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Only The Best For Your Pets

Welcome to Basic Pet Needs, The Experts on all things pet related. We are obsessed with our pets, and hope you are too. Pets are living creatures, and need to be treated as such. We lay out the basic needs of these pets, as well as some extras so your best friend can live comfortably. We have product reviews, tips, news, and more about all different types of pets.


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A puppy

Also known as “man’s best friend”, dogs have been a common pet for a long time. Whether you have a labrador, pit bull, or chihuahua, we have you covered on how to take care of them. To take care of them you will need basic puppy training equipment, a dog crate, food, and plenty of toys.

As well, you will need a good dog bed. If your dog is really into destroying furniture, we recommend you check out our review of the best dog beds for chewers.


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A cat

While cats may seem like they don’t really need much attention, they really benefit from love from humans. Indoor or outdoor, tiger or siamese, these are very easy pets to take care of. Usually a brush, cat litter container, and decent food are all you need to take care of them. However, there are many other items you can use to really bring them joy. Cat scratches, catnip, and toys can greatly increase your cat’s quality of life.

You may also want to consider purchasing one of these best cat litter boxes for odor control, as they will keep your home smelling nice.


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A fish

Fish are one of the easiest pets to take care of once they are all set up. That being said, it can be somewhat cumbersome to create a proper living space for them. You will need a large enough tank, clean water, a water filter, and aquascaping to provide them with a decent area to live in. After this they really just need the proper food to keep them alive.

Small Animals

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A hamster

There are plenty of different small animals that one can have in the home. Some common examples include hamsters, gerbils, ferrets, mice, and rats. While extremely cute, these animals make take a bit more care than one would think. Regular cleaning of cages and exercising can be a tedious routine to keep up. However, they can be rewarding pets to have. Along with cages, exercising equipment and feeding stations, you may want a good bedding material to keep them comfortable..


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A horse

Probably the most intensive of animals to care for, horses are also some of the most fun pets to have. How many other pets can you take for a ride on a trail? Being the size that they are, caring for them can be difficult. Not only will you need a large space, feed, and grooming equipment, you will also need gear to ride them. This may include saddles, reins, and stirrups.

Reptiles & Amphibians

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An iguana

Reptiles and amphibians cover a large number of species. Snakes, iguanas, and turtles all fall under this category. As much as the species may vary, their needs will also vary. Different tanks, food, heating lamps, and accessories are needed. Snakes may even need live food such as mice!.


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A bird

Birds are some of the most intelligent creatures you can bring into your home. Parrots for example, may even be able to repeat some human words! These birds definitely need special care to make sure they have the best quality of life possible. Most birds were meant to fly, so having the right size cage is very important.