Puppy Supply List
Many of my adopters often ask me to give them a list of things they will need for their new puppy. So I decided I would place a list on my site for easy access to help you get started with your new bundle of joy! Now keep in mind these are basic supplies that I used with my new baby Cavaliers. You may have additional items you would like to purchase.
Before getting to the list I would like to list the items you will get with your new puppy.
You will get a neat puppy pack that includes: sample puppy food that will last several days, AKC papers, shot records, worming records, 2 page information sheet on puppy care, health certificate from my vet, toy, chew bone, harness/leash, health guarantee and your contract/receipt.
Interested in purchasing much needed healthy chew bones?
(You will receive one in your puppy pack.)
**Don't forget to make your vet appointment just before picking up your puppy.
They will need to be vet check within 4 days of receiving them.
Here are some online places you can order supplies
www.chewy.com (my favorite)
They will also mail a catalog if you request it.
1. Crate - I suggest the puppy apartment! https://modernpuppies.com
Please take the time to read all about it.
Using this coupon code will give you a 5% discount. KC28501
Check out the video as well.
2. Blanket or Bedding - I love the fake lambskin beds you can buy for the crates. I prefer white/cream as you can wash them with a little bleach and they stay clean as a whistle not to mention bleach kills germs.
3. Toys/Chew bones- I start you off with one chew toy but you will need lots of these. Puppies are teething so they need lots of toys to chew on. I love the Kong chew toys. You can find them at most pet stores and they have puppy sizes. You can put a little peanut butter in it and the puppy will chew it for days! Make sure the toys are not too small that the puppy could swallow and choke on the them. I also start you with a chew bone. Edible Nylabones are my favorite. You can find them on Amazon and any pet store. NEVER give your dogs rawhide.
4. Shampoo - I suggest baby shampoo or puppy shampoo for your puppy. It will be mild on their skin and also if you were to accidently get some in their eyes it would not burn them. You will need to use conditioner as well. Your new puppy will need to be bathed about once a week.
5. Combs/Brushes - I use a brush with prongs on one side and bristles on the other. I also have a metal comb that I use. You will need to brush your puppy daily. Their coats will grow really long and they will mat without constant brushing. You could also choose to keep them in a puppy cut which is much easier to maintain.
6. Puppy Food - I will start you with a sample bag of Royal Canin Small Breed Puppy. You can find it at most pet stores. I really love Royal Canin and so do my puppies. If you have another brand you prefer you can switch them over but it will need to be done gradually. Here is the link to become a member of Royal Canin and receive discounts and auto-ship. http://www.myroyalcaninrecs.com/Holleman
7. Water and Food Bowls - I use stainless steel bowls. I find the puppies love to chew the plastic ones.
8. Collar and Leash - I supply you with the puppies first harness and leash.
9. Travel Crate - If you plan on doing any traveling with your puppy you may want to pick up a crate for this. There are travel crates that work great for cars and planes. Some are made of soft plastic and others made of the hard plastic. It would be your preference.
10. Nail Clippers - This is only if you feel comfortable clipping your puppy's nails. I use baby nail clippers which are in Wal Mart and most drug stores. You just have to make sure you do not clip their nails too short as it will hurt them and cause bleeding.
11. Toothbrush and toothpaste -If is imperative that you brush your puppy's teeth. Periodontal disease can lead to heart disease.
12. Q -Tips - These work great for cleaning out the puppies ears and around their eyes. When cleaning their ears be gentle and don't try to force the Q-Tip in too deep. If you do not feel comfortable with this you can always let your Vet do it or show you how.
13. Tweezers - The hair inside the Havanese needs to be plucked out on occasion. If you do not feel comfortable doing this you can let your Vet or groomer do this.
14. Towels - You may want to pick up a couple of extra towels for drying the puppy off after bathing. Or if you have an old towel that works fine too.
15. NuVet Plus Vitamins - I highly recommend these vitamins. All of my dogs are on NuVet Plus and I am very pleased with the results. From their shiny coats to their excellent vet checks these vitamins are great. I will give you a sample with your puppy pack but if you would like to order ahead click on this link.
This is all I can think of at the moment. If anything else comes to mind I will update.
Enjoy your new baby!!