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What Do I Need for a New Pet?

You have just made the decision that you are going to add a new member to your household, but what do you need to start off?

Depending on the animal friend who will be joining you different things are needed. Following you can find checklists for items that you will need to house and take care of your new animal addition.

Remember that size will matter when considering some of the items. Think about how big an animal will grow for crates, cages and homes, but fit to the current size with maybe some adjustable options for collars, leashes and harnesses.

 

Pet Checklists

Dog

  • Carrier or Crate
  • Bed
  • Food Dish
  • Water Dish
  • Food
  • Collar and ID Tag
  • Leash(possibly a Harness)
  • Poop Bags(possibly a Poop Scoop)
  • Toys
  • Grooming-shampoo, clippers, combs/brushes
  • Treats
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Optional-Exercise Pen
  • Optional-Puppy Pads

Cat

  • Carrier or Crate
  • Food Dish
  • Water Dish
  • Litter Box
  • Litter Scoop
  • Litter
  • Food
  • Collar and ID Tag
  • Treats
  • Scratching Post
  • Toys
  • Bed
  • Clippers and comb/brushes

Small Animal

  • Cage or Pen
  • Food Dish
  • Food
  • Water Bottle or Dish
  • Bedding
  • House/Box
  • Toys/Chews
  • Wheel or Ball
  • Treats
  • Carrier or Box
  • Optional-Litter Pan or Dust Bath

Bird

  • Cage
  • Carrier
  • Bath
  • Water dish
  • Food Dish
  • Food
  • Cage lining
  • Perches
  • Toys
  • Seed Catcher
  • Mineral Block
  • Bird Safe cleaning supplies
  • Cage cover
  • Nest/house (depending on the bird)

Fish

  • Tank
  • Cover/Hood/Lid
  • Stand
  • Substrate-gravel/rock
  • Décor-plants/rocks/statues
  • Light
  • Heater
  • Filter
  • Thermometer
  • Water Conditioner
  • Water testing kit(s)
  • Net
  • Algae scraper
  • Bucket
  • Siphon
  • Food

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