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24 Jun 2017
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Basic Dog Supplies: What To Get For Your New Four-legged Family Member

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Posted By Fina H.

People can gain more than simple love and companionship when they bring a dog or any other pet into their home. There are many stories of people experiencing stress relief, depression easing and decrease in anxiety- real emotional distress literally disappearing due to their friendship with their pet. Because they offer so much good into your lives, they deserve to be pampered in return.

Once you have made the decision that you would like to bring a new pet into your home, specifically a dog, there is a whole lot more to consider than simple dog supplies. First and foremost, you need to decide which breed of canine is right for your family. To do this, you can't just simply choose a dog that appeals to you by looks; different breeds have specific requirements that need to be met in order for them to be happy and healthy. The size of your living space is an important thing to keep in mind. If you live in a small apartment, obviously it isn't wise to get a German Shepherd or large breed which needs space. So you have time or will you dedicate yourself to grooming? Long haired dogs need to be brushed and groomed on a regular basis. Do you have a large yard, are there breed restrictions where you live? All these things need to be taken into account when you get a dog, even before dog supplies should be purchased.

Naturally planning is a good thing to do when it comes to buying dog supplies for your new companion. Even before you bring him or home, it is good for you to go out and purchase the right dog supplies for them, so that they are there at your home as a welcoming. Dog toys, dog treats, a bed, a collar, a leash and food need to be on your list of dog supplies. Whether you go to a specialty dog store or a general pet store, you can find these items.

If you want to keep your dog healthy, buying an organic dog food may be the way to go. Choosing a good dog food and the right chewing toys and dog treats can boost the immunity of your pet and prevent certain sicknesses.

You may take a while choosing certain pet paraphernalia, especially since there are so many options nowadays, particularly in the case of dog beds. Just make sure the pet bed/furniture your choose doesn't have sharp edges or rims. Dog beds come in various shapes, sizes, and materials. Some options have easy-to-remove-and-wash covers. Some even have special materials to deter insects and odor.

Figuring out which specific dog toys will appeal to your dog isn't an easy task. Favorites vary between breeds, and even members of the same breed. Regardless of what your dog likes, it is your responsibility to ensure that the toys you buy will not pose any danger to your dog. Buying something too small for them may cause them to swallow it and choke. Buying something too big will mean they can't enjoy it. Your family friend's temperament, amount of energy and chewing tendencies need to be taken into account. If you have a breed that enjoys chewing, you need to buy plenty of chewy dog toys so that it will not tear up your shoes, furniture or other household items.

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By Mary F. on JUN 27 2017 @ 6:20PM

Don't forget chew toys. If they're not available when they get home, guess what they're going to chew on.

By Courtney R. on JUN 26 2017 @ 2:14PM

Dog brush, every dog loves them!

By Jenny A. on JUN 25 2017 @ 3:11PM

I only feed ours organic food myself. I mean, with some of this stuff, it's really bad what goes into them, so at least with organic you have some assurance that it's going to be healthier.

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