Puppies and kittens can be hard work!  This page is full of information to start your new family member off on the right foot.  

Congratulations on your new family member!

New Pet Checklist

Puppy Supplies

  • Food and water bowls
  • Puppy food
  • Bite-sized training treats
  • Pet waste bags
  • Pet friendly cleaning supplies
  • Nylon collar and leash
  • Appropriately sized crate
  • Grooming supplies based on pets coat
  • Toys

Kitten Supplies

  • Food and water bowls
  • Kitten food
  • Litterbox and litter
  • Pet friendly cleaning supplies
  • Appropriately sized carrier 
  • Grooming supplies based on pets coat
  • Toys, scratching posts
Important Phone Numbers:

Cryan Veterinary Hospital: (614) 882-4184

MedVet Worthington: (614) 846-5800

Poison Control: 888-426-4435



First Aid Supplies

  • Thermometer (normal temp for your pet is 100 – 102.5 degrees
  • Towels (can be used to wrap a frightened pet or as a stretcher in emergency)
  • Muzzle (even a nice pet may bite when injured or frightened)
  • Ice pack
  • Nylon leash
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Isopropyl rubbing alcohol
  • Triple antibiotic ointment
  • Eyedropper or syringe
  • Nail trimmers

Wellness Tips

  1. Dogs and cats need annual vet visits – a trip to see the vet each year can help detect an underlying illness, assist with unwanted behavior issues, and more!  It can help accustom your pet to being handled by different people.  This is especially important in case of an emergency.  
  2. Behavior changes – Changes in your pet’s behavior can be an early indication that something is wrong medically.  If your pet is eating less, drinking more, taking potty breaks more frequently, or not playing as much as usual, a trip to see the vet is recommended.
  3. Check weight periodically – A large amount of adult cats and dogs are overweight.  Just like with people, these extra pounds can lead to increased risk of arthritis, joint problems, and disease.  
  4. Bad breath – Pets need their teeth cleaned on a regular basis just like we do.  They can have a buildup of plaque causing bad breath or even dental pain.  Untreated dental disease can also cause other medical conditions.


What to Expect

  • Vaccinations

  • Parasites

  • Behavior

  • Spay / Neuter