Chihuahua’s have a lot of character, and they are some of the sweetest dogs in the world. They may be small, but they are full of character and energy, which makes them perfect pets for anyone – including families.
Of course, before you bring your new addition home, you have to make sure you are properly prepared with everything that they will need. That’s where we come in with this quick and helpful guide to the ultimate Chihuahua starter pack.
Chihuahua Food and Water Dishes
Every dog needs food and water bowls, and you should always ensure that they are nice and robust so that they do not break easily if dropped. Their water bowls should be full at all times to keep them hydrated, and if they are a messy drinker, it’s possible to buy placemats to prevent damage to your floor.
The Trixie Bowl is a good option to go for if you are looking for a set of bowls that are sturdy and practical, but also won’t break the bank. They are non-slip, so they won’t slide around your kitchen floor and come in a range of great colours so that you can spark things up a little. If you do choose this particular set of bowls then I would recommend the smaller size bowl for your new Chihuahua.
Every dog needs a comfortable place to sleep, and your Chihuahua is no exception. One of the beds that we recommend is our Cosy & Calming Crate Beds, and the comfortable and warm Snuggle Plush which, if you select the small size, is perfect for Chihuahua’s of any age. With soft faux fur, this is the perfect snuggle bed for your new addition to cuddle up and sleep the night (and most of the day) in.
If this isn’t quite what you are looking for, then you may want to consider a dog blanket instead. A very portable form of bedding, a blanket is perfect for placing on the floor, and even the furniture, so that your Chihuahua has a comfortable place to sleep. Fleecy and warm, your dog is guaranteed a comfortable and restful sleep when they snuggle up with this.
Every dog, regardless of age, needs a few toys to play with and chew on. It’s great mental and physical stimulation, but also allows them to develop a deeper bond with you. Firm favourites are small chew toys for teething pups as well as something snuggly to cuddle up to at bedtime!
Other things for Chihuahuas
Our booster seats are the ideal option for transporting your dog safely in the car. We know that many dogs love looking out of the window when you are driving, but for small breeds like Chihuahua’s, this is impossible when they are sat on the seats. Booster seats provide them with an elevated seat that they are safely secured into with a harness and buckle. They're not only deep and comfortable so that they can lay down, but it also lets them watch the world – which is what they love most.
Hopefully, this guide has given you a good idea of what you need to make your new Chihuahua really feel at home. With these basic essentials, you will be well on the way to providing your pooch with the best possible life. Dog ownership is so exciting, and your Chihuahua is sure to love its new life with you.