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10 Adorable Reminders For The Busy Dog Owner

Never be late for a doggie playdate ever again! And find a cute way to set a reminder to remember to give your pup NexGard® (afoxolaner) every month.

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2. Shoot yourself a physical text.

We're so used to receiving texts that we often look at them, tell ourselves we'll get back to them later, and straight-up forget them. Leaving yourself sticky texts around the house brings good ol' notes to the 21st century.

3. Customize a "Never Forget" keychain.

Mark down important doggie dates and latch them onto your dog's leash or your set of keys. Now if only there were something that would help us remember to take our keys...

4. Download a smartphone app to keep track of your dog's health.

There's no shortage of helpful apps to help keep track of your pet's health. One that's on the horizon is Droplet, a smart button you can attach or put next to everyday objects (like your dog's medicines) that will automatically send a reminder to your phone once pressed.

5. Or buy a monthly subscription box for your pup!

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Their monthly surprise box of goodies will also serve as a reminder to keep your dog's health in tip-top shape. It'll be your dog's fave day of the month in no time. Try BarkBox or PetBox!

6. Repurpose a magnetic countdown clock!

Bad at remembering important dates? Do you rarely know what day of the week it is? Doesn't matter! These tiny magnetic clocks will count down the days, hours, minutes, and seconds to important dates you program into them. Count down to your dog's birthday, next pet visit, and dog park date.

7. Get a magnetic dry-erase calendar.

Plans will change month to month and day to day, but an erasable calendar will help keep you and your canine's schedule clean and easy to read. Plus, you can keep a magnet on important monthly dates for your pet that might otherwise get accidentally erased.

8. Or turn an entire wall into an erasable calendar!

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If you're one of those people who fills out a calendar on the first of the month and then never looks at it again, dedicate an entire wall to staying on schedule. That way you can catch a glimpse of important dates even when you're running in and out of the house.

10. Start 365-day photo challenges with your pup.

Take a photo of your dog every single day for a year! You'll end up with beautiful photo albums of your dog's life, as well as photographic reminders to keep your dog's health in tip-top shape.

Remember how lucky you are to have a wonderful companion. Take care of your canine BFF with NexGard® (afoxolaner), the first soft, beef-flavored chew that kills both fleas and ticks.


NexGard is for use in dogs only. The most frequently reported adverse reactions include vomiting, dry/flaky skin, diarrhea, lethargy, and anorexia. The safe use of NexGard in pregnant, breeding, or lactating dogs has not been evaluated. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures. For more information, ask your veterinarian or see the full prescribing information.

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