Your puppy has been eating Purina Puppy Chow Healthy Morsels brand food. Your puppy will come with a small amount of food to help with the transition to a new food, if you choose to not continue feeding the Purina Puppy Chow brand puppy food. I recommend that you feed any quality puppy food you feel comfortable with. Feed your puppy the Purina Puppy Chow brand puppy food for approximately one week and introduce the new food slowly by mixing in a small amount the first day and increasing the amount of the new food and decreasing the amount of the original food until you have your puppy switched over to the new food. This should take approximately one week. Feed your puppy as much food as he will eat, increasing the amount as he grows. Feed your puppy three to four times daily until the puppy is three to four months old. Then you can cut the feedings back to twice a day. DO NOT OVER FEED YOUR PUPPY! Follow the instructions on the bag. WATER: Water should be available throughout the day but not when your puppy is confined to a crate. Sometimes they get bored and drink excessively which in turn causes them to urinate frequently. Water should be taken up at least 1 1/2 hours before bedtime, this facilitates easier house training. EXERCISE: The first twelve months of a puppy's life is parallel to the first twelve years of our life. A one month old puppy is the equivalent of a one year old child. A five month old puppy is the equivalent of a five year old child. Therefore, do not exercise your young puppy more than you would his human equivalent. I believe puppies should have all the self induced exercise they want, i.e., playing ball or investigating the back yard, however, I do not recommend putting them on a lead and giving them a one mile walk to wear them out. Be most careful in allowing your dog to play with larger, older dogs. Even the gentlest adult can, in play, "slap down a puppy" and injure the young joints and ligaments. Again, as you would probably not allow a five year old to play football with teenage boys, don't permit your young puppy to be at such a disadvantage. BATHING: I recommend using only a shampoo labeled for pets. Many human products are of a ph which is improper for dogs. Please be careful to not get soap inside the eyes or ears. Also, when rising, take care not to get water inside the ears and in the nose, both which could be the cause of an infection. You can place a cotton ball in each ear to help keep the ears dry. Make sure that bath time is enjoyable for both you and your puppy! GROOMING: You should get your puppy used to being handled daily. Place your puppy on top of his crate or on a grooming table and run your hands all over your puppy's body. Put your fingers in his mouth, gently open the eyes to look around, touch his nose and handle his ears. Pick up each paw and gently squeeze and handle the toes and nails. Run a soft bristled dog brush over your puppies coat. The more you desensitize your puppy to being handled the easier grooming and handling will be as an adult. Also, your puppy will be more confident and self-assured, especially at the vets! Don't forget to talk calmly and soothingly to your puppy while grooming him and be sure to give him a treat for a job well done!