What puppies want

Four-legged additions to the family should have everything they need when they arrive at their new home. But what does their new family need to provide so that puppies and kittens feel comfortable and secure? The experts from Maxi Zoo know.

Good breeders usually give a baby dog their first gear for when they arrive at their new residence – such as a , toy, favourite treat or food so that they are well provided for from the start. So that your newest member of the family feels at home and to enable the best possible care and development, you should think of the following things before bringing your new puppy home

Bed

Dogs prefer a fixed place where they can go to withdraw and sleep. For a puppy, buy a cushion that will be big enough when they’re fully grown. While they’re still small, you can surround the place where they sleep with a soft blanket to create a feeling of security.

Bowls

Dogs need a feed bowl and a water bowl. An anti-slip base makes eating easier for impatient puppies.

Dog collar and lead

The collar should be puppy size, adjustable and lined if possible so that it doesn’t hurt your four-legged friend. A harness is also practical and prevents puppies from slipping out. We recommend short nylon leads for walking. The lighter and softer the material the better.

Toys

should always be appropriate for your pet’s age. Avoid things that are small enough to be swallowed or objects that your dog could chew into dangerous, small pieces.

Now all you need is care accessories to look after your new pet’s coat: special brushes with soft bristles or a grooming glove. You should also get your pet used to a suitable transport box from a young age for the car and trips to the vet.

Call into your local store today to discuss your dog’s personal needs with our Maxi Zoo Pet Experts.