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Puppy Care

New puppy? Find out how to help your puppy grow into a great dog.


Birthing Puppies
 Preparing for the pitter-patter of little paws? What can you expect and what should you watch for?
Crate Training Puppies: You are being redirected to updated information on this topic.
 Every puppy needs to learn the skill of resting calmly in a crate. This skill will be needed at the veterinary hospital, for traveling, and for restricted activity due to illness. It's also a lifesaver for many young dogs during the destructive chewing stage that starts at several months of age and can last until age 2 to 3 years in some breeds.
Dental Home Care for Dogs and Cats
 Imagine how your teeth would look and feel if you didn't brush them daily. The same applies to your pet's teeth. Here are some ways you can care for your pet's teeth at home.
Housetraining Basics for Dogs: You are being redirected to updated information on this topic.
 A list of housetraining basics for puppies or adult dogs. Get your dog off to a good, reliable start!
Neutering your Male Dog
 Neutering a dog will help prevent or curtail a number of unpleasant behavioral problems and can also prevent prostate disease. This simple surgery is an important part of responsible pet ownership. Click here for an FAQ.
Nutrition and Exercise for Growing Puppies
 With the proliferation of large breed-specific and all-life-stage diets, it's sometimes difficult to know what is marketing hype from pet food manufacturers, what level of exercise is safe, and what the veterinary community recommends. The choices can impact the puppy's health in years to come, so it's best to understand the recommendations so you can make an informed choice.
Orphan Puppy & Kitten Care
 Spring is kitten season. If you have some unexpected additions to your family and are not sure what to do, orphan care is not that hard when you know what to do.
Parvovirus Information Center: You are being redirected to updated information on this topic
 Our Canine Parvovirus Information Center has several articles that explain the disease, how your dog may contract it, how to prevent it, and how to care for dogs that have been infected.
Roundworms in Dogs and Puppies
 This common parasite can cause diarrhea and vomiting in cats and dogs, and some pet owners become very concerned when their pet expels a worm up to 7 inches in length. Roundworms are also one of the few dog or cat parasites that can be dangerous when transmitted to humans.
Spaying your Female Dog
 Spaying your pet dog is very important not only to keep down pet overpopulation, but also for the health of your dog as well.
Vaccine Information for Dogs, Cats, Puppies and Kittens
 Vaccination is an important part of a pet's health and it should not be skipped over. If cost is a problem there are several approaches one may take but each has advantages and disadvantages.

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