Puppy supplies & accessories in the Maxi Zoo online shop
Puppy equipment to get your new family member off to a great start
When you bring a puppy into your home, it is best to get things set up early on. Taking care of a pup is a big challenge. After all, you are now responsible for looking after its health and well-being. Having the right accessories will help you with this and with puppy training.
What do you need in terms of puppy supplies and accessories?
Before moving a puppy or young dog into your home, you should get a dog bed and blanket appropriate for its size and place it in a quiet corner, never one with lots of through traffic. You will also need bowls for food and water. A bowl pad will help you keep the floor clean. You will also need a suitable collar or puppy harness and a lead. Most breeders get puppies used to wearing a collar at an early stage.
Accessories for puppies and young dogs differ depending on the breed. For a long-haired breed, you need suitable grooming accessories such as a dog comb or brush, for example. You should get your pup used to the grooming routine early on.
What kind of food is suitable for puppies and young dogs?
When you bring your puppy home, the breeder will usually give you a few servings of its usual food which you can then switch to the one of your choice. When choosing what to feed your pup, it is important to choose the right puppy food for its adult size. Different dog foods are formulated to suit the specific growth requirements of large or small breeds. Puppy food is high in vitamins and nutrients that young dogs need in order to grow. Pay attention to the feeding recommendations of the manufacturer. The amount of food you feed your pup also depends on individual factors such as its level of activity, so these recommendations are for guidance only. You should also keep a record of your dog’s weight. That way, your vet will be able to use weight tables to tell you whether it is growing as it should for its breed.
Whether you prefer wet food or dry food is often an individual decision. However, some dog breeds do not tolerate certain types of food. If in doubt, ask your vet.
Do puppies and young dogs need special toys?
Playing is an important activity for dogs which provides balance and strengthens the relationship between dog and owner. Playing with your pet strengthens the bond you share. There are toys specially designed for puppies which stimulate their senses and will not break into small pieces. Very small items are not suitable for puppies or young dogs, as there is a danger that they may be swallowed. Discover a large selection of high-quality puppy items for your little four-legged friend in the Maxi Zoo online shop.