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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make the Most of Your Vet Visit
Taking your dog or cat to the vet? Get expert tips on how to make your vet visit effective.
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.
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?
Avoid problems as an adult dog by nipping puppy mouthing behaviors at the right age.
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: Is My Dog Normal?
WebMD decodes a range of puzzling canine customs, from chasing their own tails to rolling around in unmentionables, Many quirky habits are normal in dogs, though a few may suggest hidden medical problems.
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.