Here is your shopping list while you wait for your new family member to come home.
HIGHLY recommend crate training your puppy (see our housebreaking hints
page) thus you will need a crate. 30" is sufficient for one puppy, and
will suit them through their entire life.
Travel Crate Blankets, beds, etc. You will want one or two for in the crate and maybe a bed for somewhere where you hang out a lot!
Dishes. We recommend Stainless Steel, as they are not pourous and do not harbor bacteria. Easy cleaning too!
Food. We feel that diet is VERY important
to the health and long life of your dog. Please discuss the choice of
food with us and we can give you information on how to make the choice.
All natural, foods are best for your new Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Puppy! We feed Life's Abundance dog food.
You can find out more about the food and order it at www.petneedstore.com
Even dogs need them! (See the NuVet Plus page for more info! and on
how to order) All of our dogs are maintained on NuVet Plus Canine
Vitamin Supplements Daily. The difference is in their coat and their
health. These supplements are very affordable and save you money for
Treats. We give baby carrots,
plain cheerios and plain spoon size shredded wheat. Only use natural
treats! Avoid all pig ears and rawhides. Avoid treats that do
not clearly state that they are MADE IN THE USA! Some of our favorite treats are Tasty Rewards from Life's Abundance and Wholesome Heart dog cookies from Life's Abundance. You can also order those at www.petneedstore.com
plain cheerios and tasty rewards serve wonderfully as a housebreaking treat! Put some in
your pocket and when your puppy does his/her business outside reward
them with a cheerio or tasty reward to mix it up so they don't get bored!
Collar and lead. We
recommend Lupine. (We are a retailer of these so if you come here, you
can choose from me!) For sizing on puppies buy the 1/2" width that is
8"-12" adjustable. *Please discuss if you plan to purchase from me so I
can ensure I have what you are looking for.
SoftBrush for grooming! A rake brush is awesome and removes all loose hair!
We recommend the Life's Abundance Shampoo. I even use it in my hair sometimes. It leaves their coats amazingly soft, clean and shiny!
NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF!
TOYS, TOYS, AND MORE TOYS!
I recommend that you buy toys in every texture you can find! This way
you are meeting ALL the chewing needs that a puppy has!
Kong toy (put peanut butter in it and freeze, then during times that
you have to leave your puppy they will stay busy for a while in their
Nylabones (they sell these in various textures, get a puppy one that is a little rubbery and then the harder one)
Anything else that you think your baby will want to be happy! HAVE FUN!
These are my recommendations. We feel strongly about nutrition and
that is why you will see the recommendations that you do in the food and