Welcoming a new dog into your home can be exciting, but there are a few items you will need to purchase before your pup arrives.

Hygiene and Grooming Products

Pick out a doggy shampoo and conditioner before bringing your new pooch home so that you can give your dog a bath at any time. Even if your canine companion doesn’t get dirty often, you should wash your pet once a month to keep its skin and fur healthy. You should also purchase a brush to prevent your dog’s fur from matting. 

Nail clippers are important to have on hand so long as they are designed for a dog’s nails and are easy to operate.

Collar and Identification Tag

It is crucial to have a collar and ID tags ahead of time. That way, if your dog gets lost, it will be easier for you to recover. If your pet isn’t already microchipped, it is a good idea to get that done as soon as possible.

The collar should be adjustable and the material should be comfortable. Nylon is the most popular material for dog collars, but it might irritate your pooch if it has sensitive skin. Leather collars are ideal for dogs who lead active lifestyles because leather is naturally breathable, easy on the skin, and especially durable. Personalized leather dog collars are highly sentimental for first-time owners.

Dog Bed and Toys

Dogs sleep for at least twelve hours every day, and they need a comfortable, safe place to do so. Even if your furry friend ends up being more of a floor sleeper or a couch connoisseur, it will appreciate having a dog bed to call its own every now and then. 

Toys are important for your pet’s mental and physical health, regardless of its age. You can purchase some starter toys at your local pet store or you can buy a subscription service that delivers toys right to your door.

Having these objects ready to go will help your pooch transition to its new life with you.

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