There is no denying that Black Friday has become one of the most popular dates on the calendar. This year, it takes place on Friday, 29th November.

For those who are unaware, Black Friday is a day whereby stores all around the world offer exciting discounts. Traditionally an American retail event, this has now become a UK phenomenon as well.

For pet owners, this provides you with a great opportunity to get some items for your pet. With that being said, in today’s blog post, we are going to reveal more about Black Friday for pets by enlightening you to some of the things you should put in your shopping basket.


Pet food and treats

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There is only one place to begin, and this is with pet food and treats. After all, you know that you are always going to need food for your animal, and so stocking up on a bulk amount while products are discounted is certainly a good idea.

Barking Heads is going to have a promotion running on Black Friday, enabling you to pick up natural pet food at a fraction of the price.

In terms of treats, well, when there is a sale on, we tend to treat ourselves, right? So, why not give your pet the same sort of treatment?

From baked dog treats to meaty treats, there are so many exciting products that are available yet are still beneficial for your pet. Make your pet feel adored this Black Friday! 

Vitamin supplements

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Humans take supplements and vitamins to boost their health by getting the vital nutrients they may not get enough of from their diet. Why should animals be any different?

You want your dog to live a long and healthy life, and thus vitamins and supplements are a must. If you take a look on the Internet, you will see that there is everything from senior dog vitamins to vitamins for Pitbulls available. But, what are the benefits of these products? 

Firstly, it is important to recognise that, just like humans, it is unlikely that dogs are getting all of the minerals and vitamins they need from their diet, especially when it comes to the standard commercial processed dog food that is available on the market.

Therefore, vitamins and supplements represent a great way of making sure your dog enjoys a complete and balanced diet. However, this does highlight the importance of choosing supplements with care.

They need to fill gaps in your animal’s diet; you can’t simply choose any old product. For example, if you give your dog too much vitamin A, it can cause joint pain and dehydration while also harming the blood vessels.

Too much calcium can lead to skeletal problems, particularly in large-breed puppies. If you are unsure regarding what your dog needs, talk to the experts.

There are also vitamins that have been designed to deal with specific problems, for example, hip and joint vitamins for dogs, as well as vitamins that promote healthy skin and coat, assist with oral health, digestive health, and calming vitamins.

These products contain the perfect formula to help with a specific issue. If your dog suffers from joint problems, you will find products that contain the likes of Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Glucosamine, and Chondroitin Sulfate.

MSM helps support flexibility and joint function, and it has anti-inflammatory effects. Glucosamine slows ageing while Chondroitin Sulfate is a crucial structural cartilage component that supplies most of its resistance to compression.

You can also purchase multivitamins for dogs, which are designed to improve overall health. The best multivitamins will include the likes of vitamin E, vitamin C, and green tea extracts.

The benefits of these vitamins are extensive. They will boost your dog’s immune system to ensure they are more resistant to diseases and illnesses. They can also improve connective tissue health, circulation, digestion, and respiratory health.

Vitamin C and green tea extract, in particular, are two extremely powerful immune boosters, protecting dogs from the likes of abscesses, cancer, respiratory infections, and more. If that wasn’t enough, multivitamins can help to prevent cataracts while also slowing down the process of ageing.

Specialist pet items

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There are a lot of different specialist dog and pet items on the market today. For example, you may be looking to purchase an orthopaedic sofa bed for your dog so that he or she can enjoy greater comfort and plushness.

You may be looking for ways to make your dog’s car journeys more comfortable while protecting your vehicle in the process, and so a comfortable waterproof car seat protector for your dog may be of interest. These are all specialist one-off items, and they are the sort of item that tends to be discounted heavily on Black Friday.

You should spend some time looking online to find out more about any sort of pet items that you are potentially interested in. Make a list of these and you will be able to find out whether there are any good deals going on or not.

It is these sorts of lavish and plush items that you would not tend to buy on an everyday basis that tends to have the greatest percentage knocked off their asking price.

So there you have it: some different ideas when it comes to Black Friday for pets. There is no denying that Black Friday is a part of the year that a lot of people get excited about because there are so many different products that go on sale.

However, it is important to make sure you do not forget about your pets, as there are stores like Barking Heads that are going to be running great discounts during this period as well.