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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It’s only natural to think our dogs would enjoy the foods we do — especially during summer when nature offers an abundance of delicious summer fruits.

Dogs have always been intrigued by people food. Although some foods are safe for our pups to eat, others can cause anything from an upset stomach to fatal poisoning.

Dogs love to chew. So as owners research appropriate ways to channel this behaviour, they may wonder, "Are rawhide bones bad for dogs?" Some are. But you can find rawhides that are healthy for your dog.

Certain fruits and berries are tasty and even healthy for dogs. Others can cause a range of adverse reactions from an upset stomach to renal failure or worse.

Your dog’s curiosity about people foods may have made you curious, too. If you find yourself researching which foods your dog can and can’t have, we’ve got you covered.

A lot of dogs love fruit, but not all types of fruit are good for them. In fact, some are even toxic. If you’re like most dog owners, you’ve probably wondered, “Can my dog eat this?” on more than one occasion.

Dogs love eating people food, and there are plenty of fruits and vegetables they can safely enjoy.

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.

Imagine you're sitting in your living room with your dog and all of a sudden he starts coughing and hacking.

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.

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.

Chocolate is an extremely popular dessert, but if you're thinking about sharing your treats with your pet, this one may be better left to humans only.