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New puppy in home, what is needed ?

December 17, 2019 - Reading time: 3 minutes

Before You Bring Your Puppy Home, You Need Some Supplies

Before bringing home your new puppy, you need to have some supplies that are necessary for having a puppy. You might think having water and food is all you need, but you will need a few other things to get you started and enjoying your puppy.

What You Should Have Available for new puppy

The first thing to get is the food and water dish. Keep in mind that the stainless steel dishes are the best and are hypoallergenic. They are also easy to keep clean and should not need replacing very often. Always avoid plastic dishes as they can cause problems for some dog breeds as well as they are easy to chew up.

If your puppy would chew on a plastic dish, it could create sharp edges that can cut the puppy. They could also shadow the pieces that may cause some internal problems for the puppy. They can also create quite a mess if they decide to chew up the water and food bowl.

Before bringing your puppy home, you need to have some food, but you need to determine what kind of food you should have to feed the puppy. You can ask the breeder for a good dog food, but you also need to consider that the puppy needs the proper nutrients, vitamins, carbohydrates and protein as well as fats. Do not think that all dry dog foods are right to feed your puppy, if it does not have all the ingredients that a growing puppy needs they will lack a proper diet.

You also need a place for the puppy to sleep. You do not need to have a fancy bed, but something that is easy to clean and place in different places is ideal. Some people even use some clothes they have worn for the puppy to sleep on, it has their scent and calms the puppy. You can crate them for sleep time or have another area that will keep them safe.

All puppies need toys. This should include chew toys such as bones and squeaky toys. Balls are good for playing fetch as well as Frisbees. You only need a few toys, but you should have enough to keep the new puppy entertained. Do not give the puppy an old shoe or a rolled up sock, as this will confuse them as to what they can chew on and what they cannot. They do not know the difference between old and new.