At time of writing we are firmly in lockdown now which means social distancing and only going out for essentials and 1 hour of outdoor exercise a day. We’re all suffering but it’s for a great cause to protect ourselves and the NHS from the devastation caused by COVID-19.
During this time it’s easy to forget that our dogs are also suffering and their lives have been changed. We are home more often which is great for them but they also get less exercise which isn’t great.
This short and handy article is a list of some of the product we think will make lockdown with a dog much easier for both of you.
Retractable dog lead
This seems like a daft thing to put in during a lockdown but the reality is if you have an hour of outdoors exercise a day and you do not have a suitable garden or yard then your dog really should go with you. A retractable lead allows them to stretch their legs a little bit more than a normal lead would.
- Customizable 5 m cord lead with clever accessories and interchangeable belts for dogs up to 12 kg
When better to train your dog than during lockdown? Brain Training For Dogs is one of the most popular training products on the market. It’s made in America but it is suitable to any country and they will even give you a 7-day free trial so it’s risk-free! This can be a real game-changer for those with hyperactive dogs where walks may be tough. By the end of lockdown, you’ll have a genius on your hands!
Bulk Dog Food
You can still practice social distancing and get your dog food by ordering online. We believe lockdown in the UK will go on for months so we recommend getting months worth of food to save money and never run the risk of running out. Here’s our recommended wet and dry food which you can buy in large quantities. But, you can still visit our best dry and best wet food pages for the cheapest if the economy has hit your household hard.
- Nutritionally complete, grain free dry food for dogs 4 months +
- Natural grain free wet dog food variety pack which consists of 4x Turkey, 4x lamb and 4x Duck
Flea and Worm Treatment
Your dogs can get flea and worms even if they don’t venture outside much. Many vets are closed so you’ll need to take the responsibility yourself to keep up your dog’s hygiene. Here are our recommended flea treatment and worm treatments.
- KILLS FLEAS - Fleas jumping onto your treated dog are killed within 24 hours, preventing infestations from building up
- Kills both roundworms and tapeworms
Dogs need washing and if you haven’t got any in the house you need to get some shampoo to keep them clean and smelling nice. Here’s our recommended dog shampoo:
Indestructible Dog Toys
If you’re working from home and the reality is the time you can spend with your dog is much the same but you don’t want them to feel like you’re ignoring them then give them a tough dog toy to keep them busy while you work. We recommend the Kong classic.
Tough Tennis Ball
There isn’t much better to exercise a dog indoors than a simple ball. But ball break easily and it’s not like you can go out all the time…enter the Kong squeaker ball. This bad boy is essentially just a very tough tennis ball perfect for fetch games both indoors, in the garden or during your 1 hour lockdown exercise.
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