Dog Articles

Part of caring for your dog is understanding his needs. When you need to know more about dog nutrition, health, behavior 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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How to Use Dog Treats for Training, Bonding & Rewarding

Treats are a good way to reward, train and bond with your dog. Learn how many treats you should give your dog and the number of calories needed for their diet.

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Games that Puppies Love to Play
Games that Puppies Love to Play
Not only are games fun and a great way to strengthen the bond with your puppy, but they also serve as a way to teach your puppy special skills. Read on to learn how to play with a puppy.
How to Stop Your Puppy From Chewing on Everything
How to Stop Your Puppy From Chewing on Everything
Chewing is a normal behaviour in puppies and adult dogs, but it can wreak havoc on your shoes, books and furniture. Wondering how to stop a puppy from chewing on your belongings? Learn more.
How to Train Your Puppy to Stop Biting
How to Train Your Puppy to Stop Biting
Biting or nipping is normal behaviour for your puppy, but it is important for you to know how to train a puppy to not bite and teach him early on, or you’re in for bigger ouches later.
Why is My Puppy Throwing Up?
Why is My Puppy Throwing Up?
Since your puppy’s immune system is still developing, most of the things they ingest can cause stomach upsets. Read on to learn why your puppy is throwing up and what symptoms are considered serious.
Understanding Dog Body Language
Understanding Dog Body Language
Dogs are able to express themselves in the most simple and effective ways, which makes them great communicators. Read on to learn how to better understand dog body language.
Recognizing the Signs of Overheating in Dogs
Recognizing the Signs of Overheating in Dogs
There’s nothing better than taking your furry friend out for a walk in beautiful weather. But, it is important to recognize the signs of overheating in dogs to prevent serious health-related problems.
Why is My Dog Not Eating?
Why is My Dog Not Eating?
It can be hard to get your dog to eat his dog food and seeing him show no interest in eating can be frustrating. Follow these tips to make sure your dog is eating enough of his food daily.
How to Help Your Puppy with Separation Anxiety
How to Help Your Puppy with Separation Anxiety
Most puppies want to be close to their humans and may exhibit unwanted behaviour if they haven’t been taught how to be alone. The best approach is to gradually adjust your puppy to being by himself. Learn more.
How to Bathe a Puppy
How to Bathe a Puppy
Have you noticed that your puppy is getting a little stinky? It’s natural! He’s running around, playing and exploring. If your puppy’s smell makes your nose crinkle, it may be time for a bath.
What Healthy Dog Poop Should Look Like
What Healthy Dog Poop Should Look Like
Dog poop can be a great indicator of your pet’s health. It can be large, firm and range in shades of brown. If you notice any sudden changes, like blood in your dog’s stool, this tells you that something is wrong.
When to Switch to Adult Dog Food
When to Switch to Adult Dog Food
In general, dogs that are less than one year of age are considered puppies and they should be feed puppy food. But if your puppy is nearing one year of age, do you know when to switch to adult dog food? Learn more.
How to Train Your Puppy
How to Train Your Puppy
Just like humans, dogs are social animals naturally accustomed to living in “packs.” Your puppy will be a member of your family, and it’s up to you to learn how to train your puppy and teach him the rules of the house to abide by.