Dog Articles

Part of caring for your dog is understanding his needs. When you need to know more about dog nutrition, health, behavior or training, turn to Purina’s experts. In the below articles you’ll find all their best information and tips so you can better care for your dog.

treats for training

How to Use Dog Treats for Training, Bonding & Rewarding

Treats are a good way to reward, train and bond with your dog. Learn how many treats you should give your dog and the number of calories needed for their diet.

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What Are Probiotics for Dogs?
What Are Probiotics for Dogs?
Discover the benefits of probiotics for dogs. Learn how they work, their benefits, and when to give them. Find out how probiotics can help your dog stay healthy and happy.
What are Animal By-Products in Dog Food?
What are Animal By-Products in Dog Food?
Animal by-products in dog food and cat food aren’t fillers like most people think. Many believe by-products are low-quality or even inedible parts of an animal, such as hooves, hair or feathers.
How to Support Your Dog’s Gut Health & Microbiome
How to Support Your Dog’s Gut Health & Microbiome
Learn how to support your dog's gut health and microbiome, which is made up of a wide range of bacteria and drives digestion and supports a healthy immune system.
AAFCO Approved Dog Food Explained
AAFCO Approved Dog Food Explained
Contrary to popular belief, AAFCO does not approve or regulate dog food. Learn more about the role of AAFCO and their dog food nutrient profiles here.
Benefits of Turmeric for Dogs
Benefits of Turmeric for Dogs
Turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory, which can be beneficial to dogs with certain ailments. Learn when you should consider giving your dog turmeric supplements.
Changing Dog Food: How to Switch Dog Food
Changing Dog Food: How to Switch Dog Food
Switching dog food should be a gradual process. Whether you're switching from puppy to adult food, or to an option that better meets your dog’s needs, our experts can guide you through the process of changing your dog’s food.
Puppy Energy Levels by Age
Puppy Energy Levels by Age
As puppies grow and change, their activity and energy levels change. Purina's team of pet care experts prepare you for what to expect at various stages of their life.
Dog Food Comparison
Dog Food Comparison
The number of dog food products on the shelves makes choosing one an overwhelming task. Our dog food comparison article shows you how to narrow down your options in three simple steps to help give your dog the best.
Can Dogs Eat Raw Meat?
Can Dogs Eat Raw Meat?
With the growing trend in raw food diets, many dog owners are wondering, “Can dogs eat raw meat?” Read from experts if your dog can, or even should be, eating raw meat.
Wet Dog Food Feeding Tips
Wet Dog Food Feeding Tips
Find helpful wet dog feeding tips including how much you should feed, how often to feed it and how to mix wet dog food with dry.
How Often to Feed a Puppy?
How Often to Feed a Puppy?
Many new puppy owners wonder how often puppies should eat. The frequency of feedings depends on your puppy’s age. Find out how often to feed a puppy from Purina’s experts.
Dog Feeding Chart: How Much Should I Feed My Dog?
Dog Feeding Chart: How Much Should I Feed My Dog?
How much food should you feed your dog? Purina has a helpful dog feeding chart to help you determine how much your dog should eat. Feeding your dog the right amount of food each day helps ensure he gets the nutrition he needs.