Teens and their pets are more often than not inseparable. So if you are in a limbo, trying to figure out what to gift a teen, then you should focus on their pet. Accessories for pet should be a real treat.
These accessories will ease co-existence of your teen with their pet.
A pet is definitely a good companion for any kid. I especially like the allure of the responsibility that it carries! Perfect for a teen!
If the pet thing is all new, you should definitely start here. In order to provide examples of the accessories for pet, our pet of choice for this article will be a dog. No worries though. These ideas can be adapted for other pets as well.
Dog starter kit
For any pet you envision to gift your teen with, you should have some level of preparedness beforehand.
If your teen has just received a dog or puppy, a starter kit will be just what they need. Some kits are small and some are large with different number of items. So you need to evaluate your specific pet’s needs. For a puppy, you may start with a small kit.
A starter kit usually comprises some of these:
1. Dog leash and collar
These will enable you to take your dog out for walks or even to do their business. Since you don’t want them to run away from you and get lost in the process, a leash will be a good way to keep a hold on them.
2. Grooming tools
Your dog will definitely need to be groomed. This will be either to get rid of excess furs or to cut their nails. There are different forms of grooming tools available, such as grooming brush, grooming gloves, nail file and nail clippers.
3. Pet toys
Toys are for fun, getting rid of excess energy as well as anxiety. Your dog is definitely in need of at least one of these. Toys can be in the form of ropes, squeakies or balls. There are so many pet toys out there. You just need to pick one out depending on your dog’s size and temperament.
Chuckit! Ultra ball is a fun pet toy to take into consideration. This is a tough and durable rubber ball for your dog. It comes in 2-pack and is available in different sizes. They are so easy to keep clean.
4. Feeding bowl
Like you need a plate to eat and glass to drink from, your pet also is in need of their own feeding bowl.
Collapsible pet bowls are wonderful for on the go feeding. They are easy to carry and they do not take up much space. They come in a variety of colors and sizes and are affordable. These will be great as gifts. SLSON Collapsible Dog Bowl, 2-pack is a great choice.
Nonetheless, there are also steel dog bowls which are long-lasting and odorless.
Getting a starter kit will be cost effective since you get several items in one pack. A good example is Puppy Starter Kit, Dog Supplies Assortment containing 12 items.
- Remember you can adapt a starter kit for any pet you choose for your teen.
- For example; other than dog, most of the other pets won’t need a leash, so no need to buy one.
Silicone lick mat
I simply love the concept of this mat. The purpose of this product is to distract your dog long enough to get through the process of bathing among other things. It is also very useful for grooming such as nail trimming. All in all, it is appropriate for any situation where you need your dog to remain still.
The trick is to spread the mat with peanut butter or any other spreadable treat that your dog prefer, like other wet food. Then you stick it on your wall or floor. It has suctions on one side to hold it in place so it will all depend on which material you are sticking it to.
This product will make your life so much easier. Your pet will be more able to tolerate bathing. It works wonderfully at distracting your dog. It also acts as a good tool to calm your dog down and treating him at the same time.
My personal choice is the SIMYAH dog lick mat grooming brush. It is a 3 in 1 deal. It contains 2 licking mats and 1 grooming brush each proving to be very useful. My next best will be the Bougainvillea dog lick pad. It also comes with a cleaning brush.
- These items tend to be out of stock quickly. So keep an eye out for them.
- This can also be used with cat. Awesome!
Pet hair remover for laundry
At the end of the day, everybody (not only your teen) and almost everything else in the house will be covered in furs. This will be very true if your type of dog sheds a lot of fur.
So, pet hair remover for laundry should come to your aid. These little items do great stuffs. They help to get furs off clothes, bed sheets, pillow cases or any cloth in the washer or dryer. The furs go to the lint trap or drain and do not remain on the zapper itself. This will result in a much cleaner washing.
A very good example is the FurZapper. It is in the form of a paw print and is made up of a soft and flexible material. It also has a sticky feel to it. It is said to be self-cleansing as it also get washed in the washer along with the clothing. After a couple of uses however, you can simply rinse it off with water and dish soap if there are some hair attached to it and it will be all good to be reused.
It is important that you follow the direction of use, to avoid disappointment. No fabric softener and no dryer sheets should be used with the product for they will reduce its effectiveness.
The best part is that it will withstand lots of uses.
Tips: There are many negative reviews about this product but plenty of positive ones as well which are quite interesting. It is best for you to check out the whole review for you to decide if you anticipate any success with this item. In my opinion, I find this to be a great tool to remove fur, hair and lint from clothes without hassles and I sincerely hope it works for you.
It is noteworthy to point out that there are many other accessories for your dog that you can gradually add on thus extending your gift choices for your teen.
My final thoughts
Pet accessories are another great way of presenting gifts to your teen. You can check out other gift ideas for teens here. The items mentioned above seem to disappear like hot cakes once they are on the market. This only goes to prove that pet accessories and supplies are in great demands nowadays.
As mentioned above, a pet can bring so much comfort to your teen, so don’t shy away from providing them with the essentials. This will make gift giving a bit easier and less time-consuming. Here you can also find gifts of comfort for teens.
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