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.
Weaning Puppies: What to Do
WebMD discusses the best time and technique for weaning a litter of puppies.
Bringing Home a New Puppy
Bringing home a new puppy is truly one of life's joys. WebMD discusses how pre-puppy preparations and a well-planned first 24 hours can give your fuzzy bundle of promise a head start.
Socializing A New Puppy
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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.
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.
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.
Does Your Pet's Breath Pass the Sniff Test?
Bad breath can be a sign of more serious health issues in your dog or cat.
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.
Little Dog - Leash Walking
If your dog little sniffs, pees, or strains on the leash while walking with you, you need these tips!
Little Dog - Teach "Place"
Leaning to use "place" can help you and your pint-size dog in so many ways.
Housebreaking Your Puppy
What’s the best way to housebreak that new puppy? Certified dog trainer Kate Jackson has the information you need.
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: Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat
WebMD’s slideshow shows you which foods your dog should never eat, including fat trimmings and chocolate.
Slideshow: Dog Behavioral Problems -- Barking, Chewing, and More
WebMD’s Dog Behavioral Problems Slideshow explains how to help eliminate common issues like chewing, excessive barking, aggression, biting, jumping, and begging.
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.