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This section explains how to find a veterinarian, and veterinary health care your puppy needs. Topics include puppy surgery like spay/neuter, cropping and docking, dental care, and microchipping. You'll find answers about normal puppy health, common puppy diseases and conditions with nursing care and first-aid tips, and recommended preventive care like vaccinations, deworming, and parasite treatments to keep your puppy in tip-top health.

Avoid Jerky Treats!

Rabies Vaccine Reaction
Learn the signs of a rabies vaccine reaction in this guest article by Caryl Wolff. This article explains what is a rabies vaccination reaction and how to recognize side effects from your puppy's rabies shot.

Pathogen
Learn what is a pathogen in this definition for Puppies.about.com readers. This definition explains what is a pathogen.

Seizures In Puppies
Read this article about seizures in puppies to learn what is epilepsy in dogs. Learn about puppy seizures in this article about puppies with seizures to learn the signs of canine seizures and what you can do.

Healthy Happy Puppies
These articles describe puppy care and puppy health needs for puppy owners, written by puppies.About.com Guide Amy Shojai. Learn how to choose healthy puppies, how to provide puppy care including healthy play and first aid at home as well as vet care and puppy vaccines for treating or preventing dog diseases and puppy parasites.

Pet First Aid: 12 Ways to Save Puppy Lives
Learn how to recognize 12 puppy emergencies and administer pet first aid to save your dog's life. These 12 articles explain how to give first aid due to injury, poisoning, and accidents with step-by-step instructions how to perform CPR, rescue breathing and more.

Puppy Pain
Learn the signs of puppy pain and how you can provide puppy pain relief in this article about pet pain management. This article explains dog symptoms of pain and what you can do to provide pain relief for your puppy.

Dog Allergies and Allergies to Dogs
Learn how to treat your allergies to your puppy as well as your dog's itchy skin with these articles about dog allergies, dog allergy symptoms, and now to treat dog allergies. These articles explain flea allergy, atopy and dog skin allergies, contact allergies and puppy food allergies.

Puppy Food
Read these articles to learn about choosing puppy food, reading puppy food labels, how pet food is tested, and how much to feed. These articles address best puppy food choices, what people food for puppies is safe or dangerous, and nutrigenomic diets for improving puppy health.

Puppy Parasites
Learn about puppy parasites, how to recognize them and prevent them, in these articles about fleas, ticks, mange, and worms. These articles about internal parasites like heartworms and external parasites like ringworm explain how to protect puppies from puppy parasites.

Puppy Food Allergies
Learn about dog food allergy in this article about canine food allergies and food allergy symptoms. This article provides information about puppy food allergies, dog food allergy symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Puppy Nutrition and Nutrigenomics
Learn about puppy nutrition and nutrigenomics in this article about foods designed to improve canine genetics and puppy diseases. This article explains how nutrigenomics can help relieve canine arthritis, obesity and other potential puppy diseases using foods designed to change gene expression in your dog.


Atopy and Dog Skin Allergies
Learn about atopy and dog skin allergies in this article about itching in dogs. This article explains canine atopic dermatitis symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of puppy skin allergies and itching in dogs. Home care tips for soothing your puppy's skin allergies are including in this article about dog skin allergies.

Ringworm In Puppies
Learn about ringworm in puppies. This article describes ringworm symptoms, ringworm treatment for dogs, and how puppies get ringworm.

Abscess: Signs and Treatment
Learn about what causes puppy abscess and signs of abscess in this article about abscess in dogs. This article explains how to identify dog abscess, how to treat abscesses and what your veterinarian will do to treat your puppy's abscess.

Puppy Hearing
Learn about dogs hearing and how puppies hear in this article that describes dog ear structure. This article explains dog hearing range, puppy ear conformation and hearing sense of dogs.

Deaf Puppies
Learn about deaf puppies and what causes deafness in dogs in this article about living with a deaf puppy. Learn tips for how to train a deaf puppy in this article about signs of deafness and how to help your deaf puppy.

Puppy Ear Infection
Learn about puppy ear infections in this article that describes dog ear infection and treatment. This article explains what signs to watch for, and the various kinds of ear infections, as well as ways to prevent puppy ear infections.

Otitis: Ear Inflammation
Learn what causes otitis and ear problems in puppies in this article about puppy ear inflammation. This article explains the symptoms, causes, and treatment of otitis and puppy ear problems.

Puppies Teeth
Learn about puppy teeth, puppy teething, and dog dental care in these articles about puppies teeth care. These articles about dog dental care explain puppy teething timeline, puppy teeth and adult dog teeth, including how to brush dog teeth.

Puppy Contact Allergies
Learn about contact allergies in puppies in this article about puppy contact allergies. This article explains puppies contact allergies, puppies allergy symptoms and how to diagnose and treat puppies contact allergies.

Distemper In Puppies
Read this article about distemper in puppies to learn the signs of distemper. Learn about canine distemper in this article about distemper in puppies, understand the signs of distemper, and how to prevent and treat canine distemper.

Puppy Winter Safety
Learn how to keep your puppy safe with these winter safety tips for puppies. These articles describe the symptoms, first aid, and treatment for frostbite, hypothermia, drowning, carbon monoxide and antifreeze poisoning and how to save your puppy's life.

Hip Dysplasia in Puppies
Learn what is canine hip dysplasia in this article describing hip dysplasia in puppies and dog hyp dysplasia symptoms. This article explains how hip dysplasia in puppies is diagnosed as well as what medical management options can help puppies with hip dysplasia.

Puppy Diseases
Learn about the most common puppy diseases in these articles about parvo, distemper, puppy vomiting, puppy diarrhea and fleas and ticks. This article explains how to recognize, prevent, and treat puppy diseases like fleas and ticks, diarrhea, vomiting, parvo and distemper.

Canine Coronavirus
Learn about the signs, treatment, and prevention of Canine Coronavirus in this article. Find out what is canine coronavirus and how to protect your puppy from infection.

Puppies With Diarrhea
Learn about puppies with diarrhea and dog diarrhea treatment in this article about treating puppy diarrhea. Refer to this puppies.About.com article by puppies guide Amy Shojai to understand why puppy diarrhea is dangerous and how to treat your puppy's diarrhea.

Puppy Vomiting: Why Puppies Vomit
Learn why puppies vomit in this article about puppy vomiting and treatment for vomiting. Read about signs of a sick puppy and treatment for vomiting in this article about puppy vomiting.

Puppy Parvo
Read this article about puppy parvo to learn about parvo symptoms and how to prevent parvo in puppies. Learn how puppies catch parvo and the way parvo makes puppies sick, as well as ways to prevent parvo in your dogs in this article about puppy parvo.

Infectious Canine Hepatitis
Learn about infectious canine hepatitis (ICH) in puppies in this article about the transmission, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this viral infection caused by the canine adenovirus 1.

Hip Dysplasia Treatment in Puppies
This article discusses hip dysplasia treatment for puppies, including medical management with glucosamine for dogs. Learn about surgery options for treating dog hip dysplasia, including triple pelvic osteotomy, Femoral head ostectomy, hip replacement, and juvenile pubic symphysiodesis in this article about hip dysplasia treatment for puppies.

Bloat In Puppies
Learn how to recognize bloat in puppies and what dogs are at greatest risk in this article from Puppies Guide Amy Shojai, CABC. This article explains the symptoms of bloat in puppies, how bloat is treated, and ways to prevent and reduce the risk of bloat in puppies.

Kennel Cough in Puppies
Read this article about kennel cough in puppies to learn about kennel cough symptoms, treatment and prevention. Learn how to prevent kennel cough in puppies, and home remedies for kennel cough in puppies in this article about kennel cough.

Zeuterin

Spaying and Neutering
Refer to this spaying and neutering article to learn about when to neuter a puppy. Read this puppies.About.com article on sterilization by puppies guide Amy Shojai to understand how puppies are sterilized, why they should be neutered, and when is the best time to spay and neuter your puppy.

Veterinarian: Finding A Veterinarian
Read this article about veterinarians and finding a veterinarian that meets your puppy's needs. Learn what to look for in a veterinary clinic to find the best veterinarian for your puppy in this puppies.About.com article by puppies guide Amy Shojai.

Puppy Vaccinations: Puppy Shots
Learn about puppy vaccinations, puppy shots and the recommended puppy vaccination schedule in this article about puppy shots. Refer to this puppies.About.com article on puppy shots by puppies guide Amy Shojai to learn about puppy immunity and why puppies need puppy vaccinations.

What Is Rabies
Learn about rabies and what is rabies in this article that describes rabies transmission and symptoms of the rabies virus. This article explains how to protect puppies with the rabies vaccine, and the rabies quarantine you can expect if your puppy is exposed to rabies.

Puppy Fleas
Read this article about puppy fleas to understand about flea life cycle and how to treat fleas on your puppy. This article about puppy fleas explains puppy flea control and how to get rid of fleas with puppy flea treatment.

Puppies and Ticks
Learn about puppies and ticks in this article about removing and preventing ticks on your puppies. This article describes tick life cycle, tick diseases, and how to remove and prevent ticks on your puppy.

Tick Paralysis
Learn about what is tick paralysis and how to protect your puppy from diseases from ticks in this article about tick paralysis. This article explains the symptoms and treatment for puppies stricken with tick paralysis.

Ehrlichiosis
This article explains what is ehrlhichiosis, and how this disease from ticks is transmitted to dogs and puppies. Learn about ehrlinchiosis symptoms and how veterinarians diagnose and treat the disease in this article about ehrlichiosis in dogs.

Roundworms
This article explains what are roundworms parasites, and what problems can be caused by roundworms in puppies. Learn about the symptoms of roundworms in puppies, how dogs get roundworms, how the parasite is treated, and why it's important to treat puppies for roundworms to protect children from this parasite.

Whipworms
Learn about whipworms in this article about whipworms in puppies. This article describes the symptoms, causes and treatment for whipworms to explain how to care for your puppy and prevent dog whipworms.

What Are Ear Mites?
This article explains what are ear mites and describes ear mites in puppies. Learn about the life cycle of ear mites, symptoms of ear mites, and what to do about them in this article about ear mites in puppies.

Demodex: What Is Mange?
Learn about the symptoms and treatment of demodex mites and how demodectic mange affects your puppy. This article explains what is red mange, and why puppies are affected by demodectic mange.

Sarcoptic Mange
Learn about sarcoptic mange in this article about the signs and treatment of puppy mange and canine scabies. This article explains what is mange, how puppies get scabies from sarcoptic mites and how to deal with puppy mange.

Tapeworms
Learn about puppies with tapeworms in this article that describes tapeworm symptoms and how tapeworms are transmitted. This article explains how puppies get tapeworms, tapeworm symptoms, how tapeworms reproduce and how to prevent puppy tapeworms.

Hook Worms
Read this article about hook worms to learn about the symptoms and treatment of puppy hookworms. This article explains how puppies get hook worm, what symptoms to watch for, and how to prevent hookworm in dogs.

Heartworm
Learn about canine heartworm, heartworm treatment and prevention, and how the disease affects puppies in this article about dog heartworms. This article explains the heartworm life cycle, how to prevent heartworm in puppies, and how the disease is treated.

Puppy Tail Docking
Read this article about puppy tail docking to learn what's involved in tail docking surgery. Learn about why dog tail docking exists and how it's done to decide if puppy tail docking should be performed on your puppy.

Puppy Identification
Read this article to learn about puppy identification options including identification collars, microchips for dogs, and tattoos. Keep your puppy safe with puppy identification, and learn about the pros and cons of puppy microchip, identification collars, and puppy tattoos in this article about puppy identification.

Anal Gland Infection
Learn about dog anal gland infection and how to treat anal gland problems in your puppy in this article about dog glands and dog scooting behavior. This article describes what are anal glands, why dogs have them and how veterinarians treat anal gland infection.

Coccidia in Puppies
Learn what is coccidia in this article about coccidia in puppies. This article explains the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of coccidia in puppies and how to prevent coccidia in dogs.

Dog Breast Cancer Prevention
Learn how to prevent puppy breast cancer in this article about dog breast cancer. This article about dog breast cancer explains how treating puppies can prevent the disease.

Giardia
This article explains giardia in puppies. Lear about giardia symptoms, treatment for giardia and how puppies get the disease in this article about canine giardia.

Dental Disease: Puppy Dental Care
Learn about canine dental disease in this puppy dental care article about identifying teeth problems in puppies. This article explains dental disease in dogs and how to provide puppy dental care.

Puppy Strangles
This article explains what is puppy strangles. Learn to recognize the symptoms and causes of puppy strangles disease in this article about juvenile cellulitis and canine pyoderma.

Puppy Teeth
Read this article to learn about puppy teeth and puppy teething. This article about puppy teeth explains when puppy teeth fall out and adult teeth come in. Learn about dog teeth in this article about puppy teething.

Puppy Eyes
Learn about puppy eyes, and what dogs see in this article about dog vision. This article explains puppy vision, how dogs see, and can dogs see in color.

Veterinarian Linda Breitman
Read this brief biography of Dr. Linda Breitman. This is a bio of veterinarian Dr. Linda Breitman.

Germ
Learn the definition of germ. This brief entry describes what is a germ.

What Is A Virus
Read this brief definition of a virus. Learn what is a virus in this definition.

Veterinarian Jean Dodds
Read this biography of holistic veterinarian Jean Dodds. This is a brief bio of Dr. Jean Dodds.

Rabies Laws: What Age Should Puppies Get Rabies Vaccination?
Learn about rabies laws and what age different states require for puppy rabies vaccination administration. This article lists state-by-state age requirements for first puppy rabies vaccinations.

Bacterium
Read this brief definition of a bacterium. Learn about what is a bacterium in this definition.

Titer: What Is A Titer Test for Puppies
Learn the definition of titer, and how an antibody titer for puppies is beneficial. This article defines titer test and how it applies to puppy vaccinations.

Veterinary Endoscopy
Learn about what is an endoscope and how veterinarians use endoscopes in treating and diagnosing puppies. This article about veterinary endoscope explains how this diagnostic and treatment tool may help your puppy.

Salmonella
Learn about salmonella in pet food and salmonella in puppies in this article about food poisoning in dogs. This article explains salmonella symptoms to watch for and treatment for salmonella in puppies when there is a dog food recall.

Lyme Disease
Learn about Lyme Disease in dogs and puppies in this article that describes canine Lyme disease symptoms, treatment and prevention. This article explains what you need to know about Lyme disease to protect your puppy.

Compounding Prescriptions
This article explains compounding pet medication. Learn about puppy medication, pet prescriptions and the benefits of pet pharmacy compounding in this article.

What Is Cytology
This article explains what is cytology and how it is used to diagnose puppy conditions. Learn about veterinary cytology in this article that explains what it's used for and how it's different than biopsy.

Puppy Nose
Read this article to learn about the puppy nose structure and sense of smell. Learn how puppies smell their world and use their sense of smell.

Puppy Cataracts

Puppy Knee Problems

Puppy Heart Disease
Learn about congenital heart disease in puppies in this article that explains how pulmonic stenosis, patent ductus arteriosis and other puppy heart conditions are treated.

Fungus In Puppies
Learn about fungal diseases that affect dogs in this overview article covering symptoms and prevention of blastomycosis, valley fever, crytococcosis and histoplasmosis.

Blood Type

Abused Collie Gets New Jaw
Animal abuse victim Collie gets new jaw after gunshot wound with help of bone-regeneration treatment and surgery.

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