What Do You Need For A New Puppy: Checklist
Congratulations on your new puppy! We know you are excited, but there is still a lot of work ahead before bringing them home. Making sure you have the right supplies and knowledge to properly care for your new pup is essential for their health and safety.
WOLFpak is the go-to place for new puppy essentials. Here are the key items you need before getting a puppy, plus tips for choosing the best products.
The Essential Supplies For Your New Dog
The first step in preparing for your new dog is buying the necessary supplies they will need. The most important items are a collar and leash, food and water bowl, dog food, and supplements. Let’s take a closer look at each item:
A collar is one of the most important purchases you will make as it helps keep your pup safe. When picking out a collar for your pup, look for one that is lightweight but durable enough to withstand daily wear and tear.
Wondering how a dog collar should fit? It should fit snugly around their neck without being too tight or uncomfortable. It’s also important to measure their neck size before buying a collar so you can get the right size! Choose one that fits comfortably around your pet’s neck, with enough room to fit two fingers between the collar and their skin. It should also be easy to fasten and adjust so that it doesn't slip off easily when they play or run around.
How to choose the right dog collar
Our Tactical Nylon Dog Collars are a best seller for a reason: their durability is guaranteed with our strong zinc alloy buckle, D Ring, and secure nylon grab handle. Also, included is a Velcro strip for added safety and to customize with patches of your choice. It has anti-corrosive materials and a heavy-duty handle to make sure your pup stays attached to the leash, even when they’re excited!
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Picking out a leash can be tricky, but there are many factors to consider when selecting one for your pup. Look for leashes that are strong enough to handle pulling but not too thick that it becomes uncomfortable for both you and your pet when walking together.
Is a leather or nylon dog leash better?
Leather is one of the most popular materials used in making dog leashes because it is incredibly durable and long-lasting. Leather is also much less likely to fray or tear than nylon or other materials. It also has a classic look that many people like, as well as being more comfortable on your hands than other types of material.
The downside of leather is that it can be more expensive than other options, and it isn’t always the best choice for wet weather due to its tendency to become stiff when wet.
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Nylon Dog Leashes
Nylon is another common material used in making dog leashes because it is lightweight, inexpensive, and relatively durable. Nylon leashes are usually made from webbing or rope-style materials which makes them very flexible and easy on your hands while walking your pup.
They also come in a variety of colors and patterns so you can find something that matches your own personal style or the style of your pup! The downside of nylon leashes is that they can stretch over time which makes them less reliable when controlling larger dogs during walks.
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Food and Water Bowl
Every pup needs access to clean water at all times; therefore, it’s essential that you have a water bowl specifically designated for them. Stainless steel bowls are best as they don't stain easily and are easy to clean; however, be aware of any sharp edges since they could potentially cause damage if your pup accidentally bumps against them while drinking from their bowl! When it comes time to feed your puppy their meals, choose high-quality food that is age-appropriate - ask your veterinarian which type of food would be best for their age group.
Food bowls come in all shapes and sizes so it can be hard to choose just one! When selecting one, make sure it has enough room for your pup's meals plus any supplements they may need throughout the day (more on this later!). As far as water bowls go, avoid plastic ones that can get chewed up by teething puppies—glass or ceramic options offer more durability while still being lightweight enough to move around if needed.
Dog Food and Dog Supplements
Feeding your puppy nutritious food is key to keeping them healthy throughout their lifetime! Do research on which type of food best suits their lifestyle as well as age group so that they get all of their necessary vitamins and minerals each day. There are also many supplements available on the market tailored specifically towards dogs—once again research what would be best for their needs!
Supplements can help support overall health in puppies by providing additional nutrients not found in most commercial dog foods such as omega fatty acids and vitamins B & D3.
However, it is important to consult with a veterinarian before giving any type of supplement as overdosing on certain ingredients could cause serious harm. If possible, try giving natural supplements as opposed to synthetic ones whenever possible as these may be better absorbed by the body than processed chemicals (such as glucosamine).
Bringing home a new puppy requires lots of planning and preparation in order to ensure they have everything they need from day one! From finding the right collar/leash combo to selecting healthy foods/supplements - it's up to you as an owner to equip them with all of the essentials so they can lead healthy lives full of love and adventure!
WOLFpak has everything you need from collars/leashes to harnesses or vests - check out our full selection today!