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 have probably heard about probiotics, whether it’s from food commercials or from your doctor. But, can you give dogs probiotics? Read on to learn more about probiotics for dogs and the benefits they offer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the most important things you can do to help your puppy have a healthy start in life is to feed him a complete and balanced diet. Remember that all dogs are different, so feeding amounts will differ too. Learn more.
Pet obesity can lead to many health concerns, like arthritis, diabetes or cancer. So, what is average dog weight and how can you identify a healthy weight goal for your dog?
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.
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.