Maintaining good puppy health care is one of the most important responsibilities all new owners face.
Some stuff is obvious... protect Fido from dangerous situations, get his vaccinations done on time, learn to recognize the symptoms of dog illnesses and so on.
Others (such as having a first-aid kit handy, or making sure his food is of premium quality) might not come to mind right away.
This page has all the information you need to keep on top of all of these, and more.
This makes it easier for you to ensure that your little pup grows up healthy and strong - and enjoys 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.
Click on any image or link in the following block to get more info. on some of the puppy health conditions/problems you might face.....
Many common symptoms and behaviors can have more than one cause, so this sometimes makes it difficult to know if your pup is sick, or how sick he is.
For example, your puppy might have a bout of diarrhea, or vomiting as a result of eating something he shouldn't.... but these symptoms could signal the beginning of some serious illnesses such as:
All of these symptoms (apart from the fever) can also signal a minor problem.
A good rule of thumb is to pay attention to how your puppy is acting.
If he has some loose stools but...
Check out my Dog Illnesses page, for a comprehensive list of causes, symptoms & treatment of the most common canine diseases.
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.
It also contains a host of pages which discuss practical safety and prevention measures designed to maintain good canine health.
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.