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    18 Practical Products I've Used Time And Time Again Since Getting A Dog

    These may not be the most exciting purchases, but they might be the most useful.

    Four years ago, I got a dog — a Cavapoo named Hudson. Ever since, many friends have reached out to me before getting a pet to ask about the products I've found most useful. Here are some of the practical pet products you'll use over and over and over again.

    My dog, Hudson, wearing a red Puppia soft harness posing in Central Park.

    1. An airline-approved Sherpa travel bag so you can transport your pet safely whether you're traveling by plane, train, or automobile.

    2. A collapsible SLSON portable dog bowl for keeping your pup hydrated or fed on long walks, car rides, or whenever you're away from home.

    A Corgi eating kibble out of an expandable bowl.

    3. A soft, adjustable, and comfortable Puppia harness that will keep your pet from pulling while walking.

    4. A medicated, odorless Seresto collar to ward off ticks and fleas, keeping your pet healthy and happy.

    A package containing the Seresto tick and flea collar.

    5. A pack of Greenies natural dog treats that will help eliminate bad breath and keep up your pet's oral hygiene.

    A dog with cute pointy ears sitting and waiting patiently for his Greenie's dental treat.

    6. An Aquapaw treat dispenser pad to keep your dog busy and oblivious while you bathe him, clip his nails, trim his fur, and more.

    A white Husky dog in the shower looking happily at the Aquapaw dispenser.

    7. A Best Friends By Sheri dog bed that basically molds to your pup and keeps him happily off your furniture.

    8. A bottle of Rocco & Roxie professional strength, reliable stain and odor remover spray for those inevitable accidents on your new carpet.

    Someone spraying Rocco and Roxie stain and odor eliminator onto a white shaggy carpet.

    9. A Safari de-matting brush that combs out even the most stubborn stubborn spots in between grooming appointments.

    10. Or a DakPets de-shedding brush – it glides right through your dog or cat's coat, removing excess fur and reducing shedding.

    A golden retriever lying on the floor next to a huge pile of fur that was just brushed off using the de-shedding brush.

    11. An affordable IMILLET dog camera with Wi-Fi so you can keep an eye on your furry friend and make sure he's not getting into trouble when you leave the house.

    The IMILLET WiFi dog camera and a cell phone displaying a photo of a large Collie mix.

    12. A Well & Good dental health kit that contains chicken-flavored toothpaste and two toothbrushes to keep your dog's teeth plaque-free and breath smelling fresh.

    A dental health kit with chicken flavored toothpaste, a long angled toothbrush, and a finger brush.

    13. Musher's protective wax to not only heal cracked and dry paws but also shields them from hot pavement, freezing snow, and other allergy-causing elements.

    A sleepy dog lying next to a tub of Musher's wax.

    14. A durable and safe metal dog crate that folds up so you can easily carry it with you when you travel.

    A Golden Retriever dog standing up in the metal dog crate.

    15. Greenies peanut butter flavored pill pockets to make it easy and struggle-free to get your pet to take their medicine.

    The bag of pill pockets

    16. A pack of Nature's Miracle deodorizing bath wipes that safely and quickly remove dirt, grime, and odor from your dog's paws and fur when you don't have time to give him a bath.

    A pack of deodorizing bath wipes.

    17. A package of True Chews jerky treats made from 100% chicken and zero mystery ingredients that you can use to reward your pet and keep them full between meals.

    A bag of chicken jerky treats, with packaging that declares they contain 100% chicken and no antibiotics.

    18. A refillable Wild One poop bag carrier that fastens to your dog's leash so you'll never forget a bag when you set out for a walk.

    A peach-colored dog poop bag carrier connected to a leash.

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