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The Instacart buying guide to pet supplies

Getting your home set up for a new pet can sometimes involve one or multiple trips to the pet shop for food, treats, and other pet supplies. Even after you provide your animal friend with a proper home, you'll still need the correct supplies to ensure that your pet has a healthy and happy life in your home. Use Instacart to make your shopping for pet supplies easier. 

Discover some of the items you might order via Instacart to give your pet the care and attention it needs.

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Buy your favorite pet supplies online with Instacart. Order pet stairs & ramps, pet strollers, travel bowls, and more from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

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FAQs About Pet Supplies

A general rule of thumb for deciding how many litter boxes you should put in your home for your feline friends is one box per cat, plus one extra. For example, if you have one cat, two litter boxes are recommended. Four cats will feel more comfortable with five litter boxes.

Some cats experience stress when sharing litter boxes with other cats. If you have multiple cats, one of the cats may be dominant and more aggressive to the others, claiming dominion over a litter box. Multiple litter boxes may also make your cats more likely to use them instead of going to the bathroom on your carpets and floors. Cats like having clean spots to take care of their business. Giving them more options might be more agreeable for you and them. 

Finding the best food for your pet can be a process. We suggest deciding on your pet's ideal food with plenty of observations, research, and veterinarian suggestions. If your animal has health issues, you may need to address these concerns when deciding the best food for them. Food should change as your pet grows into an adult. Since your pet's vet will be the person with the most in-depth understanding of your pet's needs, you should take your vet's opinions into great consideration.

When shopping for your pets' toys, it's recommended that you buy them toys specifically designed for their species. You'll want to avoid any toys that your pet can tear apart, such as stuffed animals or sticks. If your dog habitually takes weak toys apart, your dog could get some material stuck in its teeth, throat, or intestines. When dog toys begin to wear down and lose their structure, we suggest replacing them with new toys or toys with more durability.

Now and then, especially during the warmer months, you should give your furry friend a closer look to inspect your pet for fleas and ticks. If you have a puppy or kitten, you should check your pet's fur more frequently. Fleas and ticks can cause many health issues for your pets.

You have several ways of protecting your animals from these pests. Be sure to wash the bedding once or twice a week. Comb your pets' fur with a flea comb regularly. Use preventive medication and treatments to ward off would-be parasites. If you find that your pet has fleas or ticks, use a medicated shampoo or topical insecticide to remove them. You may be able to find these products at pet stores near you by using the Instacart app. But if your flea and tick problem gets serious, you may want to ask for advice from your veterinarian. 

Let Instacart shoppers head out and gather the pet supplies you need to give your animal friend what it wants and needs to stay healthy and happy. You can fill your virtual cart with all the pet supplies, food, treats, and more you need and let shoppers get the shopping chore done for you. Order for pickup or delivery to streamline your list of household chores so that you have more time to spend playing and enjoying life together with your best friend.
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