15th March 2005, 12:39 AM
Supplies for your new puppy
LeighAnn put together this helpful list:
Walk into any pet supply stores and the choices are enormous. How do you know what you really need? The following are things cavalier owners have found necessary and useful.
Blanket, pillow or something soft for the bottom of the crate
Food (best to stick with what the breeder feeds at first)
Water, food bowls
Variety of toys (your puppy will let you know what his favorites are)
Clippers for nails and/or trimming if you plan to do it yourself
Baby gates may be neccesary during the housebreaking stage
Lots of film! Cavalier puppies are very photogenic!
For a list items recommended for housebreaking, look in the topic about housebreaking a puppy.
These items were suggested by a breeder for a first-aid kit. However, don't try to diagnose your dog yourself. If you hav an emergency, call your vet!
Non-adherent burn dressings
sting stop swabs
antibotic ointment (Neosporin)
Fabric and moleskin bandages
emergency foil blanket
Kling felxible bandage
Exacta med dispenser
aspirin - buffered-1/4 of 325 mf. tablet
polysporin eye ointment
Benadryl- 1-2 mg./lb
hydrogen peroxide for antiseptic use and also to induce vomiting 5-10 ml. every 15 minutes
pepto bismol tablets
instant cold pack, picture of your dog (in case he gets lost)
business cards, phone number of vet and emergency clinic.
Dog first-aid book