New Pet Parent

Essentials Checklists

 

Bring in your list, and speak with our in-store pet experts. They will help you choose the right products for your furry family members.

For New Dog or Puppy
  • Food, Treats & Bowls. Speak with your vet and our in-store experts. We'll help you choose a formula appropriate for your pet's life stage and dietary needs, at a price you can easily afford. 

  • Toys. Try a variety of plush, chew, or interactive styles.

  • Beds. Train your pet with a bed they'll love now, and you won't have to worry about your couch later. Set up a special place in your home and office, as well as an easy-to-wash style for travel.

  • ID Tags, Collar, Leash, & Harness. myAGWAY & Smithland Supply stores are pet friendly! Bring your new pet in to try on before you buy.

  • Crate & Crate Bed. Make this a comfy, safe haven for your new pet.

  • Pet Gate. Like the crate, new pets need a controlled environment for their safety.

  • Pet Waste Bags & Training (Wee Wee) Pads. 

  • Flea & Tick Protection. New England is a hotbed for fleas and ticks. A little prevention goes a long way.

  • Anxiety Relief. Consult our in-store experts. Anxiety can be related to outside stimuli, separation, or nutrition. It's good to have these aids on hand for stressful situations like a move or fireworks season.

  • Vitamins, Probiotics & Medications. Prepare a first-aid kit with the essentials you need in an emergency. Ask our team about our selection of supplements, as well as tweezers, antiseptic sprays, bandages, and creams to keep in your kit. A headlamp helps too!

  • Dental Care. Just like humans, a dog's mouth health is essential to overall wellness.

  • Grooming Supplies. When you need to skip a trip to the groomer's, make a "Tubby Time" tote. Stock it with shampoo, conditioner, combs, brushes, clippers, ear care, and nail care.

  • Enzymatic Cleaner. Puppies and messes go hand-in-paw. Be prepared.

For New Cat or Kitten
  • Food, Treats & Bowls. Speak with your vet and our in-store experts. We'll help you choose a formula appropriate for your pet's life stage and dietary needs, at a price you can easily afford.

  • Water Fountain. Cats are finicky about fresh water.

  • Toys. Try a variety of interactive styles and sizes.

  • Beds. Set up a special place in your home and office, as well as an easy-to-wash style for travel. Look for beds that are easy to wash, and can be placed in areas your cats love to nap.

  • ID Tags, Quick Release Collar & Harness. myAGWAY & Smithland Supply stores are pet friendly! Bring your new pet in to try on before you buy. A harness may sound like an option for dogs only, but cats never lose their  instinct to hunt, and taking them outside allows them to act upon their natural tendencies. It's also useful for a trip to the vet.

  • Crate & Crate Bed. Make this a comfy, safe haven for your new pet. Try to keep it open in a safe, sunny corner, so your cat doesn't associate it with scary trips to the vet.

  • Scratching Boards & Posts.

  • Litter, Litter Pan, Scoop & Mat. Keep the box and area around the box clean! You may need to try a variety of litters. Our in-store experts can help. 

  • Flea Barrier. It is very common for indoor cats to get fleas. New homes, visitors, other pets and rodents are all potential transfer agents for fleas. Even if you don't notice them right away, fleas can be dormant for months. Keep your cat's areas clean, and their flea barriers up to date. 

  • Pheromone Diffuser. A new home and family can be a stressful time. A diffuser prevents your cat or kitten from acting out (inappropriately marking, becoming aggressive, or over eating).

  • Enzymatic Cleaner. Sometimes they just can't help themselves, and sometimes they just want to make sure you're paying attention. Cat urine is an odor you won't soon forget, so make sure you're prepared for any mess.  

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