Your Purebred Puppy, Honest Advice About Dogs and Dog Breeds

Sensible advice for raising your puppy so he lives a long healthy life and seldom needs to visit the vet. Learn about the best dog food diet for feeding puppies and adult dogs, the truth about vaccinations, spaying and neutering, and natural health care.

11 Things You Must Do Right To Keep Your Dog Healthy and Happy, my best-selling dog health book

Dog health care & feeding articles – how to keep your dog healthy for a lifetime

By Michele Welton. Copyright © 2000-2014


Dog lifespan quiz How Long Will Your Dog Live? – Take This Quiz!
Based on your dog's breed and how you're raising him, this personalized quiz will help you understand how long your dog might live – and most importantly, how you can increase his life expectancy.


Obedience instructor and author Michele Welton Dog Health Care – The Sensible Way
Read my advice on daily health care so your dog lives a long, healthy life and seldom needs to see the vet.


Healthy bowl of real food The Best Dog Food For Feeding Your Dog
The best diet for feeding your dog is real food. Real chicken, turkey, beef, bison, venison, fish....This is not "people food" and I'll tell you why.


Natural dog food brands The Second-Best Dog Food For Feeding Your Dog
If you can't feed homemade dog food, here are your next-best choices.


Syringe for giving booster shots to your dog Vaccinations and Booster Shots: Needed or Not?
How many vaccinations does your puppy really need? Does your adult dog need yearly booster shots? The vaccination guidelines have changed. Find out what many vets aren't telling you.


Vet treating a dog The Type of Veterinarian I Recommend
Is your veterinarian really the best choice for your dog? Learn about the differences between vets who practice conventional, holistic, and alternative veterinary medicine.


Neutering a male dog Neutering Your Male Dog
Advantages and disadvantages of neutering your male dog.


Spaying a female dog Spaying Your Female Dog
Advantages and disadvantages of spaying your female dog.