Pet Products Must Have
1. Collar, Harness & Leash
The essentials to any pet’s wardrobe! These can help your pet’s
personality and style shine, but it is even more important to make sure
they’re secure and fit properly.
2. Identification Tags
An ID tag serves as an introduction to your pet for everyone it encounters,
but it will also help ensure its safe return should it ever become lost. Be
sure to include your pet’s name and yours on the tag, plus a phone
number you can be reached at when your pet is found.
3. Poop Bags/Litter Box
Nature is going to call. One of the more unpleasant tasks of pet ownership,
but a necessary one nonetheless. Dog owners will need to have poop
bags handy at all times, so always have a few rolls ready when taking your
buddy out for a walk. They even make dispensers to attach to your pet’s
leash or collar for added convenience. Cat owners will need a litter box in
a safe area that can be reached easily and quickly. You can put a thin layer
of baking soda on the bottom of the box to help absorb odors without
repelling your cat.
A comfortable bed is just as important to your pet as it is to you, so make
sure you find one yours will love.
5. Food & Water Bowls
Cats are easier to accommodate since most are less than a foot in height.
With dogs varying in size, it can be more challenging. Food and water
bowls need to be close to your dog’s snout without excessive bending,
which can cause problems with digestion. So, taller dogs will usually
require a stand to hold the bowl at a proper height, while a puppy may
need a bowl with an anti-slip grip as it laps up its meal.
6. Grooming Supplies
Pets need grooming, too! Teeth-cleaning supplies are essential for your
dog or cat’s prolonged dental health, while a brush, nail clippers, and
various deshedding tools will help keep up appearances. Don’t forget to
pick up some cleaning pads for your pet’s ears. They can get grimy in no
time, but a quick swab with a cleaning pad will do the trick.
If you want a lively dog to rest in one spot while you’re away from home, a
crate might be a good idea. Many people get wonderful results with crate
training. Just make sure the one you choose is spacious enough for your
pup to feel not only safe but comfortable.
8. Cleaning Supplies
From litter scoopers to odor eliminators to cage wipes, make sure you
have everything you might need!
• Lint remover
• Litter scooper
• Pooper scooper for larger dogs
• Paper towels or wet wipes
• Enzymatic cleaner
• Disinfectant spray/wipes
• Pet stain removers
• Odor neutralizer
One of the most enjoyable aspects of owning a dog or cat is figuring out
which toys it loves the most! Try bringing home a variety of potential
favorites to see which one your pet best responds to. There’s nothing a
pet loves more than a good toy… well, maybe a good treat.
Not only do dogs and cats go crazy for treats, they’re also a great way to
teach tricks and to encourage appropriate behavior. Keep some in the
house so you can give rewards when they’re deserved, or when you feel
like giving your pet something special.
11. Baby Gate
Baby gates can be helpful in keeping more inquisitive pets out of areas
they don’t belong. Like children, dogs and cats like to explore areas where
they know they’re not allowed. A baby gate will hinder any of these
unwanted adventure attempts. The gates will help your pet learn its
boundaries, and eventually they won’t even be necessary.