Whether you’re thinking of getting a new puppy or you already have a dog in your home, your nearest PetCenter store is your one stop shop.
What makes us so unique is that we actually have puppies for sale and we offer everything you will need to care for and even spoil your “baby.” All of the products you will need to meet your pet’s basic needs fall under four categories which we’ve identified as behavioral, maintenance, environmental, and nutritional. Below is an explanation and examples of what you can expect to purchase and receive at your nearest PetCenter:
These are items that we have categorized as supplies related to the development of the a pup’s personality and training:
Training Resource Kit – Includes a toll-free number for professional consultation and a training DVD.
Crate Wear – Provides a den atmosphere.
Puppy Treats – Positive reinforcement when training and creating desirable housebreaking behaviors.
Chew Toys – A puppy chews because he is teething. We recommend a minimum of 6 puppy-safe toys.
Collar and/or Harness – Necessary for identification tags, and keeps puppy under control and safe. Remove while puppy is in a carrier or kennel.
Deterrents or Repellants – Helps keep puppies away from specific items and areas (chewing, biting, and establishing boundaries).
These products located at your nearest PetCenter are related primarily to their grooming and housebreaking:
Shampoo – Tearless puppy shampoos are gentle enough for frequent use. Never use human shampoos.
Coat Conditioner/Crème Rinse – Especially important for long haired breeds, these products reduce matting and tangles.
Brush & Comb – Good brushing habits keep your puppy’s coat healthy and reduces unwanted shedding. Great socialization activity.
Shed Reducer – Food supplement to reduce shedding.
Nail Clippers & File – Start nail trimming habits early and keep nails short and smooth on a regular basis.
Styptic Powder – Will stop bleeding quickly and relieves the pain if a nail is cut too short.
Toothpaste and Toothbrush – Establishing good brushing habits early prevents bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease.
Tear Stain Remover & Ear Cleaner – Keeps eyes and ears clean to prevent infection and stains.
Flea & Tick Product – Prevents and eliminates flea and tick outbreaks.
Housebreaking Pads – Can be used in the house training process or as an elimination sight for small dogs.
Waste Scooper – Cleaning up while on a walk and around the yard makes having a dog more enjoyable. A waste scooper makes clean-up easier.
Travel Bag/Carrier – As your puppy travels with you, why not do it in style?
Food and Water Bowls – Containers for puppy to eat and drink from. Stainless steel and ceramic are the most durable and hardest to tip over.
Dog Bed – A comfortable place for your puppy to sleep and rest.
Identification Tag – To assist in the recovery of your pet if he is lost.
Premium Grade Puppy Food – Ensures proper nutrition. We feed and recommend Health Extension brand dog food and supplements!
Appetite Stimulant – High calorie dietary supplement. Extremely important during environmental changes. Encourages good eating habits and combats hypoglycemia. We use and recommend Health Extensions Nutri-drops.
Canned Puppy Food – More palatable than dry food and can encourage puppies to eat. Small puppies should go home with several portions of wet food. Older dogs should eat much more dry food than soft for better stool quality and tooth health.
Do you have any additional questions about the foods carried at your nearest PetCenter store? We are here for you! Just give us a call today.