Providing your dog with complete nourishment and care starts with understanding of just what he needs. Here's an overview:
From providing a complete and balanced diet to helping your dog avoid the risks of obesity, what you feed your dog is essential. Visit our Diet & Nutrition section to learn more about keeping your dog well fed and properly hydrated.
One of the reasons we at Purina love dogs so much is that they provide us with unconditional love. But just like they provide us with affection, dogs need plenty of affection from us. Make sure you spend plenty of time with your dog so that he becomes properly socialized and feels like a valued part of your household.
Don't let that pup lay around on the couch all day! Dogs are active creatures, and need plenty of exercise and stimulation. Bonus: Frequent activity helps keep your dog fit.
Make sure your home is comfortable and stimulating for your dog. From providing a safe place for him to peruse your backyard and smell the scents of nature to leaving him a comfy bed to rest on, there's a lot you can do to make sure he feels welcome and at home.
Make sure your dog can always find his way home. A collar with an I.D. tag, including his name and your phone number, can make it simple for anyone that may find him to return him to your home. For additional reassurance, have a veterinarian implant a microchip in your dog. It will help any shelters or organizations discover where he belongs, should he get lost.
Make sure you have unbreakable food and water bowls, a collar, a leash and plenty of comfy bedding, not to mention stimulating toys that keep your dog active.