Puppy Articles

Your puppy deserves the best, so look to our experts to learn everything you need to know about puppy training, nutrition, health, behaviour and more. Following our experts’ tips will help you ensure your new pup lives his best life.

Featured Puppy Articles

A puppy eating from a food bowl
In general, dogs that are less than one year of age are considered puppies and they should be feed puppy food. But if your puppy is nearing one year of age, do you know when to switch to adult dog food? Learn more.
A Bulldog puppy licking its mouth
Puppies are constantly on the move – playing, exploring and learning. Because their activity levels are typically high, puppies need to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Learn more.
Puppy toys at a store
Being prepared means you and your puppy will have more time to get to know each other. Here are some of the things you’ll need to make your house feel more like a home for your new friend.

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  • Everyone loves puppies. The soft coat, big eyes, little squeaks and that special puppy smell seem perfectly designed to make you want to scoop up and cuddle puppies forever.

  • As puppies grow and mature, their energy levels and behaviour change. Read on to learn more about puppy development stages and what you can expect from your puppy as he progresses through different phases of his life.  

  • We all want our dogs to look as cute as they did they day we brought them home. Learn how to groom your dog using grooming supplies that work best for his coat.

  • There are some things a puppy will avoid doing, but the discreet release of gas isn’t one of them. While it is a normal part of digestion, these tips can reduce puppy’s discomfort – and the finger pointing.
  • Even the best cared-for puppy may become ill or injured, so it’s a good idea to be aware of the following signs of illness. If your puppy exhibits these or other unusual symptoms, call your veterinarian.
  • As the owner of an adorable new puppy, you may have concerns about spaying and neutering. Is it safe? Necessary? Will my puppy’s personality change? Find answers to your questions here.
  • Your puppy should meet your veterinarian as soon as possible after you bring him home. Here is a list of core vaccinations your puppy needs and some tips on how to choose a veterinarian.