A nutritious diet is essential to keeping your dog healthy. Obesity, skin problems and poor digestion can usually be treated easily by changing your dog’s diet. Browse our diet dog food category for a complete overview of veterinary diets available for your dog. For food to maintain your dog’s health, browse our maintenance dog food category and have a look at Eukanuba dog food, Hill’s or Royal Canin Dog Food.
Dry food or wet food: which to choose?
As a pet owner, you want to provide your furry friend with high-quality dog food. We can roughly distinguish two different kinds of dog food: dry dog food and wet dog food. Dry dog food consists of kibbles, whereas wet food consists of a softer and moister texture. Dry kibbles are easier to store and can be left in your dog’s bowl for hours. However, they do not provide as much moisture and proteins as wet dog food does. This can be a problem when your dog starts to age. Of course, you can choose to combine the two; mixing it together in one bowl or using wet food as a treat.
Puppies are not only very cute and playful, but they are hungry as well! These little creatures are growing fast and require additional nutrients to grow their muscles and bones. A proper diet is therefore very important. Luckily, Vetsend provides a large selection of puppy food online. Our selection of puppy food consists of maintenance food as well as diet puppy food and natural puppy food, such as Fish4Dogs.
Dog bones, dog biscuits, healthy dog treats and puppy treats; you are at the right place! A well-balanced diet with proper nutrients is very important for your dog to grow up healthy, but every dog loves to be spoiled now and then. You can also use dog treats as a reward when training your dog. This motivates your dog to perform a command or trick and keeps them motivated.
There is nothing a dog loves to do more than playing with their boss. Playing with your boss is not only a ton of fun, but it also enhances the relationship between owner and pet. This happens because when you and your dog play together, neurotransmitters such as dopamine are released in the brain. Vetsend offers plenty of dog toys such as dog balls, frisbees, water toys and stuffable toys. There are also special puppy toys and interactive dog toys available.
Dog collars and harnesses
When you take your dog for a walk, you want to be absolutely sure he does not run away when he gets distracted. Instead, you should be able to walk him on a leash. A large selection of dog-friendly dog harnesses and dog collars can be found online. For example, the Puppia Harness is made of mesh material which makes it a very comfortable dog harness during hot summer days.
Does my dog need a coat in the winter? This is a question we regularly get asked. To give a quick answer, a dog coat can be useful on some occasions. For example, when your dog has an inferior coat due to old age or skin problems. Also, some dog breeds have very thin fur such as (Spanish) greyhounds and require a dog coat to stay warm. High-quality dog coats are those from Hurtta and Ruffwear and can be found on our website.
Dog boots protects your dog’s paw pads against extreme temperatures such as snow or hot pavements. Dog shoes also provide additional protection against sharp objects like thorns or broken glass. Have a look at our dog boots category page and choose from premium brands such as Ruffwear and Hurtta.
After a fun day of playing time and running around, there is nothing more relaxing than having a long nap in a comfortable dog bed. Fortunately, there is plenty of choice when it comes to a soft and comfortable dog bed. BIA beds, for example, are made out of high-quality polyester and have a raised edge which protects against draughts and provides extra comfort. Foam rubber on the inside gives your dog’s joints additional support
Dogs are natural adventurers and love to be covered up in dirt and sand. To keep this dirt from sticking to your home furniture, proper dog shampoo is essential. It is important to use a shampoo that is specifically designed for dogs, as “human shampoo” can cause irritations. Dog shampoos such as those from Furminator contain no parabens or artificial colourings and give your dog’s coat a beautiful shine.
Senior dogs and dogs in season can have a hard time holding their pee. This can lead to urine or blood stains on your furniture. To avoid this from happening, you can use dog nappies or belly bands. These are specifically designed for male or female dogs and have an opening for your dog’s tail.
Dog wipes can come in very handy when trying to clean your dog in difficult to reach places, such as the anal glands and foreskin or skin folds around the toes, eyes or ears. There are plenty of different dog wipes available and brands such as Malacetic even offer dog wipes that have antibacterial and antifungal properties.