New Dog Essentials (What Do You Need for a New Pet)

Things You Need for a New Puppy Checklist

Did you just get a dog? If so, congratulations — your new pup is sure to bring a surplus of love and joy to your home! However, with a new “fur baby” comes responsibility: You need to make sure they are happy and healthy. 

To ensure that’s possible, there are many items and essentials you will need for your new pet. We at A to Z Pets have compiled this list of necessities for a new puppy that will help make your life easier!

The Right Dog Food

The first thing on the list should be food (and the bowls to put it in). You want to make sure that it is something natural and not filled with preservatives or other artificial ingredients which can harm their digestive system. It’s also important to feed them according to their weight, age, and breed type — so do some research and consult with your veterinarian before making your selection! 

A Comfy Bed

A dog bed is an essential item for any canine friend! Not only will a bed make them feel safe at night while they sleep, but it will provide them with their own space to feel comfortable. Before choosing a bed, you’ll want to make sure it’s the correct size for your pal. To ensure this, measure your fur baby with a measuring tape (nose to tail) and then add some “wiggle room” based on the measurements.

The Perfect Collar and Leash

When bringing home your new fur baby, there is a lot to be excited about regarding accessories — from picking out the perfect collar and engraving their name on the tag to choosing a matching leash to top it all off; the possibilities are endless! Speaking of the ideal collar, your pup should wear their collar at all times. The reason is simple: Should your pet run off your property and get lost, a collar with a tag will help identify them and make it easier for someone to contact you.

Plenty of Toys

If there’s one thing that puppies love, it’s playing! Before bringing home your little cutie, getting plenty of toys is a new puppy essential. By providing your pooch with a variety of toys, you’ll help keep them occupied while you’re working, as well as give them something to nibble on while teething (to help save your furniture)!  

High-Quality Pet Supplies at Affordable Prices

At A to Z Pet Shop, we have an array of high-quality pet foods and treats at affordable prices. Additionally, as a special “thank you” to our loyal customers for supporting our small business, we offer a frequent buyer program with incredible discounts that any pet parent will love. 

Stop by the shop today to meet our “residents” or give us a call at 203-553-9997 to inquire about what breeds and brands we have in stock!