Puppy Health

As a responsible puppy owner, it's important to ensure that your furry friend is healthy. Our experts have crafted informative articles that will help you understand your pup's health needs and provide options for common health problems. Read about vaccinations, parasite prevention, dental care, and more. We also offer insights into how to recognize signs of illness in your new puppy and when to seek veterinary care. Whether you're a first-time puppy owner or a seasoned pro, our articles are designed to help you keep your pup healthy.

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Puppy Vaccination Schedule: When to Get Puppies Shots

New puppy owners often ask, “Does my puppy need shots and when should they get them?” Read this puppy vaccination schedule to learn which shots your puppy needs.

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How Much Exercise Does a Puppy Need?
How Much Exercise Does a Puppy Need?
Daily exercise, walks and play with your puppy can lead to a happy, healthy life. Here are some basic exercise guidelines and play tips for your puppy.
Puppy Vaccination Schedule: When to Get Puppies Shots
Puppy Vaccination Schedule: When to Get Puppies Shots
New puppy owners often ask, “Does my puppy need shots and when should they get them?” Read this puppy vaccination schedule to learn which shots your puppy needs.
Your Puppy’s First Bath: Step-By-Step Instructions
Your Puppy’s First Bath: Step-By-Step Instructions
Your puppy loves to explore and play, which also means they will get dirty and need a bath. Learn when puppies can have their first bath and tips for bathing your puppy.
Normal Puppy Temperature: How Do I Know if My Puppy Has a Fever?
Normal Puppy Temperature: How Do I Know if My Puppy Has a Fever?
What is a normal temperature reading for your puppy? Learn the ins and outs of your puppy's temperature and how to determine the symptoms of a dog's fever.
Puppy Energy Levels by Age
Puppy Energy Levels by Age
As puppies grow and change, their activity and energy levels change. Purina's team of pet care experts prepare you for what to expect at various stages of their life.
When Is a Dog Not a Puppy Anymore?
When Is a Dog Not a Puppy Anymore?
Your puppy is rapidly growing and their needs will change once they start to become an adult dog. Find out when a dog is not considered a puppy anymore.
Puppy Weight Chart — What Is a Healthy Weight?
Puppy Weight Chart — What Is a Healthy Weight?
There is a healthy weight range for every age & breed of dog. Find helpful tips and a puppy weight chart from Purina to help manage your puppy's weight.
What’s Causing My Puppy’s Upset Stomach?
What’s Causing My Puppy’s Upset Stomach?
Because a puppy’s immune system is still developing, they can be at a higher risk for getting sick. Read about common causes for puppy tummy aches & symptoms.
What Is Parvo?
What Is Parvo?
Parvo in dogs is a deadly disease but easily preventable. Learn more about the symptoms of parvo, how it's transmitted, and how to prevent it through vaccination.
Puppy Development by Week
Puppy Development by Week
Puppies grow and develop in stages throughout their first year of life. Knowing what your puppy needs week by week is important to ensuring a happy, healthy dog.
How to Cut a Puppy’s Nails
How to Cut a Puppy’s Nails
Trimming your puppy’s nails takes some care. Learn helpful tips on how long your dog's nails should be, and how to make trimming less stressful and more successful.
When Do Puppies Start Shedding?
When Do Puppies Start Shedding?
Do puppies shed? Learn all about shedding and when dogs lose their puppy coat as well as some quick tricks on keeping your dog's shedding to a minimum.