Maintaining good puppy health care is one of the most important responsibilities all new owners face.
This page has all the information you need to keep on top of all of these, and more, helping your little pup to grow up healthy and strong a long, happy and active life.
Puppy healthcare isn't 'rocket science' but it can be tricky to know when your pup is really sick, what type of preventative veterinary care is essential, or what to do about common problems.
Here are links to some of the puppy health issues which can worry and confuse new puppy owners (each link will open in a new window so you don't lose your place here!)
Common symptoms of illness in dogs and puppies:
Young puppies can get very sick, very fast and common diseases such as Canine Parvovirus can kill a puppy within 24 - 48 hours.
It can sometimes be tricky to know when a symptom could mean serious trouble for your pup.
This page has detailed information to help you make the right decision and recognize a health emergency... Dog Emergency Symptoms
In an urgent situation your pups life depends on getting veterinary immediately, it is NOT a wait-and-see scenario!
The conditions I've mentioned above are among the most common health worries you might face as a new puppy parent.
Good preventative veterinary care can head off a lot of problems... and can also help your puppy to live a longer, happier and more active life.
But even with the very best of care, there are still many other puppy health conditions and worries that can crop up.
The list below has links to pages which cover a host of other problems which you might run into, plus articles on practical safety and prevention measures.
Having a good book on canine health close at hand can make any puppy illness/accident less worrying.
These are a few of the best ones, and I recommend making sure that you have a reference book of some sort on your bookshelf...
There's so much more than just dealing with illnesses to keeping your puppy healthy.
I hope you'll take the time to browse through my website and learn everything you can about taking care of your brand new little guy, after all he's relying on you to keep him safe. Best of luck.