Dogs are called a man's best friend for a good reason. They're amazing companions that will be there for you no matter what. But just like any living creature, pups have needs too, from food to toys. Some people go quite overboard when it comes to pampering their pets, from bejeweled leashes to personalized doggy beds, but not everyone can afford such luxuries. However, there are a number of must-have supplies that your new dog will need, and we've listed them all for you.
Of course, food is on top of that list. From the dry variety to organic options, different dogs have different needs when it comes to nourishment and sustenance. Make sure that you've talked to a professional about what to feed your pet because there are many different factors that should be taken into consideration including your dog's size, age and breed.
With the food, you're going to need a container to feed your pup. Opt for two bowls - one for food and the other for water - that will be the right size and height for your doggy. Having the right sized bowls will also help you control the amount of food that you feed your pet.
Another doggy must-have is a collar and leash combination that will allow you to easily walk him. The collar will also contain a tag that will include crucial information just in case anything happens, so this is an important equipment to purchase. Of course, there are plenty of options to choose from like studded collars to retractable leashes, so choose an option that will fit your budget but will be sturdy enough to last you awhile.
For your dog's comfort, a bed or crate should be bought as well - do look for a PETCO Promotion Code to save on your purchase. The purpose of the bed is to give your pet a place where he can snuggle and feel comfortable on. A kennel or crate, on the other hand, can play an important role in training your dog, especially with housebreaking. This will also be a must if you're ever planning on traveling with your furry companion.
Finally, every dog needs a toy to play with. Whether it's a loud squeaky one or a piece of rope, a dog toy will not only entertain your pup, but it's also an important aspect of his development.
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