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. 

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The pancreas is located under the stomach at the beginning of the small intestine. It’s responsible for certain regulative and digestive functions in the body. Pancreatitis in dogs is defined as inflammation of the pancreas.

  • Watching your dog throwing up can be both upsetting and heartbreaking, especially when you’re unsure of the cause and don’t know what you can do to help.

  • Some owners may think ear scratching is just a normal part of dog behaviour. And while many dogs will scratch their ears casually, itchy ears can mean something’s wrong with your dog's ears.

  • About 1 in 111 dogs will experience some form of epilepsy. But even more can have a seizure at some point. During a seizure, dogs lose all self-control, which can be very unsettling for their owners.