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.
Deworming Dogs and Puppies
WebMD explains common treatment options for deworming adult dogs and puppies and preventing human infection.
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.
Biting Puppy – How to Train a Puppy That Bites
It’s important to help your puppy learn to curb his mouthy behavior, biting and nipping. WebMD discusses various ways, some better than others, to teach this lesson.
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.
Dog Separation Anxiety Symptoms and Solutions
If your dog shows separation anxiety, fear of storms, or aggression, there are solutions that may help. But to treat the problem, you must first understand the causes of dog anxiety. WebMD explores the topic with expert Victoria Stilwell.
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 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.
Little Dog - Teach "Down"
There's a special technique for teaching a little dog how to lie down.
Little Dog - Learn to Focus
Successful pint size dog training means having your dog's undivided attention.
Little Dog - Teach "Place"
Leaning to use "place" can help you and your pint-size dog in so many ways.
Little Dog - Teach "Leave it"
Keep your little dog safe by teaching him or her to drop or ignore tempting morsels.
Slideshows & Images
Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat
WebMD’s slideshow shows you which foods your dog should never eat, including fat trimmings and chocolate.
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.
The Best Dog Breed for Your Health and Personality
WebMD illustrates the personalities of several canine companions that will compliment your lifestyle. Whether you have allergies, mobility problems, or a house full of kids, there is a dog that fits your household.
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.