Puppy Articles

Raising a puppy is an exciting and rewarding journey, but it can also come with many questions and challenges. As a new puppy owner, you may seek guidance on various aspects of puppy care, such as understanding puppy behaviors, feeding puppies, tips on getting a puppy, puppy health, and puppy training. Our Purina dog experts are here to help with a collection of puppy articles packed with tips and information, ensuring that you're well-prepared to provide the best possible care for your adorable canine companion. Let our experts share their knowledge and experience, enabling you to confidently navigate the world of puppy care and lay the foundation for a lifetime of love and happiness with your charming new family member.

Puppy Energy Levels by Age

Puppy Energy Levels by Age

As puppies grow and change, their activity and energy levels change. Purina's team of pet care experts prepare you for what to expect at various stages of their life.

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Your Puppy’s Diet & Nutritional Needs
Your Puppy’s Diet & Nutritional Needs
Puppy food is specially formulated for healthy growth and development. Learn more about puppy nutrition and the essential nutrients your puppy needs in their diet.
How Often to Feed a Puppy?
How Often to Feed a Puppy?
Many new puppy owners wonder how often puppies should eat. The frequency of feedings depends on your puppy’s age. Find out how often to feed a puppy from Purina’s experts.
Puppy Development by Week
Puppy Development by Week
Puppies grow and develop in stages throughout their first year of life. Knowing what your puppy needs week by week is important to ensuring a happy, healthy dog.
Can Puppies Eat Adult Dog Food?
Can Puppies Eat Adult Dog Food?
“What can puppies eat?” “Can I feed my puppy adult dog food?” “What food is the best for puppies?” New puppy owners may find themselves asking these questions and more. Making sure your puppy has all the nutrition he needs is one of the most important things you can do to help him grow into a strong, healthy dog.
How Long to Feed Puppy Food & When to Switch to Adult Dog Food
How Long to Feed Puppy Food & When to Switch to Adult Dog Food
Wondering how long to feed puppy food and when to switch to adult dog food? Purina’s experts explain when dogs are ready for adult food and how to make the transition a smooth one for your pup.
What Does a Puppy Need?
What Does a Puppy Need?
Preparing for new puppy means having all the supplies on hand to set you both up for success. Click here for Purina’s new puppy checklist for essential items you’ll need.
Why Is My Puppy Not Eating Dry Food?
Why Is My Puppy Not Eating Dry Food?
Is your puppy not eating dry food? Sometimes puppies can be picky eaters or it can be serious health issues. Learn more about why your puppy isn't eating dry food.
When Do a Puppy’s Eyes Open?
When Do a Puppy’s Eyes Open?
When a puppy is born it's eyes are closed because they are still developing. Learn how long it takes puppies to develop vision and when their eyes open.
Puppy Dehydration: Signs, Prevention, & Treatment
Puppy Dehydration: Signs, Prevention, & Treatment
A dehydrated puppy can lead to serious health problems. Click here to learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms and what to do about puppy dehydration.
Puppy Schedules: Create Daily Puppy Schedules & Puppy Routines
Puppy Schedules: Create Daily Puppy Schedules & Puppy Routines
Because puppies are creatures of habit, keeping a puppy on a schedule is important. Learn how to make the most of your time with tips on feeding, exercise & potty schedules.
How to Stop a Puppy From Jumping
How to Stop a Puppy From Jumping
Dogs jumping on people can be bothersome, embarrassing, and at times, dangerous. Learn how to correct the behavior and stop your puppy from jumping on people.
How to Cut a Puppy’s Nails
How to Cut a Puppy’s Nails
Trimming your puppy’s nails takes some care. Learn helpful tips on how long your dog's nails should be, and how to make trimming less stressful and more successful.