When you adopt a dog, there’s a lot to think about. Your new friend will not only need food, but also accessories, a collar, toys, and much more. It’s important for you to make sure you have what you need before bringing the new addition to the family home!
Now stocking up on everything you’re going to need might seem a little expensive (although it is worth it!), but if you make a list of what you need to buy, then go to Discountrue to search for Overstock coupons and discount codes before actually heading out then it won’t be nearly as costly!
First, we have not yet learned to speak canine so the only way someone will be able to find out who a particular dog belongs to is if they have an ID tag. You may believe that there is no need to worry about this because your beloved pet would never ever head out for a night on the streets but the fact is that dogs love to explore the unknown. If they are presented with an opportunity to make a run for it, there is no doubt that they will take it!
This one might seem obvious but you’d be surprised how many people forget that their dogs are going to need their own food and water bowls. There are literally hundreds of different types, shapes and sizes of bowls – the selection is truly mind boggling! But veterinarians advise getting stainless steel bowls as they are the easiest to clean and sanitize. Plus there is the fact that they are the most durable!
You groom yourself every day and you should also be grooming your furry friend. Grooming is pleasurable bonding activity that has the added benefit of combing loose dirt from your dogs coat and keeping their fur tangle free. There is a wide selection of brush types out there and you should be sure that you’re getting the right one for your dogs’ fur. If you’re unsure of which one to use then just head online, there are hundreds of sites that offer grooming tips and care advice for every breed of dog you could imagine.
Dogs spend a lot of time outdoors, sticking their noses in smelly holes, rolling in every patch of dirt they can find and doing ‘doggy’ things. This means that they are prone to being victims of parasites and it is your responsibility as their owner to get rid of those pests. It’s a lot easier to handle every type of infestation you can imagine but if you’re not sure of the best course of action then a visit or even just a phone call to your local vet is more than enough.
Last, but most definitely not least is toys. Lots and lots of toys!!! Your dog needs to play and unless you want them turning your flowerbeds, shoes and pretty much anything else that they can get their teeth around into their latest chew toy then you need to get them some of their own. And just like with children, a toy doesn’t have to be ‘just’ a toy. It can promote dental health, drain excess energy, keep them mentally stimulated and keep them occupied for hours of fun so choose their toys wisely or you’ll suffer the consequences!
Create the best home possible for your furry friend and he or she will love you for that!