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Dog Articles

Part of caring for your dog is understanding his needs. When you need to know more about dog nutrition, health, behavior 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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Is there such a thing as average dog weight? According to Purina experts, an average weight or range may not be the best way to determine if your dog is at a healthy weight. Learn why here, along with what they suggest using instead.
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Do dogs need to wear seatbelts in the car? Yes, but not all dog car seatbelts are created equal. Find out how to choose one and get other dog car safety tips from our experts here.
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Adopting a dog is a big step. There are a lot of things to consider, from choosing the right dog for your lifestyle to deciding where to adopt from. Let us help you find the perfect canine companion.

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Should you adopt one pet or two pets at the same time? It's true that adopting more than one pet requires some extra work, but you'll reap many times the rewards when you give two dogs or two cats a new home. If you have a pet that enjoys the company of another, this may be a great option for both you and your pet.

Most children love dogs. They're cute, cuddly, and oh-so-friendly. But did you know that growing up with a dog can actually benefit a child's physical and psychological development? Here are some of the many benefits of dogs being in children's lives.

Whole, sliced or cubed apples make a great snack for you, but can dogs eat apples? Yes, if you take some care in how you prepare them. Keep reading to learn how to prepare apples for your dog.

Yes, dogs can eat yogurt. It's a good source of calcium, protein and live-culture probiotics—plus it's tasty! But can dogs eat yogurt and benefit from it the way humans do? Keep reading to learn how yogurt is good for dogs.
Raw Food Diets have grown in popularity, which leaves many dog owners wondering, “Can dogs eat raw meat?” While dogs can eat raw meat, that doesn’t mean they should. Learn more about feeding dogs raw meat here.
Fish can be a good addition to a dog's balanced diet. It's rich in amino acids, just like other animal-based proteins. “Depending on the type, fish can provide omega-3 fatty acids which can be beneficial for skin and coat for dogs,” explains Janet Dempsey, Purina Senior Nutritionist. Quality dog foods have protein like fish as the primary ingredient. Keep reading to learn more about feeding fish to your dog.
If you cook eggs for breakfast, your dog has probably begged for one (or two). Do you know if you can share this food with him? Read on to see if eggs are a good food to give your dog. 
Can dogs have carrots? Purina experts say yes, but as with any treat, be mindful with how much you’re feeding your dog. Our experts explain how to treat your dog to this tasty vegetable to avoid digestive upset or other problems. Find out more here.

You may think that dogs are carnivores, but they aren’t. Dogs evolved to be omnivores. So, does this mean you can feed your dog brown rice? Read on to find out.

Nutrient-packed bananas are great for humans, but can dogs eat them, too? Purina experts say yes, dogs can eat bananas, but there are some instances when this may not make a good treat. Click here to learn more.
If you have a sweet tooth, you may wonder if your dog does too. It’s possible that you’ve noticed your dog seeks out sweet flavors. So, you may be on the lookout for a healthy sweet snack to feed him. Could tangerines be a good, tempting treat for your dog? Continue reading to learn.
There’s nothing like strawberry season. The fresh, juicy berries make a healthy snack for you, but can your dog have strawberries, too? It’s a good question to ask, since you and your dog have different systems and nutritional needs. Read on to learn if strawberries are a safe treat for your dog.