8 Ways to Spoil Your Pup on National Dog Day

National Dog Day

(This article has been updated.)

While today is International National Dog Day, every day we’re celebrating our besties. We’re guessing lots of snuggles, kisses, treats, plenty of walks, and puppy play dates are ways just a few ways you show your dog how much you appreciate her.

Not only do our dogs love being doted on, but it helps us too. Indeed, research shows that we are healthier, happier and more outgoing by just being a dog parent.

But alas, with today being International Dog Day —  a holiday started in 2004 by an animal welfare advocate to celebrate dogs from all walks of life, honoring the selfless love they give us, their unconditional loyalty, and the comfort they provide us —  our pups could use a little bit of spoiling.

Check out some of our favorite dog essentials.

Related: How to Prevent Your Dog’s Paws From Getting Burnt This Summer

Calming Massage Oil for Dogs

Just like us, a little massage for your dog can go a long way — and boy, will he love it. By practicing gentle massage techniques, you can help improve your dog’s blood flow, relax the body, increase flexibility, and reduce discomfort and stiffness. Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

wool dog sweater

With sweater weather on the horizon, it’s time to stock up cozy ware to keep your pup warm and stylish this fall and winter season. Made of the softest Aran wool, it features include a thick turtleneck, two front legs and a knit pattern of cables and textured stitches.


You can change up your dog’s outdoor walk adventure with the versatile leash.. It is over 6 feet long but can be shortened to various lengths, while also having a cross-body option. So, you can give your dog extra leash when people aren’t around, but keep your pup close at a length of under 4 feet when there is a crowd. And if you have a rambunctious pup or just want to go hands-free, the cross-body option is perfect for you


There is nothing greater than giving your dog the gift of health. With our Bye Bye Dog Breath Dental Kit, your dog not only gets a delicious treat and topper, but also one that is good for them. Our dental kit is a simple yet powerful way to help keep your dog’s mouth healthy, fresh and clean. No toothbrush required. 


The perfect shampoo for our dirty dogs. The all-purpose shampoo nourishes the skin with a beautiful, natural scent of cedarwood and sage, leaving your pup smelling fresh and ready for snuggles. 

dog booties

Our dogs’ paws can take a beating during one of their favorite pastimes: a walk. From slick feet during the rain to cracked skin because of ice salt, their paws need to be protected. These rain booties are the perfect way to protect your dog’s paws. Made of 100 percent rubber, they are durable and have open-vented slits to make it easy for your pup to slide her paws into them along with a Velcro strap for easy adjustment.

turtle dog toy

What doggy wouldn’t love an adorable squeaky toy?Made from recycled materials, the toy is perfect for chewers, fetchers, and wrestlers. The panels are woven together with double stitching and reinforced with a second layer of cloth while the squeaker is puncture proof, providing lots of fun for your pooch. 

turkey dog strips

Even the pickiest dog will be obsessed with these treats — and you will be, too. Made from pasture-raised turkeys, these yummy treats are free from antibodies, chemicals, hormones, and pesticide. And with Farm Hounds, you know exactly where the treats are sourced, as the name of the small family farm is right on the bag. 


Related: Mayo Clinic Study Prescribes Sleeping With Your Dog, With a Catch

By Andrea Huspeni

Andrea Huspeni is the founder and CEO of This Dog's Life. Her mission it to help dogs live a happier, healthier and longer life. When she isn't working, she spends time with her two dogs, Lola and Milo. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.

All You Need

Shop now
Loading component ...
10 Breeds That Are Prone to Allergies

10 Breeds That Are Prone to Allergies

Why Do Dogs Do Those Random Shake-Offs?

Why Do Dogs Do Those Random Shake-Offs?

How Often You Wash Your Dog's Bowl Can Impact Their Health

How Often You Wash Your Dog's Bowl Can Impact Their Health

What My Dog, My Zen Master, Taught Me About Life After My Mom's Passing

What My Dog, My Zen Master, Taught Me About Life After My Mom's Passing