Essential new puppy checklist
Introducing a new puppy is an exciting time for all the family.
You’ve probably already picked out the perfect bed and have a selection of toys eagerly waiting for them – but trust us when we say there’s much more to it than this.
In this post, the pet care specialists at Pet Shop Online explore some essential items you’ll need to have ready in time for your furry friend’s arrival.

Puppy Shampoo

Typically, your canine companion only needs to be bathed every few months, but if you’re an experienced dog owner, you’ll know they need washing way more often.
Dogs of all ages often get themselves into messy situations, and every pet parent wants to keep their mucky pup looking and smelling their best. 
A high-quality shampoo is key to keeping them spotless in between professional grooming appointments.
At Pet Shop Online, we stock an impressive selection of dog and puppy shampoos for you to choose from.
Whether you need something gentle and fragrance-free to cater to your pup’s sensitive skin or something to keep their coat pearly white, we’ve got you covered.
 Puppy Shampoo

Dog Grooming tools

Every pooch deserves to be pampered from time to time. Whether they’re shorthaired or have a medium to long coat, all dogs need grooming regularly – not just at their scheduled professional appointments.
At Pet Shop Online, we have a selection of grooming tools, from undercoat rakes and slicker brushes to nail clippers and files, to help keep your furry friend in great shape.
Check out the collection and order everything you need online today!
 Dog Grooming Tools

Dog poo bags and wipes

You might have already purchased a harness and lead, but are you sure you have everything you need ready for walkies?
By law, under the Clean Neighbourhoods & Environment Act 2005, you're required to clear up after your dog in public areas. If you’re caught leaving their mess, you could face a fine of up to £100.
This is why it’s important to stock up on poop bags.
You’ll need a supply to take with you on your adventures, and wipes to keep your precious puppy clean at all times. 
From biodegradable and lemon-scented poop bags to all-purpose pet wipes, we have it all.
Check out our selection here.
 Dog Poo Bags

Pet seatbelt

If you’ve taken your pooch on a car ride before, then you’ll know how bored they can get in the back seat.
It can be tempting for them to move around, and of course, in the event of a fast-braking situation or tight corner, they can easily go flying. This is why you need to invest in a pet seat belt if they’ll be travelling with you regularly.
Thanks to the attachments we stock here at Pet Shop Online, you can keep your best friend safe and comfortable, while ensuring you’re complying with UK laws.
They can easily be attached to any harness and have an adjustable length of between 12” and 24” – but it’s important to note that they should only be attached to harnesses.
Attaching them to collars can result in some pretty nasty neck injuries in the event of an emergency.
 Pet Seatbelt

Stock up on puppy care essentials at Pet Shop Online

Here at Pet Shop Online, we stock a vast selection of dog and puppy care essentials to keep your fur baby’s tail wagging at all times.
Being a first-time dog owner is never easy, but our experts are always on hand to help you find everything you need and answer any questions you may have.
Give us a call on 0161 728 4656 or send your query by email to and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
If you’re local to Swinton or other nearby areas in Manchester, why not bring your pup along to see us in store?
We’re located just off the A580 (East Lancashire Road), and look forward to meeting you both!
Get your directions here.
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