Puppy Supplies: Everything for the New Additions to Your Family

Puppy Supplies: Everything for the New Additions to Your Family

Puppies are adorable. Puppies are also a lot of work. Whether you're getting your first pet or adding to your family, it's important to make sure that you have the right supplies on hand for your new additions. You'll need food and water bowls, toys, beds and even crates! This blog post will help give you the information needed to find all of these items without breaking the bank in the process!

1.   Food and treats

Many veterinarians and trainer believe that eating right can help help prevent many of the health issues that can arise from being overweight.

However, this does not mean you should give your dog unlimited food or treats! Be sure to monitor their diet and encourage them to exercise as well for a happy and healthy canine companion.

Dog Food (dry) - Dry food is better than canned because it has less water content, which makes it easier on your pet's teeth. You will also need some sort of bowl or dish for feeding time. The best thing about dry kibble is how easy it is to store in large quantities without going bad like wet foods do if they're left out too long before eating. Doggy Biscuits are another good choice when purchasing snacks - just be careful.

2- Bowls

Choose bowls that are made of stainless steel, ceramic or glass. Plastic dishes are not recommended because they can be easily chewed by the dog and may lead to choking hazards.

3- Clothes

Your pooch will need a collar (preferably an adjustable one) with ID tags on it. You should also have some sort of leash for walks outside your yard. These items are available at most pet stores like Petco or PetSmart!

4- Dog Beds

Dogs love to sleep just as much as we do so you'll want something soft that they can curl up in comfortably. A blanket draped over their crate is good enough but if you buy them a bed make sure there's room for them to turn around inside without bumping into the sides.

5- Dog Toys

Dogs need some form of entertainment and there's a ton to choose from! You can get things like balls, ropes or you could even make your own toy out of old clothes. Be sure they're not made with anything that might be potentially harmful so check all labels before buying something for your dog.

6- Dog Crate

Choose a crate that has enough room for your dog to lay down and turn around without feeling cramped. If you're not sure what size to buy, measure your dog.

Dogs love to sleep just as much as we do so you'll want something soft that they can curl up in comfortably. A blanket draped over their crate is good enough but if you buy them a bed make sure there's room for them to turn around inside without bumping into the sides.

7- Dish

Your pup will need a way to eat and drink so pick out something nice that you know they'll love! The bowl should be large, deep, easy-to-clean (like stainless steel) with a rubber bottom in case it falls over. We recommend getting two bowls; one for water and the other for food. Dog dishes come in all shapes sizes colors but we think metal is best because plastic can potentially burn their mouth if left on high heat or contain BPA which may cause health problems later on.

8- Leash

Picking out a leash is easy because there are tons of options, just make sure it's long enough for you pup or small enough for them as well as light weight but sturdy material like nylon or cotton. You want something comfortable in case they pull away from you while walking around outside!

9- Dog Chew Toys

Chewing helps relieve anxiety and boredom which can happen when dogs aren't properly trained. They'll enjoy having some good old fashioned chew toys by their side every day, plus these things help clean teeth too! Make sure you have a variety of textures as well, so they can enjoy what they're chewing on.

10- Harness

There are different kinds of harnesses for different purposes, but the most popular is a "walking" harness. You'll want to make sure the chest strap has good padding so your pup can walk without being choked and it should be loose enough around their belly/chest area that they don't feel overly constricted while they're walking outside.

11- Nail Clippers

You might not think about this all of the time, but dogs need their nails cut too! Keeping them short will help prevent injury as well as keep dirt from getting under long nails which could lead to infection or other problems.

You'll want to get nail clippers made for dogs so you don't accidentally cut the wrong part of their nails.

12 - Collars

Dogs need collars, just like humans! You should get your pet used to wearing one from a young age (the earlier the better!) especially if you plan on taking them out for walks or going to new places in public with them when they're older.

There are many types of collars - some have metal buckles while others have plastic ones which can be much safer around water because those materials won't corrode as quickly or melt under extreme heat/cold respectively; try different styles until you find one your dog likes best!

13- Identification

Your puppy needs an id tag to put on their collar. It should have your contact information with the words "property of" so that people will know who they belong to if found lost and need to be returned!

 

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