A NEW ADVENTURE As the owner of a new dog, you are at the beginning of a great adventure. Get ready for lots of fun, and many opportunities to help shape your new friend's life and health. Whether your new family member is a rambunctious puppy or an adult dog, this handbook will help you get him off to a healthy start. This book is not intended as a substitute for professional veterinary medical care, but it should provide you with valuable information about your dog at any life stage. We wish you many wonderful years with your new pet.