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5 Essentials for Your New Canine Family Member

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  • 17 May 2017
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Deciding to give a dog a home is exciting. If you aren’t sure where to get your new canine , there are a lot of great animal rescues and adoption facilities around the Colorado Springs area.

Once you’ve pinpointed the dog that you want to bring home, it’s normal to want to have everything in place for its arrival. While the biggest thing a canine wants is love from its new family, we want to help you get ready by covering the essentials  you’ll need:

  1. Food and Water Bowls

Your new dog will use his food and water bowls multiple times a day, so keep in mind your pet’s size when picking them out. A Chihuahua is going to prefer smaller bowls than a Great Dane. In addition to the bowls, you’ll want to choose great food for your dog to eat every day. Pet Wants has multiple blends of fresh food that will help keep your dog feeling its absolute best.

  1. A Place to Sleep

The sleeping option you choose for your dog will depend on its age and personality. If you’re bringing home a younger dog, a crate may be the best option. For an older dog that doesn’t have any potty-training issues, putting a comfortable dog bed in a secure area of your home may work best. If you have any questions about choosing the right option, don’t hesitate to ask the animal shelter volunteers or breeder which type of bedding it will like best.

  1. Leash and Collar

Getting plenty of exercise on a consistent basis is an important part of helping your dog feel great. As with the food and water bowl you choose, the size of your new dog will determine which options are best.

  1. ID Tag

If the dog you’re bringing home isn’t already microchipped, taking that step is a very wise idea. Statistics show that if a dog ever wanders away from home, it’s 2.4 times more likely to make it back if it has a microchip. While this tiny piece of technology can help your dog come back home safely, it’s also a good idea to put an ID tag on your dog’s collar.

  1. Toys

Regardless of your dog’s age, chances are very good that it will enjoy playing with toys. Just be sure to do a little research to ensure that the toys you choose are considered safe for your specific size of dog.

By getting prepared for your dog, you’ll be ready for all the fun and joy that goes along with adding a new canine furry member to your family.

For more information on pets or to try one of our formulas, please contact Pet Wants Colorado Springs at:(718) 357-7383.