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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • It's quite common for dogs to develop hernias, and in puppies, it’s even more likely. A hernia occurs when contents from the dog’s abdomen push through a hole or tear in the fatty tissue or muscle wall in the region.

  • If you've noticed your normally cheerful pup obsessively scratching one part of their body or immediately continuing to scratch themselves after being stopped, it might be an indication of a dog yeast infection.

  • If you're like most dog owners, your dog is usually pretty cheerful about life in general. You can see it when they excitedly greet you at the front door when you get home from work or bound around when they know it's time for a walk.

  • Choosing the best food for and determining how to feed a large breed dog can be difficult. Your large breed dog may have a mammoth appetite, but is bigger always better when it comes to meals for your canine?

  • If you've owned or been around a dog for very long, you've probably heard them sneeze. It's a common occurrence in dogs and other pets, and many owners find it funny and cute.