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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Shedding is a natural part of a dog’s life, and he can even shed more with warmer weather. Read on to learn how to deal with dog shedding so that you can put down the vacuum and spend more time cuddling.
This habit continues to be a problem that is not fully understood. It is seen in dogs of any age (but most commonly growing pups) on any diet, so it doesn’t appear to be diet related. So why is your puppy eating poop?
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.
Crate training shouldn't be viewed as a negative experience. Many dogs feel safe and secure in enclosed spaces, which act like dens that wild animals use. Follow these steps to crate train your dog.
Even well-trained dogs have accidents, but there are things you can do to help prevent the occasional “oops.” Learn how to house train your dog and prevent puppy accidents.

Bringing your puppy home can be exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. Here are some steps you can take to make your puppy have a comfortable first night in his new home.

Good nutrition is essential for all dogs, but it’s especially important for growing puppies. Here are some of the most important things to consider when you’re choosing a puppy food.
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.