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.

A young girl sleeping in bed with her dog

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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  • While every dog has unique needs, some dogs can benefit from foods specially formulated for their breed size. If you have a toy dog or a small dog, you may be interested in feeding him a dog food for small breeds.
  • It may start with your dog seeming on edge for a few hours. They aren't settling in and napping like they usually do, and they might be startling at every sudden noise or movement.

  • Whether your dog's bark sounds more like a squeak or is loud enough to make the mailman run the other way, all dogs bark to some extent.

  • Dogs love their owners, and it's not hard to see why they might spend hours staring at their owner and best friend. Some dogs take their staring to the next level, though.

  • As it is with humans, staying active is an important part of keeping your dog as healthy as possible as long as possible, but it's not always clear how often and how far you should walk your dog.

  • Licking in particular can be a confusing behaviour for owners to understand — and control. Learning why dogs lick can help you get a different perspective on your pet and give you a better starting point for limiting problematic licking.
  • Purina is proud to sponsor CAMH Gifts of Light. Purina matches donations to CAMH Gifts of Light up to a total of $10,000 to support programs like Pet Therapy.
  • For more than 30,000 years, dogs have served in important roles in hunting and have worked beside their bipedal counterparts to help people with disabilities.

  • Perhaps one of the most enjoyable things about having a dog is getting to pet them, and most dogs love this too. Why do dogs like being petted? The simple answer is because it feels good and they can tell you're happy with them at that moment.
  • As your dog gets older, it's easy to lose track of your dog's dental care. Keeping up with your dog's dental hygiene doesn't have to be hard. Here are some easy steps you can take to help maintain your friend's pearly whites.