Are you getting a puppy? Congratulations on taking on the role of pawrent! It's easy to feel overwhelmed when you're raising a puppy. However, there's a lot for both of you to learn, and you should start working on it before you bring your beloved pet home. We've put together the Ultimate Puppy Must-Have Checklist to help you get started. Here's everything you'll need to be the best pet parent ever, from core supplies to requirements like pet insurance.

Puppy Must Haves

New Puppy Shopping List - Basic Needs

Finding the ideal goods for your dog may be a lot of fun, especially because there are so many to pick from. As a result, we came up with a new puppy shopping list. 

Collar And Leash: Choose an adjustable nylon leash or leather collar with a two-piece buckle for your dog's first few collars. The collar should be snug but not too tight so that it does not fall off; two fingers should be able to fit between the collar and the pup's neck. The leash and the hardware that connects the leash to the collar should be sturdy and well-made.

Crates And Playpen: Crates and playpens are essential for any dog owner. Make sure your dog can stand up, lie down, turn around, and stretch inside the crate or playpen. The Playpen from DryPaws is made of water-resistant fabric and offers enough space for your dog to be comfortable.

Food And Water Bowl: Look for easy-to-clean, durable, chew-resistant food bowl and water bowls. The material should also be considered. Purchase at least two of each item. The Dry Paws 6 in 1 breeder dish is a great option if you're thinking about getting multiple puppies. It'll make less of a mess, plus it's dishwasher-safe and easy to clean, thanks to its robust plastic construction.

Pee Pad: Using a pee pad will result in less mess until your pup is trained. Dry Paws' Pee Pad is waterproof, machine washable, and leak-proof. The material is gentle on the skin. Purchase at least two. Dry Paws offers a variety of sizes for your convenience.

Grooming Essentials: Use a specific area. Have these grooming supplies on hand and know how to utilise them properly - 

  • Blow dryer
  • Bristle brush
  • Comb
  • Conditioning spray
  • Cotton balls
  • Ear cleaning solution
  • Nail clippers
  • Scissors
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Slicker brush
  • Styptic powder
  • Toothbrush and dog toothpaste
  • Towels

Toys That a Puppy Must Have

Toys are puppy must-have items. Pet owners have a variety of choices. Some are, nonetheless, superior to others. So, what kinds of toys are assured of fascinating, entertaining, and enchanting your furry pal?

Interactive Dog Plush Toy: The best plush toys are more than just a gorgeous face; they provide entertainment for your pet. These toys will keep your puppy occupied in a variety of ways.

Snuffle Mats: Snuffles mats stimulate your dog's sense of smell. The puppy snuffle training pad from dry paw is made of high-quality fabric that is safe, non-toxic and is bite resistant. It's also machine washable, which makes it easy to clean.

Activity Toy: The activity type necessitates movement to get the treats out. They aren't ideal for crate training as it needs plenty of room and should only be used when you're supervising your puppy outside.

Freezer Toys: Teething season is here, and it's helpful to have toys that can withstand the impact of those little but awful teeth while also soothing your pup's stretching gums. It's a good idea to keep a few on hand in case of a teething emergency.
Toy On A String: Connect a four-to-five-foot-long string to one of your puppy's smaller soft toys and start pursuing. Allow your puppy to track the toy as you slowly drag it past him, then increase the toy's speed once he figures out what to do with it.

Puppy Must Haves

What to Consider for a New Puppy’s Food?

We all know that food is a puppy must-have item. This section goes through each of the fundamental components in dog food.

Puppies require protein for growth, development, and immunity, especially as they grow. Between 21 and 26 percent of protein should be in your puppy's meals. Organ and muscle meat are the two types of meat protein. Soy or corn are the most common protein sources in vegetables and grains. To meet your puppy's daily requirements, you'll need to feed a lot of this food to her.

Carbohydrates provide puppies energy and provide dietary fibre. Therefore, about 42% of the food should be carbs.

puppy must haves

The fat in your puppy's diet provides him with steady, even-tempered energy. Fat also helps your puppy's skin and coat stay healthy, mobilises digestion, and maintains a stable temperature. Look for foods with a fat content of 15 to 20% and no preservatives.

Vitamins are natural additions needed to extract nutrients from meals and aid in energy utilisation. Vitamins are required for dogs to digest their food properly. Remember that vitamins should only account for 1% of your diet.

Minerals aid the body's usual day-to-day operations. 

Understand that over-supplementing your puppy's diet might damage their development and health. If you have any further questions, contact your veterinarian.

Puppy Insurance - Is It Really Important?

Throughout a dog's life, you may expect to spend a lot of money on veterinary care, from catastrophic accidents to minor ailments. If there's a real emergency, it might cost thousands more! If your puppy becomes ill or injured, pet insurance can assist cover the majority of the treatment costs because you should never have to choose between giving the best possible care for your pet and maintaining a healthy financial situation.

Many folks remember to acquire their puppy beds, bowls, and collars but often forget about pet insurance. Pet insurance protects your dog from unexpected medical fees if they become ill, and because professional veterinarian treatment can cost thousands of dollars, it's well worth the investment. Get it as soon as you get your new dog. This is because most insurance carriers will not cover 'pre-existing conditions,' or any ailment your pet has before the insurance is purchased, even if it doesn't require treatment. The sooner you acquire insurance, the less likely you will have coverage issues later.

Other Things That Your Puppy will Need

Dry Paws aims to make your life perfect with your fur babies. So we try to make products for your convenience. Here are some puppy must-have products to include in your new puppy shopping list - 

Mesh Gate: You may need to use a pet mesh gate to keep your dog contained in a specific area or location. Dog gates provide protection and safety to dogs, which is essential for their health. They can keep them away from dangerous areas like stairwells, kitchens with stoves within reach of paws, baby rooms, and rooms with many devices. Include it in your new puppy shopping list now!

Poop Scoopers: It's easier for you and your dog to bond when you go for a walk outside. However, going out will be more frequent if you're toilet training him. You can effortlessly scoop up the poop and dispose of it with our poop scooper. No one wants that gooey feeling, right? You don't even have to touch the poop with our easy-to-use poop scooper. It also includes biodegradable bags.

Car Seat Cover: Going for a long car ride with your puppy? And you didn't think about getting your pet a Car Seat Protector? A car seat cover is a puppy must-have item. Scratches, fur, and drool from dogs can all add up to a big mess. Dry paws car seat coverings for dogs, on the other hand, can come in helpful and save the day. An easily washable, waterproof cover to save you a lot of time and money.

Doggy Diapers: A puppy cannot contain urine for an extended period. Taking them outside regularly, even if you're training them, is difficult. Our reusable and washable Dry Paws pet diapers are made to keep mishaps from becoming messes. Dry Paws will keep you safe from accidents, whether your pet is in heat or your new puppy isn't yet housebroken.

puppy diaper

Nappy Liners: Bamboo-made biodegradable nappy liners will make nappy changes even easier. Wicks moisture away from little bottoms to keep your furbaby dry. Compostable and naturally antibacterial. To use, place it inside the diaper as the layer closest to the puppy's skin. Anything solid stays on top, making it simple to remove. Liquids can pass right through. Remove the liner and discard it when changing the nappy. There are two sizes available.

Accident Proof Furniture Throw Puppy Pads:
You'll need DryPaws Oversized Reusable Dog Accident-Proof Throw Large Puppy Pads if you wish to secure your furniture, bedding, and playpens in style. It is durable, machine-washable, and built to withstand whatever your furry friend can throw at it. So allow your pet to sit with you whenever and wherever you choose!

Things to Keep in Mind for a New Puppy

Before deciding that a puppy is a perfect pet for you or before committing to a specific breed, there are numerous factors to consider.

Cost: Have you budgeted to ensure that you can cover all of the costs of getting a puppy? Setting up for a puppy might be costly in and of itself, but you must also consider the long-term expenditures of owning a dog. Make sure you can afford insurance, vet fees, food, and other continuing expenses like buying leads, toys, and poo bags.

Lifestyle: Do you have the time to care for a puppy? During the day, they will require a lot of company, entertainment, and continual training, especially while they are young. If you work full-time, you may need to think about daycare. Is your house dog suitable? Do you have access to a safe outside space? What changes will be required to make it dog-proof? Remember that getting a puppy is a lifetime commitment, and you'll need to care for it for the rest of your life.

puppy must haves

Vet: Are there any veterinarians in your area who can register your new puppy? Local veterinarians can be found online, and you can also ask any reputable dog owners you know for referrals. It's a good idea to see a veterinarian before getting a puppy so they can advise you and assist you with your research.

Finally, if you think you are ready to take care of a puppy for the rest of his life, then pet-proof the house. Check our above list of puppy must-have items to create a new puppy shopping list. Hope you have a happy journey with your pup.

Why Do You Buy from Dry Paws?

Dog items can be found almost anywhere. So, what makes dry paws stand out from the crowd?

Dry paws products are composed of high-quality, non-toxic textiles that are safe and bite-resistant for your dog. Because of these characteristics, it has a long lifespan. As a result, you won't have to waste money buying it over and over again. Our reusable goods can be washed in the washing machine. These items will not only protect your hands from harsh chemicals, but they will also be environmentally friendly. We provide free shipping across Australia. We also have a no-hassle return policy. We're happy to report that none of our products has been subjected to animal testing.

February 28, 2022 — Inamul haque