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.

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

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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.

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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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  • The first few months of puppy training is definitely enough for owners to start questioning why the phrase is ‘"herding cats" instead of puppies.

  • 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?