Essentials for Your New Dog or Cat

Looking for the best rescue dog or cat to adopt. Or you are waiting for your beloved pet to be brought home from the breeder. Either way, it’s time to shop so your new pet has everything they need from day one. ์นด์ง€๋…ธ์‚ฌ์ดํŠธ

When you are a first-time pet parent, it can be overwhelming. But by being prepared for all of your pet’s needs, you can focus on acclimating to the new environment and beginning training.

In this article, we’ll walk you through the basic supplies you’ll need for your new dog or cat.

1. Food for your new dog or cat

If possible, find out what brand of food your new pet ate before you adopt it and buy the same kind. If you cannot find out what food your pet ate, we recommend that you purchase a quality food that is appropriate for your pet’s life stage. For example, if you are buying a newborn puppy or kitten, you will want puppy or kitten food.

Remember that new pets can also have food allergies and need a different type of food.

2. Water and Food Bowls

Water and food bowls for pets can be as simple as two stainless steel or ceramic bowls. But if you’re looking for something bigger, you’re sure to find it. Pet stores offer everything from raised bowls to bowels of filtered water.

And of course you can always personalize the water and food bowls with your pet’s name.

3. Leash and collar

Leashes and collars, like the water and food bowls, can be personalized and are available in different variations. There are retractable leashes, leashes with poop bag dispensers, leashes with padded handles, reflective collars and LED collars. Find the right one for your pet and don’t feel guilty about running out of leads.

Different lanyards can serve different purposes and it’s always a good idea to have an extra lanyard on hand. Gliding leashes are ideal for this as they can be easily slipped over your pet’s head if a collar is not available. It’s a great backup.

When it comes to necklaces, the choice is just as limitless. Again, it depends on what works best for you and your pet’s needs. Remember that with cat collars, a detachable collar is best in case the collar gets caught while climbing.

4. Pet ID Tag and Microchip

These may seem like things that can be put off and dealt with every time, but they are not.

According to American Humane, nearly 10 million animals are killed each year1. Don’t forget to update your pet ID if your contact information changes. Even if the shelter or breeder your pet comes from hasn’t microchipped your dog or cat, you should ask your veterinarian about it. You never know when an accident or emergency will happen and you want to protect your new pet right away.

5. Pet First Aid Kit

You can buy a ready-made first aid kit for your pet or you can make your own. In any case, a good first aid kit should contain at least the following items:

sterile gauze



antiseptic wipes

antibiotic ointment

cotton balls

hydrogen peroxide


digital thermometer

optional muzzle

6. Pets bed

Your pet’s bed The safe place to rest and sleep. It should be comfortable, supportive, and stretchy. You’ll likely go through several beds in your pet’s life, and as your dog gets older, the bed should provide the necessary cushioning for their joints. ์˜จ๋ผ์ธ์นด์ง€๋…ธ์‚ฌ์ดํŠธ

7. Treats and Toys

What’s a treasured new pet without treats and toys to tend to? The choices are endless, but try to focus on treats and toys that have a purpose: health, exercise, or stimulation. Remember that overfeeding your pet can lead to obesity, which poses health risks like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and even cancer. A scratching post is a must. Make sure you buy one big enough for your cat to stand on its hind legs and stretch without stepping on it. Also make sure the scratching post has a base that is heavy enough that it cannot tip over. If you have more than one cat, buy each a separate scratching post.

8. Pet Grooming Brush

Daily grooming or brushing of your pet’s coat will remove loose hair and prevent tangles. Regular brushing also helps reduce hair and dandruff around the home. If you visit a pet store or surf the internet, you can find everything from wire brushes and bristle brushes to tweezers and even glove brushes.

9. Toothbrush

Many animals do not like brushing their teeth. As a result, some pet owners are becoming lenient when it comes to maintaining their pets’ oral hygiene. This can be detrimental to your pet’s health and can result in an expensive vet visit. In addition to regular professional teeth cleaning, it’s best to brush your pet’s teeth daily or at least three times a week. Pet stores sell special toothpastes for cats and dogs that make the taste more desirable to them. Some pet owners find it easier to brush their dog or cat’s teeth with a finger brush than with a traditionally shaped toothbrush.

10. Nail Trimmer

Many pets dislike having their paws touched, so trimming their nails can become a chore for pet owners. However, it is important to trim your pet’s nails every three to four weeks. Pet owners are always afraid of cutting the pet’s skin where there are blood vessels and nerve endings. This causes the nail to bleed. Astringent powder is a good product to have on hand for this case. A good way to avoid a quick cut is to trim your pet’s claws little by little. ๋ฐ”์นด๋ผ์‚ฌ์ดํŠธ

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