Puppy Care Basics

Some basic items for a new puppy include:

  • Food and water bowls that are sturdy and easy to clean
  • Leash and collar
  • Bed or sleeping mat
  • Crate, if you will be crate training, that is the right size for your puppy
  • Puppy chew toys

Puppy-proofing your house is also important to prevent injuries, choking or accidental ingestion of hazardous items. New puppies are very curious and playful and can get into everything; look out for these potentially dangerous items and make sure they are out of your puppy’s reach:

  • garbage bins
  • electrical cords and wires
  • medicine
  • cleaning supplies
  • blinds and curtain cords
  • small objects like jewelry or children’s toys
  • plants

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