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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’s experts, an average weight or range will vary from breed to breed and even between males and females. 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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  • What should you feed a puppy? Puppies have specific nutritional needs and puppy food contains essential nutrients. Learn more about what to feed a puppy and why here from Purina’s experts.
  • Puppies require nutritionally complete and balanced, regular meals in order for your puppy to grow and develop. Let’s take a look at puppy nutrition together: what to feed, when to feed and when to switch to an adult food.
  • Knowing how much to feed your puppy can be challenging. Let’s walk through the main determining variables like age, breed size, activity level, and current weight that determine how many calories your puppy needs.
  • Your puppy’s diet should be complete and balanced with a food formulated to meet his nutritional needs. A quality puppy food will support his growth and development during his first one to two years of life.
  • 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.
  • “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.