New Pupppy at Home? Things to Get Ready for a Puppy

Bringing home a new puppy is exciting and at the same time quite challenging. Why? A new pet needs to feel welcome and comfortable in order for them to settle down easily. How can you make it possible?

Prepare yourself and the whole household of the new addition to the family. Take note of the things you must prepare before a new pet arrives.

Listed below are the few things you need to prepare to make sure your new pet is comfortable and happy in their new home:

Food and Water

A dog must have plenty of food and a water bowl. One of the kindest things you can do when you bring home your puppy for the first time is to give them a bowl of the same food that they were used to. This will give them a feeling of security.

The bowls themselves should be made from safe materials – don’t buy „just some dog bowl“, you should at least know what material is the bowl made from.

Modern bowls include additional functionality – e.g. Actijoy WiFi Food & Water Bowls can help you track the nutrition intake of your dog!

Grooming Kit

This will include a comb or brush, nail clippers, and dog-friendly shampoo. Be aware that to a puppy, the grooming session is not all about untangling their coat and making them look presentable, it is a bonding experience to make them feel loved.

Identification Tag

According to the law, all dogs must wear a tag on their collar that shows their owner's name and address. You can ask your vet about how to secure the name tags because collars often break or slip off. Microchipping is very common today wherein a chip is inserted into the dog. It is painless, permanent and effective.

Collar and Lead

After buying a puppy, make sure they have had all the right vaccines so that you can take them on a walk. It is a must to buy a collar, and lead and to train them to make use of it. Collars and leads come in a variety of materials from nylon to soft leather, but it would be best if you choose the adjustable one so that you can adjust it.

Something to Chew

Puppies love to chew especially those who are teething. They will chew anything they can get their jaws on. In order to protect your things, buy a selection of chews for your new pet. However, make sure that they are not toxic, durable and not too tough for a puppy.

Choose a Vet

It is important to bring your new dog to a vet for a general checkup. You need to talk about vaccinations, microchipping and worms. If this is your first time to have a pet, ask fellow dog owners to recommend a vet. 

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Please note: all dogs should be treated as individuals. The Actijoy™ blog is for educational and entertainment purposes only. In the case of emergency, always seek qualified healthcare from a local veterinarian or emergency facility. Actijoy™ blogs are not designed to treat, diagnose, or prescribe medication for your pet.

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