Dog Health: Nutrition

Maintaining proper nutrition is essential for your dog's health and well-being. With a wide variety of dietary options and factors to consider, it's common for dog owners to seek guidance on their pet's nutritional needs, such as finding the ideal food, determining portion sizes, or comprehending specific dietary requirements. Our Purina dog experts are here to assist with canine nutrition tips and information, helping you navigate the complexities of dog nutrition. Our experts' valuable insights and advice enable you to make informed decisions about your dog's diet and overall wellness.

Is Xylitol Bad for Dogs?

Is Xylitol Bad for Dogs?

Although a popular, low-calorie sugar substitute in products from chewing gum to pudding, xylitol can be bad for dogs. Even small amounts can cause severe, life-threatening reactions in dogs. Find out how to keep your dog safe.

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Which Supplements Are Right for My Dog?
Which Supplements Are Right for My Dog?
Even if your dog’s diet is nutritionally complete and balanced, supplements may be beneficial for dogs with certain health issues. Learn more about dog supplements here.
What Are the Benefits of Dog Food Without Corn, Wheat or Soy?
What Are the Benefits of Dog Food Without Corn, Wheat or Soy?
Learn about the benefits of dog food without corn, wheat or soy, and what to look for in a dog food brand to maintain an optimal nutritional balance.
What Is Limited Ingredient Dog Food?
What Is Limited Ingredient Dog Food?
Thinking of feeding a limited ingredient dog food? Learn more about limited ingredient recipes and formulas, and whether this option is right for your dog.
Wet vs. Dry Dog Food: What You Should Know
Wet vs. Dry Dog Food: What You Should Know
Knowing what type of food to feed your dog is important. Learn about the benefits of dry, wet and soft dog food before picking the best type for your dog.
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
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.
Why Is Protein Good for Dogs?
Why Is Protein Good for Dogs?
Learn why protein is a cornerstone of your dog’s nutrition.
Benefits of Turmeric for Dogs
Benefits of Turmeric for Dogs
Turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory, which can be beneficial to dogs with certain ailments. Learn when you should consider giving your dog turmeric supplements.
Dog Nutrition Basics - Essential Health Nutrients
Dog Nutrition Basics - Essential Health Nutrients
A dog’s health depends on receiving the right nutrients, from water and protein to fat and carbohydrates. Learn about your dog’s basic nutritional needs here.
Is Grain Free Dog Food Good for Dogs
Is Grain Free Dog Food Good for Dogs
Grain free is a popular choice for dog food owners, but is it really better than regular dog food with grains? Purina’s experts explain the differences between regular and grain-free dog food and the benefits of each.
Holiday Human Foods Dogs Can & Can’t Eat
Holiday Human Foods Dogs Can & Can’t Eat
Can dogs eat turkey? Are onions bad for dogs? What about green beans? If your dog is as excited for holiday foods as you, find out which ones he can eat and which ones to keep out of paw’s reach.
Can Dogs Be Vegan?
Can Dogs Be Vegan?
Dogs are natural omnivores, meaning they consume plant and animal foods. Learn about why feeding a dog a vegan or vegetarian diet may be problematic.