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Essential tactical gear for your pet dog: From collars to backpacks

Add these 12 tactical gear picks for dogs to your Amazon cart to ensure your pet’s safety and health outdoors

Did you know that dogs can get sunburns and are also susceptible to skin cancer?

It’s true. The areas most vulnerable to sunburn in dogs are the ears, abdomen and nose. Furthermore, dogs that spend a lot of time outdoors are exposed to more UV radiation, which likely contributes to the development of eye problems. They can also suffer from burns and blisters without proper paw protection.

So, the next time you take your dog for a long walk or hike, consider the protective gear they might need. Be sure to check out our Amazon links below for a selection of dog-friendly tactical gear to ensure your furry friend stays safe and healthy during your outdoor adventures.

  • AirTag holder effectively prevents the AirTag from falling off, dangling or dog biting
  • Made of high-quality 1000D nylon fabric and utilizes Zinc alloy buckle
  • Available in 3 sizes
  • 4-pack of AirTags
  • One-tap setup connects AirTag with iPhone or iPad
  • Put AirTag into “lost mode” to be notified when it’s detected
  • Made of durable nylon material
  • 2 padded handles provide more convenient options
  • Anti-shock bungee design and soft handle improve control and cushion, eases the pressure for both the owner and dog, and provides more space and freedom for your dog
  • Choose between a 4.5-foot or 6-foot leash
  • Made with 1000D nylon and well padded in all pressure areas for a comfortable fit
  • Top handle for traffic control, 4 quick-release buckles for easy put on and off while providing extra security
  • Each side features two MOLLE straps as well as hoop & loop strips panel to attach MOLLE pouches or ID panels
  • Available in 5 colors and 5 sizes
  • Provides 100% UV protection
  • Shatterproof, waterproof, anti-fog, and shields dog’s eyes from wind and debris
  • Adjustable elastic strap can adapt to fit the size of your pet
  • Soft frame reduces pressure on dog’s eyes
  • Press the water bottle with one hand and water will flow into the bowl
  • Push-button switch designed to ensure water does not return
  • Straps added to water bottle, which can be handheld or crossbody
  • Made of LDPE stock and BPA free
  • Made of high quality, food-grade silicone, BPA free, dishwasher safe and easy to clean
  • Bowls can be expandable to different sizes
  • Expandable silicone bowl with clip, easy to be hung on a bag
  • Veterinarian developed
  • Includes sunscreen ingredients that rate equivalent to 30-40 SPF in human sunscreens
  • Effective in blocking both UVA and UVB sun rays
  • Contains vitamin E and other ingredients that act as antioxidants and skin enrichers
  • Sizing from XS - XL
  • Fully ventilated sides for maximum air flow and padded back side
  • Dog lumbar support straps with strong 20mm-thick bottom rest pad
  • Safety carabiner for collar hook-up
  • Velcro soft side for custom name tags, safety lights, etc.
  • Designed for hiking, rock scrambling or any activity where your dog might need help
  • Shell fabric for improved durability and reflective trim
  • Equipped with a padded handle and load-dispersing chest/belly panel
  • Multiple leash connection points
  • 6 points of adjustment and an easy on/off construction
  • Adjustable strap
  • Oxford material
  • Two ear holes for ear part
  • Expands with wide split seam opening
  • 2 adjustable and reflective straps to ensure tight fit
  • Available in 8 different sizes
  • Anti-slip sole provides stability and traction, protection from sharp thorns and hot pavement
  • Available in 6 sizes
  • UPF 50+ fabrics crafted in 95% Terylene and 5% Spandex provide sun protection
  • Cool texture and fast dry sportswear and mesh fabric

Looking for tactical gear and accessories for your K-9? Look no further. Check out our top 10 Amazon picks for essential tactical accessories for K-9s, from high-tech tracking collars to protective ballistic vests.

We’ve curated a list of 10 essential pieces of tactical gear for K-9s, including eye and ear protection, harnesses and more

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