Puppies too require extensive care during their first few months. Vaccinations are very important in the first 3 months of your puppy’s life, as the antibodies from the initial breast milk wear off. Puppy food, found in dry, canned, raw and homemade forms, and sometimes those specific to certain breeds or types of dogs, should contain nutrients that allow puppies to develop strong bones, teeth, joints, a shiny coat, and a strong and healthy immune system. Puppies often need to eat between 2 and 3 (or even more) times daily, to accommodate their very fast metabolisms. Puppy toys are also important in the development of your puppy, as they are designed to increase their ability to logically reason. Chew toys aid during the teething phase. A quick tip however, it is not recommended to give your puppy a shoe to chew, as they will identify any shoe as a chew toy and those leather pumps you only pull out for special occasions will be a leather mass in NO time!