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Supplies Needed for a New Puppy
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith
Acquiring a Dog
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Q. What kind of supplies do I need for a new puppy?
A. Various supplies to have on hand before you get your puppyWhen getting a new puppy, you will need:
  • Food and water dishes

  • A cage or crate and/or dog bed

  • A collar and leash

  • Nametag

  • Toys, including chew toys

  • Shampoo and grooming supplies, the type will vary with the breed of puppy

  • Health care supplies including ear cleaner, dog toothbrush and toothpaste

  • 'Piddle pads' if you will be 'housetraining' your puppy indoors

  • Book(s) on puppy health care and behavior

Before getting your puppy, find a veterinarian whom you will be willing to work with for the next 15 years. Make an appointment for your puppy's first exam prior to actually getting the puppy.

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