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.
Deworming Dogs and Puppies
WebMD explains common treatment options for deworming adult dogs and puppies and preventing human infection.
Tips for Housetraining Your Puppy
WebMD provides guidelines and helpful tips for housetraining your puppy.
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.
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.
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.
Avoid problems as an adult dog by nipping puppy mouthing behaviors at the right age.
Training Puppy Not to Chew
Are you meeting your puppy’s daily chewing quota?
Little Dog - Teach "Leave it"
Keep your little dog safe by teaching him or her to drop or ignore tempting morsels.
Slideshows & Images
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.
Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat
WebMD’s slideshow shows you which foods your dog should never eat, including fat trimmings and chocolate.
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.
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.