Beds, scrapers, aquariums, cages, dresses, toys in a thousand shapes and colors… the list of accessories for pets that we find in the market right now is practically infinite. Where to put the limit? Logically, the factor &money&is very important when choosing the complements that your best friend may really need, but you are also going to have to take into account something else: they must cover their basic needs and they must be safe.

Today we invite you to take a little tour of the world & pet accessories&, are you in?

Necessary accessories:

Your pet – like you or any member of your family – needs a series of accessories that we could call &basics&. Let’s see the most important ones:

Dogs, cats, and ferrets

Bed: Your hairy man needs a space of his own where he can retire to sleep or take a nap. This accessory must be large enough for its size, with a padded surface and, very important, it must be able to be drawn and washed.

Feeder and drinker: Two other basic accessories in which size is also a factor to consider. Don’t choose too big or too small plates, choose the metal in front of the plastic and wash them with soap and water periodically. If you spend a lot of time away from home, we recommend that you buy automatic feeders and drinkers.

In the market you have various types, from those who provide food to the animal throughout the day to those who only unload a portion of food at certain times. All animals Necklace, leash and harness: To choose these accessories you must take into account the size of the neck or the corpulence of your pet. They should never be so tight that they are annoying or damaging, or so large that they can come off or get trapped in any protrusion. Plastic, metal, leather, fabric there is a lot to choose from, the important thing is that they are durable, resistant and washable.

If your pet is a cat and you don’t take it for a walk, you’ll need nothing more than a collar comfortable enough for it not to be noticed. Identification badge: From Mascotea we consider it basic because it is a perfect complement to the identification chip (obligatory in Spain for all pets). The tag must be made of metal and must be firmly attached to the collar or harness (never to the leash). Pouches for excrement’s: Any pet that walks its pet should consider the pouches for excrement’s as essential complements. We must carry them – and use them – whenever we go out with our hairy not only to respect the laws, but to respect the rest of humanity. Brush: Any pet with hair should have its own brush and you, of course, should use it at least once a week.

Birds and hamsters

Cage: There are many pets that prefer to have their cockatoos, parakeets, parrots or hamsters fluttering or running around the house. Even if you are one of those people, remember that your pet should have a safe place to retire to rest. As in the case of the bed, this accessory should be large enough for the size or number of pets that will live there. In addition, there is no shortage of accessories such as swings, scrapers or labyrinths that will brighten up the hours your little friend is locked up. Feeder and drinker: cages are usually equipped with these accessories. Remember to refill them once a day and, of course, wash them whenever necessary.

Fish, turtles, spiders and snakes

Aquarium, fish tank or cage: Depending on the species of your exotic pet you will need an accessory of a certain size and with a series of special characteristics: more or less large, with or without a lid, with or without a heating system In your pet shop you will be guided about the basic characteristics that must have this essential complement for it to be comfortable and safe.

Optional accessories:

The market and your home are full of fun and original accessories for your best friend. The main thing you have to pay attention to is that all the accessories your best friend uses are safe.

For example:

Latex or plastic toys: Highly recommended for puppies, dogs, cats, ferrets and adult hamsters. Toys should be large enough to keep your pet from swallowing (and choking) them, so hard that your pet won’t be able to break them on the first try, and, importantly, made of non-toxic materials.

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