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PUPPY CARE
FAQS: YOUR MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS Open expanded article descriptions
Feeding Puppies and Pregnant/Nursing Dogs FAQs
Puppy Housetraining FAQs

PRODUCT COMPARISONS Open expanded article descriptions
Dewormer Comparison Chart

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Anxious Pup Calming Aids
Anxious pets are sensitive to many things in their lives causing them undue stress, separation anxiety, lack of exercise, and too much turmoil or excitement. Many natural remedies are available to calm and relax your dog.
Coccidia: Symptoms and Treatment
COCCIDIA are small protozoans (one-celled organisms) that multiply in the intestinal tracts of dogs and cats.
Housetraining Checklist
A housetraining checklist should include items needed for training your pup to go potty indoors or outdoors in designated areas and training motivators like treats for rewards.
Puppy Tooth Loss: What Age?
Learn when puppies lose their teeth and how to deal with pesky puppy chewing.
Puppy's 1st Year: Behavior & Socialization
From the point you bring your pup home and throughout his entire life - but especially during the first two years - it is imperative that you make every effort to expand the puppy's environment and expose him to new things.
Questions for Our Veterinarians: Top 10
Our veterinarians answer your most important questions about dog care: from housetraining, problem barking, tick removal and more!
Socializing your Puppy
Socialization is a critical component of a healthy, well adjusted adult dog. This is especially important in breeds that are known for their protective or aggressive nature.
Submissive Urination: How to control it
During excitement, young dogs often spontaneously urinate. They have no control over this and sometimes do not even realize it has occurred.
Top 10 Money-Saving Pet Care Tips
A pet can be a big expense, so you want to be able to take care of him when he needs it. This article gives you information on how you can save money on your pet's healthcare, prescriptions, and more.
Vaccinate Your Dog at Home
Vaccinations given at home are easy, convenient, and less stressful on your dog. Buying the vaccines and administering the shots at home also allows you to save money and time.
Vaccination Schedule for Dogs
Puppies need to be vaccinated at 5, 6, 9, 12, and then 15 weeks of age to prevent and protect them from potential diseases they may be exposed to. For the majority of puppies and dogs, Drs. Foster & Smith recommend the following:

HEALTHCARE CHECKLISTS Open expanded article descriptions
Emergency Visit Checklist

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Puppy Proofing Your Home
Puppy proof your home by removing or preventing access to potential indoor household hazards. Also, be aware of dangers in the yard, garage, and any unsecure area where you may keep your puppy outdoors.

PUPPY'S FIRST WEEK Open expanded article descriptions
Dog Deworming Guidelines
Housetraining Methods
New Puppies & Sleep: Tips for Bedtime
New Puppy Product Selection Guide
Puppies, what to expect your first week

PUPPY'S FIRST MONTH Open expanded article descriptions
Biting: Causes, Prevention, and Control
Chewing Behavior: How to control it
Train Your Dog to Walk With a Lead

DRS. MEDICAL LIBRARY
IN-DEPTH ARTICLES:
Acquiring a New Dog
Choosing the Right Veterinarian
Maternal Immunity: Disease Protection
Newborns & Puppies: Nutrition and Care
Puppy Exams
Spaying & Neutering
Vaccination Recommendations for Puppies
 
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