Health & Care

From basic training to recognizing the signs of a health issue, understanding your puppy is the key to providing great care and training.

How to Bathe a Puppy

Puppies are curious creatures that love to explore, which also means that they can get dirty easily. Read our Purina article to learn how and when to bathe your puppy.

How Much Water Should Your Puppy Drink?

Puppies are always moving, which influences how much water they need. Read our Purina article to discover the signs of puppy dehydration & how to treat & prevent it.

How to Tell If Your Puppy Has a Fever

Like humans, puppies can get a fever too. Read our Purina article to learn the signs and symptoms of a sick puppy and when you need take your puppy to the vet.

How to Help Your Puppy with Separation Anxiety

Puppies can become easily distressed when you leave home. Read our Purina article to learn about puppy separation anxiety & how to help ease the symptoms for your puppy.

How to Socialize Your Puppy

Puppy socialization is an important first step to getting your puppy comfortable with new people and pets. Read our Purina article to learn how to socialize a puppy.

How to Exercise Your Puppy

Not only is exercise a great way to tire out your puppy, its essential to keep your puppy healthy. Read our Purina article to learn how much exercise your puppy needs.

Why is Your Puppy Throwing Up?

Puppies love to chew on everything, which can cause an upset tummy or vomiting. Read our Purina article to learn why your puppy is throwing up & symptoms to look out for.

Puppy Shots: Choosing Your Veterinarian

Choosing a veterinarian is a lot like choosing a pediatrician. You want someone with great credentials, someone you can feel comfortable with, who'll answer all your questions, and who genuinely cares about your puppy.

Air Travel

The less time your puppy spends cooped up, the better. Book “off peak” flights to avoid delays, and plan as few transfers as possible.

Hitting the Road

Using a carrier in the backseat is the safest way for your puppy to travel by car.

Traveling With Your Puppy

Are you and your puppy ready to take to the road? Travelling with a pet can be exciting, but it also takes careful planning and preparation.

Giving Medication

If your veterinarian prescribes pills or liquid medication, give it to your puppy directly.

Internal Parasites

Internal parasites usually live in a puppy's digestive system and are detected by an examination of the puppy's stool.

Symptoms of Illness

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.

Spaying & Neutering Explained

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? Though concerns are natural, the benefits to spaying or neutering far outweigh the risks.