Dog Health Tips & Information

Keeping your dog healthy is a top priority, and our expert articles cover a wide range of topics to help you do just that. From skin and coat care to dental hygiene and digestive health, we provide valuable insights on how to prevent common health issues and manage existing conditions. Browse our collection of dog health articles to learn more about how to keep your dog happy and healthy. At Purina, we're committed to providing you with the latest information and expert advice on all aspects of pet care.

Articles

Why Won’t My Dog Eat?
Why Won’t My Dog Eat?
Dogs stop eating for many reasons, including being a picky eater. Learn why some canines lose their appetite, and when you should contact your veterinarian.
Sensitive Stomach Dog Food: What You Should Know
Sensitive Stomach Dog Food: What You Should Know
Thinking about switching your dog to sensitive stomach dog food? Learn the symptoms of a sensitive stomach and if a sensitive stomach dog food may be right for them
Ear Mites in Dogs: Symptoms & Treatment
Ear Mites in Dogs: Symptoms & Treatment
Ear mites in dogs are uncomfortable, itchy and contagious. Recognizing the symptoms of ear mites and prompt treatment can make your dog more comfortable. Learn more about symptoms of ear mites in dogs and how they’re treated here.
Diabetes in Dogs - Symptoms, Treatment, & Prevention
Diabetes in Dogs - Symptoms, Treatment, & Prevention
Understanding the causes and symptoms of dog diabetes can help limit your pet's chances of getting it. Learn to identify signs of and offer treatment for dog diabetes.
Epilepsy in Dogs
Epilepsy in Dogs
It's estimated that 1 in 111 dogs have epilepsy. Learn more about the causes & treatments of epilepsy in dogs & why certain breeds are more prone to seizures from Purina.
What is Hip Dysplasia in Dogs?
What is Hip Dysplasia in Dogs?
Some dogs develop a painful hip problem called hip dysplasia. It’s most common in large breeds such as Labs, Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds, and can lead to arthritis later in life. A dog with hip dysplasia will have trouble running and getting up, and may seem to lack energy.
Pancreatitis in Dogs
Pancreatitis in Dogs
Pancreatitis in dogs is caused by inflammation in the pancreas which causes digestive enzymes to be released too early, causing GI issues. Learn more at Purina.com.
Are Dogs Omnivores or Carnivores?
Are Dogs Omnivores or Carnivores?
Learn what makes for a balanced diet for dogs, and what dogs should and should not eat.
How to Help Prevent Pain From Exercise
How to Help Prevent Pain From Exercise
Exercising with your dog is a good thing to do—except when it results in pain for your pet. Here are some tips to help protect your dog from exercise-related pain.
6 Winter Safety Tips for Dogs With Active Lifestyles
6 Winter Safety Tips for Dogs With Active Lifestyles
If your family includes one of the best dog breeds for an active lifestyle, you likely spend time outdoors in winter. Here are some safety tips to help you and your dog enjoy a winter adventure.
Why Is Protein Good for Dogs?
Why Is Protein Good for Dogs?
Learn why protein is a cornerstone of your dog’s nutrition.
5 Holiday Safety Tips for Pets
5 Holiday Safety Tips for Pets
Read these holiday pet safety tips from a Purina veterinarian to keep your dogs and cats safe from plants, decor and more during the holidays.