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Supplies to Have On Hand For Your New Dog
Making sure you have all the right supplies on hand for your new dog is very important. Forgetting to buy something you need just means you'll have to rush to buy it later! Nobody wants to be stuck in that sort of situation.
Of course, you need all of the essentials. At bare minimum, you need to have food, bowls, and a dog bed for your dog when they arrive. You'll also need to get toys, treats, a crate, a brush, toothbrush and toothpaste, and flea and tick prevention early on. Don't fall for the myth that you can stop flea and tick prevention in the winter; it still needs to be applied!
Don't forget about heartworm prevention, either. Heartworm prevention does require a vet's permission, so you'll need to make an appointment with a vet as soon as possible. If your dog has not been tested for heartworms in the past 2-3 months, they will need to have a test before your vet will okay a heartworm prevention request.
Include your whole family in the shopping experience! Everyone will delight in being able to pick out lots of fun items for your new furry friend. Toys especially are fun to pick out, particularly for children. Make sure any toys you buy are safe for your new dog. They should be larger than their mouth so they cannot accidentally swallow it. Avoid rope toys, as these can be pulled apart and ingested fairly easily.
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