Healthy Head Start

Find out how you can help your puppy put his best paw forward.

You’ve found the puppy of your dreams. The hard work’s behind you, right?

Not so fast. Like babies, puppies require special care and handling to help them grow into healthy, confident adults. Read on for expert advice to help you give your new pup the best start in life.

Find the right veterinarian
Like a good marriage, a happy veterinarian-client relationship is built on solid communication, trust, and mutual respect. To find a great vet, get personal referrals for good ones in your area and check out one or two. Is their staff helpful and friendly? The office clean and orderly? Does the vet interact easily with you and your puppy? What non-medical services (such as grooming or boarding) does the practice offer?

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