Puppy Care Directory
New puppies are fun and lovable, but they require special care and training. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to choose a new puppy, how to train and care for the puppy, and much more.
Kennel Cough in Dogs
WebMD explains kennel cough, including how it is transmitted to dogs, symptoms, causes, treatments, and prevention.
Caring for a Newborn Puppy
If the puppy in your care has been separated from his mother, or if the mother dog has rejected her young or cannot produce enough milk, caring for the pup is up to you. WebMD offers tips.
Weaning Puppies: What to Do
WebMD discusses the best time and technique for weaning a litter of puppies.
Socializing A New Puppy
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How to Choose a Healthy Pure-Bred Puppy
WebMD veterinary experts answer commonly asked questions about how to choose a healthy, friendly pure-bred puppy as your new family pet.
New Puppy FAQ: Vaccinations, Worms, Illnesses, and Other Common Puppy Concerns
WebMD veterinary expert answers commonly asked questions about bringing home a new puppy, including puppy-proofing your house, when to take the new pooch to the vet, and what you should feed it.
Puppy Food – Types, Feeding Schedule, and Nutrition
From homemade puppy food to store brands, choosing the best food for your puppy’s nutritional needs can be daunting. WebMD examines puppies’ needs and helps you make the best choices for your growing canine.
Ear Cropping and Tail Docking: Should or Shouldn’t You?
Weigh the pros and cons of ear cropping and tail docking for dogs.
Puppies and Your Kids
Will your children play properly with that new puppy and stay safe? Get the tips you need from our One Minute Puppy Trainer, Kate Jackson.
Brushing Dog's Teeth
It’s never too late to start brushing your dog’s teeth. Learn how to do it properly--and easily.
Housebreaking Your Puppy
What’s the best way to housebreak that new puppy? Certified dog trainer Kate Jackson has the information you need.
Training Puppy Not to Chew
Are you meeting your puppy’s daily chewing quota?
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Puppy Care -- From Adoption to Puppy-Proofing Your Home
From feeding and playing to shots and spaying, learn everything you need to know before bringing home a puppy.
Slideshow: Risky Mistakes Pet Owners Make
Pet owners risk rashes, diseases, bites, and worms when they neglect pet care basics. And dogs and cats can suffer needlessly, too. This WebMD slideshow lays out scenarios.
Slideshow: Skin Problems in Dogs
Learn to recognize common skin conditions in dogs in this WebMD slideshow. See pictures of mange, ringworm, yeast infection, anal sac disease, seborrhea, allergic reaction, and more.
Slideshow: Exercising With Your Dog
Do you -- and your dog -- struggle to get enough exercise? This is one challenge you can face together. Research suggests people who exercise with their dogs are more likely to stick to a fitness program. The key is finding activities you both enjoy. This WebMD slideshow offers you some fun ideas, so grab your fitness buddy and go!