Preparing for Puppy’s Arrival

Bringing a new puppy into your home is an exciting adventure filled with joy and love. However, to ensure a smooth transition and create a safe, comfortable environment for your new furry friend, preparation is key. Here are some essential tips and must-have products, including the Bite Block, Brushmate, and Toothpaste from Paw Ready, to help you get ready for your puppy’s arrival.

Creating a Safe and Comfortable Space

Before your puppy arrives, it’s important to set up a designated area where they can feel secure and comfortable. This space should include a cozy bed, some toys, and be free of any hazards.

Key Considerations:

  • Puppy-Proofing: Ensure that all electrical cords, small objects, and toxic plants are out of your puppy’s reach.
  • Comfort: Provide a soft bed or crate where your puppy can retreat to when they need rest or feel overwhelmed.
  • Boundaries: Set up baby gates or playpens to restrict access to areas that are not puppy-proofed.

Essential Products for Your New Puppy

1. Bite Block

Teething is a natural phase for puppies, and they will chew on anything they can find to relieve their discomfort. The Bite Block from Paw Ready is an essential tool to help manage this behavior.

Benefits of the Bite Block:

  • Durable and Safe: Made from sturdy, non-toxic materials, the Bite Block can endure even the most vigorous chewing.
  • Gum Relief: Its textured surface massages your puppy’s gums, providing much-needed relief from teething pain.
  • Protects Belongings: By giving your puppy an appropriate outlet for their chewing instincts, the Bite Block helps protect your furniture and personal items.

2. Brushmate

Maintaining your puppy’s oral hygiene is crucial for their overall health. The Brushmate from Paw Ready is designed to make brushing your puppy’s teeth simple and effective.

Benefits of the Brushmate:

  • Easy Application: The Brushmate fits comfortably over your finger, allowing you to gently brush your puppy’s teeth without causing discomfort.
  • Effective Cleaning: Soft bristles ensure a thorough clean, removing plaque and food particles from your puppy’s teeth and gums.
  • Promotes Healthy Teeth: Regular use helps prevent dental issues and promotes fresh breath.

3. Toothpaste

Pairing the Brushmate with Paw Ready Toothpaste ensures optimal dental care for your puppy.

Benefits of Paw Ready Toothpaste:

  • Pet-Safe Ingredients: Formulated with ingredients that are safe for dogs, Paw Ready Toothpaste is gentle on your puppy’s teeth and gums.
  • Delicious Flavor: Available in flavors that dogs love, making the brushing process more enjoyable for your puppy.
  • Prevents Dental Issues: Regular use helps prevent plaque buildup, gingivitis, and bad breath, ensuring long-term dental health.

Additional Preparation Tips

Stock Up on Puppy Essentials

  • Food and Water Bowls: Choose sturdy, non-slip bowls that are easy to clean.
  • High-Quality Puppy Food: Consult your veterinarian to select the best diet for your puppy’s breed, size, and age.
  • Collar and Leash: Ensure you have a properly fitting collar and a sturdy leash for training and walks.

Training and Socialization

  • Training Pads: Start house-training immediately with training pads placed in designated spots.
  • Basic Commands: Begin teaching basic commands like “sit,” “stay,” and “come” to establish good behavior from the start.
  • Socialization: Gradually introduce your puppy to different environments, people, and other pets to promote healthy social behavior.

Regular Veterinary Care

  • First Vet Visit: Schedule your puppy’s first veterinary appointment within the first week of bringing them home.
  • Vaccinations and Check-Ups: Follow your vet’s recommendations for vaccinations and regular check-ups to keep your puppy healthy.


Preparing for your puppy’s arrival involves more than just excitement; it requires careful planning and the right products to ensure a smooth transition. The Bite Block, Brushmate, and Paw Ready Toothpaste are essential tools to help you manage your puppy’s teething and maintain their oral hygiene. By creating a safe space, stocking up on essentials, and investing in quality products from Paw Ready, you’ll be well on your way to providing a loving and healthy environment for your new furry friend.