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One-stop shop for your best friend's summer adventure

Posted at 1:37 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 11:18:48-04

Before you head out on a summer adventure with your best canine friend, make sure you have all the right equipment and food to keep your dog safe, healthy and happy.

You can find everything you need in one stop – at IFA Country Stores.

Budah stopped by the Ogden IFA Country Store to talk with Pet Development Manager Maddie Bradford. She says making sure your pets are healthy and happy starts with a great meal. From puppy to adult formulas, IFA Country Stores have foods for a basic diet, as well as specialty foods for senior dogs, athletic dogs, working dogs, hunting dogs and the dog that needs a grain free diet or limited ingredient diet.

Bradford says some customers wonder why some brands are so expensive. She says the answer to that is that the premium brands IFA carries offer great ingredients and other added benefits that grocery brands don’t offer. So when you are paying the extra money for a premium brand, you are getting a food that doesn’t just fill up your dog’s belly, you are getting a food that has a good protein source, as well as added benefits within the formula that will help your pet absorb its food much better. IFA Country Stores can help you find the right food for your pet.

With the temperatures heating up, it’s very important that your dog has sufficient shelter and hydration. Bradford says one great product is the functional automatic watering system made by Pet Lodge. It attaches to your garden hose and has a built-in float system which will keep the bowl full, so your pet has cool, clean water at all times when they’re out in the elements. IFA also offers many great styles of dog houses and kennels.

If your dog is in the house, cute bowls work well for general water storage for your pet. Or you could use a Le Bistro watering system, this way your pet will have clean fresh water and you will not have to fill the bowl as often.

When you go out on the grail, you need a good collar and leash system. IFA has great Weaver and Carhartt options to choose from. And for the on-the-go things like poop bags, treat belts and outdoor travel beds – IFA has you covered!

You’ll also find toys as well as flea and tick items, and everything under the sun for your family pet at your local IFA.

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