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.

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.