The age of a puppy can be determined by obtaining the exact birth date and counting the weeks that have passed since that date. There are other ways to determine the age of a puppy if the exact birth date is unknown, inc... More »

Female dogs experience their first reproductive cycle, or heat, when they are between six months and two years old, explains WebVet. The female dog can become pregnant during her first heat. Whitney Veterinary Hospital r... More »

Unless they are extremely dirty, a puppy should be at least six to eight weeks old before its first bath. A newborn puppy is typically groomed by its mother, when needed, so that bathing when they are very young is not n... More »

There is no correct age to begin trimming a puppy's nails, and the first trim can happen within just a few weeks after birth. The sooner a dog owner gets the puppy used to nail trimming, the easier it will be to trim the... More »

From birth to approximately 4 weeks of age, pit bull puppies should drink only their mother's milk or a nutritionally fortified puppy milk replacement formula. During and after weaning, a pit bull puppy can start to eat ... More »

A newborn puppy survives off its mother's milk until around 4 weeks of age when it can begin to transition over to solid food. A puppy can completely wean of its mother's milk by 7 to 8 weeks of age and eat a diet of dry... More »

When a puppy is dewormed, the dog is usually given an oral medication around 2 to 3 weeks after birth; it's common for the deworming to take more than one dose, and worms may be noticeable in the puppy's stool. Puppies m... More »