Adopting a dog is an exciting time. To make the transition to your home easy for you and your dog, make sure you have the following items on hand before you bring your new dog home.
Dog Bowls for Food and Water
Make sure the bowls you buy are the right size for your dog. Some bowls come with stands, so a large dog won’t have to crouch down to eat. This makes it easier on his back.
Dog Crates or Carriers
You will need a crate or carrier if you travel with your dog in a car.
Dog Collars and Leashes
Make sure the collar and leash you purchase are comfortable and secure. This means that you need to seriously consider high quality designer dog collars as you want your new friends to be secure. Make sure that the collar fits properly. We recommend adjustable dog collars, especially when you buy a young pet. The leashes should allow freedom but need to control the dog whenever necessary.
Dog Mats or Beds
You can choose both. Your dog may prefer your sofa, but that is up to you. Most trainers recommend that dogs have their own space. That is where a dog bed or mat comes in.
Dog Food, Chew Toys and Treats
If you do not know which brand of food to choose, simply talk with your veterinarian. He will make appropriate suggestions. Chew toys are recommended to keep your dog’s teeth in good condition. And go easy on the treats. Pet obesity is a (excuse the pun) growing problem.
Dog Identification Tags
Nowadays dogs are microchipped in order to have identification, but the really simple pet identification tags are essential. You do not need any technology in order to read dog tags, and it is so simple to contact pet owners if you find a lost dog.
Schedule A Visit to Your Veterinarian
After you adopt, if your dog doesn’t have the necessary shots or if he isn’t neutered, arrange to take him to the vet.
This is a sponsored post.