11 Products All Dog-Owners Need In Their Lives

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When you get a dog and take your first trip to the pet store to stock up on essentials, you probably feel pretty confident as you're leaving with a big bag of goodies. You got the food, the treats, the toys, the leash, the collar, the crate — you can't imagine there being anything else you might need. But the truth is, you don't realize what products you need if you have a dog really until your pup is a bit older, and you have a better sense of what your lifestyle is like with your dog. For instance, you can't yet know if your dog likes going in the car with you regularly, or if your dog likes to walk on intense hikes, or if your dog likes to travel, or if your dog has an affinity for rolling in mud, or if your dog likes eating things it shouldn't? These are all fun little facts that you simply can't know early on; these are the things you learn along the way.

My dog just turned 10 this year, and for the first time in his life, I feel confident that I have all the products that he needs and that I need for our life together. Your dog will grow and change over time — hating the car, loving the car, for instance — but having the right products to make your dog feel comfortable and safe can make all the difference. After 10 years of trying products and a lot of trial and error with my pup, these are the ones that I can truly recommend — especially if you have the kind of pup that would rather be with you all the time.

A Sturdy Car Seat

Snoozer Lookout 1 Dog Car Seat

$69.95

Snoozer Pet Products

A Wearable Carrier

Ruffit Dog Carrier

$79.98

Ruffit

A Portable Bowl

Comsun 2-Pack Collapsable Dog Bowl

$5.59

Amazon

A Pet Cam

Petcube Play

$159

Petcube

Bone Broth

Instant Beef Bone Broth

$13.71

Amazon

Water-Resistant Boots

My Busy Dog Water Resistant Boots

$24.99

Amazon

Gentle Shampoo

Earthbath All Natural Shampoo

$12.42

Amazon

Indoor Potty Device

Fresh Patch

$19

Amazon

Disposable Wipes

Earthbath Grooming Wipes

$9.39

Amazon

Oral Care

Virbac C.E.T. Oral Hygine Kit

$11.14

Chewy

Electric Nail Cutter

Electric Pet Nail Trimmer

$22.99

Amazon