Good Health comes from a good diet and proper exercise and regular vet care.
A healthy dog is not fat or too thin , you can feel his ribs when you press gently on his
sides and he has waist but he is not so thin that you can see all of his ribs when just looking at him. He should have
clear eyes and a shiny coat.
Proper exercise for a puppy is play, play and more play. Walks are appropriate when
he is fully vaccinated, until then you can work on leash walking skills in your own yard. Strenuous or repetitive exercise
such as jogging or daily trips to run on the beach before a year old can lead to joint damage and other issues and nullifies
Vaccines should be given at least 3 weeks apart and not doubled up. Many vets
like to give a DHPP and Rabies at the same time but we don't recommend it. We recommend giving DPv (distemper and parvo only)
instead of DHPP until the boosters at a year and giving only 1 type of vaccine at a time and separating them by 3 to 4 weeks.
We highly recommend titer testing to determine immunity to diseases we vaccinate for and once immunity is established to
refrain from giving vaccines. Vaccines do not boost immunity, you either are or are not immune.