Dog Articles

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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You may call your new puppy your fur baby, and in many ways, your new puppy is like a baby, especially when it comes to puppy teething.

Everyone loves puppies. The soft coat, big eyes, little squeaks and that special puppy smell seem perfectly designed to make you want to scoop up and cuddle puppies forever.

Parvo in puppies is extremely serious. It is a deadly disease that is easily preventable in your puppy. Read on to learn more about what parvo is and how to recognize parvo symptoms in your puppy.  

As puppies grow and mature, their energy levels and behaviour change. Read on to learn more about puppy development stages and what you can expect from your puppy as he progresses through different phases of his life.  

It's only natural that your puppy will become exposed to fleas, ticks, and mites during his outdoor adventures or romps with new friends. Find out how to spot pesky parasites and what to do next.

We all want our dogs to look as cute as they did they day we brought them home. Learn how to groom your dog using grooming supplies that work best for his coat.

There are some things a puppy will avoid doing, but the discreet release of gas isn’t one of them. While it is a normal part of digestion, these tips can reduce puppy’s discomfort – and the finger pointing.
Even the best cared-for puppy may become ill or injured, so it’s a good idea to be aware of the following signs of illness. If your puppy exhibits these or other unusual symptoms, call your veterinarian.
As the owner of an adorable new puppy, you may have concerns about spaying and neutering. Is it safe? Necessary? Will my puppy’s personality change? Find answers to your questions here.
Your puppy should meet your veterinarian as soon as possible after you bring him home. Here is a list of core vaccinations your puppy needs and some tips on how to choose a veterinarian.
Puppies are constantly on the move – playing, exploring and learning. Because their activity levels are typically high, puppies need to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Learn more.
In general, puppies run a few degrees hotter than humans do. Much like humans, puppies can get sick too, but they aren’t as capable of telling us exactly what is wrong.