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Getting a pet for the first time is a huge deal. Not only are you about to start caring for another life, but you also are taking on some big responsibilities. This is a super exciting time for you and your family, and we want to help make sure you are prepared for it.  

Whether you’re adopting a cat or dog, there are some essential things every first time pet owner needs. We know you’ve probably picked out the collars and the cute little beds, but you might not have thought of everything. So, we’ve put together this list that will help guide you on your journey with your new fur-ever friend.

  • 1) Car Hammock

    This is mainly for you dog owners, but trust me not only do you want a car hammock so that your pup doesn’t get hurt in the backseat, but if they shed, this is a much easier clean up than vacuuming the car out later.

  • 2) Pet Cube

    Let’s face it, while you may be home with your pets for the first couple of days while they adjust to their new surroundings, you won’t always be able to be at home. Pet Cube is definitely something that can ease pet owners’ minds when they are out of the house. Whether you’re at work or just away at the grocery store, pet cube allows you to check in on your pet and even talk with them or throw them a treat.

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  • 3) Lint Roller

    It’s always incredibly surprising to me how much my dog and cats shed. And we’re talking about pets that have a variety of hair lengths too. Having a super helpful lint roller on hand will be your saving grace. This ChomChom lint roller works really well on your couches and other upholstery. It also has a compartment to keep all of the hair so you don’t have to waste time trying to peel the sticky paper back from each other like on some rollers. 

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  • 4) Pet Stain Remover

    Accidents happen and having the cleaning products you need on hand can be a big help. This pet stain remover spray is great for those spot treatment messes. It’s chlorine-free and color-safe so you won’t have to worry about ruining any of your cloth.

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  • 5) Bissell Portable Machine Pet Cleaner

    And for those messes that need more than just a simple spot treatment, this is the way to go. If you have an at-home carpet cleaner this Bissell pet cleaner solution can go right into your carpet cleaner and help you clean any stains in your way.

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  • 6) Cat Wall Corner Groomer

    This probably seems silly, but as a cat owner, I know how often my cats love rubbing their scents on my walls. Especially those corner spots. Whether it’s to get in a good scratch or not, these wall huggers are nice for cats that do this. For you new cat owners, this can be really great for helping your cat feel more at home. It helps them keep their coats nice and clean.

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  • 7) Cat Wall Scratching Board

    Speaking of wall scratching, my biggest fear with my non-declawed cats is that they are going to scratch up my walls. So I try to help them avoid doing that by getting things like this. This is a wall mount scratching post. It sticks to your wall and gives them the space to do what they need to do with their scratching and not messing up your home. Scratching posts are definitely essential for having cats.

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  • 8) Nail Trimmers

    Now more often than not I take my fur babies to the groomer to get their nails trimmed. But sometimes, the groomer is very busy and it’s important that I keep my pet’s nails trimmed so having a nail trimmer is a solution. This one from Cherrybrook has some good reviews and is great for doggos. If you have a cat you might want to check out this one here.

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  • 9) Did You Feed The Dog Reminder

    This is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. If you have multiple people in your house who will also be taking care of your dog (or cat) this is a super helpful tool. My pets are stealthy. They like to whine in the morning like no one has already fed them, but in reality they have. This is great for setting a reminder and making sure your pet doesn’t gain too much weight from overeating.

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  • 10) Toy Bins

    You might not realize it yet, but your house is about to become a pet toy city. And trust me, unlike some kids pets don’t usually put their toys away. Having a special bin or basket like this one here is great for keeping your home organized. This one says Dog Toys, but there are other super fun cat toys bins as well like this one here.

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  • 11) Treat Jar

    You may have already thought of this one, but I just couldn’t help but include it. One of the best ways to train your pets is through treats and having these fun treat jars is a great way to remind you of training as well as giving your new lovable companion something nice.

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