It’s finally that time of year again! The holidays are here, and you may be thinking of adding a new pet to your family. Before you welcome your furry friend into their forever home, there are steps you need to take to ensure you are prepared. This includes making sure you have the proper supplies needed to care for your new family member. Below you’ll find a list of must-haves to help prepare for the adventure you are about to embark on with your new best friend.
Puppies have the tendency to be a bit rambunctious, and sometimes it’s hard to keep an eye on them at all times of the day. Crates are a great way to be sure your puppy is out of harm's way when you are not able to supervise them. Crates also provide a safe space for your puppy to rest or hide away when they’re feeling anxious. It may be tempting to purchase a large crate for your new pup. However, the crate only needs ro be large enough so your puppy has space to get up and turn around. The Incredipet Two-Door Dog Crate comes in five different sizes, allowing you to pick just the right size crate for your puppy’s size.
While accidents happen, we prefer them not to be on the expensive dining room rug. Training pads are a great way to avoid mishaps while they are still in the potty training process. The Incredipet Dog Training Pads have built-in attractants making it easy for your puppy to know where to take care of business.
FOOD & WATER BOWLS
Food & water are obvious needs that puppies should have easy access to. So, your puppy will need bowls for their food and water right from the get-go. Elevated food and water bowls provide more comfort and support for healthy digestion. Stainless steel is a great option when it comes to choosing the right bowl for your puppy. These bowls, such as the Incredipet Everyday Value Stainless Steel Double Diner Pet Bowls, are easy to clean, dishwasher safe and stain-proof.
LEASH & COLLAR
A leash and collar are crucial to have at all stages in your new dog’s life. When they are a puppy, an adjustable collar will be your best bet as your puppy will grow quite quickly. Along with the collar, you will want to choose a leash that is best fit for your puppy. You are likely to swap out your pup’s collar and leash as they get older. It’s important to remember to get collars and leashes that will be durable and provide sufficient support at all ages of your dog.
Puppies can be very messy creatures. They may have the time of their life playing outside in the mud, we don’t always appreciate them tracking muddy paw prints throughout the house. It’s a good idea to have some basic grooming tools on hand when you don’t have the time to take your pooch to the groomer or give them a bath. Incredipet’s Hypoallergenic Dog Wipes are easy to use and gently clean your pet in-between baths. A soft brush can also be beneficial for removing dirt and untangling your pet’s fur.
One of the first items you will want to get for your new kitten is an easily accessible litter pan. When your cat is young, it is best to start off with a litter pan before a litter box. By doing so, your kitten will be able to get into and out of the pan with ease. What’s a litter pan without litter? Snag a litter that is best suited for your kitten. We recommend the Incredipet Cat Litter.
LITTER AREA SUPPLIES
Litter pans and boxes have the tendency to get pretty messy. We might not be able to avoid the mess completely, but there are ways we can limit it. A Cat Litter Catching Mat will help your kitten catch the litter on their paws before they track it throughout the house. It’s also a good idea to grab a Litter Organizer Kit to help keep all your kittens supplies together.
It’s no question that kittens are cute and cuddly. However, they are also known to be quite the scratchers for many reasons. Cats may scratch to remove the outer layer of their nails. They even scratch when they’re anxious or excited. To avoid your kitten scratching at the furniture, you will want to get them accustomed to using a Cardboard Cat Scratcher.
GROOMING WIPES Cats are curious creatures. They love to explore their surroundings, especially when they are a kitten. Sometimes, kittens can get into messy situations. Unfortunately, It’s not always the easiest task to give cats a bath. Incredipet’s Grooming Wipes for Cats can help keep your kitten feeling fresh.
Just like us, kittens need mental and physical exercise in order to be happy and healthy. Toys and playtime provide a great way for kitty’s to stay active, especially for indoor cats. Catnip is also an excellent way to provide domestic felines with a source of stimulation. Just sprinkle some on their toys, on the floor, or even in their bed and your kitten will find the aroma hard to resist!