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Healthy Puppy Guide: 0 to 1 Year 

Everything you need to know about caring for your new best friend. 

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There are few moments quite as exciting as the day you bring home your new puppy! The days ahead will be full of laughs, cuddles, “awwws,” sloppy kisses, and questions as you get used to living with and caring for your pal. 

First, make sure you have the essentials: A scheduled visit to the veterinarian, nutritious puppy food, a food and water bowl, toys and activities, a leash and harness, and a cozy place for your pal to sleep. It’s also a good idea to do some research on your pal’s breed, and potty-training tips. 

Puppies bring a lot of change into any home. Whether you’re a new or experienced Pet Parent, it’s a good idea to take it slow as you and your new buddy get used to each other. The articles in this guide will get you up to speed on the basics, so your new pup can start off on the right paw!  

Exercise and Play for Puppies


Preventing Illness and Injuries in Puppies


Your Pup’s Growing Up! When to Switch to Adult Food