Fortunately, unlike humans, dogs don’t need to be groomed as often, but they do require to be cleaned from head to paw! If you don’t have the budget to purchase everything outright, here’s the order I would suggest.
First, you might want to stock up on their bathing essentials. You might not need clippers at all if your dog has short fur, and you can always bring them to a professional groomer for the occasional haircut. But you can’t go without a premium dog shampoo and conditioner so you can regularly bathe your pooch at home. This website sells a gentle, organic one. It’s important to give dogs frequent baths, especially if they have a skin disease or if they’re sleeping with you on your bed, but make sure that the product is not harsh on their skin or fur.
Next, purchase a doggie toothbrush and toothpaste. You don’t want your pet’s breath smelling nasty. Brushing their teeth can help prevent the buildup of plaques that would eventually lead to gum disease.
You might also want to purchase some ear-cleaning solutions to prevent them from scratching and possibly wounding their ears.
Lastly, make sure you have nail clippers or preferably a nail grinder as it’s less traumatizing to dogs.