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Puppy Care Hub - Adolescence

Your precious pup is growing up

Are you ready for your puppy’s puberty phase? Their changing hormones can have a big influence on their physical development and behaviour.

What does puberty look like in dogs?

January 19, 2024

Puppy puberty occurs between 6 months and 2 years of age, depending on your dog’s breed, and is characterised by several physical and behavioural changes.

Is your puppy pushing boundaries?

It's normal. Puppies in their “teenage phase” undergo mental changes that can influence their behaviour and emotions.

What is the second fear period?

January 18, 2024

The second fear period is a socialisation period puppies go through at 6-18 months old. Learn how to help your puppy through it so they become well-adjusted adults.

Stinky dog breath isn’t normal

Did you know over 80% of dogs develop dental disease before they’re 3 years old?

The 7 signs of dental disease

January 30, 2024

Catch dental disease early. Learn how to check your puppy for signs of dental disease.

How to brush your puppy’s teeth

January 10, 2024

Brushing teeth is the best way to maintain good dental hygiene. Follow our guide to learn how to brush your dog’s teeth.

Easy ways to clean your dog’s teeth

December 17, 2023

If your puppy doesn’t tolerate the toothbrush, there are plenty of other ways you can keep their teeth pearly white.

An active dog is a happy dog

Daily walks and exercise can do wonders for your puppy’s mental and physical health.

Has your pup outgrown their harness?

December 23, 2023

They grow so fast! Here’s a reminder on how to find the right size harness for your puppy.

Looking for dog grooming advice?

Browse our grooming articles for expert tips and tricks that will make grooming your puppy at home a breeze.

How to groom different coat types

January 24, 2024

Double coats, curly coats, hairless. Every coat type has different grooming needs. Find out what's best for your pup.

How to clean your dog’s ears

December 22, 2023

Don’t neglect your puppy’s ears! Find out how you can help keep your puppy’s ears clean.

How to clean your dog’s tear stains

December 10, 2023

If your dog has a light-coloured face, you might have noticed brown tear stains near their eyes. Find out how to remove them.

Are you ready for your puppy’s transition to adulthood?

Our puppies can’t stay little energetic bundles of fluff forever. Before we know it, we’re buying them bigger harnesses, tougher toys, and adult dog food.

When to change from puppy to adult dog food

January 5, 2024

Puppy and adult dog food recipes are created with specific lifestage needs in mind. When is the right time to upgrade from puppy to adult food?

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