Checklist of Pet Supplies for New Pet Owners
Bringing home a new pet can be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. Knowing how to care for them and what you need to do so can be a little intimidating. At Fur-Babies R Us!, we want to help you enjoy this experience. We’ve put together this short guide of the basic pet supplies you need to get started.
Food and Related Items
One of the most basic pet necessities is food. It is usually best to ask what type of food your pet was eating before you adopted them. If either you cannot get that information or cannot find that brand, you can either ask your veterinarian or your pet supply store.
Additionally, you will need pet supplies for eating that food and drinking water. You can simply choose a couple of bowls or go with more complex automatic feeders. No matter your preference, there are plenty of options for you to choose from.
ID tags and microchips are a must for many pets. Cats and dogs are the most common types to get tags and microchips, but any pet that could potentially escape from your home is a good candidate.
Leash and Collar
If you plan on taking your pet for a walk- no matter what that pet might be- you will need a leash and a collar to attach the leash to. Even when not required by law, keeping your pet on a leash is one of the best ways to keep him or her safe.
You might love the idea of your pet crawling up in bed with you, but it is still important for them to have their own safe and comfortable spot to relax. The type of bedding is completely up to you. Some people have multiple beds for their fur babies throughout their homes. Others have a crate or other “home” for their baby to sleep in. Find what works best for your home, your pet, and your lifestyle.
Hygiene and grooming are as important for pets as it is for humans. Fur babies need to be brushed every day. This prevents tangles as well as helping to keep your home cleaner. And, of course, they need regular baths and to keep their teeth cleaned.
To keep them clean and maintained, you will need a brush, bath items, a toothbrush, and toothpaste at a minimum. If you are uncertain about any of these pet accessories and supplies, we will be happy to help you pick what you need.
In addition to these items, you will need potty pet supplies, such as a litter box for a cat, treats, and toys. At Fur-Babies R Us!, we want to help make sure you have all of the pet accessories and supplies you need. Take a look at our inventory and contact us with any questions you have.