Selecting the right dog food, treats, and supplies
An important part of caring for your dog is selecting the best dog food and dog treats, training, and outfitting your pup with dog supplies. It can be overwhelming, especially for first-time pet parents. How do you choose the right kibble or wet food? Which crate is the best fit? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s how to find everything you need for your beloved pooch in three easy categories.
Types of dog food
Dog food comes in many shapes, sizes, and varieties. We carry a large section, so there are lots of options for your pooch.
We have kibble options for every size (and age) pup:
Big kibble is better for larger breeds like German Shepherds or Bernese Mountain dogs to ensure they don’t eat too fast and upset their tummies.
Small kibble suits the tiny teeth of Chihuahuas and Yorkshire Terriers.
Puppies need special food as they grow, until they’re about 12 months old.
Since it contains more moisture, wet dog food can be served alone or mixed with dry dog food for better hydration and digestive health.
The process of making frozen raw dog food, freeze dried dog food, dehydrated and air dried dog food preserves more nutrients. These varieties combine the convenience of dry dog food and they’re balanced meals.
For a meal-time treat, add dog food toppers to wet food or dry food for those picky eaters who need flavour incentives. Some tips with food toppers:
They let you sneak in extra vitamins and minerals.
Your dog will also have different dietary needs as a puppy, adult, and senior dog.
Remember, food is fun!
Dogs are motivated by food. Whether it’s teaching your pup tricks or basic training, dog treats are the ultimate reward.
Dog biscuits are perfect for everyday snacks. Since dog bones and chews take longer to eat, these treats provide comfort and distraction for dogs with separation anxiety or restless chewing habits when they’re home alone.
Dog dental treats clean plaque and tartar buildup for better oral hygiene and freshen breath for those sloppy kisses.
Soft and chewy dog treats are easy on the teeth and jaw, and the texture is perfect for hiding pills when it’s time for your doggo to take her medicine (dogs get very good at detecting and avoiding medication, so this can really help).
Jerky dog treats and freeze dried and dehydrated dog treats contain natural ingredients and fewer additives.
Frozen dog treats are perfect for a pup on hot days or after lots of activity. Just make sure they are the right size for your dog’s breed and consider hand-feeding to avoid gulping.
Dog training treats are ideal for teaching basic leash etiquette or teaching your dog to come to you when called. They’re small enough to be given out frequently over an entire lesson, and easy to pack and take to the park.
Your four-legged friend needs dog supplies to live comfortably in your home, learn good habits, and to stay safe and out of trouble.
Collars and leashes keep wandering paws safe on walks, and come in a variety of colours, materials, and styles, including harnesses for pups who haven’t learned to walk on a leash or are too small for traditional collars.
Feeding time doesn’t have to be boring.
You can buy an interactive feeder to keep your pup busy while eating (or simply make mealtime last longer with slow feeders to prevent upset tummies).
Storage and delivery are easier with containers and dispensers, and different shapes and sizes offer the perfect fit for any size dog.
Dog crates, pens and gates come in all sizes to create safe spaces for your pooch to sleep and play.
When it comes to bedtime or naptime, you’ll need dog beds and mats so your furry friends know where to curl up and rest.
If you’re taking a trip and want to bring your four-legged BFF, check out dog carriers and travel.
To stay healthy and prevent shedding in your home, regular dog grooming is necessary, as well as dog flea and tick products, dog health and wellness supplies, and dog dental care items.
Make it easier to pick up after your pet with dog clean up and waste control essentials, which range from scented poop bags to scoops.
These include calming treats, comforting clothing to soothe nerves, and bark control collars.