Everything You Need to Know About Dog Food & Nutrition

If you're wondering whether dogs can eat strawberries or how much to feed your dog, we've got the answers you're searching for. Our experts explain everything you need to know about dog nutrition.

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Carrots
Carrots are an abundant source of nutrition for humans, but what about for your dog? Purina experts say yes! Learn why carrots are good for dogs, how much nutrition they offer, and different ways to serve them.
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Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are two types of fatty acids that are essential for normal physiologic function, cell membrane structure and the cell function of humans, as well as dogs.

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You have probably heard about probiotics, whether it’s from food commercials or from your doctor. But, can you give dogs probiotics? Read on to learn more about probiotics for dogs and the benefits they offer.

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  • Bouncy, happy puppies are a real mood booster. To produce healthy pups that thrive, pregnant mama dogs need great nutrition from conception to birth — and afterwards, too. That’s where you come in.

  • Xylitol is a popular substitute for sugar in a variety of products. Although safe for human consumption, xylitol can be bad for dogs.

  • Yes, dogs can eat yogurt. It contains calcium and protein—plus, it’s tasty! Can dogs eat yogurt and benefit from it the way humans do, though? Keep reading to learn how yogurt is good for dogs.

  • If you have a sweet tooth, you may wonder if your dog does too. It’s possible that you’ve noticed your dog seeks out sweet flavours. So, you may be on the lookout for a healthy sweet snack to feed him.

  • Yes. Dogs can have fleshy fruit parts of oranges because they aren’t toxic. But does that mean your dog should eat them? A veterinarian can help you answer that.

  • Because your dog trusts you, he may taste or even eat a lemon if you give it to him. But lemons and their flavour are one your dog would normally avoid. A dog who licks or eats a lemon may have a strong reaction to the taste.

  • Flavours help dogs know what foods to eat and which foods to avoid. Though dogs’ taste buds may steer them away from grapefruit, should you coax them into trying the tart fruit?

  • Fish can be a good addition to a dog's balanced diet. It's rich in amino acids, just like other animal-based proteins.

  • It’s common to wonder what foods you and your dog can both eat when you’re preparing a meal. Green beans are a vegetable you and your dog can enjoy, but they aren't even a bean! Can dogs eat other beans?

  • Whole, sliced or cubed apples make a great snack for you, but can dogs eat apples? Yes, if you take some care in how you prepare them. Keep reading to learn how to prepare apples for your dog.