9 Essential Pet Supplies Every New Pet Owner Should Have

9 Essential Pet Supplies Every New Pet Owner Should Have

As a first time pet parent, you want to ensure your furry friend has everything they need to stay healthy, happy, and comfortable. With so many pet products and supplies available, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. That's why we've put together a list of 9 essential pet supplies every new pet owner should have.

Food and Water Bowls

Your pet needs access to fresh food and water at all times. Consider using bowls that are easy to clean and the right size for your pet.

Naturally, the type of bowl we would recommend depends on the type of pet you have. For example, for cats we would suggest using the Beco Cat Food Bowl, the All For Paws Cat Love Bowl or the Zee Cat Duo Bowl which are all small enough for your cats to eat comfortably. We also have Smart Bowls and Fountains available for cat parents who would prefer to schedule their cat’s feedings. 

For dogs with long ears, we recommend using the Zolux Elevated Dog Bowls or the Savic Picnic Cocker Bowls to keep their ears clean and dry from any water or food debris. For other dogs, you could use any of our wide range of dog bowls and fountains.


Collars are essential for your pet's safety. In case they wander off or get lost, having a collar with identification can assist others to help them get back home quickly.  

For cats we would recommend getting them one of our Zee Cat Collars, which are not only safe, but fashionable, with various styles to suit your kitty’s personality. If your cat has a habit of removing their collars on a frequent basis, consider using the small Lupine Dog Collars, these collars do not snap away though, so keep that in mind if your cat is a tree or fence climber. Some of the M-Pets cat collars are also designed with a buckle, which is more secure than breakaway collars, but also stretch to prevent your cat from getting stuck. 

If you’re looking for a fashionable dog collar to suit your canine companion’s personality, then we also have Zee Dog collars available for you! For night walks and explorations, we would recommend using Nite Ize, as these collars and leashes light up, ensuring you won’t lose your dog in the dark!


A leash is necessary for walking your dog safely. You should choose one that is comfortable for both you and your dog, and provides the necessary support for your dog’s size. The best type of leash to provide you with control and also ensure your dog won’t run off, are slip rope leashes. These leashes are long enough for your dog to walk and run comfortably with you, without being too long that they’ll run off or pull you along with them. If you’re looking for an extendable leash for those days that you’re out exploring deserts or dog parks, but you still want some restrictions for your dog not to run off, then we suggest using Alcott’s range of retractable adventure leashes. 

Crate or Carrier

A crate or carrier is essential for transporting your pet safely. It’s best to choose one that is the right size for your pet and  if you plan to travel, meets airline requirements. If you’re looking for a crate for your dog to have their own “safe space” at home, then the Midwest Contour Crate is more than ideal, available in varying sizes for each breed of dog. 

For carriers, if you’re looking for a simple carrier for your cat’s vet trips, then we recommend either the MP Bergamo Gypsy Carrier or the MSP2 Pratiko Carrier. We also carry a range of Soft Carriers that could be used to transport your cats or small dogs, which are also Airline Approved for cabin carry on. Speaking of Airline Approved, check out our catalog of IATA Carriers, which are available in different sizes for different pet breeds and types, and are perfect for transporting pets abroad as excess luggage. 


Naturally, your pet will need a comfortable and safe place to sleep. You’ll need to choose a bed that is the right size for your pet and provides the support they need. 

For dogs of all sizes, and even some cats, our most popular pet bed is the MidWest QuietTime Tulip Bed, which provides your pet with a soft and comfortable sleeping environment. For a comfy crate mattress you could use either the MidWest QuietTime Ombre Swirl Bed or the MidWest QuietTime Reversible Paw Print Fleece Bed

We have some comfy beds for cats too, if your kitty needs a soft and comfortable nesting bed, we would recommend the All For Paws Lambswool Donut Bed or the M-Pets Snake Cocoon Basket. We also have beds for your cats to climb and hide inside like the All For Paws Nest Bed.


Toys are important for keeping your pet mentally stimulated and physically active. We have toys that are available for your pet's size and activity level.

For dogs, we have variants from every type of dog toy that your canine friend would prefer. Whether they prefer chew toys, rope toys, fetch toys, plush toys, or even interactive toys for those who need that extra bit of stimulation, you can find their ideal toy on our website, and we guarantee that whichever you choose, it will be a favorite!

For cats, we also have different toys available depending on their preference. We have wand & teaser toys, plush toys, catnip toys, interactive toys, and also scratch toys to protect your precious furniture!

Grooming Supplies

Your pet needs regular grooming to maintain their coat and skin health. You’ll need grooming supplies that are appropriate for your pet's breed and coat type, which you can read more about here. We have a variety of grooming products available for your pets, from brushes and combs to suit all fur types, to different shampoos and conditioners, guaranteed to keep your pet’s hair and skin healthy and clean! That’s not all though, we know that sometimes your pet’s nails can get a bit too long or sharp, that’s why for their benefit (and yours) we have nail clippers available in different sizes, depending on your pet’s paw size!

Litter Box and Litter

If you have a cat, a litter box and litter is essential! We have a range of cat litter boxes available depending on your preferences. We have covered trays to avoid odors and messes, and open trays for those cats that are either large or need easy access to their litter boxes. 

Consider the type of litter you’d like to use, one of our recommendations include Cat's Best Organic Litter for an organic option that clumps and traps odor. Another option, if you’re looking for crystal litter, our next recommendation would be LindoCat Crystal Litter, available either unscented or lavender or aloe vera scented. Other litter brands we would recommend would be Kit Cat, Canada Litter, World’s Best Cat Litter and finally Intersand Odourlock Cat Litter.

Food & Treats

Food is an obvious one, always consider sticking to the same diet your pet was eating before you introduced them to your home.

If you're looking at the best quality pet foods, you can't go wrong with grain-free, high protein diets for both cats and dogs, which you can read more about here. You should also consider pellet sizes for your dog's diet, as some food brands have different diets that are formulated for the size of your dog's mouth, for example, Royal Canin has specific diets formulated for certain breeds, these also contain ingredients that help fight against any health conditions that may be breed-specific. Other brands that have size specific diets include Hill's, Taste of The Wild and Arden Grange

Treats are a great way to reward your pet and reinforce good behavior. We have different treats available that vary for your pet's size and dietary requirements.

For dogs, we have every tasty type of treat your pup would adore! We have chewing bones that are not only tasty, but also aid in improving their dental health! Speaking of dental, we also have a variety of dental treats for dogs, that help keep their teeth and gums healthy and freshens their breath! For those holistic pet parents looking for natural treats, we have you covered! We also have treats available for smaller dogs that can also double as training treats for those canine friends that are still in “school”. 

We have your cat covered too! We have tasty treats for all of you feline friends, including dental treats to help maintain their tooth and gum health, which our crunchy treats can also help benefit. For those kitties who prefer softer treats, we have purees and filets to satisfy their pallets! We also carry a range of natural treats for those cat parents who are looking for healthy treat options!

By ensuring that your new fur-child has these essential pet supplies, you can help them live a happy and healthy life. At Pet Haus, we offer a wide selection of high-quality pet supplies to meet all your pet's needs. Stop by our shop or browse our website today to see our selection and find everything you need to keep your furry friends happy!

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