Life is so much simpler if you have the right supplies.
We have put together a list of pet supplies that we suggest you should obtain prior to bringing your puppy home. You can purchase these items at your convenience via the links we have provided or you can purchase most of the items at a local store near you.
- Quality food
- Wire crate with adjustable wire panel so that the crate can grow with your puppy
- Crate cover
- Crate bed – not to be used for the first few months
- Bed for outside the crate
- Water bowl
- Food bowl
- Collar or harness
- Slicker Brush
- Metal Comb
- Bitter apple deterrent spray
- Pet insurance (optional)
What Food Should You Feed Your Puppy?
Choosing the right food to feed your new puppy is crucial to their overall health and well-being and something that should be done with careful thought and consideration. A quality food is not cheap but well worth the price to ensure your puppy is getting good nutritional value in the food.
We use Royal Canin Puppy Food for all of our puppies. We use the small breed food for the smaller puppies and large breed food for our standard size puppies.
We will send your puppy home with a small amount of food to get you started. We encourage families to keep their puppy on this food for at least the first month after transitioning home to help decrease some of the stress on the puppy.
Dog bowls come in many styles and sizes. We recommend you feed your dog with a stainless steel bowl. They are much easier to clean and sanitize. Plastic bowls can be chewed on and create areas that can harbor bacteria. Plastic bowls also absorb odors, grease and food particles. Your dogs food and water dish should be cleaned in hot soapy water daily and rinsed well or placed in a dish washer to be cleaned. Sometimes it is easier to have 2 sets of dishes so that you can rotate as needed for cleaning.
Crates – Covers – Beds — we also recommend Kuranda beds.
We recommend a wire crate that has the metal divider. This way you can enlarge the crate as your puppy grows.
We’ve conveniently lined up several sizes of crates with appropriate cover and bed to fit the crate.
We recommend Kuranda dog beds. You can order a bed at the following link: Kuranda Dog Beds