There’s so much to do when you’re getting a new dog.  After going to the pound, officially adopting them, and making sure they get their shots at the vet, there are still a lot of things that need to be done.  New dogs need a lot of different things so that they can be comfortable in their new home.  Toys, beds, and treats can help keep your dog happy, but they won’t be able to keep them healthy.  If you’re going to be getting a new dog soon, make sure that they have these essential health supplies.
 
Flea and tick collar
 
Make sure that your dog has a collar to protect them against fleas and ticks when you bring them home from the pound.  Your new dog is going to enjoy exploring their new outdoor environment, and when they’re outside they could pick up some pesky parasites.  Fleas and ticks can easily get on your dog during a short walk or a few minutes in the back yard, and you need to make sure that they’re well protected against them. 
 
 
When your dog is exploring their new environment they could end up getting a few bumps or scrapes.  You should never hesitate to bring your dog to the vet if you think they have a serious injury, but you should have a first aid kit at home to help your dog in case of an emergency. 

 
Preventative Medication 

 
We take vitamin C to avoid getting a cold, and we take good care of ourselves to avoid getting sick.  Your new pet needs preventative care like you do and you should talk to your vet about proper preventative medications for your dog.  They’ll most likely recommended heartgard for dogs to protect them from heartworms and other parasites, and a preventative flea and tick treatment to avoid flea infestation.