If you’re introducing a Chihuahua to the household, you need to make your new furry friend feel welcome by purchasing items to meet a small canine’s needs. The following shopping list offers the essentials and some not-so essentials:

Two dishes — one for water and one for food Nail clippers Dog bed (optional)
Puppy (or dog) food Toothbrush and doggie toothpaste Warm sweater (if it’s chilly outdoors)
Collar Shampoo (Long-coated Chihuahuas also need coat conditioner) Pooper-scooper
Leash Three or four toys Identification tag
Natural-bristle brush (Plus a hard rubber comb and a mat splitter if you have a long-coated Chi) Dog crate An excellent veterinarian