Dog Articles

Part of caring for your dog is understanding his needs. When you need to know more about dog nutrition, health, behaviour 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.

Featured Dog Articles

A dog holding its food bowl in its mouth

If you're wondering "How much food should I feed my dog?" you're not alone.

A woman playing with her cat

When the whole family is cooped up inside for extended periods, you may find it difficult to come up with new activities for your family and pets.

A young girl sleeping in bed with her dog

Pets have spent all summer playing and bonding with their children. When the time comes to go back to school after summer vacation, kids aren’t the only ones experiencing those back-to-school blues. 

Articles

  • Digging is a natural instinct in dogs, with many dogs digging to find out what might be under a particularly good-smelling pile of dirt or to create a cool place to lay down on a hot day.

  • Most people want their dogs to bark. It's an extra level of protection when a stranger shows up at the door, and it's nice to know that an animal is outside if you live in a rural area.

  • Training a small dog is no different than training larger breeds and you might be surprised by how much your small dog is capable of learning. Learn how to train a small dog with these simple training tips.
  • Regular exercise is one of the best ways to help your dog maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle. Plus, it’s a great way for both of you to spend time together and strengthen your bond.
  • As it is with humans, staying active is an important part of keeping your dog as healthy as possible as long as possible, but it's not always clear how often and how far you should walk your dog.

  • Do you suspect your dog of acting out? Is your dog behaving badly, or are his actions causing you frustration? Understanding the causes of your dog’s behaviour can help you begin to explore ways to correct it.

  • As pet owners, we want our dogs to be involved in our lives, which includes our dogs being able to have positive encounters with the new people and pups that we meet in our day-to-day lives.

  • Dog parks are a great way to strengthen your bond with your dog, have him socialize and help him burn off some extra energy. But, what do you do if your dog is shaking like a leaf under a park bench? Or when he comes too "friendly" with his playmate?
  • Every pet parent wants the absolute best for their pets. We’ve compiled a list so that you can learn how to be an amazing pet owner that practices responsible pet ownership.