. These powerful supplements are made with wild caught Alaskan Salmon Oil and Salmon Meal to provide Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) that help dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes feel their best. These treats also contain Vitamin C for antioxidant support, while Biotin and Vitamin E work to help with dry, itching, and irritated skin. I give our Black Lab 2 daily to help nourish her skin and coat and our Cavachon (22 lbs) 1 daily to help with his hips and joint pain that his 13 year old body has.
Both of our Dogs (22 lbs and 90 lbs) have Bad Anxiety from Thunder and Lightning Storms. The worst are Fireworks. These All Natural Elite Dog Calming Chewable Treats HELP SO MUCH. These are made from all natural ingredients that help all size dogs feel more calm and comfortable in any condition (Storms, Fireworks, separation Anxiety, Nervousness, etc.) These contain Chamomile, Thiamine Mononitrate, Passion Flower, Ginger, L-Tryptophan and Melatonin.
Before my Boys were born, I used to attempt to cut my Cavachon’s (Bichon/King Charles Cavalier mix) hair. I used the same clippers I used on my husband to cut his hair and it was SO difficult. My dogs hair was SO thick and curly that the clippers would die. Fast forward 13 years, I decided to try cutting his hair again, only this time with an actual Pet Grooming Kit. The clippers are very quiet and cordless, but you can use the clippers if they are plugged in. The kit included everything you could need to groom your pet. This worked great for my dogs thick, curly hair that you can not even get a comb or brush through. I am saving $65 every 2-3 months just by doing it myself and it is only about an hour or less (depending on how much hair has grown back).
I Love this Pet Battery Operated Nail Grinder. It has a rechargeable USB port that is SUPER convenient. If you have a Pet that acts like a baby when getting their nails trimmed, like I do, then this is what you need. It has a Diamond Bit Grinder, which is safer and more effective than nail clipper to trim pet nails. There are 3 size openings depending on how large your pets nails are. I have a 22 lb dog that I use the small opening on and a 90 lb dog that I use the largest opening on. This is super low noise and low vibration to help my fur kids have less anxiety about getting their nails trimmed.
I use Frontline Plus on both my 22 lb Cavachon and 90 lb Black Lab dogs. I put the liquid between their shoulder blades, directly on their skin is most effective. This waterproof treatment is fast and long lasting flea and tick treatment. It kills adult fleas, flea eggs and larvae to stop existing infestations and prevent new infestations. This works works non-stop for a full 30 days.
If you are like me and don’t always want to be a chemist to remove your Pets Skunk Smell, Petpost Skunk Odor Shampoo works really well. This is a patented formula that doesn’t just cover up bad Skunk smells, but eliminates them. It is made in the USA and is safe for Dogs, Cats, Puppies, and Kittens.
Training your Dog is no easy task, but using the Dog Training Clicker Button can help redirect your Dogs behavior. These specific ones have a wrist strap and come in 4 colors.
To assist in Training your Dog or redirecting their behavior, you should try the Shake & Break Training Tool by Petmate.
The Pet Corrector is a little puff of air that sounds like a hiss sound to Dogs, will help in redirecting back behavior, like barking, jumping up, stealing your food, chaising, etc.