There are plenty of health products available for dogs for a wide variety of problems and conditions. It’s useful to know what sort of health products you can get for your dog. Some help prevents problems occurring whereas others help to manage them.
This guide will help explain the different health products available and what they are used for.
Preventative health products
These are health products that can help to prevent your dog from getting certain diseases and health issues. In order to stay parasite free, your dog should be wormed and given flea treatment regularly. Parasites can cause all sorts of problems for dogs so it’s best to stock up on some preventative health products to protect them as much as you can.
Fleas are a big problem for dog owners, the last thing you want is for your dog to get fleas when you could have prevented it with a flea treatment. Once a dog gets fleas they begin to feed on their blood, causing discomfort, itchiness and skin irritation. Thankfully there are some very effective products on the market that can repel fleas such as Frontline Spot On.
Dogs also need to take worming tablets to be protected from internal parasites roundworm and tapeworm. Unfortunately, worming tablets cannot guarantee that your dog won’t get worms, they just kill them if they do have any in their system. To keep your dog as worm free as possible you should give them worming tablets every three months. We sell a few different types of worming products including Drontal, Beaphar and Panacur.
Just like us, dogs need to look after their teeth. From a young age, they should have their teeth cleaned regularly and be given products that can help to maintain healthy teeth. Make sure you have a doggy toothbrush and some toothpaste so that you can brush your dog’s teeth on a regular basis. Get your dog some Arm and Hammer toothpaste (it also comes with a toothbrush).
It’s also good to give your dog dental chews because they can help to keep their teeth clean. Bones clean their teeth naturally by scraping off plaque. Here are some dog chews we sell that are great for your dog’s teeth:
- Pedigree Dentastix
- Rawhide dental sticks
- Farm Food Antlers
- Misfits Nasher Sticks
- Company of Animals Marrow Bone
For safety reasons, dogs should never be left unattended with bones or chews.
As dogs get older their joints become less mobile and can become stiff. Older dogs can benefit from taking products to help promote healthy joints and ease symptoms. Some breeds can suffer from joint problems more than others. Arthritis is also very common in older dogs and can be very uncomfortable. Click here to see our range of joint products for dogs.
Some situations can be very stressful for dogs, and some dogs are just naturally a bit nervous. Times when dogs can get anxious include during fireworks displays, on car journeys, in big crowds and when they are left on their own. There are some very helpful products available for dogs that get worried and stressed easily. Dog calming products can help to make them feel more at ease and more able to cope with potentially stressful situations. Click here to see our range of calming products for dogs including calming tablets, collars and diffusers.
Dogs can be very messy, so it’s useful to have products on hand to help keep your dog and your house as clean as possible. However, all dog owners know that their house will never be perfectly clean with a dog running around. It’s also important to make sure you clean up after your dog when you are out in public. Be a responsible dog owner and always have poo bags on you when you are out and about with your dog.
You will need to go to your vet to get some medicines, but a lot of people don’t realise you can also get a wide selection of medicines online. We sell lots of different medicines for dogs on our website and they are often a lot cheaper than the prices that vets charge. Help make your dog feel more comfortable and treat minor health issues with some of the medicines we sell. You can get ear drops to help soothe irritation, promote healing and soften the wax. Other medicines we sell include products that can help with itchy skin such as Yumega and Paw Wax which helps to protect your dog’s paws.
Some dogs breeds need their hair trimmed and brushed on a regular basis. All dogs need to have certain grooming procedures such as getting their nails trimmed and their ears checked and cleaned on a regular basis. You should stock up on some essential grooming products that will help to keep your dog healthy and comfortable such as nail clippers, ear cleaner, and brushes.