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Helping Your Dog Thrive on Days Indoors

We know most dogs are social animals who love the outdoors! But what about those days where going outside is limited, like during rainy days, throughout the dog days of summer, during recovery from surgery, or when they are sick? How can you and your pup thrive?

Staying at home and spending more time indoors means you'll have more messes and accidents to deal with. We want to help you and your pup live a healthy, happy life! So here are a few tips & tricks on how to help your furbaby thrive (and keep the house in one piece) while you may be stuck indoors.

Prepare the House

Make sure you have the proper supplies to ensure your furbaby is comfortable during these next few days. Ensure you have a stock up of your dog's food, supplements, your pup's first aid kit, chew toys, and anything else you may need so you can stay by your furbaby's side and ensure that they are comfortable!

"Staying at home for quite a long time can lead to a lack of exercise, lack of mental stimulation, and boredom. Bored dogs will try experimenting and looking for something to entertain themselves, which can eventually lead to bad behaviors."

Avoid Any Potty Problems

If your furbaby is recovering from surgery or is sick, they may not be able to make it outside. Pet Parents® wants to help you avoid these potty problems!

You can have your dog wear dog diapers or belly bands to protect your home's floors, carpets or rugs, maintain cleanliness, and avoid constantly watching your pup. You can also place Pawtect® Pads anywhere your pup sleeps, hangs out, or their secret potty area to protect your home and make clean up easy. Since your furbaby may be sleepy, adding waterproof blankets to catch any mess and protect your home are a great option as well. 

How can Pet Parents® help? Pet Parents® offers dog diapers, belly bands, waterproof blankets, and pee pads to help with any indoor potty problems. These products have been proven safe for pets and they also come in different colors and sizes so there's always something available for your fur-baby's size and personality! Additionally, what makes these products even better is that they're heavy-duty, can withstand any shredded messes, leak-proof, and economical, too.

Prevent Boredom

Staying at home for quite a long time can lead to a lack of exercise, lack of mental stimulation, and boredom. Bored dogs will try experimenting and looking for something to entertain themselves, which can eventually lead to bad behaviors.

To know if your dog is bored, you can look for:

  • restless behavior
  • excessive and destructive behaviors like excessive chewing, biting, and barking
  • digging up the trash bins inside your house
  • pawing or crying for attention

Although you're not able to keep your dog as physically active when they're inside to prevent boredom, you are still capable of exercising your pup mentally and keeping them enriched indoors by:

1) giving them chews to keep them busy and drive their attention away from chewing on inappropriate and unsafe objects at home
2) providing them daily with calming supplements that will help ease their boredom & anxieties of why you can't take them out for a walk and will help your pup feel more relaxed given the situation
3) come up with brain games that will be fun for both your pup and yourself!

How can Pet Parents® help? Pet Parents® offers premium antler chews from elks and deer called Gnawtlers®. Unlike other chew options for dogs, Gnawtlers® are 100% safe, consider your dog's chewing personality, do not splinter or break easily, and do not have artificial flavoring, dyes, and fragrances. These antler chews will give your dog a longer-lasting chew experience and will keep your pup away from boredom and chewing on things you're certainly not going to approve.

To complement these antler chews are the Pet Parents® Calming Supplements. These supplements are key to help aid your dog's dilemmas in situations & events that stress your furbaby out. These supplements contain Organic Hemp (Seed Powder and Oil) that's rich in healthy fats, proteins, & antioxidants that help manage many health issues, such as pain, inflammation, anxiety, & seizure. These supplements also have soothing qualities that help calm your fur-baby’s body & support tension relief during anxiety by triggering specific receptors to communicate between body systems.

Groom Your Pup

If it's a hot day or a rainy day, you can always find things to entertain your dog & make things easier on yourself! Even if you're just staying at home and your dog doesn't get dirty too often, it's still important to keep your pup well-groomed. Brush their coat, ensure there aren't any ticks and fleas camping in their coat, give your pup a stress-free bath, trim their nails, clean their ears, and brush their teeth. Give your pup a mini spa day! You also want to ensure that your dog's skin and coat health is not compromised so it's important to give your pup supplements daily that support skin and coat health.

How Pet Parents® can help? Staying at home for a long period of time can develop a dull coat and dry & itchy skin - that’s why you offer your dog Pet Parents ® Skin and Coat Supplements that can help keep dog's skin and coat healthy and shiny. These supplements strengthen your dog’s skin as a barrier, strengthen skin cells and reduces water loss. These supplements contain Alaskan Salmon Oil from Wild Alaska Pollock & are highly concentrated in EPA & DHA that conditions a healthier skin.

Laying pee pads in lounging spots can also easily catch hair and allow your pet to be comfortable, allowing for easy cleanups.

" These supplements are key to help aid your dog's dilemmas in situations & events that stress him out. These supplements contain Organic Hemp (Seed Powder and Oil) that's rich in healthy fats, proteins, & antioxidants that help manage many health issues "

Being indoors can get pretty boring if you don't know how to manage your time and have fun. Preparedness and proper management of your dog during these stay-at-home times will have a great effect on your dog's overall well-being and health.

The Author:

Micka V.

Micka Virtudazo is a full-time content creator at Pet Parents who lives with thirteen adorable American Bullies and a Shih Tzu-Maltese mix named Gretel. She especially enjoys writing how-to articles as she feels through this she can connect to other pet parents on a more personal level.

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