Things that your new puppy needs, and may need later
So you’ve brought home a new member of the family — an adorable puppy! A darling it is, it’s not exactly easy to have a pet at home. Just like everyone else in the household, a puppy — whether you have just bought it or adopted it — needs and deserves your total care.
When bringing home a new puppy for the first time, you must realize that there are certain things that you should have from day one, and things that are just optional.
The puppy essentials
To help you out in buying doggie supplies, here are the list of things that you must buy when bringing a new puppy for the first time, the “puppy essentials”:
- Water bowl
- Food Bowl
- A nice dog bed
- Dog food. Make sure that it has no artificial preservatives (BHA, BHT) and coloring. Also, avoid dog food with lots of extenders or “fillers” (such as corn hull), and wheat or corn gluten. When you have a puppy that is naturally large in breed, feed it with the same regular puppy food like what the other puppies are fed. It is important never to give large-breed puppies with dog food that is too high in protein. It doesn’t hurt to consult your vet in regards to your puppy’s diet.
- A chosen local vet, as your new puppy needs to get checked as soon as possible. Your vet will give you advice in regards to flea and tick control, or the recommended shots.
- If your puppy tends to go outside or will spend much of its time outdoors, you should buy a separate shelter.
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Optional supplies for your puppy
This is the other list of items that you may want to buy for your puppy later:
- A brand new crate, if you are about to do crate training with your puppy. Make sure that it is large enough so that your puppy will have more space to move around. It also wise to have it large enough that it will also accommodate your puppy as he becomes full-grown.
- Lots of interactive dog toys and chewy toys. Puppies need those chewy toys to develop their teeth and jaws, as well as to keep your dog from chewing your furniture. Be careful when choosing toys, though. Buy toys that are not overly hard; otherwise your puppy’s teeth may be cracked. Don’t choose a toy that would become a choking hazard for your pet.
- Dog treats. When buying doggie treats, don’t buy ones that have unnecessary added sugar, salt, or other preservatives and additives.
- If your puppy is of a long-haired breed, you need to buy dog brush or comb. Otherwise, a short-haired puppy won’t need it.
- Dog shampoo
- Pee pee pads
- Dog carriers
- Dog clippers or strippers, depending on your puppy’s coat type
You may have to spend a little fortune for your new puppy’s supplies. But what you get in return is the priceless joy and the unconditional affection that your puppy gives, as long as you treat it right and provide it with the right care.
Supplies you need for a puppy!
- Supplies Needed for a New Puppy
Listed are the supplies you will need for your new puppy.
- New Puppy Checklist | Puppy Supplies | Dog Food, Treats, Toys & More | petMD
Few life events are as exciting as the addition of a new puppy. And with this new responsibility comes a great mountain of puppy supplies.
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