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Common Medical Issues and General Care

Bonding with your new puppy is great experience and a little knowledge will go a long way to keep him happy and healthy. Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills you need to recognize the signs and symptoms of common problems so that you can act quickly should the need occur.

‘The best thing you can do is to feed him a healthy, balanced diet, says Dr. Jim Dobies, a veterinarian with South Point Pet Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., and a member of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association. “If you do, you’re giving your puppy’s immune system the best chance to fight off infection, he says. “He is in better shape to fight off illness and recover.” But you can’t protect your baby pooch from everything.’ (Petmd.com)

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