Carbon Valley Animal Hospital

101 W.Grant Ave
Firestone, CO 80520



Dog Supplies Checklist

Food and Water dishes - metal or ceramic dishes are the best because plastic can cause a skin reaction in some dogs.

Brush and Comb - brushing your dog helps to remove dirt  and loose ,dead hair and to prevent mats and tangles.

Collar with license and ID tag - make sure that your dog's collar is fitted properly to prevent escape without being too tight; you should be able to fit two fingers under your dog's collar. Most locations throughout the United States have state or local laws that require dog owners to license their dogs.

Leash - choose a leash that you feel comfortable using. Type of leash that's appropriate in one situation might not be appropriate in others. For example, you might walk your dog on a retractable leash in the park so that he or she can roam and get plenty of exercise, but when walking in crowded places, at your veterinarian's office, or in pet stores, you'll probably want to use shorter leash to keep your dog closer to you.

Carrier - a safe, comfortable carrier is essential for small dogs.

Crate - provides privacy for dogs.

Bed - a comfortable bed is very important for your dog. Be sure to clean your dog's bedding regularly.

Dog toothbrush and toothpaste -  used a specially designed pet toothbrush or baby toothbrush with pet toothpaste ( do not use human toothpaste because it can upset your dog's stomach.

Housing -  if your dog will be spending time outdoors, be sure he or she has access to shade and plenty of cool water in hot weather as well as a warm, dry shelter in cold weather.

Toys -  try different toys to see which one your dog prefers. Don't use anything edible, and don't use small or smooth balls that your dog could swallow. Food puzzle toys offer a natural solution to canine boredom. Dogs also chew for stimulation and to relieve anxiety. Therefore, it is important to provide various chew toys, such as  smoked or raw bones, hard rubber bones and other hard chew treats.