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Pet Parenting 101: Finding The Right Tools To Keep Your Puppy Happy And Thriving

"You are what you eat” applies to puppies, too.

It goes without saying that you want the best for your new puppy. But as you pick out the fluffiest bed and the cutest new toys, take a moment to consider where the healthier, happy life you want for your fluffy bundle of joy all starts — food!

Fortunately, PetSmart is a one-stop shop for all your pet essentials, working with top brands to bring you food and treats formulated with the specific nutritional needs of your young pup in mind.

Like, Canidae dry puppy food that's made with premium ingredients like real turkey and brown rice to support your pet's general health. No fillers and no artificial flavors or preservatives — just complete and balanced goodness for healthy doggos.

Much like people food, the right dog food is a fundamental part of achieving whole-body health. That's why Canidae's complete and balanced puppy food is packed with fatty acids, antioxidants, and probiotics to support a shiny coat, proper digestion, and a healthy immune system.

An infographic of a dog and bullet points that read "Beautiful skin and coat", "Healthy Immune System", "Healthy Digestion", and "Healthy Joints"

But every dog is different! If you're welcoming a picky eater into your home try Canidae PURE dry puppy food. It has all the same nutritional benefits but in a high-protein, grain-free formula perfect for pets with sensitive stomachs.

A bag of Canidae PURE Puppy Dry Food

Canidae PURE is also ideal for dogs with food sensitivities. This limited-ingredient formula won't have you searching for weird-sounding ingredients in the pet aisle to double-check that your best furry friend won't have a reaction. It's all easy-to-identify goodies like lentils, peas, and potatoes!

An image of dry dog food with text reading "Chicken for puppies. Limited ingredients for food sensitivities"

Food might be one of the most important habits to establish with your new puppy, but it isn't the only one you'll want to prioritize early on! Schedule an appointment with PetSmart's Grooming Salon. Not only will your pet's fur look and feel fabulous, but you'll also be getting your puppy used to regular salon visits, which are key to maintaining a healthy skin and coat.

A dog with its eyes closed and a PetSmart logo that says "Grooming salon, look great"

Lastly, reinforce all these positive new habits with Little-Jacs training treats. They're specifically designed for small dogs (with small snoots), but packed with big chicken flavor to reward your furry friend for being the best good dog around.

A package of Bil-Jac® Little-Jacs Training Dog Treats

So set yourself — and your new puppy — up for lifelong success and pick up Canidae pet food and other top pup-essentials from PetSmart!